WPPB

Brian Cosgrove

Host of The Afternoon Ramble

Brian is a native Long Islander, originally from Massapequa, and lived mainly on and around the Nassau/Suffolk line on the south shore till the mid 90’s. He briefly lived in Saranac Lake N.Y. and in ’97 moved to Springs in East Hampton. He started with radio at Nassau Community College and Adelphi University, they shared the 90.3 frequency and had shows at both campus studios. His first commercial radio job was at WDRE/WLIR in Garden City. It was a real thrill for him to work at WLIR because in the 70’s and early 80’s it was his favorite radio station. In ‘97 he started at WEHM in East Hampton and hosted the morning show and went on to be the Program Director. He left there in 2007 to come to 88.3 WPPB and could not be happier being part of Long Island’s only NPR affiliate. “I feel very fortunate to live on the East End and to be part of this local, community minded public radio station”. 

Ways to Connect

"13 Rivers" is the new album from Richard Thompson and is featured this week on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to his song "The Storm Won't Come" and tune in to AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 PM to hear more.  

"Lightsleeper" is the new album from Neil & Liam Finn and is featured this week on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to their song "Anger Plays a Part" and tune in to AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 PM to hear more.

"To The Sunset" is the new album from Amanda Shires and is featured this week on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to her song "Leave it Alone" and tune in to AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 PM to hear more.

"America's Child" is the new album from Shemekia Copeland and is featured this week on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to her song "Ain't Got Time for Hate" and tune in to AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 PM to hear more.

"The Prodigal Son" is the new album from Ry Cooder and is featured this week on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to his song "Shrinking Man" and tune in to AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 PM to hear more.

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