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10-09-2011, 04:03 AM
I just heard that Jake Shimabukuro (sp?)will be featured on the From the Top show on NPR today at 5PM (Central, Eastern?) They will discuss the ukulele and classical music.

10-09-2011, 04:50 AM
Well, I couldn't find it listed on either NPR station in my area, but I found a YouTube link to a "From The Top" segment recorded in May (I believe).




10-09-2011, 02:01 PM
Here's a link to the broadcast schedule page from the From The Top website:

Albuquerque, NM, KHFM 95.5FM - Sunday, 7pm
Anchorage, AK, KLEF 98.1FM - Sunday 6pm
Boston, MA, 99.5 All Classical - NEW AIR TIME Starting June 3: Saturday, 5pm
Chicago, IL, WFMT 98.7FM - Sunday, 7pm
Cleveland, OH, WCLV 104.9FM - Saturday, 5pm
Dallas, TX, WRR 101.1FM - Saturday, 9am
New York, NY WQXR 105.9FM - Saturday, 6am and Sunday, 6pm
Richmond, KY, WEKU 88.9FM - Sunday, 6pm (Not Saturday, 9am)
San Francisco, CA, KDFC 90.3 (89.9 in the North Bay area) - Sunday, 7pm
Seattle, WA, KING 98.1FM - Saturday, 7pm
Tulsa, OK, KWTU 88.7FM - Sunday 6pm

There's also an archive page (http://www.fromthetop.org/radio-archive)which permits you watch past programs via YouTube.

Jake Shimabukuro appeared on a From The Top program recorded in April 2011 in Monterey CA, although it may not be the same program mentioned by the OP. Thanks to KamakOzzie for providing the links to that program.

10-09-2011, 06:21 PM
I saw Roberto Granados about two months after he played with Jake in Monterey. He came down to Ukulele Source's Kani ka pila and absolutely nailed "Guitar Gently Weeps" and did pretty well on "Bohemian Rhapsody" as well. He'd been playing uke a little over a month because he got inspired to try it out after playing with Jake. The kid was phenomenal!!!

10-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the info!