Sounds of Blue
Fridays 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Bob Putignano has worked at WFDU for 11 years, hosting his Sounds of Blue show and promoting the blues genre to the people of the Metropolitan area. An asset to all of Bob's radio shows are the interviews he conducts. He has interviewed Larry Baeder, Johnnie Johnson, Dave Keyes, BB King, Tommy Castro, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor, Joel Dorn, Bob Porter, Calvin Owens, Son Seals, Armand of Armand & Bluesology, Walter Wolfman Washington, Pat Cisarano, Rusty Zinn, Kenny Neal, Bryan Lee, Terry Adams of N.R.B.Q., John Hoffman of The Blues Cruises around Manhattan Island, Larry Garner, Sue Foley, Dennis Gruenling and others.
Bob first got involved with radio as a member of WBGO, broadcasting with the world renowned Bob Porter on the program, “Portraits of Blue.” After Bob became President of the New York Blues Society, he got into contact with the “Across The Tracks” Musical Director, Dave Grogan, in order to see how the program format, and The New York Blues Society could work together to promote the genre. Bob began as a substitute DJ on “Across the Tracks” in May of 2000. The rest is history.
Bob is also an avid collector of music, with over 10,000 LPs and thousand of CDs under his roof.