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Dick Hyman Loves WUSF

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Musician and Venice resident Dick Hyman reflects on his relationship with WUSF Public Media, host Bob Seymour and all that jazz.

On learning about jazz on WUSF: "When we first began to come down to Florida -- 'cause my wife and I are really New Yorkers and New Jerseyites historically -- one of the first things that I became aware of was Bob Seymour and the show on WUSF. I remember doing one or two appearances on his show very, very late at night. ... It's been a nice relationship. I like to tune in and see what music he's introducing. ... He's always got good stuff going."

On WUSF's all-night jazz: "It's so unusual. And in the case of WUSF, it's so historical and thorough to have a nightly station that plays nothing but jazz all night long. That's marvelous. That appeals to a large number of us, especially jazz musicians. I suppose there are other places like that around the country, but I don't know of any, even in New York at this time."

On WUSF's 50th anniversary: "I just want to congratulate WUSF. Fifty years is a remarkably long length of time to be doing something so excellent. I admire that."