Sounds of Blue

Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00AM to 1:00PM 

Coming up on December 2 - Two-time Grammy winner Bob James & Grammy nominated Nathan East will be Bob's in-studio guests on the Sounds of Blue at 11am on Dec 2nd.

Coming up on Friday, Dec 4, The Sounds of Blue guest will be Joey DeFrancesco at 11:00am.  DeFrancesco has a new CD out titled "Trip Mode" and will also be performing live at The Jazz Standard from 12/10 thru 12/13.  After Bob's  interview with Joey there will be a "Trip Mode" CD giveaway & a Jazz Standard Ticket giveaway.

Celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead with special giveaways - 

        •       Fare Thee Well Celebrates the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary with the best music from final 3 Shows by the band's core 4 members
        •       Configurations include a 2CD best of audio compilation, DVD Sets, Blu-Ray Sets, and Combination CD/DVD Sets or CD/Blu-ray sets of the July 5th show
        •       Available at

Giveaways are courtesy of Rhino Records

This promotion will start on (Wed & Fri Sounds of Blue 9am-1pm radio shows only) on November 25th and will extend into early December.


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.
Vintage Bob!!
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 P's music reviews from the Yonkers Tribune newspaper -
Bob is also an avid collector of music, with over 10,000 LPs and thousand of CDs under his roof