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The News Today, Oh Boy
The News Today, Oh Boy
Hosted by Gregg L.. Thematic sets of songs. Inspired by a variety of news stories. Curated & discussed by your host. All for your entertainment. In theory. These items aim to be as eclectic as each week’s selection of music.

* If “The News Today, Oh Boy” is your primary news source, your informational diet will be lacking. You will, however, enjoy a smorgasbord of genres, artists, & tunes that will satisfy your musical appetite.

** The food metaphor wasn’t necessary, but let’s roll with it.


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Category: Music, News


About Gregg L.

Gregg is an organism that enjoys ice cream, doo-wop, & comedians talking shop. In the late 21st century he became a dance craze across the country (of Luxembourg).

He has previously worked at large media companies, hosted a college radio show, & produced sketches featured on a comedy public access program when he was in grade school. He hopes you have a good time.



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  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 68
    by Gregg L. on August 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    A mystery safe in northwest Canada filled with gold? A pilot flying into his own home? A stolen firetruck went unnoticed? Listen to these stories and a ton of eclectic music on this latest episode. **** Original Air Date: Aug 15 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.org **** Photo Credit: Corey Cartwright/CBC Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Ep. 67
    by Gregg L. on August 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Jerry Garcia tribute, a Greenwich Village "serial farter", and a lot more music on this latest episode of TNTOB, only on Radio Free Brooklyn. ** Original Air Date: Aug 1 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.org ** Photo Credit: Vera Penavic, Untapped Cities Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 66
    by Gregg L. on June 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    A couple had a wedding ceremony on a tightrope. An FBI agent's gun went off while he made some over-the-top dance moves. A Montana man saw heaven. Also your usual dose of eclectic music on this episode. Enjoy. ** Original Air Date: Jun 20 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.org ** Photo Credit: Peter Gercke, AP Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 65
    by Gregg L. on June 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Trump/Kim Jong Un "alliance", a missing Air Force officer found after 35 years, many musical birthdays, & more on this latest episode. **** Original Air Date: Jun 13 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com **** Photo Credit: NECN.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 64
    by Gregg L. on June 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    On this latest episode the topics include modesty and thanks while the genres go from garage rock to hip hop to funk. *** Original Air Date: May 30 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com *** Photo Credit: Kendrick Lamar, "Humble" (directed by Dave Meyers & The Little Homies) Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 63
    by Gregg L. on May 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Another episode combining news and music. Artists played: MF Doom, Neil Young, The Modern Lovers, Dave Matthews Band, Janet Jackson, more Stories covered: Graffiti at Windsor Castle before royal wedding, a 911 call for beer, more. *** Original Air Date: May 16 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com *** Photo Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 62
    by Gregg L. on May 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Billy Joel birthday set, questionable expenses by a law school official in Las Vegas, a "superhero" 4-year old, & an abundance of music on this episode. *** Original Air Date: May 9 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com *** Photo Credit: Michael Putland Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 61
    by Gregg L. on May 7, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Another week of music and news, including "Life Expectancy Varies Greatly Among States" and "Teen Stumbles on Treasure Tied to King Bluetooth". *** Original Air Date: May 2 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com *** Photo Credit: Stefan Sauer/AFP/Getty Images Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 60
    by Gregg L. on April 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Winter is under arrest! Also a ton of music in various thematic sets connecting to some news stories. *** Original Air Date: Apr 11 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com *** Photo Credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens, F Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 59
    by Gregg L. on April 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The usual: strange news and plenty of music. Headlines include: -Florida woman ‘marries’ 100-year-old tree, hoping to save it -Not rude, just French: Fired waiter claims discrimination Featured artists include but not limited to Joy Division, Beirut, Perry Como, John Legend, Mariah Carey, & much more. Original Air Date: Mar 28 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 58
    by Gregg L. on March 21, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Melatonin gummies! Night clubs in school cafeterias! Dog custody battles! There's music, too. Original Air Date: Mar 14 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 57
    by Gregg L. on March 5, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    All dance club related stories on this episode with almost non-stop music, ranging from new wave to disco. **** Original Air Date: Feb 28 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com **** Photo Credit: Getty Images Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 56
    by Gregg L. on February 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Reciprocity Radio's Amanda guest hosts this episode, bringing a refreshing mix of news and music. Original Air Date: Feb 21 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: CultureNL / The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 55
    by Gregg L. on February 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A former Ku Klux Klan member is redeemed, a hunter receives a surprise from the sky, an Oxford comma costs millions, and much more on this latest episode. As usual, a jam-packed playlist accompanies. Original Air Date: Feb 14 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Michael Bryant / The Philadelphia Inquirer Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 54
    by Gregg L. on February 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Trump's "treasonous" remark, a humorous viral video, a Good Samaritan story gone wrong, and various music, all on this edition of TNTOB on Radio Free Brooklyn. Original Air Date: Feb 7 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Robert Tahau Te Purewa / Caters TV / YouTub Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 53
    by Gregg L. on February 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    This show includes stories about possible government corruption, a new smoking device, the reconstructed face of an ancient Greek, & more. As usual there will be thematic sets of eclectic musical selections. Do enjoy. Original Air Date: Jan 31 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: AP Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 52
    by Gregg L. on January 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    This week's TNTOB is hosted by Ben Louis of the popular Radio Free Brooklyn show BEN Talks. The usual mix of music, news, pop culture, sports, & more. Original Air Date: Jan 24 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 51
    by Gregg L. on January 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Amanda, host of Reciprocity Radio, guest-hosts this week's episode, including a tribute to Dolores O'Riordan, Met/art news, & oral health research. Eclectic, informational, and fun. Enjoy! Original Air Date: Jan 17 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 50
    by Gregg L. on January 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Going over live acts from 2017 and notable birthdays of music icons. All for the next two hours. Original Air Date: Jan 3 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 49
    by Gregg L. on December 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Another wide-ranging episode on Radio Free Brooklyn features "support goats", the new FOMO, and more. Artists played this week include The Kinks, Burl Ives, James Brown, Echo And The Bunnymen, and Wolf Parade. Original Air Date: Dec 13 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: The Blade / Jeremy Wadswort Listen →

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