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 73
    by Gregg L. on December 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    "Holiday burnout", a Butte hole, and Motown. It's another episode of this weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show. *** Original Air Date: Nov 28 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.org *** Photo Credit: iStock Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 72
    by Gregg L. on November 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of "The Beatles" (a.k.a. The White Album) and covering some recent American news. Enjoy. Original Air Date: Nov 14 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.org Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 71
    by Gregg L. on November 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    This Halloween episode features appropriate music, some music trivia, and the usual assortment of news. Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 70
    by Gregg L. on October 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    This episode is jam-packed with music across many genres as well as stories that involve purple aliens, teenage "zombies", & Papuan tribes. *** Original Air Date: Oct 24 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.org *** Photo Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus Listen →

  • The News Today, Oh Boy: Episode 69
    by Gregg L. on October 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Someone put googly eyes on a statue in Savannah, GA. Someone else stole $1K from a Coinstar machine. Others are enforcing all students to smile in a school. It's another episode of The News Today, Oh Boy. Original Air Date: Oct 17 2018 | RadioFreeBrooklyn.org Photo Credit: CBS News Listen →

  • 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 →