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Learn about WEVD's Forward Hour on which Zvee Scooler was regularly featured.


"Vacation in the Mountains," an editorial in verse by Zvee Scooler, WEVD's legendary Rhyme Master.

Zvee Scooler, aka the "Grammeister" (Rhyme Master) took to the air every Sunday on WEVD to present ten minutes of news and commentary in rhyme. A master poet, Scooler is the spiritual descendent of badkhns (poets who oversaw weddings in Eastern Europe). In this segment, first broadcast exactly 50 years ago, on August 20, 1947, Scooler considers the plight of the "Catskill mountain refugee," the quintessential retired New Yorker looking to escape the steamy metropolis for breezier climbs.

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