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Tom Hanks serves up day of music for WYEP listeners on Thanksgiving Day

click on to enlarge Actor Tom Hanks and Joanne Rogers stand at a podium under an umbrella during a rally in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Tom Hanks (left) stands subsequent to Joanne Rogers on the “Stronger than Hate: A Gathering of Compassion, Unity and Love” rally in Downtown Pittsburgh, Nov. 9, 2018

Ever marvel what sort of music Tom Hanks likes? If the Academy Award-winning actor had been to ever, say, curate a complete day of tunes, how would that play out? Surprise no extra on Thanksgiving, when Hanks takes over 91.3 WYEP for a day of songs hand-picked solely for the station’s listeners.

What’s being dubbed “Hanks-Giving” will air Thu., Nov. 24 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on the impartial, nonprofit, grownup different music station. Moreover, the 7 a.m.-8 a.m. and seven p.m.-8 p.m. hours will characteristic music curated by WYEP on-air hosts taken from soundtracks of flicks that includes Hanks.

A press launch says Hanks has grow to be “an honorary Pittsburgher” after portraying native tv determine Fred Rogers within the 2019 movie A Stunning Day within the Neighborhood, which was shot and set largely within the metropolis.

Hanks not too long ago returned to movie A Man Known as Otto, an American big-screen adaption of the best-selling e-book by Swedish creator Fredrik Backman (the novel was first tailored into the 2015 Swedish language movie A Man Known as Ove). A Man Known as Otto, described in a Sony Photos synopsis as following a “grumpy widower” who develops an unlikely friendship together with his new neighbors, is scheduled to launch in choose theaters on Christmas Day, and extra extensively on Jan. 13, 2023.

In November 2018, Hanks additionally attended a rally in assist of the 11 individuals killed in the course of the devastating mass taking pictures on the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

As for the Thanksgiving Day ear feast, WYEP says Hanks offered an “eclectic and really enjoyable record of 100 songs for the station takeover, with a 66-year timespan —ranging between music from 1956 all the best way to a duet launched a number of months in the past between Elvis Costello and Hanks’ spouse Rita Wilson.” WYEP additionally stresses Hanks’ “appreciation of early- and mid-Sixties rock ‘n’ roll,” including that his 1996 directorial debut That Factor You Do!, which adopted a younger band that rises to stardom in 1964, was an “exuberant ode to that music and people musicians.”

91.3 WYEP presents Hanks-Giving. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thu., Nov. 24.

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