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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 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 →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 48
    by Gregg L. on December 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    CVS/Aetna merger & a new book on the amazing genetics of the red-haired, accompanied by eclectic music. Original Air Date: Dec 6 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 47
    by Gregg L. on December 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Ben Louis fills in as guest host on this latest episode. Much music, much news, all independent radio. Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 46
    by Gregg L. on November 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Net neutrality, Malcolm Young tribute, musical birthdays, and the headline of our times: "Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk" Original Air Date: Nov 22 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Photo Credit: Jhaan Elker, Brian Fung/The Washington Post Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 45
    by Gregg L. on November 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Along with celebrating what would have been "Macho Man" Randy Savage's 65th birthday are stories concerning student debt, virtual reality, & a list of the worst toys for the holiday season. Plenty of eclectic music as always on this latest episode. Original Air Date: Nov 15 2017 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.com Art credit: Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com Listen →

  • 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.com Photo 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.com Playlist: http://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=rfb&month=Oct&year=2017&playlist=5071#here Photo 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.com Photo 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.com Photo 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 →

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