CLEAN Jams on WEQX, hosted by Benjamin Lerner

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CLEAN Jams on WEQX, hosted by Benjamin Lerner

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 4:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Old Mill Road Media and WEQX are thrilled to present CLEAN Jams, a new radio show hosted by Benjamin Lerner.

CLEAN Jams is a new 60 minute program that shines a spotlight on Rap, Hip-Hop, and Recovery. The one hour show will be recorded at Old Mill Road Recording in East Arlington, VT – and broadcast on WEQX every Thursday night at 11pm, beginning January 28, 2021.

In addition to Sober Rap & Hip-Hop music, each episode includes a guest interview with a health professional, musician, politician, lawyer or other recovery partner, discussing addiction and sobriety. Benjamin’s inaugural guest on CLEAN Jams is Vermont’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Mark Levine.

Clean Jams Illustration by Leonard Kenyon Courtesy of Joshua Sherman Productions

Benjamin Lerner, the Great-grandson of Irving Berlin (composer of such iconic tunes as White Christmas and God Bless America), is a Vermont-based Composer, Writer, Classical Pianist, and Recovery Advocate. He has been sober and clean since June 13th, 2016. His weekly column, CLEAN, is published every week in the Vermont News Guide. His debut album, also entitled CLEAN was released in February 2020. The album features Benjamin’s original piano-raps, in which he shares his personal journey in addiction and recovery. Benjamin has had the honor of performing at The National Academy of Medicine and The Aspen Institute.

“I am very excited for CLEAN Jams,” Benjamin explains. “WEQX is a powerful platform and amazing opportunity for community outreach and continued efforts to make a difference in the opioid epidemic. I am grateful and humbled.”

About WEQX: Located in Manchester, VT, WEQX 102.7FM is an independently-owned and operated, lifestyle oriented alternative rock station with a heavy emphasis on new music and a mix of great vintage tracks. EQX’s reach includes Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Lake George, Southern Vermont, Southwest New Hampshire, and Western Massachusetts.

About Old Mill Road Media: Old Mill Road Media—based in East Arlington, Vermont—is the publisher of BERKSHIRE Magazine, VERMONT Magazine, STRATTON Magazine, MANCHESTER LIFE, and The Vermont News Guide. Old Mill Road Media’s publications celebrate the events and lifestyles of Vermont, the Berkshires, and the surrounding region. Fromartists to farmers, from historic businesses to start-ups, from outdoor adventures to music and nightlife, Old Mill Road Media is committed to showcasing the beautiful landscapes and fun,creative culture of our region.

About Old Mill Road Recording: Old Mill Road Recording is a state-of-the-art destination recording studio featuring in-house GRAMMY® Award Winning Engineer, Ben J. Arrindell. The TEC® Award Winning studio has top of the line equipment, including a 48 channel SSL Duality mixing console, Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, and Griffin Speakers. Thoughtfully organized for comfort, flow, and versatility, Old Mill Road Recording is unlike any other studio around. It provides the opportunity to record pristine sound while overlooking a breathtaking river view in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. 

Source: East Arlington, VERMONT – Old Mill Road Media 1.21.2021