Hungary’s capital city, Budapest, will put on a 24-hour round-the-clock marathon radio show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival this August.
It will be hosted by California actor, writer, director, and former 1990s radio personality, Richard Rifkin. The once-in-a-lifetime show will begin on the internet’s Radio Bezs 2 at 5 pm on Friday, August 16 and run straight through for 24 hours until Saturday, August 17th at 5 pm.
While Rifkin agrees that it’s a long time to stay up and awake he believes he can do it.
The brainchild of Rifkin, Central Europe’s first American radio DJ to broadcast in English and former host of Budapest’s Radio Bridge back in the early 1990s, the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Special will feature music, interviews, trivia, and some history of Woodstock documenting the unmatched 1969 event.
Rifkin will have on-the-air foreign guests from the United States via telephone and a number of renowned local guests representing Hungary’s music scene from the 1960s through the present day in the studio.
The Hungarian guest list includes personalities Zoran, Janos Brody, Demjen, Gabor Presszer, “Hobo” and many others who will talk about the era and share their thoughts about the Woodstock experience at that time.
"Celebrate the greatest concert of all time, Woodstock, right here with me, Rifkin, on radio coming to you live from Budapest, Hungary on Radio Bezs 2. It’s such an honor to be able to celebrate Woodstock after 50 years.”
You can also hear a great six-hour version in Hungarian also on the 16th of August from 5 pm until 11 pm on Radio Bezs 1” Richard says.
Follow the show online on the radio’s website: radiobezs.hu/radiobezs/radiobezs.main.page
or on Facebook at: facebook.com/radiobezs