World Class Rock

Cerphe’s Progressive Show

Cerphe’s Progressive Show

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Tune in mornings and evenings at 7&10! for Classic Rock tracks you never hear on FM and new music from old friends like Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Lynne and many more. I’m playing World Class Rock, 4 new shows daily, 7 days a week! Radio as unique as you are!
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ABOUT THE HOST: It’s pronounced surf–and yes–it is his real name, promise. Cerphe has been on rock radio in Washington, DC for 35+ years. Named “Greenest DJ in America” and appointed to the Global Advisory Committee by Earth Day Network, Cerphe hosts The Progressive Show on Music Planet Radio and the Vinyl Vault on Cerphe began his broadcast career at WHFS while an art major at American University.

After a long run at WHFS, Cerphe moved on to legendary DC rock stations WAVA, DC101, WJFK and ClassicRock 94.7 before landing at Music Planet Radio where he shares his passion for great music. During a broadcast career that spans more than three decades, Cerphe has shared conversations with superstars including George Harrison of The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Billy Joel, Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Elton John, Tom Waits, The Allman Brothers, Journey, Fleetwood Mac and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson showing his unique ability to reveal a celebrity’s personality, not just their perceived image.

Cerphe hosted an intimate evening with Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash for the Smithsonian Institute and was Master of Ceremonies at the Blue Diamond Inaugural Ball for The White House. Cerphe’s Progressive Show is a one-hour music program showcasing top artists from yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


Book Signing and Special Appearance Event


Gaithersburg Book Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10am – 6pm
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds

The Gaithersburg Book Festival — Saturday, May 20, is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events featuring more than 100 award-winning and best-selling authors in fiction, non-fiction, mystery, poetry, children’s and young adult literature.

Best-selling and award-winning authors – include Laura Lippman, Mark Shriver, J. Courtney Sullivan, Jami Attenberg, Jessica B. Harris and Sidney Blumenthal to name just a few will participate in panel discussions and book signings.

At 1:15pm I’ll be doing a live interview with Ben Greenman about his book Dig if You Will the Picture, a unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince.

From 2:15-3pm Join me and my co-author Stephen Moore for a book signing of Cerphe’s Up — a music memoir about my career in radio broadcasting and my life as a rock radio insider

Other activities include free writing workshops, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew & Vine Cafe featuring live entertainment, and onsite book sales by Politics & Prose. Admission, parking and accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE.

That’s the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Saturday, May 20 from 10am-6pm at the Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds. There’s something for everyone!

To find out more about this event click here.

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