February 8, 2007
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NPRomantic: JOHN WATERS IS VALENTINE’S DAY GUEST D.J.
ON NPR MUSIC’S ONLINE SERIES “ALL SONGS CONSIDERED;”

NPR.ORG FEATURES LISTENER LOVE SONG PICKS
AND STATION FAVORITES



February 8, 2007; Washington, DC – For Valentine’s Day, NPR is letting listeners pick the best love songs, and letting legendary filmmaker John Waters serve as guest DJ on the popular NPR Music All Songs Considered online program and podcast.

Waters’ DJ turn will be featured on the edition of All Songs Considered to be available to listeners beginning today, Thursday, February 8 at www.NPR.org/programs/asc/. He will mix his favorite love songs, including some from his new romantic CD “A Date with John Waters” as well as others, such as Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me” and “After the Lights Go Down Low” by Al Hibbler. Waters joins an eclectic mix of guest DJs – including musical satirist Weird Al Yankovic, folk singer M. Ward and harpist, singer and songwriter Joanna Newson – welcomed by the program, which is available at www.NPR.org and as a podcast that has ranked consistently among the “Most-Downloaded” titles since its launch in Fall 2005.

NPR lets everyone be a romantic by sharing the songs that make their hearts melt. Thousands of listeners and Web site users sent in their favorites this year; last year, people named Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” and “At Last” by Etta James as the best. NPR.org will also post personal opinions on selected popular songs, and list favorites from NPR Member stations. All will be posted at www.NPR.org.

NPR.org has become a destination for events and holidays. Its Academy Awards site (www.NPR.org/oscars) invites people to channel this year’s nominees in the first-ever “Write Your Own Oscar Speech” contest. NPR.org also offered “A Seasonal Guide to Comfort and Joy” for Christmas and Chanukah (www.NPR.org/news/specials/holidays2006/), complete with tongue-in-cheek make-your-own-menorah competition.