A journey into the world of children’s music
Linda Arnold ~ A journey into the world of children's Music
Long ago, in a land of imagination, before the age of music streaming, two friends baked up a Pickleberry Pie.
There was very little quality kid’s music on the radio in 1986 when my friend P. J. Swift and I started a free children’s radio program called Pickleberry Pie. Our show presented three childlike Pickleberries, living in a pie, who along with their friend and host, Linda, brought you the best in children’s music while exploring the everyday concerns and mishaps of young children. Thanks to PJ’s extensive kid’s record collection and lots of hilarious recording sessions, we created over 500 radio shows and won the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s highest award in 1990.
A few years later, a radio channel was created for Packard Hospital in Stanford, CA which in 1998, led to the first live Children’s Hospital Concert Series in Packard and Shriner’s Hospitals. The program continues to expand nationwide and has brought the healing power of music to over 250,000 children, family members and hospital staff. Please consider visiting the website at https://pickleberryhospitalconcerts.org
to learn more about this meaningful work and ways to contribute. While the original radio shows are no longer broadcasting from the pie, the Pickleberries makes sure that great kid’s music continues to stream from their new radio website at Kid’s Public Radio