Newstalgia Pop Chronicles - The Folk Music movement and early FM radio - Skip Weshner broadcasting from One Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village New York, December 1960.
As FM broadcasting evolved into more than just elevator music or the higher quality simulcast of AM radio, stations started catering to an audience whose tastes in music were changing and becoming more eclectic. In the mid-late 1950's and all the way into the 60's, Folk Music had branched out of its rural roots and into the mainstream. With acts like The Kingston Trio, The Limelighters, The Brothers Four and countless other groups grabbing places on the Pop charts, it created an awareness and an appetite for the casual listener, as well as the enthusiast and budding musician to go looking for more. And FM was the perfect place to find it.
It gives you some idea of what was available on radio during those days. How it was possible to cultivate an eclectic taste in music pretty effortlessly as is evidenced by not only the music featured on Weshner's show but during the intro of the show that followed it. All on December 1960.