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Our mission is to make music lovers happy. Host Dave Leonard has been building a loyal following for over 30 years, programming with artistic integrity since he introduced his free-form fun to WKZE as their first Program Director in 1993 and to WDST as their VP/Programming in 1996. He is known and respected by industry leaders and fans of all ages. He established his reputation by consistently curating and exposing the best new music, helping emerging artists, and demonstrating a keen sensibility of how to beautifully segue music from all genres and time periods.Dave has endeared himself to music-loving fans with his fun personality, approachable style, and artistic integrity. His fans appreciate the way he keeps them in touch with what’s hip and ahead of the curve. He was crowdsourcing long before it became a modern marketing phenomenon.Famous for breaking new songs and acts, Leonard supports the artists in more ways than one, hosting Woodstock’s annual Davestock, which presents up to a dozen acts each year in this increasingly popular outdoor music fest.Dave is one of the top tastemakers in the country and recently has brought his loyal fan base to the podcast world after syndcating on over 30 on NPR and commercial Triple A radio across the country.

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Our mission is to make music lovers happy. Host Dave Leonard has been building a loyal following for over 30 years, programming with artistic integrity since he introduced his free-form fun to WKZE as their first Program Director in 1993 and to WDST as their VP/Programming in 1996. He is known and respected by industry leaders and fans of all ages. He established his reputation by consistently curating and exposing the best new music, helping emerging artists, and demonstrating a keen sensibility of how to beautifully segue music from all genres and time periods.Dave has endeared himself to music-loving fans with his fun personality, approachable style, and artistic integrity. His fans appreciate the way he keeps them in touch with what’s hip and ahead of the curve. He was crowdsourcing long before it became a modern marketing phenomenon.Famous for breaking new songs and acts, Leonard supports the artists in more ways than one, hosting Woodstock’s annual Davestock, which presents up to a dozen acts each year in this increasingly popular outdoor music fest.Dave is one of the top tastemakers in the country and recently has brought his loyal fan base to the podcast world after syndcating on over 30 on NPR and commercial Triple A radio across the country.

    WDST Friday December 21st, 1990 pt 2

    WDST Friday December 21st, 1990 pt 2

     Those of you that know me  know that to be unleashed I need to be on top of my game behind the scenes. While quarantining I have spent a lot of time organizing  my physical and digital space, deleting tons of files and folders on my computer, organizing and framing my photos, alphabetizing my vinyl and listening to some of my old radio shows that I recorded on cassette. These upcoming posts are  the first of some of those shows recorded on cassette.
     
     A little context. 
     
     In the Spring of 1989 I moved to Pine Plains in the Hudson Valley of New York after a few years  of skiing, bartending and DJ'ing on KMTN in in Jackson Hole, WY.  I drove across the Hudson River to Woodstock and went to WDST looking for a job.  The station was transitioning into a new decade. Jeanne Atwood was the Music Director and was the guiding force for the new music being played and  Richard Fusco the Program Director.  He hired me on the spot and I started on air that September. My first on-air shifts were on weekends sharing the weekend shifts with another new hire, Nic Harcourt.  
     
     I quickly added weekday duties and became the evening DJ with a three hour show Monday through Fridays from 9pm to midnight, working on air seven days a week while also selling ads for the Harlem Valley Times in Dutchess County. My air-shift followed the late Betty McDonald and her jazz show and proceeded Mark Zip and "Forward in all Directions"  that started at midnight. I loved the interaction with both of them in the studio as we transitioned in and out of our respective shows. 
    These recordings are segments from those weeknight and weekend shows where we were breaking a lot of new music, some of which has passed the test of time and has become classic.  Enjoy.
     
     #WDST #RadioForThe1990s#RadioWoodstock #procrastinatingconstructively  #RadioUnleashed  
     
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    • 41 min
    WDST Friday December 21st, 1990 pt 1

    WDST Friday December 21st, 1990 pt 1

    Those of you that know me  know that to be unleashed I need to be on top of my game behind the scenes. While quarantining I have spent a lot of time organizing  my physical and digital space, deleting tons of files and folders on my computer, organizing and framing my photos, alphabetizing my vinyl and listening to some of my old radio shows that I recorded on cassette. These upcoming posts are  the first of some of those shows recorded on cassette.
     
     A little context. 
     
     In the Spring of 1989 I moved to Pine Plains in the Hudson Valley of New York after a few years  of skiing, bartending and DJ'ing on KMTN in in Jackson Hole, WY.  I drove across the Hudson River to Woodstock and went to WDST looking for a job.  The station was transitioning into a new decade. Jeanne Atwood was the Music Director and was the guiding force for the new music being played and  Richard Fusco the Program Director.  He hired me on the spot and I started on air that September. My first on-air shifts were on weekends sharing the weekend shifts with another new hire, Nic Harcourt.  
     
     I quickly added weekday duties and became the evening DJ with a three hour show Monday through Fridays from 9pm to midnight, working on air seven days a week while also selling ads for the Harlem Valley Times in Dutchess County. My air-shift followed the late Betty McDonald and her jazz show and proceeded Mark Zip with his "Forward in all Directions" show that started at midnight. I loved the interaction with both of them in the studio as we transitioned in and out of our respective shows. 
    These recordings are segments from those weeknight and weekend shows where we were breaking a lot of new music, some of which has passed the test of time and has become classic.  Enjoy.
     
     #WDST #RadioForThe1990s#RadioWoodstock #procrastinatingconstructively  #RadioUnleashed  
     
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/radioUNLEASHED)

    • 43 min
    WDST Friday May 9th, 1990 pt 1

    WDST Friday May 9th, 1990 pt 1

    Those of you that know me  know that to be unleashed I need to be on top of my game behind the scenes. While quarantining I have spent a lot of time organizing  my physical and digital space, deleting tons of files and folders on my computer, organizing and framing my photos, alphabetizing my vinyl and listening to some of my old radio shows that I recorded on cassette. These upcoming posts are  the first of some of those shows recorded on cassette.

    A little context. 

    In the Spring of 1989 I moved to Pine Plains in the Hudson Valley of New York after a few years  of skiing, bartending and DJ'ing on KMTN in in Jackson Hole, WY.  I drove across the Hudson River to Woodstock and went to WDST looking for a job.  The station was transitioning into a new decade. Jeanne Atwood was the Music Director and was the guiding force for the new music being played and  Richard Fusco the Program Director.  He hired me on the spot and I started on air that September. My first on-air shifts were on weekends sharing the weekend shifts with another new hire, Nic Harcourt.  

    I quickly added weekday duties and became the evening DJ with a three hour show Monday through Fridays from 9pm to midnight, working on air seven days a week while also selling ads for the Harlem Valley Times in Dutchess County. My air-shift followed the late Betty McDonald and her jazz show and proceeded Mark Zip with his "Forward in all Directions" show that started at midnight. I loved the interaction with both of them in the studio as we transitioned in and out of our respective shows. 
    These recordings are segments from those weeknight and weekend shows where we were breaking a lot of new music, some of which has passed the test of time and has become classic.  Enjoy.

    #WDST #RadioForThe1990s#RadioWoodstock #procrastinatingconstructively  #RadioUnleashed  
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/radioUNLEASHED)

    • 45 min
    WDST Friday May 9th, 1990 pt 2

    WDST Friday May 9th, 1990 pt 2

     Those of you that know me  know that to be unleashed I need to be on top of my game behind the scenes. While quarantining I have spent a lot of time organizing  my physical and digital space, deleting tons of files and folders on my computer, organizing and framing my photos, alphabetizing my vinyl and listening to some of my old radio shows that I recorded on cassette. These upcoming posts are  the first of some of those shows recorded on cassette.
     
     A little context. 
     
     In the Spring of 1989 I moved to Pine Plains in the Hudson Valley of New York after a few years  of skiing, bartending and DJ'ing on KMTN in in Jackson Hole, WY.  I drove across the Hudson River to Woodstock and went to WDST looking for a job.  The station was transitioning into a new decade. Jeanne Atwood was the Music Director and was the guiding force for the new music being played and  Richard Fusco the Program Director.  He hired me on the spot and I started on air that September. My first on-air shifts were on weekends sharing the weekend shifts with another new hire, Nic Harcourt.  
     
     I quickly added weekday duties and became the evening DJ with a three hour show Monday through Fridays from 9pm to midnight, working on air seven days a week while also selling ads for the Harlem Valley Times in Dutchess County. My air-shift followed the late Betty McDonald and her jazz show and proceeded Mark Zip and "Forward in all Directions"  that started at midnight. I loved the interaction with both of them in the studio as we transitioned in and out of our respective shows. 
    These recordings are segments from those weeknight and weekend shows where we were breaking a lot of new music, some of which has passed the test of time and has become classic.  Enjoy.
     
     #WDST #RadioForThe1990s#RadioWoodstock #procrastinatingconstructively  #RadioUnleashed  
     
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/radioUNLEASHED)

    • 45 min
    rU #1617

    rU #1617

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    Show #1617
    Recorded 04.17.2021 
                            
    Artist/Title                
     
    Andy Frasco & The UN – My Recovery 
    Frank Turner – Recovery 
    Tom Petty – You Wreck Me
    The Clash – Janie Jones (Demo)
    Pottery – Hank Williams
    The Drums – Best Friend 
    The Moody Blues – The Story In You Eyes
    Weezer – All My Favorite Songs
    Yumi Zouma – Cool For a Second
    Mat Kearney – Closer to Love
    Andrew Bird – Andalucia
    AJ Smith – Roommate
    Leftover Cuties – One Heart
    Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – 50 Foot Woman
    Los Lobos – This Time
    Langhorne Slim – High Class
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    • 56 min
    rU #1616 - Music from Woodstock, NY

    rU #1616 - Music from Woodstock, NY

        
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    Show #1616
    Recorded 03.05.2021 
                            
    Artist/Title                
     
    Frankie and His Fingers – Sad to let you down like this. 
    Jack Grace Band – It Was a Really Bad Year
    The Flurries – Don’t Call
    The Felice Brothers – Radio Song
    The Mammals – If You Could Hear Me Now
    The Duke and The King – If You Ever Get Famous
    Amy Helm – Good News
    Burnell Pines – You and Me
    Simi Stone – Got it All
    Tracy Bonham – Shine
    Noel Fletcher – Song To Say Goodbye
    Shana Falana – Cool Kids
    Dylan Emmet – Lose This
    Art Thief – Invaded with Love
    Verna Gillis – Paradiggum Shift
     
     
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Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Best Music Podcast!

Best Music Podcast!

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Divinely Perfect Music

I love radioUNLEASHED with Dave Leonard. It's always just right and the song choices always taste like a cold lemonade on a hot summer day or a rich hot cocoa on a cold bustery night while snowed in in a high mountain cabin. Thanks Dave for all you give.

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Great for workout!

I adore that I can put this podcast on (any episode) and let it play while working out or riding in the car. I apprecaite the effort and creative thought Dave puts into his podcast and always look forward to downloading new episodes.

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