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 can be heard every Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. ET until 8 p.m. ET at 103.3 FM WPRB and WPRB.com. Each week's show features a live performance. 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 has been a resident of the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.
One of Solomon's record labels, My Pal God Records, put out recordings by Silkworm, The Embarrassment, The French Kicks, Ex Models, Del Rey, Paul Newman, and TW Walsh. 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. The township is part of the New York Metropolitan area as defined by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. 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.
David Adam Javerbaum is an American comedy writer. Javerbaum has won 13 Emmy Awards in his career, 11 of which he received for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He runs the popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, an account known for its anti-established-religion tweets. which as of August 2019 has 6 million followers, and which served as the basis for his play An Act of God, which opened on Broadway in the spring of 2015 starring Jim Parsons, and again in the spring of 2016 starring Sean Hayes.
WPRB is a commercial, non-profit FM radio station licensed to serve Princeton, New Jersey. The station is owned by Princeton Broadcasting Service, Inc., and broadcasts a free-form format, including classical, jazz, electronic, folk, metal, world, soul, blues, rock and opera. Its broadcast tower is shared with WKXW New Jersey 101.5 and is located in Lawrence Township northeast of Trenton at. While the station is non-profit, it is licensed as a commercial radio station.
French Kicks are an American indie rock group from New York City, United States. Their sound is a mix of garage rock, post-punk, and modded pop.
Tom Scharpling is an American comedian, television writer, producer, music video director, voice actor, singer, and radio host. He is best known for hosting the weekly Internet radio call-in comedy program The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, the voice of Greg Universe in the animated series Steven Universe and its sequel series Steven Universe Future, and for acting as a writer/executive producer for the TV show Monk.
Silkworm was an American indie rock band active from 1987 to 2005 whose core members were Tim Midyett, Andy Cohen, and Michael Dahlquist.
The Mid-Atlantic Prep League, also known as the MAPL, is a sports league with participating institutions from prep schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the United States. The league comprises schools known for their academic rigor, but the quality of play in all sports is fairly high. MAPL schools are allowed to have a limited number of post-graduates on their rosters.
Notre Dame High School is a coeducational, Roman Catholic, college preparatory school in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The school operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. The school is accredited by AdvancED.
Armond G. Hill is an American basketball coach and retired professional basketball player. He currently works as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.
My Pal God Records is a record label, independently owned and operated by WPRB DJ Jon Solomon. Originally run out of the house of Solomon's parents, the label has also been located in Evanston, and, later, Chicago, Illinois. It is currently located in Princeton, New Jersey.
Bottomless Pit is an indie rock band from Chicago. Guitarist Andy Cohen and baritone guitarist Tim Midyett, both formerly of Silkworm, formed the band with drummer Chris Manfrin of Seam and bassist Brian Orchard of .22 in 2005. Since inception the group has issued three critically acclaimed records and toured in the United States and Canada. The band also played one show in Paris to open the Villette Sonique Festival in June 2008 at the invitation of fellow Chicago-based rock trio Shellac.
Tom and Doug are a comedy music duo, performing in multiple musical styles including jazz, rock, ragtime, blues, comedy, folk, rap, polka, heavy metal, and country. They are often compared to Flight of the Conchords and They Might Be Giants. Thomas P. Florek and Douglas Gentile have been writing, performing, and recording together since 1985. From 2005 through 2010 they hosted a biweekly podcast that features their music and that of other artists. In 2010, they began a weekly half-hour radio show streaming on KHOI-FM. In 2011, they began offering their show over the national Pacifica Radio Network
Autumn Was a Lark is an EP by the band Portastatic. It was released on the Merge Records label in 2003.
Classical Discoveries is a live radio program hosted and produced by American pianist, musicologist and music educator, Marvin Rosen. The program airs on WPRB 103.3 FM, a commercial, non-profit, community-supported independent radio station. The 14,000 watt radio station, once part of Princeton University, broadcasts from Princeton, New Jersey, and is managed and hosted by Princeton University students, and community DJ’s like Rosen. WPRB with its strong signal can be heard in New Jersey, parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York, as well as over the Internet at www.wprb.com.
Comedy Minus One is an independent record label based in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in 2007 by Jon Solomon. Comedy Minus One picks up where an earlier Solomon label - My Pal God Records - left off, but with a more focused remit. The label, which takes its name from the 1973 Albert Brooks record of the same name, has so far concentrated on the output of a small group of post-hardcore and noise rock bands, but has also provided a distribution outlet for some previous releases.
Nosferatu D2 were an indie rock band from Surrey, England. Although their years were short, the band would experience something of a posthumous renaissance on the strength of their shelved debut album being released by the fledgling Audio Antihero label. The album and the story of its release would be the subject of a number of BBC stories, while the album itself has received continued acclaim and airplay long after its release.
Rory J. Scovel is an American comedian, writer and actor from Greenville, South Carolina. Scovel released his first stand-up album Dilation in 2011. He has since released two hour-long stand-up specials, Rory Scovel: The Charleston Special in 2015 and Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time in 2017 on Netflix. Outside of stand-up comedy, Scovel is known for acting in the TruTV show Those Who Can't and in the 2018 movie I Feel Pretty, as well as being a writer for The Eric Andre Show.
Snaildartha: The Story of Jerry the Christmas Snail - A Soul Jazz Extravaganza is a jazz and spoken-word holiday album. It is composed and produced by Chris Strouth, and performed by the Snaildartha 6 combo, which includes saxophonist George Cartwright of the jazz group Curlew and storyteller and comic Matt Fugate, who wrote the text with Chris Strouth. It was released by Minneapolis record label Innova Recordings. The album retells the story of Buddha through the life of a small snail, Jerry the Christmas Snail, who achieves enlightenment after meeting and having adventures with other Christmas-themed animals on a pilgrimage to the North Pole, eventually meeting and bonding with Santa Claus.
Guy Anthony Hutchinson is an American author, broadcaster, theme park historian and comedian.