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Remembering Woodstock 1969: Jim Ballard

Jim Ballard

Bethel native Jim Ballard sits down with me as he recollects the trip back into Bethel, and being exposed to the Woodstock and Hippie culture after his time away in the military.

Listen to his experience as he recounts that the festival was more than just on the grounds - it was the whole town! From the people camping out on lawns and neighboring fields, to the townspeople who all assisted in feeding and sheltering the new visitors, Jim discusses the camaraderie that the festival brought the Bethel area!

From a young age, Conor became fascinated by music. Conor recalls being rocked to sleep by his dad to songs such as "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five For Fighting and "Carolina on My Mind" by James Taylor. Today, Conor is going wherever the music takes him. He’s currently finishing up a degree in Music Industry at the College of Saint Rose with a concentration in Voice. Conor has worked in live sound, production, promoting, and hospitality, along with being a performer in his own right, but WEXT is his first job in the radio industry, and he feels he has been welcomed in with open arms!