[ Excerpt from: "Vin Scelsa marks 40th anniversary of 'Idiot's Delight'," By DAVID HINCKLEY, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, November 8th 2007 ]
Vin Scelsa, whose "Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight" is heard on WFUV (90.7 FM), marks his 40th radio anniversary starting this weekend.
This Saturday night, 8-midnight, he'll be joined by past colleagues, including Rita Houston and Meg Griffin, former WNEW-FM and CBS journalist Robin Sagon, his K-Rock and WNEW producer, Kara Manning, and his WFUV producer, Kim Ferdinando.
Scelsa started his radio career on WFMU and has kept the free-form flame burning. Besides eclectic music, his shows may include readings from novels.
On Dec. 13 at Lincoln Center, Scelsa will receive the 2007 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award.
In announcing the citation, ASCAP said, "Vin Scelsa, a mainstay of New York radio for four decades, is one of the last true free-form radio hosts. He is a sharp raconteur, a champion of new and unusual music and, with his devoted listening public, an important tastemaker."
Vin Scelsa marks 40th anniversary of 'Idiot's Delight'