The Sunday Simcha runs the gamut in Jewish entertainment and information: music, local announcements, weekly Dvar Torah, interviews, and the occasional political rant. The audience has grown over the years and includes many non-Jews as well. The music is an eclectic mix, including Klezmer, Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Ladino, Mizrachi, and contemporary. The Sunday Simcha is heard every Sunday in the Tampa Bay area and beyond on WMNF - 88.5 FM from 12-2 PM. The show is hosted by Kevin Frye and Marc Rosenwasser. Kevin and Marc took the helm of the show after their friend Mike Eisenstadt, the show’s host for 20 years, passed away in October 2005. Kevin is also the leader of The Mike Eisenstadt Band.
- Hosts : , Marc Rosenwasser, Kevin Frye
- Airtime: Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Contact us off-air at: or 813-238-8001x616
Susan & Fran Subliminal VeHatzel Blue Fringe Shiri Maimon Dudu Fisher Klingon Klez The Mike Eisenstadt Band NEC Jewish Music Ensemble Lou Lockett's Orchestra Sababa Sue Horowitz Rick Recht National Military Band Itzhak Perlman Sam Glaser Ephim Alexandrov sarit hadad 8th Day The Klezmatics
Kevin Frye joined The Mike Eisenstadt Band in 1992, and has served as its leader since 2005. He is owner and talent coordinator for Bayside Entertainment agency in Tampa, Florida. Kevin can be heard every Sunday at noon as the host of the Sunday Simcha radio program on WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa.
In addition to his work with The Mike Eisenstadt Band, Kevin has been active as a session player (trumpet), and continues to do freelance work throughout Florida. Kevin has performed with many greats including The O'Jays, Whitney Houston, Paquito D'Rivera, Bobby Rydell, Skitch Henderson, Al Hirt, Steve & Eydie, Bill Conti, Sam Glaser, and Paul Zim. He played with Florida Orchestra from 1988-1991.
Kevin also spent 7 years as a band director. He remains active as an arranger and clinician for many high school bands in central Florida. He is also an adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association. Kevin earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in music from the University of South Florida in Tampa.