Wanda Fischer

Host, The Hudson River Sampler

Wanda brings listeners a program of the very best folk music, bluegrass and blues. If you have a question or suggestion for the show, why not drop Wanda an e-mail!

The Hudson River Sampler on WAMC HD2

Wanda Fischer brings listeners a program of the very best folk music, bluegrass and blues. If you have a question or suggestion for the show, why not drop Wanda an e-mail.

The Hudson River Sampler

Wanda Fischer began as the host of "The Hudson River Sampler" on September 18, 1982.  She began listening to the type of music she broadcasts more than six decades ago, at the feet of her father, who was a schoolmate of members of the famous Carter Family in southwestern Virginia.  Although her father was from southwestern Virginia, her mother was a Bostonian, and she grew up in the Boston area.  In the 1960s, Wanda frequented a number of the now-legendary coffeehouses, such as the Club 47, the Unicorn, the Sword in the Stone and the Golden Vanity, and had the opportunity to see the budding careers of such folk music greats as Tom Rush, Tom Paxton, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Eric Andersen, James Taylor, and so many others.