Felix HernandezHost, Rhythm Revue, Rhythm Reuve Sunday
Felix Hernandez started his career as a producer and radio journalist while in college. In the 1980’s, Felix independently produced the award-winning radio series BluesStage, which had a 6 year run on over 200 NPR stations. He also worked extensively as a journalist with WBEZ in Chicago, and NPR.
In 1986, Felix joined WBGO with the classic soul and dance music show Rhythm Revue. The program has also aired on New York's WBLS, WRKS ("Kiss-FM"), WTJM (Jammin' 105) as well as Sirius/XM.
In 1991, Felix started the Rhythm Revue Dance Party, an event which continues to sell out venues throughout the New York metro area. The Rhythm Revue Dance Party was important in the 1990’s revival of the Roseland Ballroom, where Felix held his monthly event for 22 years.
Felix also produces concerts and music compilations, and is working on a book based on his hundreds of interviews with R&B artists over the past three decades. He and his wife live in Brooklyn, where they raised three children.
Irma Thomas joins Rhythm Revue's Felix Hernandez for a lively conversation in advance of 'Irma: My Life in Music,' a 90-minute documentary airing on PBS stations this month.