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Uncle Floyd debuts new "live" radio show

Garden State Jubilee, featuring Uncle Floyd VivinoFamed New Jersey comedian / vaudevillian Uncle Floyd Vivino debuted his new radio show Garden State Jubilee on Saturday, February 28 at 9:00 PM on WRCR 1300 AM. The show will appear for 13 consecutive Saturday nights at 9:00 PM.

The show is being taped before live audiences at both the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, NY and the Cedar Lane Theatre in Teaneck.

This show, as envisioned by Uncle Floyd and developed with the assistance of his producers Nelson Page and Tom Meyers, offers listeners a New Jersey spin on the famous National Public Radio program "Prairie Home Companion". The Garden State Jubilee will feature Uncle Floyd, his announcer Nelson Page, comedian Michael T. Wright, New York City cabaret singer / comedian Shelly Watson, and the stock company of Garden State Jubilee players. This program will also feature local Jersey talent such as up and coming Woodland Park singer Jamie Gaita who recently placed 2nd in the famed Apollo Theatre Talent Show in Harlem; Count Werner Von Helmshetedt, the Bavarian baritone from Passaic; Bernie the Singing Bus Driver; Theresa the Accordion Lady; and many others unique to the Garden State.

Featured skits will include Radio Zone Theatre, where the troupe brings back famed radio performers from years gone by such as Jack Benny (Michael T. Wright), and Jimmy Durante (Floyd) and Gracie Allen (Shelly Watson). The show will also feature a weekly soap opera called "Sound Bite Theatre", which will last no more than one minute and will involve a love triangle of Marie, Sal, and Ralph and will detail their lives in Weehawken; each week will have a cliffhanger ending accompanied by a theatre organ.

The show will be broadcast on the Rockland County radio station WRCR, whose signal reaches areas of North Jersey, and will be simulcast on the web site After the initial 13-week run, the producers hope to make this program available on New Jersey / NYC radio stations.