MANAHAWKIN, N.J. and PITTSBURGH, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- T.J. Lubinsky, known for his nationally televised PBS classic hits specials, will re-join the ranks of Greater Media New Jersey beginning this Sunday, July 7th, with the return of his "Sunday Night Request Show" that pays tribute to artists of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. The show will be heard live each week from 7pm – midnight on WJRZ-FM.
TJ will spin Jersey's greatest hits by request, share behind-the-scenes stories, and talk to many of the artists he's recorded and produced over the year across all musical genres from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Lubinsky created and hosted WJRZ's Sunday Night Request Show every week from 2005-2009.
"TJ Lubinsky is a Jersey Shore treasure! His knowledge of music and love for the artists he plays and listeners he entertains is evident every time he opens the microphone, plus he's a local guy!," said WJRZ-FM Program Director Glenn Kalina. "I'm thrilled that he is returning to 100.1 WJRZ on Sunday nights!" A native of Bradley Beach, Lubinsky spent his youth surrounded by the influences of his father, Herman Lubinsky Jr.; his uncle "Buzzy," a well-known Jersey Shore club DJ and drummer; and the memory of his grandfather, Herman Lubinsky Sr., who founded and operated WNJ-AM, New Jersey's first radio station in Newark.
He spent his late teens and twenties working in Ocean and Monmouth County night spots, spinning "classic hits" at clubs up and down the Jersey Shore. At the age of 16, Lubinsky got his GED and first TV job working at Monmouth Cablevision's local access channel TV-34. At 22, he was offered a job with PBS in southern Florida and eventually Pittsburgh.
While there, he blended his passion for vocal harmonies, Motown, classic Philly Soul, '60s, 70s and 80s classic hits into PBS's most successful fund-raisers as the creator and executive producer of "70s Soul Superstars," "'70s and '80s Soul Rewind," "Get Down Tonight: The Disco Years," "Motown's Best," "'70s Pop Parade," "My Generation – The 60s", "Doo-Wop 50," "This Land Is Your Land – The Folk Rock Years," "Aretha Franklin – Soul Rewind," "John Sebastian – Folk Rewind", "80s Funky Soul Superstars" with Whoopi Goldberg, "Burt Bacharach's Best" with Robert Wagner, and nearly 80 television specials on public television, archiving America's soundtrack from the '50s, '60s ,'70s and '80s through his "My Music" series and other special programs and series, often recorded in New Jersey and Pittsburgh, PA.
Today, Lubinsky continues to make television specials, uniting the original voices of Motown, folk rock, R&B, classic soul, disco, '60s rock, '70s singer/songwriters, '80s pop and more. In addition, he is an executive producer of "The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show" as seen on public television, and has produced and supervised mixes for many audio CD compilation box set releases since 1998.
WJRZ-FM is owned by Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.
SOURCE TJL Productions