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Producer's Picks 2020: Radio Boston's Staff Finds Moments Of Radio Magic During A Difficult Year48:53
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Fireworks light up over the Custom House Tower in Boston during the First Night celebration in 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Fireworks light up over the Custom House Tower in Boston during the First Night celebration in 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 1. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Paris Alston selects our last in-studio performance this year from Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar, a music group from Augusta, Georgia.
  • Zoë Mitchell talks about two young women who created an opera production that they staged entirely on the video game "Animal Crossing."
  • Jamie Bologna remembers Anthony Martignetti, who became famous from the"Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day" TV commercial and passed away this year. He also recalls an interview on election day with cellist Mike Block, who played outside a polling place in Somerville.
  • Chris Citorik relives a moment with WBUR's Anthony Brooks that looked back on an iconic play in Red Sox history, at a time when there were no sports.
  • Walter Wuthmann recalls a visit before the pandemic to the Hebrew SeniorLife Synagogue, where the sacred is found in a reggae-inspired musical service.
  • Executive Producer Hitesh Hathi reflects on a challenging year of news and what's next for the team at Radio Boston.

This program aired on January 1, 2021.

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