A new voice, that of one Sarah Smitha, graced the airwaves during WRFL’s Ages 3 and Up! this morning. Those of you who have been listening over the past month or so might have heard Sarah, and you might have wondered why Ages 3 and Up! was training a new DJ. Well, I (Amberly, the old DJ) am here to tell ya!
You see…. we’ve been doing Ages 3 and Up! at WRFL for nearly six years. We -Kid-O and I- LOVE doing our show, but sometimes we just can’t. Sometimes we get sick. Other times we might get snow, and since we live out of town and our car doesn’t do well on slick roads, it doesn’t make sense for us to drive to Lexington to do a one hour show. And, even though we love hosting Ages 3 and Up! every week, it is sometimes nice to have a week off; getting up EVERY Saturday at 6 AM to prepare and get to town in time to do our show can be taxing.
In the past, when we’ve needed to be away there has simply been no Ages 3 and Up!. Typically the kind DJ’s who do the shift before ours would fill in by extending their general format shows by an hour. We sincerely appreciate EVERYONE who has done this in the past, and who might do it in the future.
Around a year ago, friends at WRFL suggested we find someone who could do the children’s show when I was unable. (Those WRFL DJ’s are a nice, supportive bunch, and think highly of our show.) I gave serious consideration to finding someone who I felt could do a good job filling in on our show and a short while later, I met Sarah.
Sarah is a local music and movement teacher who approached me with an interest in helping out with any of the many kids’ music projects I work on in the Lexington area. She exhibits a real interest in what we do on Ages 3 and Up!, and seems to be responsible, eager to learn more about the kids’ music genre, and genuinely enthusiastic about sharing what she learns with our listeners. She has a nice voice, too. Kid-O and I welcome Sarah to our little show, and hope you will do the same! You can hear her the last Saturday morning of every month and on other very special occasions.
And for those of you who might worry that Kid-O and I are giving up our DJ gigs, you need not! We plan to be around for a long time to come.
Here’s what Sarah played this week:
- Elizabeth Mitchell– “Three Little Birds”- You Are My Little Bird
- The Be Good Tonyas– “The Littlest Bird”- v/a Putumayo Presents: Animal Playground
- Frances England– “Do You Hear The Birds Singing?”- Mind Of My Own
- Alexis Harte– “Parrots”- Sunlight Loping
- Aaron Joseph– “City Kitty”- A Band of Our Own
- Dog On Fleas– “Birds Of A Feather”- Beautiful World
- Salteens– “I Love My Cat”- Kid Songs
- Little Miss Ann– “Mockingbird”- Clap For Love
- Billy Kelly– “We Could Be Pen Pals”- The Family Garden
- Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo– “Froggie Went A Courtin'”- What A Zoo!
- Music For Aardvarks And Other Mammals– “Hey There Little Birdie”- All I Want!
- Caspar Babypants– “The Cuckoo”- This Is Fun!
- Chris Molla– “Great Big Cat”- Jump Up
- Cat And A Bird– “Cat And A Bird”- Cat And A Bird
- The Burning Souls– “Here Comes The Sun”- v/a Putumayo Presents: Reggae Playground
- Jason Riley– “Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”- Funky Folk 4 Funsters
Barring illness and snow storms, Kid-O and I will be back with you next week. Until then, please enjoy this video from our Australian friends, The Mudcakes. It has nothing whatsoever to do with either cats or birds: