Yesterday I caught this tweet from @martindave that has reconnected me with the audio work of Ken Nordine.
That in turn enabled me to find and listen to lots of his material on the web, including quite a few on YouTube. My favorite so far is the one on Fibonacci numbers. If you’re under 40 and have never heard of him or if you’re a radio professional (and especially if you’re a radio professional under 40), you owe it to yourself to spend some time with these.
Mr. Nordine turned 90 this spring, but check out this video interview by Andrew Gill of WBEZ in Chicago. It shows that his brain and awesome pipes are nowhere near 90. Link: WBEZ.org.
His Word Jazz radio program is available as a podcast. It’s still running as a radio series on WBEZ 91.5 in Chicago at midnight Monday mornings Central Time. --Dennis