Music vet and New
Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll
encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: ... WLRN's Ed Bell
chimes in on his all time favorites
Ed Bell knows South Florida. More specifically, he knows
South Florida's vibrant music scene. Now in his 40th year of broadcasting on
the South Florida airwaves, Bell is best known for producing and hosting WLRN's
"South Florida Arts Beat" since 1999. With a signal that covers four counties
in addition to streaming worldwide on WLRN.org,
the show has gained a popular following by featuring interviews with local arts
types as well as monthly live, in-studio performances by local and national
bands of renown. Since he went to the University of Miami with yours truly -- we
both deejayed at WVUM, although he still looks the same now as he did that -- he
was a natural choice to provide his top five listening favorites. I was finally able to convince him to limit his choices, but not without
some push back...
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