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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.


Listen LIVE every Wednesday at 11:00 am
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 44
    by Gregg L. on November 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Papadopoulos / Manafort / Gates indictments, tap-dancing to try to get out of a DUI, Fats Domino tribute, and much more on this episode.Original Air Date: Nov 1 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 43
    by Gregg L. on October 24, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Courtney Love's warning about Harvey Weinstein, a lottery glitch in Arizona, and more stories on this week's episode. Music will range from early rock 'n' roll to deep house to synth-pop.Original Air Date: Oct 18 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.comPhoto Credit: Taylor Hill / FilmMagic and Venturelli / WireImag Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 41
    by Gregg L. on October 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Las Vegas, Tom Petty, and a whole lot of music on this week's TNTOB.Original Air Date: Oct 4 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.comPlaylist: http://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=rfb&month=Oct&year=2017&playlist=5071#herePhoto Credit: Andrew Chin / Getty Images Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 40
    by Gregg L. on September 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Manafort news, the best whiskey to put in your coffee, a board game that takes over 1,000 hours to finish, and much more on this latest episode.Original Air Date: Oct 20 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 39
    by Gregg L. on September 18, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    This week is a mix of news-related songs!Original Air Date: Sept 13, 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.comPhoto Credit: Lt. Sangster and Capt. Mulligan reading newspaper, by Arthur Hopkinson Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 38
    by Gregg L. on September 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    On Trump's trade war threats, the World Clown Association's beef with "IT", Walter Becker, and more.Original Air Date: Sep 06 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.comPhoto credit: Getty / Jewel Samad / Warner Bros. / Salon Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 36
    by Gregg L. on August 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Mellow summer playlist, random news, an array of music across decades and genres. Another episode of The News Today, Oh Boy, a weekly radio show on RadioFreeBrooklyn.org.Photo Credit: Zach Dischner Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 35
    by Gregg L. on July 31, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Musical birthdays, U.S. healthcare, a naked man chasing seagulls, and so much more on this episode. Enjoy. Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 34
    by Gregg L. on July 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This all-new episode of TNTOB exclusively on Radio Free Brooklyn covers football, corvids, artificial intelligence, and a ridiculous daily commute. You'll hear an array of music as well. Original Air Date: Jul 19 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 33
    by Gregg L. on July 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    The MTA's lack of accountability, America's opioid epidemic, & some more relevant stories on this week's episode. Musical artists you'll hear will include but not be limited to Parrot Dream, Duck Sauce, The Avalanches, Brian Eno, G. Love, & Fats Waller. Quite a packed show. Original Air Date: Jul 5 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo credit: Jake Naughton / The New York Times Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 32
    by Gregg L. on July 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Guest hosted by Benjamin Louis. Original Air Date: Jun 28 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 31
    by Gregg L. on June 26, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    A set of summer songs starts off this episode that features stories about Earth's rising temperatures as well as the discovery of over 200 planets. You'll also hear music spanning different genres & decades. This week's episode is co-hosted by Anjali G. Air Date: Jun 21 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Håkan Jansson / Alamy (via NRDC) Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 30
    by Gregg L. on June 19, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    A mixed bag this week on TNTOB. Headlines include:- Lost Jackson Pollock Painting Found in Arizona Garage- JR Smith's seemingly meaningless shot in the closing seconds of Game 5 turned out to be worth millions- Three people charged for getting busy on a roof in Lancaster County Original Air Date: Jun 14 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 29
    by Gregg L. on June 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    A call for action at a U.N. ocean conference and the arrest of a man flashing drug money on Facebook Live are just some of the stories on this episode. The music also travels through different times and various genres. Original Air Date: Jun 7 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 28
    by Gregg L. on June 5, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    A special episode of TNTOB with music for friends & family as well as a little bit of news & musical anniversaries. Original Air Date: May 31 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 27
    by Gregg L. on May 30, 2017 at 5:30 am

    An extensive Chris Cornell tribute and some other news stories along with mixed setlists -- all on this latest episode. Original Air Date: May 24 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Ken Settle, Rolling Ston Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 26
    by Gregg L. on May 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    The second season of The News Today, Oh Boy kicks off with the usual medley of genres along with stories about the WannaCry ransomware attacks and a sex club masquerading as a church. Original Air Date: May 17 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 25
    by Gregg L. on May 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Why your 'organic' milk may not be organic. How humans are now the 'asteroid'. These stories & more, accompanied as always with a musical potpourri. Original Air Date: May 3, 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Jorge Ribas & McKenna Ewen, The Washington Post Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 24
    by Gregg L. on May 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Pretty wild episode this week, including fossilized dinosaur eggs and an unidentified woman who might be a mermaid (?!). An equally wild mix of music as well. Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Tim Boyle, Getty Images Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 23
    by Gregg L. on April 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    On this episode we talk about a supposed ghost-hunting trip gone wrong as well as some good & bad news for popular athletes. The music ranges from The Doors to Calvin Harris to Helmut to Terry Stafford. Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Barkley L. Hendricks, “Photo Bloke” (2016), oil and acrylic on linen(© Barkley L. Hendricks, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York), via Hyperallergic Listen →