Vin Scelsa begins every Idiot's Delight by saying the following:

There are three essential commandments:

Respect the Elders.
Embrace the New.
Encourage the Impractical and Improbable, Without Bias.

This seems to sum up his DJing philosophy pretty well. His show is an eclectic mix of artists, musical styles, and ideas, brought together by Vin's enthusiastic and highly opinionated commentary (e.g. "I hate Jesus Christ Superstar!") and long, rambling conversations with his guests, who (during the short time in which I was a regular listener) included Allen Ginsberg, Dan Bern, Dar Williams, They Might Be Giants, and Jill Sobule, to name a few.