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"Commando" - Ramones

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WKHR 91.5 FM in Cleveland plays big band and pop standards.

Cleveland is lucky to have the best big band station in the country. It is another fine listener supported (ie. no advertising) radio station that has an online stream. FM 91.5 WKHR features music primarily from the 30's and 40's. Most of the DJ's are volunteering for 1-3 hours per week.

91.5 FM's playlist includes music by Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Duke Ellington, and just about any record that charted before 1954.

(Updated 06/01/2007)

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There were show ideas circumnavigating my wishy-washy mind. I have not had a regular radio gig since I quit The Modern World back in September 2006. Continuing a morning shift might still be the most convenient but I might stick with the newest music and make a small compromise with the older songs I so often played while on the air in the past twenty-odd years. However, I need to find that extra time that was once more available during the earlier part of this decade. More news about this soon.

In the meantime, you can still tune into WEVL to hear The Modern World hosted by Scott. It is still a great Friday morning dig into the best of the punk era.

(Updated 06/01/2007)

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Finally, I will be on the air bright and early at 6 AM. If you are not in the Memphis area, tune in to WEVL Online webcast.

I am digging through the stack of new releases and personal favorites before then. Please let me know if you have any request for the Tuesday Morning Show.

Coincidentally, if you like music and want to be a DJ on WEVL, I know they are looking for at least one or more DJs.

When: Tuesday June 19, 2007 6AM Central

Where: WEVL

. (Updated 06/15/2007)

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The Modern World
August 25, 2006

Feature: Pretenders' Pirate Radio Box Set - the bonus tracks

Leave Them All Behind

Ride 92

from Going Blank Again 

King Arthur

Mekons 86

from Edge Of The World 

You Tell Me

The Go-Betweens 87

from Tallulah 

The Majestic Head?

The Soup Dragons 88

from This Is Our Art 

The Wait

The Pretenders 80

Nick Lowe-produced single version. On Box Set 


The Railway Children 88


Resist Her

Comateens 85

from Deal With It 

Myself To Myself

Romeo Void 81

from It's A Condition. originally released on 415 Records. 


Agent Orange 81


All Day

Ministry 86

from Twitch 


The Pretenders 81

originally a UK B-side 

Kizza Me

Big Star 78

from Third 

Stone Pony

The Romantics 80


On Returning

Wire 79

from 154 

Please Yourself

The Darling Buds 91

from Erotica 

The Whole Of The Moon

The Waterboys 85

I have to play this one more time before I leave 

Up The Neck

The Pretenders 06

live version on Box Set 

Little America

REM 84


Cop Cars

The Boys 77

from their first LP 

Timeless Melody

The La's 91

A favorite of mine 

She's A Runaway

BoDeans 86


Hey Little Girl

Icehouse 82


What You Gonna Do About It

The Pretenders 80

early rarity featuring the original band 

The Day I Get Home

Squeeze 91

from Play 


A Flock Of Seagulls 82

by request 

Jesus On TV

The Celibate Rifles 88

from Roman Beach Holiday 

Horror Business

Misfits 81

by request 

Like Wow Wipeout

Hoodoo Gurus 86

from Mars Needs Guitars 


Buzzcocks 78

dedicated to the excellent punk chair titled "Another Chair In A Different Kitchen" and designed by Lesley 

Both the casual and die-hard Pretenders fan will find a treasure of good material in the new box set released by Pretenders. The only letdown for me is that there aren't many unreleased goodies from the original lineup of James Honeyman-Scott, Pete Farndon, Martyn Chambers, and Chrissie Hynde. The four tracks on this week's The Modern World are all rare tracks that have not been reissued on CD in the US.

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