It all started with quintuple open-heart bypass surgery. Eighth-grade teacher Steven Ludwig underwent the operation in 2006, prompting him to create a “bucket list” of things he'd always wanted to do or achieve.
Ultimately, that led to Ludwig becoming a DJ specializing in pop culture and nostalgia, appearing weekly on internet radio with many of his favorite music idols from the past.
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With Ginzburg’s connections, Ludwig arranged to record his debut program. “Bob Cowsill was my very first guest,” Ludwig said, referring to the singer-guitarist from the 1960s pop-star clan that was reportedly the inspiration for The Partridge Family. “I’ve always been a Cowsills fan so I googled Bob and sent him an e-mail. The Cowsills actually played at dances in North Bergen High School before they hit it big. We share a mutual friend in Ira Wolfe, a recently retired phys ed teacher at North Bergen High, so that was our connection. Bob immediately said he’d love to be a guest.”
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