Jon Solomon

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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. [1]


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". [2]

Solomon lives in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. [3]

Record labels

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. [4] 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. [5]

Other activities

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. [6]

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  1. La Gorce, Tammy (16 December 2007). "Holiday Show That's Rockin' Round the Clock". New York Times.
  2. "Talk The Talk: Jon Solomon". Philebrity. 30 August 2005. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012.
  3. Morton, Ryan. "Jon Solomon: Quirky Carols", Northwestern University Alumni Life, Winter 2011. Accessed December 16, 2017. "Solomon also runs an independent music label, Comedy Minus One, that produces post-punk, and he writes for various publications, while living in Lawrenceville, N.J."
  4. "My Pal God Records".
  5. "Releases – Comedy Minus One". Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  6. "About the site".