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Remember WPIX-FM Broadcasts (1979)?
Old 28th September 2018 | Show parent
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Unfortunately, there are no online (public) live music performances from these live radio concerts. Joe from Chicago has all the masters, yet none of them made it to the public "ear." That said, there are a few bootlegs that are floating around.

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Hi. I’m very familiar. Are there anywhere to listen to them?
Old 30th October 2018
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I'm replying to the post of Will from october 28th 2004 (see below)

Hi Will,
I was a guitarplayer in the Dutch punk band PANIC and we performed in CBGB's on july 4th 1978 in CBGB's and on july 5th and 6th 1978 in CBGB's theatre. One of the performances in CBGB's theatre was recorded and broadcasted by WPIX-FM. It was the same day that Richard Hell and the Voidoids performed. You could say that we were supporting act. On that occasion we were interviewed by a young woman, which was Jane Hamburger, if my memory serves me well. There is a photo in my possesion of this interview with Jane and all the members of PANIC behind the interview desk. Can't get it in to this message, but if you want I can sent it to you by email.
I also still have a copy of a handwritten confirmation, dated 6/25/78 of Hilly Kristal on CBGB & OMFUG paper that we have been asked to perform on those three occasions, and a the VILLAGE VOICE, The Weekly Newspaper of New York, july 3, 1978, in which on page 96 our appearance was advertised.
Maybe this information is (still) of any use for you.
Greetings from Europe, Netherlands, Amsterdam
Michiel van 't Hof / (alias Mike DeCourt, guitarist of PANIC)

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Anybody out there recall all of the live broadcasts from WPIX-FM
(mid-1978 to early 1980)?

They started a series of broadcasts called "Live at CBGB's" on July 7, 1978, which featured many local and "underground" bands of the era (The Dead Boys were on the first show, Richard Hell and Elvis Costello were on another). The host of the show was Jane Hamburger.

Aside from that, there were live "oldies" shows like Sam & Dave, the Troggs, etc. They also broadcast live shows by newer, up-and-coming acts like the Police, Joe Jackson, XTC, the Specials, the Records, etc.

In addition to their live "guest DJ" interview show called "Radio, Radio," they had a "New Rock & Roll Show," an "Old Rock & Roll Show," and generally played the cutting edge rock & roll /new wave dance music of the time - a pretty radical move, considering the "disco fever" that had taken over the airwaves by the end of the 70s. It was probably the only station where you could hear Frank Zappa, the Clash, the Four Tops, the Ramones and Eddie Cochran all in the same hour.

Coincidentally (well, not really), I'm working on a book about WPIX. Any info anyone has would be appreciated!

-Will
Posted on 28th of october 2004
Old 30th October 2018
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Look what I found on YouTube...

The Specials Live Hurrah NYC 1-25-80
'Message To You Rudy' & 'Gangsters' live broadcast on WPIX-FM.

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Oh, I remember Hurrahs. And I remember The Specials. But I did not see or hear that show.

Good one!

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I recorded and mixed all the WPIX-FM live broadcasts. It was quite an amazing time for me and my new (at the time) company, Aura-Sonic, Ltd. So many great stories and no so great situations we were put in. But, in the end, each and every show went off and was aired. Great times for live music in NYC.


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Oh, I remember Hurrahs. And I remember The Specials. But I did not see or hear that show.

Good one!

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I remember parking a 48' semi right in front of the Ritz when I drove for UB40 and everyone and his uncle was upset. But where the heck was I supposed to park? I was asleep in the sleeper and just pretended not to notice when some random club staff or NYC police officer knocked on the door. I just pretended I was in New Jersey. I was not beloved at the load out but who the heck cared? I was off to another city. Bye-bye.

The band gleefully paid the ticket.

Haha.

D.
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I remember parking a 48' semi right in front of the Ritz when I drove for UB40 and everyone and his uncle was upset. But where the heck was I supposed to park? I was asleep in the sleeper and just pretended not to notice when some random club staff or NYC police officer knocked on the door. I just pretended I was in New Jersey. I was not beloved at the load out but who the heck cared? I was off to another city. Bye-bye.

The band gleefully paid the ticket.

Haha.

D.
Old 26th May 2020
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Great thread! WLIR on Long Island gets all the credit for starting the “New Music” radio format, but the true scene leaders know that WPIX 102 FM “The Next 25 Years of RocknRoll” was first in the US to play the New Wave/Punk music. I loved this station. It’s how I discovered Ramones, Clash, Cars, Police, Wreckless Eric, Madness, Sex Pistols, and so many other of my favorite artists.
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It's true. WPIX-FM started playing Punk and New Wave plus R&B and R&R in the '70s. It was an amazing radio station with a great playlist!

And, there's still nothing like it

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Great thread! WLIR on Long Island gets all the credit for starting the “New Music” radio format, but the true scene leaders know that WPIX 102 FM “The Next 25 Years of RocknRoll” was first in the US to play the New Wave/Punk music. I loved this station. It’s how I discovered Ramones, Clash, Cars, Police, Wreckless Eric, Madness, Sex Pistols, and so many other of my favorite artists.
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so did the WPIX-FM book ever get published?

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Old 20th April 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by PANIC19761979 ➡️
I'm replying to the post of Will from october 28th 2004 (see below)

Hi Will,
I was a guitarplayer in the Dutch punk band PANIC and we performed in CBGB's on july 4th 1978 in CBGB's and on july 5th and 6th 1978 in CBGB's theatre. One of the performances in CBGB's theatre was recorded and broadcasted by WPIX-FM. It was the same day that Richard Hell and the Voidoids performed. You could say that we were supporting act. On that occasion we were interviewed by a young woman, which was Jane Hamburger, if my memory serves me well. There is a photo in my possesion of this interview with Jane and all the members of PANIC behind the interview desk. Can't get it in to this message, but if you want I can sent it to you by email.
I also still have a copy of a handwritten confirmation, dated 6/25/78 of Hilly Kristal on CBGB & OMFUG paper that we have been asked to perform on those three occasions, and a the VILLAGE VOICE, The Weekly Newspaper of New York, july 3, 1978, in which on page 96 our appearance was advertised.
Maybe this information is (still) of any use for you.
Greetings from Europe, Netherlands, Amsterdam
Michiel van 't Hof / (alias Mike DeCourt, guitarist of PANIC)

--------------------------------------------------------------------
Anybody out there recall all of the live broadcasts from WPIX-FM
(mid-1978 to early 1980)?

They started a series of broadcasts called "Live at CBGB's" on July 7, 1978, which featured many local and "underground" bands of the era (The Dead Boys were on the first show, Richard Hell and Elvis Costello were on another). The host of the show was Jane Hamburger.

Aside from that, there were live "oldies" shows like Sam & Dave, the Troggs, etc. They also broadcast live shows by newer, up-and-coming acts like the Police, Joe Jackson, XTC, the Specials, the Records, etc.

In addition to their live "guest DJ" interview show called "Radio, Radio," they had a "New Rock & Roll Show," an "Old Rock & Roll Show," and generally played the cutting edge rock & roll /new wave dance music of the time - a pretty radical move, considering the "disco fever" that had taken over the airwaves by the end of the 70s. It was probably the only station where you could hear Frank Zappa, the Clash, the Four Tops, the Ramones and Eddie Cochran all in the same hour.

Coincidentally (well, not really), I'm working on a book about WPIX. Any info anyone has would be appreciated!

-Will
Posted on 28th of october 2004
I don't know about the WPIX-FM book, but am certainly interested.
Considering the recordings in CBGB for WPIX FM: well, I succeeded to get in contact with Joe from Chicago"", and guess what! After about a year of correspondence and - after a very enjoyable visit to his house - we found the tape with the recording of PANIC performing on the 6th of july 1978 in CBGB Theatre. And I was permitted to put it on streaming platform Spotify in 2020 too!
Interested, go to: https://open.spotify.com/album/4KQDz...SP2ep46b1zGMhQ

Michael
With great thanks to Joe and his wife Jane
Old 22nd July 2021
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Originally Posted by wpixfm ➡️
Anybody out there recall all of the live broadcasts from WPIX-FM
(mid-1978 to early 1980)?

They started a series of broadcasts called "Live at CBGB's" on July 7, 1978, which featured many local and "underground" bands of the era (The Dead Boys were on the first show, Richard Hell and Elvis Costello were on another). The host of the show was Jane Hamburger.

Aside from that, there were live "oldies" shows like Sam & Dave, the Troggs, etc. They also broadcast live shows by newer, up-and-coming acts like the Police, Joe Jackson, XTC, the Specials, the Records, etc.

In addition to their live "guest DJ" interview show called "Radio, Radio," they had a "New Rock & Roll Show," an "Old Rock & Roll Show," and generally played the cutting edge rock & roll /new wave dance music of the time - a pretty radical move, considering the "disco fever" that had taken over the airwaves by the end of the 70s. It was probably the only station where you could hear Frank Zappa, the Clash, the Four Tops, the Ramones and Eddie Cochran all in the same hour.

Coincidentally (well, not really), I'm working on a book about WPIX. Any info anyone has would be appreciated!

-Will
Will I am a long time radio and TV reporter an anchor in New York City. I am looking for someone who knows Ralph Garone. He was the PIX 102 General Sales Manager in the late 1970s and sadly passed away at the age of 46 in 1986. He left a wife and daughter. I just wrote a very touching article about him for a Press Club in Florida and wanted to make sure that his family saw it and that I can thank them personally for what he did in launching my career. Do you know of anyone who would know Ralph Garone?
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I recorded and mixed all the WPIX-FM live broadcasts. It was quite an amazing time for me and my new (at the time) company, Aura-Sonic, Ltd. So many great stories and no so great situations we were put in. But, in the end, each and every show went off and was aired. Great times for live music in NYC.
Hi ! My group 'Testors' played the CBGB theater in the 70s. I believe our show was recorded. After the show she interviewed Richard Hell, Lenny Kaye and myself. I had an altercation with Lenny live on the radio! Yikes! Do you have the recording of our show? Thanks and Best from Sonny/ 'Testors'
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Hey Sonny!

Steve tuning in...

I remember when your group, 'Testors' played at the CBGB theater.

I wish I still had those WPIX-FM recordings. They were handed off to the program director directly. These days, I have the media of everything I do.

I wish I could have been more helpful.

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Hi ! My group 'Testors' played the CBGB theater in the 70s. I believe our show was recorded. After the show she interviewed Richard Hell, Lenny Kaye and myself. I had an altercation with Lenny live on the radio! Yikes! Do you have the recording of our show? Thanks and Best from Sonny/ 'Testors'
Old 15th March 2022
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I'm running an internet radio station that features both country and oldies. I use the old jingles from nyc radio stations like whn, wabc, wxlo, etc.
https://whn1050gold.com
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Hey Sonny!

Steve tuning in...

I remember when your group, 'Testors' played at the CBGB theater.

I wish I still had those WPIX-FM recordings. They were handed off to the program director directly. These days, I have the media of everything I do.

I wish I could have been more helpful.
Check out mixcloud website they have many WPIX, etc. radio shows.
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Originally Posted by Sonny Vincent ➡️
Hi ! My group 'Testors' played the CBGB theater in the 70s. I believe our show was recorded. After the show she interviewed Richard Hell, Lenny Kaye and myself. I had an altercation with Lenny live on the radio! Yikes! Do you have the recording of our show? Thanks and Best from Sonny/ 'Testors'
to Sonny Vincent / from "Testors":
maybe I can help you.
what is your privat email adress?

Michael /guitarist from PANIC
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Hey there. I'm doing research on Ken Harper, a former WPIX DJ and Director as well as the creator of the Broadway musical and film The Wiz. I'm wondering if anyone knew Ken, worked with him in any capacity. There's so little about him on record, I'd love to learn more about who he was.
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Ken Harper, host of the "Manhattan After Hours," all-night radio show in the mid to late '60s was way before my time.

I started working with WPIX-FM in 1979.

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Hey there. I'm doing research on Ken Harper, a former WPIX DJ and Director as well as the creator of the Broadway musical and film The Wiz. I'm wondering if anyone knew Ken, worked with him in any capacity. There's so little about him on record, I'd love to learn more about who he was.
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Rookie!

Let's see. What was I doing in NYC in 1979?

Didn't hang at CBs very much. Wasn't my style. The Ritz (was it open yet?)? The Palladium Theater? The Bottom Line for certain (I was dating a server who worked there). Wasn't a clubber. I was also gone for the most of 1979 on a very long KISS tour of the USA. IIRC, it was almost nine months of work with a few breaks.

Hard to remember. "If you remember the 70's, you weren't really there."

My apartment was two blocks from Times Square and it was, let's say, a rollicking neighborhood. I lived one half a block from Record Plant. I listened to WNEW when I was home, and LPs dubbed to cassette, hung with my friends at the Plant and went out with Hewitt and Brown and Gitomer on the remote trucks (white and black). Saw Bruce at Madison Square Garden from the stage. Never went to Studio 54, ever. Ate at Smith's. Ate Entenmann's for breakfast. Took the train or walked. Got mugged twice but once was in Newark where I shouldn't have been. Drank coffee out of these paper cups recently reproduced by The Museum of Modern Art and was just a young lad on a rock and roll mission.

I wish I had known Steve at the time. Woulda been a lot of fun.

D.
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I was going through my archives and I found a couple of images on board 'The Bunker' which was my first first mobile unit.

Check out the posters on the wall of the truck. The one on the right is a promo of the September 29th, 1979 'The Police' live broadcast we had about twelve days earlier. These images were taken on October 11th, 1979.
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C'mon Steve - this IS GearSpace...what desk and tape machine are we seeing? (hard to make out on my old laptop screen).
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I want the Great Gildersleeve's T-shirt! Please?

Direct to 2-track? No multi-track, those days, in your mobile? Bold!

Probably straight to the air.

D.
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In the above picture, the recorders were Otari 4-track and 2-track machines. We may have had an additional 2-track for continuous recording capability.

Believe it or not, in 1979 I had a pair of Tascam Model 5 mixers that were able to record 16-track 2" sessions. I attached a picture showing the ugliness of that setup. I suppose it's all about the lighting, and I wasn't thinking about staging the shot at the time.

We also did a lot of 8-track 1" recordings. I attached an image showing Brenell Mini 8 and Scully (I forget the model number) 8-Track 1" machines.


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C'mon Steve - this IS GearSpace...what desk and tape machine are we seeing? (hard to make out on my old laptop screen).
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Many of the stuff we recorded from 1976 to 1980 were direct to 2-track with 4, 8, 16 and eventually 24-track work sprinkled in when live albums were requested to be recorded for post-production.

All the FM radio broadcasts were indeed straight to the air with 2-track records running in the truck and at the station.

In 1981 things changed, and I had two 32-channel consoles (Sound Workshop Series 30 and Harrison Alive) to pick from depending on the budget.

I attached a few for your reference...



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I want the Great Gildersleeve's T-shirt! Please?

Direct to 2-track? No multi-track, those days, in your mobile? Bold!

Probably straight to the air.

D.
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Ah yes, the first Aura-Sonic Mobile Unit - 1977...
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In the above picture, the recorders were Otari 4-track and 2-track machines. We may have had an additional 2-track for continuous recording capability.

Believe it or not, in 1979 I had a pair of Tascam Model 5 mixers that were able to record 16-track 2" sessions. I attached a picture showing the ugliness of that setup. I suppose it's all about the lighting, and I wasn't thinking about staging the shot at the time.

We also did a lot of 8-track 1" recordings. I attached an image showing Brenell Mini 8 and Scully (I forget the model number) 8-Track 1" machines.
Its cool to see the Roland Space Echo in there.
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I miss that device!

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Its cool to see the Roland Space Echo in there.
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Anybody out there recall all of the live broadcasts from WPIX-FM
(mid-1978 to early 1980)?

They started a series of broadcasts called "Live at CBGB's" on July 7, 1978, which featured many local and "underground" bands of the era (The Dead Boys were on the first show, Richard Hell and Elvis Costello were on another). The host of the show was Jane Hamburger.

Aside from that, there were live "oldies" shows like Sam & Dave, the Troggs, etc. They also broadcast live shows by newer, up-and-coming acts like the Police, Joe Jackson, XTC, the Specials, the Records, etc.

In addition to their live "guest DJ" interview show called "Radio, Radio," they had a "New Rock & Roll Show," an "Old Rock & Roll Show," and generally played the cutting edge rock & roll /new wave dance music of the time - a pretty radical move, considering the "disco fever" that had taken over the airwaves by the end of the 70s. It was probably the only station where you could hear Frank Zappa, the Clash, the Four Tops, the Ramones and Eddie Cochran all in the same hour.

Coincidentally (well, not really), I'm working on a book about WPIX. Any info anyone has would be appreciated!

-Will
I remember looking forward to "two for tuesdays" on PIX. One week they weren't doing it, I called the station (you could actual do that) and asked what happen? and they said, "we changed the format" and hung up.

I did hang out one weird summer day in 1979 (?) with Dennis Quinn. We went down the shore together, he was a friend of my cousin's.

It's so cool that this thread is still going.
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