Blue Monday

with The Blueshound & Dale Zimmerman

Mondays at 7:00PM

Greg Leighton, aka “the Blueshound” has enjoyed DJing for Blue Monday since September of 2011, playing hundreds of songs on WDRT. A long time lover of music, Greg continues to play many of his favorite old and new blues songs coming from the many regions and artists of the Delta, Louisiana, Texas, Memphis and Chicago, to name a few.

With a nice mix of old Blues, Soul, Jazz, and Gospel classics, Greg hopes you will continue to enjoy his Blue Monday show, every other Monday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on WDRT.ORG, 91.9 FM. He appreciates all the input and support from WDRT listeners over the years.

Blue Monday

with The Blueshound

& Dale Zimmerman

Mondays at 7:00PM

Greg Leighton, aka “the Blueshound” has enjoyed DJing for Blue Monday since September of 2011, playing hundreds of songs on WDRT. A long time lover of music, Greg continues to play many of his favorite old and new blues songs coming from the many regions and artists of the Delta, Louisiana, Texas, Memphis and Chicago, to name a few.

With a nice mix of old Blues, Soul, Jazz, and Gospel classics, Greg hopes you will continue to enjoy his Blue Monday show, every other Monday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on WDRT.ORG, 91.9 FM. He appreciates all the input and support from WDRT listeners over the years.

Dale Zimmerman. I grew up outside of Milwaukee at a time when Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy, and Koko Taylor were making history at Chess recording studios just 90 min. down the road; and Jr Wells, Buddy Guy, and Otis Rush were playing the great Chicago blues clubs like Peppers, Silvio’s, and the L&A Lounge… but I had no idea. 

Ironically it wasn’t until I moved hundreds of miles farther yet from Chicago and Milwaukee to northern rural WI in my 30’s that the genre first appeared on my radar screen.  A local independent community radio station not unlike WDRT, aired 6 hours of blues every Friday night.  This exposure to the blues on a regular basis created an awareness and love of a music genre I hadn’t known.  Aaah…the power of alternative radio!  I eventually became a volunteer blues host at WXPR-Rhinelander and aired blues for 13 years until I relocated to the Driftless in 2017. 

I feel privileged and honored now to host the blues at WDRT.  I like to think that in some small way “Blue Monday” helps “keep the Blues alive” and I like to dream that someone else, like I did, might just hear and discover the magic that is the Blues.

Dale Zimmerman. I grew up outside of Milwaukee at a time when Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy, and Koko Taylor were making history at Chess recording studios just 90 min. down the road; and Jr Wells, Buddy Guy, and Otis Rush were playing the great Chicago blues clubs like Peppers, Silvio’s, and the L&A Lounge… but I had no idea. 

Ironically it wasn’t until I moved hundreds of miles farther yet from Chicago and Milwaukee to northern rural WI in my 30’s that the genre first appeared on my radar screen.  A local independent community radio station not unlike WDRT, aired 6 hours of blues every Friday night.  This exposure to the blues on a regular basis created an awareness and love of a music genre I hadn’t known.  Aaah…the power of alternative radio!  I eventually became a volunteer blues host at WXPR-Rhinelander and aired blues for 13 years until I relocated to the Driftless in 2017. 

I feel privileged and honored now to host the blues at WDRT.  I like to think that in some small way “Blue Monday” helps “keep the Blues alive” and I like to dream that someone else, like I did, might just hear and discover the magic that is the Blues.

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