For the past 21 years, Jeff Stewart has been delighting WMNF listeners with his impeccable taste and knowledge of classic rhythm and blues music. His Rhythm Vault program has played a significant role in many listeners' lives and last year Creative Loafing honored Stewart with a Best of the Bay Award:
BEST SOUNDTRACK FOR DITCHING WORK EARLY ON FRIDAY: The Rhythm Vault on WMNF (88.5), 2-4 p.m. Fridays
WMNF host Jeff Stewarts long-running Friday program (it used to be on Wednesdays) features hefty helpings of classic R&B and soul ranging from the obvious to those obscure gems that force listeners to scour iTunes searching the stuff out. Stewart also gooses his broadcasts with the occasional blues or reggae side and a tune like Love is a Losing Game, by Amy Winehouse, that rare contemporary hitmaker who can hold her own alongside the titans of yesteryear. Stewarts enthusiasm, exquisite taste and vast knowledge make The Rhythm Vault as good a reason as any to head home early and curl up next to the radio or download the broadcast online.
Here's the Sept. 4 email sent out by WMNF Program Director Randy Wynne, which includes info for those interested in filling Stewart's time spot: