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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.
May 13, 2015: Celebrating FM 106.3, WHTG ("Modern Rock At The Jersey Shore) and station owner Faye Gade
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From 1984 until 2000 New Jersey was the home of one of the most respected and beloved commercial rock radio stations in the country, WHTG-FM (aka FM 106.3). The station broadcast from a house in Asbury Park NJ where the station's owner, the late Faye Gade, also lived. There weren't many radio stations playing "modern rock" or "alternative" music at the time, nor were there many stations owned by women. Gade played a key role in nurturing the station's independence and giving DJs an unusual amount of freedom for a commercial radio station, which led to a loyal and devoted listenership.
Faye Gade passed away earlier this year, so to celebrate her memory and the legacy of WHTG Evan will be joined in the studio tonight by former WHTG staffers Jerry Rubino and Neal Adams (Neal is also a former WFMU DJ). Throughout the night they'll be talking with other past FM 106.3 DJs and, more importantly, playing some of the music that made the station stand out among its peers.
Coincidentally there is also a WHTG Reunion Concert happening this Friday, May 15, at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. Richard Barone and Jeffrey Gaines will be appearing along with several other bands - check the Facebook invite for more details or visit the Wonder Bar website for more info. The show is a benefit for Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Monmouth County, Faye Gade's favorite charity.
|Artist||Track||Album||Label||Year||Comments||Approx. start time|
|b-52's||party out of bounds||nude on the moon: the b-52s anthology||warner bros||2002||orig 1980; the first song played when WHTG changed to the rock format||0:00:00 (Pop-up)|
|the saints||big hits (from the underground)||all fools day||tvt||1987||0:03:12 (Pop-up)|
|the brandos||gettysburg||honor among thieves||relativity||1987||0:05:52 (Pop-up)|
|suede||metal mickey||s/t||edsel||2011||2CD reissue; orig 1993||0:11:29 (Pop-up)|
|flaming mussolinis||swallow glass||7"||portrait uk||1985||0:23:47 (Pop-up)|
|zodiac mindwarp and the love reaction||prime mover||tattooed beat messiah||vertigo||1988||0:28:19 (Pop-up)|
|interview with Mike Marrone|
|julian cope||mik mak mok||sunspots ep||mercury uk||1985||0:53:53 (Pop-up)|
|paul kelly & the messengers||dumb things||under the sun||a&m||1988||0:55:30 (Pop-up)|
|the replacements||i will dare||let it be||twin/tone||1984||0:58:14 (Pop-up)|
|interview with Loretta Windas|
|kirsty maccoll||they don't know||galore: the best of||irs||1995||orig 1979||1:17:51 (Pop-up)|
|grapes of wrath||backward town||treehouse||capitol||1987||1:19:41 (Pop-up)|
|the connells||scotty's lament||boylan heights||tvt||1987||1:24:35 (Pop-up)|
|the wonder stuff||a wish away||the eight legged groove machine||polydor||1988||1:28:25 (Pop-up)|
|interview with Leo Zaccari|
|the dandy warhols||not if you were the last junkie on earth||come down||capitol||1997||1:46:35 (Pop-up)|
|that petrol emotion||hey venus||chemicrazy||virgin||1989||1:48:59 (Pop-up)|
|the blases||firefighter||va-mental floss||wrsu records||1987||1:52:41 (Pop-up)|
|the buddy system||go back to hollywood||s/t||chameleon||1988||RIP drummer Carl Coletti, who passed away last month||1:56:32 (Pop-up)|
|black||everything is coming up roses||wonderful life||a&m||1987||2:01:14 (Pop-up)|
|interview with Jeff Raspe|
|interview with Michele Amabile Angermiller|
|all||she's my ex||allroy's revenge||cruz||1989||2:39:36 (Pop-up)|
|interview with Mike Sauter|
|material issue||master of ceremonies/goin' through your purse (live)||goin' through your purse: live in chicago cd ep||mercury||1994||2:54:54 (Pop-up)|
|dramarama||it's still warm||box office bomb||questionmark||1987||2:58:13 (Pop-up)|
|wire train||should she cry||s/t||mca||1990||3:02:12 (Pop-up)|