The Underground Railroad was
set up at the tail end of the 18th century as a vehicle
for transporting slaves from the tyranny of the southern plantation
owners to refuge in the north and Canada. It was actually a vast network of white and black individuals
who operated on a local level and were somewhat unaware of the
Underground Railroad as a nationwide operation.
The term, Underground Railroad, was coined circa 1831, amidst
a 40 year time period that sprung an estimated 100,000 slaves and
effectively gave them their freedom.
So, the real Underground
Railroad lies dormant in our minds and our history books, but the
idea is anything but dead. It
is alive and well and can be found in the vast recesses of what has
become known as the internet. Yours
truly, Stu Robins, has taken hold of an eclectic format of music
that could be likened to a vast resource of magma awaiting its
release through the giant crater of a volcano.
And the arteries that it flows through are what I have now
adapted to an unforgettable avenue that is now dubbed “The
Underground Railroad.” Fifty
years of rock and roll spawns a resume dwarfed by nothing of its
kind in history. This
is the core of what I do on Saturday afternoons, bringing
to my listeners this wide array of, sometimes, “forgotten”
music, making whistle stops across this virtual time warp and
acknowledging the present as well as remembering the great ones
So, sit back and enjoy the
ride that takes us to a freer place.
A place where the everyday restrictions of radio are no
longer enforced. Nobody
knows ahead of time what stops we will make on this line.
Tune in, keep an open mind and enjoy the trip….