Keith Brand Exits â€˜Sleepy Hollow' Show After 27 years
May 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM (PT)
KEITH BRAND, who has been doing his Sleepy Hollow show on UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Triple A WXPN/PHILADELPHIA every SUNDAY MORNING for 27 years, has announced he is going to leave. His last show will be THIS SUNDAY (5/5)
"Brand created a unique vibe each week with attention to musical detail and musical segues that made connections between genres and songs and musicians where you wouldn't expect," said Assist. GM/Programming BRUCE WARREN.
BRAND explained, "The main reason I am retiring is that after 27 years it is time to do something else with my weekends. Hosting Sleepy Hollow required a lot of my time and I want that time back. I've recently been elected the Chair of the Radio Television and Film Department at Rowan University and that will require a lot more of my time and energy. The time devoted to producing Sleepy Hollow will be diverted to other creative outlets, including hopefully producing more stories for NPR programs. So I don't feel like I'm giving up on radio."
Sleepy Hollow will continue to be hosted by JOHN DILIBERTO (SUNDAY 6-8a) and CHUCK ELLIOTT (SATURDAY 6-10a). BRAND’s slot of SUNDAYS 8-11a will be filled by a new soon-to-be-named host.