|When:||Back to Calendar March 8, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|Repeats:||Weekly until March 8, 2015|
Hosted by Skeeter Sanders, Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Aimed primarily at people listening at work, “The Quiet Storm” is a relaxing melange of Smooth Jazz (Nelson Rangell, Pat Metheny, Richard Elliot, Joyce Cooling, Norman Brown, etc.) and Cool R&B (Boyz II Men, Teena Marie, Angela Bofill, Luther Vandross, Brian McKnight, etc.) with occasional dashes of soft Adult Contemporary and New Age.
The year 2013 is a big year at Goddard College. The College itself is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Its radio station, WGDR, is marking its 40th anniversary. And “The Quiet Storm” is notching its 15th anniversary. Even the show’s longtime host, Skeeter Sanders, is marking a personal milestone in April: His 60th birthday.
It was during the height of the Civil War in 1863 when the College was founded. America’s involvement in the Vietnam War was coming to an end in 1973 when WGDR first went on the air. And it was just two months after the signing in 1998 of the Good Friday Accord – which ended the long sectarian war in Northern Ireland known as “The Troubles” – when “The Quiet Storm” made its debut.
WGDR was less than a week removed from celebrating 25 years on the air when “The Quiet Storm” first filled the Central Vermont airwaves with its relaxing mix of Smooth Jazz and Cool R&B on June 6, 1998. The show has been a staple on WGDR’s music schedule ever since, occupying its current Thursday midday time slot since September 2003. It remains one of the station’s most popular music programs — and, since 2011, also enjoys a nationwide audience via the Fishbowl Radio Network..