Rob Hochschild’s radio career began in the late 1980s, when he worked at WCIB in Falmouth, Mass. But his obsession with radio–and music–goes back to his childhood near Philadelphia, when he listened to everything from Sixers games to soul music on Philly’s AM and FM dials.

During college at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Rob hosted a morning show on WMUA and first discovered the joy of curating music for listeners scrambling for their first cup of coffee.

While working in the early 1990s at WKVA, a country music station in rural Pennsylvania, he fostered his interest in roots music, deepening a fascination with bluegrass and Americana.

After moving to Boston to work in communications at Berklee, Rob also started doing on-air work in public radio, beginning in the late 1990s, including stints with WBUR and WGBH.

In recent years, Rob launched several music-related podcasts and joined the Berklee faculty, where he teaches liberal arts. He is thrilled to return to his roots–in terms of music, radio, and the state’s university system–to become the host of WUMB’s Sunday Morning Brew.