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BP’s 88 at 88!

Mary Swingle

If you're a Bob Perkins faithful listener, then you know that BP's GM (Good Music) isn’t just a cultural touchstone, it’s an education. That’s why, with his 88th birthday upon us on Monday, December 6th, Mr. Perkins deserves the appreciation due a cherished mentor and friend; he deserves a celebration. And we at WRTI are honored to honor him. We’ll start by giving you exclusive access to the most personal part of BP: his favorite music.

Beginning on his birthday, and through his Thursday night show, BP will play his 88 favorite tunes from 6 to 9 PM. That’s one tune for each key of the piano, and one tune for each of Robert Ellis Perkins’ years on Earth.

Check out BP's 88 at 88 on Spotify here.

Also on BP’s special day, we’ll celebrate not just the birthday of our beloved Bob Perkins but also that of the late Dave Brubeck. Now one year removed from celebrating Brubeck’s centennial, BP’s still got plenty to say and share about the groundbreaking jazz pianist with whom he shares a birthday.

So tune in starting on Monday, December 6th to hear BP’s 88 Favorite Songs, and every night through Thursday, December 9th. And be sure to share your well wishes for BP in the comments section below.

Bring your finely tuned ears to WRTI 90.1 every Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 PM, and every Sunday morning from 9 AM to 1 PM to hear our beloved Bob Perkins do his thing.

Happy 88 to BP with the GM!