Liz Michael

Host of The All Weather Lunch

My first radio show was on WMUH (Muhlenberg College) in Allentown PA.  When I returned to college in the fall I got involved with WBRS (Brandeis), Waltham MA.  Though it was a tiny 40w campus station which still cannot be heard off-campus, the record library was amazing and the staff was completely passionate.

Living in the Boston area during this time afforded me the opportunity to take in lots of live music:  Roy Buchanan, Les Paul, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Gil Scott-Heron, Ornette Coleman, Koko Taylor, J.B. Hutto, Matt Murphy, Flo ‘n Eddie and lots of other folks who have long been nudged from my long-term memory.

After 3 years in Cambridge/Boston, I moved to Rochester.  As a new transfer student at University of Rochester, I immediately visited the campus radio station, WRUR.  My first show on WRUR, The Electric Circus, was a late night show of weird stuff one might listen to late at night.  I then moved on to host The Folk Lunch for a couple of years.

After college I worked for WXXI-AM 1370.  I produced Fascinatin’ Rhythm, arts feature pieces, and hosted 1370 Jazz Nite.  I left AM-1370 in 1991, went back to school, did some other stuff..

I returned to WRUR in 2010 as host of The Tuesday edition of The All Weather Lunch.  I’ve also been a member of Sladki Doumi since 1992.  The name means “sweet words” in Bulgarian.  We sing 100-year-old folk songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Croatia about young love, Turkish businessmen and laundry.

The All Weather Lunch

The All Weather Lunch is the best new music and the classic tracks you've loved for years. Tune in Monday - Thursday from noon - 2 and Fridays 1 pm - 2 pm!