Eric Blumberg

Host

Eric Blumberg is an award-winning radio talk show host who gained acclaim as a reporter and columnist for several radio stations and local weekly newspapers.

Born in New York City in 1952, he received his B.A, in Media Studies at Hunter College and spent two years at the graduate school of journalism at the University of Texas in Austin. He spent the majority of his broadcast journalism career in Austin, at KVET and KLBJ, where he was recognized four times as the city’s best radio talk show host. Eric has interviewed everyone from comedian Ellen DeGeneres to former President Jimmy Carter.

Blumberg has taught journalism at Austin Community College and currently teaches communications and writing at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City.

He is an accomplished musician who has played with Kinky Friedman, the Geezinslaw Brothers, Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones, Charlie Burton and the Texas Twelvesteppers, the Naughty Ones, Bad Rodeo, Shawn Phillips, Steve Fromholz, Van Wilks, John Bolin, and Mike Langley

He now lives in Sioux City, Iowa with his wife, Cindy Waitt, who is the executive director of the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention and the executive producer of the Emmy nominated films “Bully and “Private Violence”. He has a daughter, Niki, who lives in Los Angeles.

 

Saturday in the Park

Bolin and Blumberg take a deep dive into the history of Saturday in the Park with co-founder Dave Bernstein and take a listen to some of the bands from this year and the past.