Friday, August 29, 2008

Clutch(Cargo)ing at Straws

Here's another edition of WUTK's "New Airwaves" Sunday night show, from around 1983. Special guest host is Todd "Clutch Cargo" Steed.


I had forgotten the heavy synth-pop focus of the early years of New Airwaves - I tend to listen more to my tapes of their punk hour/hardcore sets.



Again, enjoy the static - that's what we had to deal with in Murvil.

WUTK - New Airwaves 03

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing what turns up on the web! I used to listen to this show back in '83-84. Remember their New Years Eve 1983 show? That one has got to be the holy grail of New Airwaves shows.

Also liked Waves on WIMZ - as I recall that one disappeared at the start of 1983 when WIMZ revamped their format to a more modern rock one. I don't think they thought a separate new wave show was needed anymore. Jeff Huggins' nightclub, Hobos went out of business around the same time. Not sure which or both is the reason the show disappeared.

I never got into Unradio - the one time I checked it out, which I think was in 1982 (or early 83?) they were playing too much prog of the Gentle Giant and King Crimson sort for my taste.

There was also a hardcore punk show on one of the Johnson City or Jefferson City stations - for the life of me I don't remember the station or the name of the show.

You seriously rock for posting these files and for keeping all those tapes. I had already taped over my cassettes of Waves and New Airwaves by mid 1984. Thanks for a blast from the past! These shows were a godsend for a teenager up in music-deprived Anderson County at the time.

- robert

8:15 AM  
Blogger Herr Hausfrau said...

Oh wow, I too remember ALL of these shows. Did you know Jeff Huggins owns Biker Rags now? I heard him on a radio commercial and almost wrecked my car. It's been thirty years! As to Unradio, they were just so free-form that you had to wade through the chaff to get to the wheat, but they played some GREAT stuff: the Fibonaccis, Y Pants, Robin Scott, Joe King Carrasco, etc. etc.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Herr Hausfrau said...

Oh wow, I too remember ALL of these shows. Did you know Jeff Huggins owns Biker Rags now? I heard him on a radio commercial and almost wrecked my car. It's been thirty years! As to Unradio, they were just so free-form that you had to wade through the chaff to get to the wheat, but they played some GREAT stuff: the Fibonaccis, Y Pants, Robin Scott, Joe King Carrasco, etc. etc.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Herr Hausfrau said...

Did you know Jeff Huggins owns Biker Rags now? I heard him on one of their commercials and almost wrecked the car, hadn't heard that voice for thirty years! I still have some of his old shows recorded. Also a fan of Airwaves, Unradio, and Unhinged. Unradio was so free-form that you just had to wade through the chaff to get to the wheat, but they played some great stuff: the Fibonaccis, Y Pants, Robin Scott, Joe King Carrasco, etc. etc. I want to say Mike Dotson in particular played some good stuff.

3:38 PM  

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