WTMD is thrilled to present Young at Heart, a radio show for children and adults hosted by Lisa Mathews, the lead singer of Grammy-nominated Baltimore kids rock band Milkshake.
Young at Heart is a weekly show from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings – a time when, for better or worse, families with young children are usually awake.
Lisa’s first episode featured music from Wilco, David Bowie, Weezer and the White Stripes – as well as songs by Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants, Lisa Loeb, Andrew & Polly and Walter Martin of the Walkmen.
Since first creating the show in March of 2018, Lisa has added special features to the great kid-friendly music. Talking Tunes is a short segment where Lisa chats with fellow bandmates Brian Simms and Tom Moon about a song the guys would like to talk about from the musicians’ point of view, followed by the tune itself. Song Bites finds a kindie artist talking about what inspired a particular song. Artist Interview is a 10-15 minute interview with an artist currently making music for kids and families. And smARTbeats is a special-to-Baltimore feature, where Lisa talks with a Young Audiences of Maryland Teaching Artist working in area schools to bring arts into the curriculum.
“I want Young at Heart to fit with WTMD and its beautifully indie perspective,” Mathews says. “I’d like to think we’re at our best when we’re young at heart — when we have a youthful outlook on life no matter what our age. I still like to ride the roller coaster, jump in rain puddles and eat toasted marshmallows. So listening to songs about taking a trip into space or the wonders of rainbows or eating lots of grapes rocks my world, and I hope it makes listeners smile while they start their day together.”
YOUNG AT HEART – Final Show June 11, 2022
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Young at Heart – Saturday, May 28
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YOUNG AT HEART – Earth Day Celebration – Saturday April 23rd
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YOUNG AT HEART – Saturday, April 16
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YOUNG AT HEART – April 2, 2022
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