The Billtown Bus Stop Radio Hour was a weekly radio show that ran two years (1/5/09 to 1/3/11) on WVYA 89.7FM in Williamsport, PA. It was hosted by recording artist, producer and singer-songwriter Johnny J. Blair "Singer at Large" (http://www.johnnyjblair.com). He said, "The focus of the Radio Hour was on music created locally or that has a local connection. Most of the music aired reflected goings-on in Williamsport and surrounding areas, with an emphasis on Americana, hip-hop, jazz, pop/rock, psychedelia, punk, world music, and any visionary music that fits, from tango to techno. There was also a mix of humor, spoken word artists, and 'theatre of the mind'.
On December 7, 2009, Davy Jones appeared to promote his SHE CD
(a collection of standards), and his recently remastered Christmas album, produced by Chip Douglas (The Byrds, The Monkees, The Turtles). He also picks some of his favorite cuts from his own solo albums and obscurities by The Monkees. He was joined by his wife, flamenco dancer/actress Jessica Pacheco Jones.
The WVYA studio is located in downtown Williamsport inside the Community Arts Center, which sits near a bus stop. "Hence the name of the show," said Blair. "You never know who might get off the bus."
During the two year run, guests included a range of regional music acts as well as world-renowned artists such as Beyondo (Imogen Heap, The Monkees, Sinead O'Connor), Mike Garson (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins) and Felipe Torres (Carmine Appice's Slamm!?!, Davy Jones). Non-musical guests included Mayor Gabriel Campana, editor-journalist Richard James, and author Joseph Smith III. Webcasts of the show can be listened to (free) at http://www.northcentralpa.com/category/category/arts/music/bus-stop.