the Boy Howdy Radio Hour on Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio
*** UPDATE: The Boy Howdy Radio Hour will be returning to the airwaves via Podcast, Spring 2018 ***
In 2003 Hillie began interning at 100.1 WDST Radio Woodstock in Woodstock, NY as a member of the Promotions Department. Within a year her post was secured as she became a liaison between the station's renowned venue, The Bearsville Theatre, and band management. She orchestrated shows for Richie Havens, Wilco, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin, Moe and The North Mississippi Allstars, amongst many others.
Over a decade later, Hillie returned to radio after moving to West Texas. She was offered an opportunity to host a show on Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio (combined listening range out-broadcasting any other public radio stations in the country re: square mileage.) She began crafting The Boy Howdy Radio Show, a project which archived early traditional cowboy music and poetry, frequently explored the "Golden Era" of 1950s western songs, the grit of 1970s Spaghetti Westerns and rustically oriented films, and meandered into the reinvention and reconstruction of the western genre in film and music today. On-air interviews took place with Langhorne Slim and prolific "Scorch Folk" duo Hogan & Moss.
Sadly, due to time constraints, the show was first shortened to one hour and in March of 2017, broadcast it's final episode. Hillie hopes to return to either Public Radio or a Podcast later in life.