The day before his benefit concert for the New Jersey chapter of the American Red Cross, Bruce Springsteen stopped by the studios of Brookdale Public Radio (90.5 WBJB) Monday afternoon to show his support for the station’s Fall Membership Drive. WBJB is located in Lincroft, NJ–a stone’s throw from Red Bank–and affiliated with Brookdale Community College.
Springsteen seemed quite pleased to be able to help with their fundraising, apparently calling music director and dj extraordinaire Jeff Raspe that morning to see if he could swing by. Bruce spent about 20 minutes on the air with Raspe, chatting up a wide range of subjects, but mostly focusing on Springsteen’s love and support for the station. Hey, the man’s got it preset on his car radio! Springsteen credited the station for playing a wide variety of music, and even turning him onto new artists and songs. Springsteen played “All the Way Home” and “If I Should Fall Behind” on an acoustic guitar live in the studio, the latter closing his segment…but not before 90.5, also known as “The Night,” got a station ID to remember, and hopefully be able to use, for some time. Pretty cool hearing Bruce giving out call letters and a telephone number to use to make your pledge. At this point the impromptu visit is not available for listening on The Night’s website –they have put up artist in-studio visits before, so it might show up there soon –but it’s not too late to make that pledge!
– Backstreets.com October 4, 2005