Category: Across The Tracks

Friday 2/3/23 9am ET: Across The Tracks: National Wear Red Day

In the US, National Wear Red Day occurs on the first Friday in February each year.

National Wear Red Day is sponsored by The Heart Truth, under the auspices of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute—part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease. The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002. The goal is to warn women of their #1 health threat.

In the UK, Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday of February. It’s organized by Yorkshire-based charity Children’s Heart Surgery Fund to raise awareness of congenital heart disease.

Wednesday 2/1/23 10am ET: Across The Tracks: National Freedom Day (Part 2)

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by President Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later was ratified as the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment abolishing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.

In the mid-20th century, Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., born into slavery and freed after the Civil War, believed that there should be a day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated. Wright invited national and local leaders to meet in Philadelphia in order to make plans to designate February 1 as an annual memorial to the signing of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by President Abraham Lincoln on this date. The amendment freed all U.S. slaves.

One year after Wright’s death in 1947, both houses of the U.S. Congress passed a bill to make February 1 National Freedom Day. The holiday proclamation was signed into law on June 30, 1948, by President Harry Truman.

It was the forerunner to Black History Day. Later Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976. Recognition of black history had been initiated by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926.

The President may issue each year a proclamation designating February 1 as National Freedom Day to commemorate the signing by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, of the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives that proposed the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

— U.S. Code § 124 – National Freedom Day
On this day many towns and cities have festivals. Some citizens reflect privately on the freedoms that the United States honors and to appreciate the goodwill of the United States. In Philadelphia, wreath laying at the Liberty Bell has been a tradition for many years to mark National Freedom Day. Symbols of the day may include a theme about freedom for all Americans.

At RadioMax we feature programs on January 31 and February 1. Our Across The Tracks program will feature tunes with “Freedom” in the title.

Tuesday 1/31/23 8am ET: Across The Tracks: National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by President Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later was ratified as the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment abolishing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.

In the mid-20th century, Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., born into slavery and freed after the Civil War, believed that there should be a day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated. Wright invited national and local leaders to meet in Philadelphia in order to make plans to designate February 1 as an annual memorial to the signing of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by President Abraham Lincoln on this date. The amendment freed all U.S. slaves.

One year after Wright’s death in 1947, both houses of the U.S. Congress passed a bill to make February 1 National Freedom Day. The holiday proclamation was signed into law on June 30, 1948, by President Harry Truman.

It was the forerunner to Black History Day. Later Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976. Recognition of black history had been initiated by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926.

The President may issue each year a proclamation designating February 1 as National Freedom Day to commemorate the signing by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, of the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives that proposed the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

— U.S. Code § 124 – National Freedom Day
On this day many towns and cities have festivals. Some citizens reflect privately on the freedoms that the United States honors and to appreciate the goodwill of the United States. In Philadelphia, wreath laying at the Liberty Bell has been a tradition for many years to mark National Freedom Day. Symbols of the day may include a theme about freedom for all Americans.

At RadioMax we feature programs on January 31 and February 1. Our Across The Tracks program will feature tunes with “Freedom” in the title.

Saturday 1/21/23 2pm ET: Across The Tracks: New Music Show

Featuring new music from:
Dan Croll
Loyal Lobos
Gabrielle Shonk
Little Image
Munnycat
Beabadoobee
Wuki
Softlung
New Pornographers
Del Water Gap
Sons of The East
Daughter
Everything But The Girl
Bret Michaels
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Tennis
Robert Flack
Eric Bibb
National
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Weyes Blood
U.S. Girls
Chapel Hart
and more. . .