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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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Great stuff!
Old 25th April 2020
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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.

Old 25th April 2020 | Show parent
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Oh, I remember Hurrahs. And I remember The Specials. But I did not see or hear that show.

Good one!

D.
Old 25th April 2020 | Show parent
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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!

D.
Old 25th April 2020 | Show parent
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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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Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.




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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.
Old 9th February 2021 | Show parent
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so did the WPIX-FM book ever get published?

Last edited by schwenko; 9th February 2021 at 03:34 AM.. Reason: spelling error
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 6 days ago
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Quote:
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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