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Options 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.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
b-52's  party out of bounds   Options 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 ()
the saints  big hits (from the underground)   Options all fools day  tvt  1987    0:03:12 ()
the brandos  gettysburg   Options honor among thieves  relativity  1987    0:05:52 ()
suede  metal mickey   Options s/t  edsel  2011  2CD reissue; orig 1993  0:11:29 ()
flaming mussolinis  swallow glass   Options 7"  portrait uk  1985    0:23:47 ()
zodiac mindwarp and the love reaction  prime mover   Options tattooed beat messiah  vertigo  1988    0:28:19 ()
          interview with Mike Marrone   
julian cope  mik mak mok   Options sunspots ep  mercury uk  1985    0:53:53 ()
paul kelly & the messengers  dumb things   Options under the sun  a&m  1988    0:55:30 ()
the replacements  i will dare   Options let it be  twin/tone  1984    0:58:14 ()
          interview with Loretta Windas   
kirsty maccoll  they don't know   Options galore: the best of  irs  1995  orig 1979  1:17:51 ()
grapes of wrath  backward town   Options treehouse  capitol  1987    1:19:41 ()
the connells  scotty's lament   Options boylan heights  tvt  1987    1:24:35 ()
the wonder stuff  a wish away   Options the eight legged groove machine  polydor  1988    1:28:25 ()
          interview with Leo Zaccari   
the dandy warhols  not if you were the last junkie on earth   Options come down  capitol  1997    1:46:35 ()
that petrol emotion  hey venus   Options chemicrazy  virgin  1989    1:48:59 ()
the blases  firefighter   Options va-mental floss  wrsu records  1987    1:52:41 ()
the buddy system  go back to hollywood   Options s/t  chameleon  1988  RIP drummer Carl Coletti, who passed away last month  1:56:32 ()
black  everything is coming up roses   Options wonderful life  a&m  1987    2:01:14 ()
          interview with Jeff Raspe   
          interview with Michele Amabile Angermiller   
all  she's my ex   Options allroy's revenge  cruz  1989    2:39:36 ()
          interview with Mike Sauter   
material issue  master of ceremonies/goin' through your purse (live)   Options goin' through your purse: live in chicago cd ep  mercury  1994    2:54:54 ()
dramarama  it's still warm   Options box office bomb  questionmark  1987    2:58:13 ()
wire train  should she cry   Options s/t  mca  1990    3:02:12 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 5/13/15 9:06pm john:

Living in CT, I'd never heard (of) WHTG, but I think I'm gonna dig this. And this Saints elpee is a lost mid-80s classic. As good as anything from the early years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 9:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

What luck for me! I get home, flip on the TV and "Office Space" is on. Flip on the radio and EFD is on. Next on the agenda is to see what's the hockey score and root up something to eat. Looking forward to the WHTG stories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 9:11pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I remember this "Gettysburg" song. Never knew it was The Brandos that played it, though.
  Wed. 5/13/15 9:13pm BigSigSputnik:

You're always the best, EFD!
  Wed. 5/13/15 9:14pm Christine:

WHTG was a mainstay for me during high school and college. Also enjoyed hanging out at the Green Parrot!
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 9:14pm Mailman Tom:

I haven't heard that Suede song in a long time !
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 9:15pm Roberto:

That's the third time EFD has played Metal Mickey. I've starred all three instances.
  Wed. 5/13/15 9:16pm cheri:

hey there evan, what's up everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 9:17pm Alex of Chicago:

Hey, folks.
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 9:21pm JakeGould:

Hey! This show sounds good already.
  Wed. 5/13/15 9:25pm cheri:

great opening to the show, evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 9:27pm Barkevious Shabazz:

This does not sound like the arch dude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 9:29pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Zodiac Mindwarp!
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 9:52pm JakeGould:

  Wed. 5/13/15 10:00pm Christine:

This set is making me so happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:04pm common:

thank you so much for playing i will dare evan!
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:17pm Cap'n:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:19pm ikє:

Cool that she mentioned WBJB because it has an HD2/streaming service called Altrok. It's very much what HTG would sound like today (as a non-comm) if it had a reasonably wide-ranging playlist and lots of new stuff.
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:21pm Jerry Rubino:

as I slip in......
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...well - I'll catch something tonight...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:21pm efd:

That Altrok stream is programmed by WHTG Alum Sean Carolan, and several ex-HTGers are on the main station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:22pm Ĩkє:

Right, Sean Carolan! Plus I forgot to say, lately Altrok has lots of HUMAN DJs, not just Sean but several others -- very rare for an HD2/streaming operation.
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:24pm BOBBY THE W:

Grapes of Wrath!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh goodie - a stream new to me... :
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:26pm Christine:

God bless the Green Parrot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:27pm Jeff from Rahway:

Evan, your show is bringing back lots of memories for me. Teenage me was able to pick up WFMU and WHTG clearly on the radio.
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 10:28pm Pseu Braun:

HTG was my jam back in the day. Just tuning in a bit late here, thanks for the memories and HEY NEAL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:29pm efd:

Neal says hi back!
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:30pm Jerry Rubino:

One of the best afternoon's at the station was when The Wonder Stuff stopped by and hung with us.
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:31pm Mike Marrone:

Loving the show... FYI... the "slogan" we used during my time ('84-'89) was "FM106.3... Your Rock Alternative."
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:34pm Jerry Rubino:

Thanx Mike!
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:35pm BOBBY THE W:

House of Coffee!
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:36pm Mike Marrone:

The Wonder Stuff movie was called "Welcome To The Cheap Seats"
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:37pm Jerry Rubino:

Blue Swan Diner.....Monmouth Stereo.....Almost Live.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 10:37pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Mike Marrone - WRRV 96.9 in Middletown, NY, claims they're our rock alternative these days.
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:41pm Mike Marrone:

Rich would always use the unbanded Howard Jones EP with 3 songs on each side... hence the birth of the FM 106 3Play!
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 10:44pm JakeGould:

WBRK – “The Brick: Your Rock Alternative”
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:48pm BOBBY THE W:

Hey Venus!
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:48pm Jerry Rubino:

Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 10:49pm JakeGould:

That Petrol Emotion?
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:50pm BOBBY THE W:

but, of course! a staple!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 10:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Well, the Rangers & Capitals figured out a winner of their series. I'm not going to spoil the result for anyone, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 10:54pm Jeff from Rahway:

Fuck the Rangers. But The Blasés kick ass.
  Wed. 5/13/15 10:54pm BOBBY THE W:

uh oh... can Rotator Cuff be far behind?!
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:07pm Christine:

Plimsouls- A Million Miles Away?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 11:08pm Jeff from Rahway:

The Mental Floss compilation was LEGENDARY. I'll die with my copy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 11:11pm Fuzzy:

You're in Jersey, but I'm not...
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 11:12pm Michael Shelley:

me w/ Jeff Raspe, 1997:
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:13pm murcuryvapor:

How about There is No Love Between Us Anymore by PWEI, Kundalini Express Love and Rockets?
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:13pm murcuryvapor:

Totally forgot about Doctor D and Rock over London.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:14pm marc:

Wow. That's one hell of a shift
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 11:15pm Jeff from Rahway:

Okay, time to play Spiral Jetty and Dramarama.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:17pm spodiodi:

Anything, anything, anyyyythiiing
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:18pm murcuryvapor:

Shoot it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 11:18pm Jeff from Rahway:

"Last Cigarette" is actually my fave Dramarama song.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:18pm murcuryvapor:

The miracle of FM ducting.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:21pm Jerry Rubino:

"Scenario" or "Transformation" are probably my fave Dramarama tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 11:21pm Fuzzy:

"Haven't Got A Clue" is most excellent.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:21pm marc:

I still have a WDRE bumper sticker
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 11:28pm Jeff from Rahway:

Wow...I first heard All on WHTG. To date they remain the loudest band I ever heard @ Maxwell's. They played their with Government Issue, who I believe just reunited.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:31pm murcuryvapor:

WDRE bumpa sticka
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:33pm spodiodi:

I sawr one the other day.
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 11:36pm JakeGould:

@marc: Some guy who lived in Manhattan Beach (near Brighton Beach in Brooklyn) had a WDRE/WLIR van parked in front of his place all the time in the 1980s. Wonder who that was.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:39pm rw:

What's the "M" word?
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:41pm Jerry Rubino:

  Wed. 5/13/15 11:41pm Dave Shire:

One time our local college station was playing that awful "Get a Job" song by The Offspring, which starts out with "My friends got a boyfriend and she hates that dick" but the station didn't like them saying dick, so the DJ would come on and yell PENIS instead.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:42pm spodiodi:

Fool is my fave All jam.
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 11:43pm Pseu Braun:

good times!
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:43pm rw:

Hahaha! I don't like that word either. I mean... well... you know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 11:44pm steve:

i am loving all this music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 5/13/15 11:44pm Stevel:

Thank you Jerry R. for the clarification.

While I have no experience with WHTG, this show has been terrific. So enjoyable. I AM A RADIO NERD for a reason. Its great stuff. Thanks.
  Wed. 5/13/15 11:55pm Jerry Rubino:

Here's a good link to a good list of WHTG jocks:

Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 11:57pm Pseu Braun:

I like the Mentor's "version" better, sorry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/13/15 11:58pm Alex of Chicago:

Thanks, EFD.
Avatar Wed. 5/13/15 11:58pm Pseu Braun:

www.youtube.com... (apologies to Material Issue memories!)
Avatar Thu. 5/14/15 12:00am Pseu Braun:

GREAT SHOW EFD and guests!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/14/15 12:00am Jeff from Rahway:

Solid Dramarama song, EFD. Well done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 5/14/15 12:01am Stevel:

Thanks again. Wonderful show, per usual.

Guessing I'll also thank Nick Name for letting you finish long. THAT'S fucking great radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/14/15 12:01am efd:

Thanks so much everyone! Glad you all enjoyed it... we'll definitely do a music-only follow up sometime this summer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/14/15 12:03am efd:

you mean Small Change! But yes, thanks are due to him as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/14/15 12:03am Ike:

Thanks EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 5/14/15 12:04am Stevel:

Yes, sorry. Small Change. Indeed.
  Thu. 5/14/15 2:54pm brandon:

Sorry I missed this! Went to HS with WHTG which is exactly when you should listen to them. Y'all forgot the Whirling Dervishes.
  Tue. 5/19/15 2:48am The Audacity of Hope Road:

This link contains an audio snippet of the final moments of FM1063's existence, as Mike Sauter alluded to: http://formatchange.com/modern-rock-1063-whtg-fm-relaunches-as-g1063/
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