Radio Rabbi Live

Rabbi Barbara Aiello is back on the airways
LIVE as, “The Radio Rabbi”

 

Update
The Radio Rabbi Live is back on the air starting Sunday July 15, 2018. Thanks to the tremendous help from our GoFundMe fans and the support of our new sponsor, Sarasota Watch Company, The Radio Rabbi is once again on the air, now on Sunday mornings 9-10 am on AM 930 The Answer. Listen live or as a podcast from our website on demand, any time.

2018 marks the beginning of 17 years of Rabbi Barbara Aiello’s acclaimed program, The Radio Rabbi. Here’s how it all got started!

The history of “The Radio Rabbi”

Thanks to an interview broadcast on a local Manatee County (Florida) radio station where she was asked about Jewish ritual and culture around the world, Rabbi Barbara Aiello was invited to host her own program –and The Radio Rabbi was born.

Broadcast every Sunday morning on Salem Communication’s AM 930 The Answer, FM bands 103.1 and 93.7 and live streamed and podcast available on our website worldwide, The Radio Rabbi program boasts a 17 year record of service to the local, national and international community.

“I’ve always been in love with radio,” says Rabbi Barbara who began her broadcast career in her Indiana, PA college town with her own Sunday midnight to 6:00 AM program, “Up All Night.” “The show was designed for procrastinators – students who left studying for a test or writing a paper to the very last minute. They were “Up All Night,” and so was I. It was long before Google’s quick answers, and the college library was closed so for the kids who needed help with a date or definition, “Up All Night” was their last resort. They’d call the show and I’d broadcast the question and while a Rock song played, I’d accept calls from other students ready with the right answer.” As one might imagine, we were a very popular show!

Later on when Rabbi Barbara served as a Jewish educator in St. Thomas, USVI, her love affair with radio followed her to the Caribbean as well. Broadcast on station WIVI The US Virgin islands, she pioneered a four hour ethnic music program which included one hour of Jewish music each week.

Several years later when the Florida station approached her to host her own program it was a natural segue to include Jewish culture and conversation along with new and traditional Jewish music. Over the last 16 years, The Radio Rabbi program has grown to include this uniquely Jewish combination that listeners of all faiths and backgrounds in the Tampa Bay area and around the world have come to appreciate and enjoy.

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