Jon Solomon (born April 19, 1973) has been the host of "Jon Solomon's Annual 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show" at WPRB in Princeton, New Jersey, since 1988, when he was fifteen years old.
Solomon's weekly three-hour radio program broadcasts on Wednesdays on WPRB. Each week's show features a live performance, and more than 200 bands have appeared on this show since 2001. Philebrity called Solomon "the closest thing the Philly indie rock scene has to a John Peel".
Solomon lives in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.
One of Solomon's record labels, My Pal God Records, put out recordings by A Minor Forest, Bitter Bitter Weeks, Del Rey, The Embarrassment, Eyeball Skeleton, Ex Models, The French Kicks, Paul Newman, Silkworm, TW Walsh, Joel R.L. Phelps, Dianogah, and Emperor Penguin.Comedy Minus One is Solomon's current record label which has released albums by Bottomless Pit, The Karl Hendricks Trio, Obits, Oxford Collapse, Silkworm, SAVAK and Tre Orsi.
Solomon hosted the Philadelphia City Paper podcast "Local Support", a program that featured the music of artists from the Delaware Valley, and was the founding editor of the Princeton Basketball News, a web site about the Princeton Tigers men's basketball team.
Lawrenceville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Lawrence Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 3,887. Lawrenceville is located roughly halfway between Princeton and Trenton.
Lawrence Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Located at the cross-roads between the Delaware Valley region to the south and the Raritan Valley region to the north, the township is an outer-ring suburb of New York City in the New York Metropolitan area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, while also directly bordering the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. The township is a regional commercial hub for central New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 33,472, reflecting an increase of 4,313 (+14.8%) from the 29,159 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,372 (+13.1%) from the 25,787 counted in the 1990 Census.
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