The History of Galactic Travels
In 1996, Robert Rich resurrected his legendary Sleep Concerts. Upon
hearing of this, I contacted Robert through the Hearts of Space label
and arranged for two shows. This first show took place at the Open Space
Gallery (how apropos!) on October 18, 1996, in Allentown, Pennsylvania,
before a small but appreciative crowd. After the show, Robert went to
WDIY for a radio version of his Sleep Concert. This was WDIY's first
overnight broadcast. There wasn't another until two years later!
The Right Place...
After two years of excellent programming, Jim Ferrani retired from
Deep Cuts, a Progressive and Art Rock program. I was asked to fill the
Thursday 11 pm to 1 am time slot with the space music program I had
proposed many months earlier. Thus, the show was born.
Under the name EMUSIC*,
the show took to the air on January 23, 1997... and with style. I
inaugurated the show by playing the DAT (Digital Audio Tape) I recorded
of the Robert Rich
concert that took
place at the Open Space Gallery (see Prehistory above). Ninety minutes of
the highest quality space music and the only interruption was the station
ID at midnight (to satisfy FCC requirements!) during a fortuitous lull in
Galactic Travels is designed to bring WDIY listeners hour-long
soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music. It is the host's intention
to help WDIY fulfill its mission statement by promoting
electronic music on the air, in the Lehigh Valley, and around the world.
The Continuing Mission
On June 16, 2005, EMUSIC* changed its name to Galactic Travels by agreement with emusic.com. Galactic
Travels continues the tradition of presenting hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music,
both recorded and live.
WDIY is commercial free and listener supported
radio for the Greater Lehigh Valley area and the entire world!
Bill Fox, Host of Galactic Travels, also has
a website where
you can learn about his various musical adventures.
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