Saturday, December 26, 2015

Super Contributer Jim Gives us a Christmas Present!

This has been fun but here is my last tape from the ‘HFS-102.3 days.  I know versions of this have been posted before.  In fact, I’d be interested if you would repost your last 3 hours tape.  To give it a bit of a twist, I’m including some of the newspaper clippings showing the announced sale of 102.3 to the Outlet Company and the speculation that HFS would re-surface on AM 1390.  Thankfully, that didn’t happen and the long run on 99.1 did happen, although for most of the fans of the old 102.3, the 99.1 years were a slow fade to irrelevance.
Last Hours of 102.3
Here is my last tape of WHFS-102.3 FM Bethesda, MD.  Fittingly it is the last 90 minutes or so of the final sign off on July 14, 1983.  The announcement of WHFS’ sale to the Outlet Company (as shown in The Washington Post story from December 31, 1982), got hundreds of tape recorders busy in the 6 ½ months to follow.  There were many references to ‘The Other Side’ which was intended to be 1390AM.  Interestingly that stirred resistance from another generation, as 1390 was playing a Big Band format at the time.  As we know, that move never happened and the other side ended up being a move across the river to Annapolis and 99.1 FM.
Milo spinning tunes on 102.3 for the last time
Followed by the group sign off and the first verse of the Velvet Underground’s ‘After Hours’ … and the tape fades out…

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Jim shared another 'HFS tape with DJ Jim Dunbar

Saturday Morning, May 14, 1983 – Jim Dunbar
Kind of a strange mix here.  An early Saturday morning --too early it seems-- set from Jim Dunbar which features: Siouxsee and the Banshees (Switch), The Minutemen (East Wind- Faith), MX80 Sound (More Than Good), Depeche Mode (an alternate mix of Get the Balance Right), Simple Minds (Premonition), Roxy Music (Just Another High), Dream Syndicate (That’s What You Always Say)…and just after Jim introduces the ‘News Blimp Goes to Hell’… the tape switches to something slightly noisy (was this taped off an AM station?), unintelligible at first…, until you realize it’s about 10 minutes of an episode of the National Lampoon Radio Hour which features a parody of AM Talk Radio in the 70’s among other things.  No commercials, but around the 37 minute mark you get a sampling up and down the DC rock/pop radio dial. Then back to the National Lampoon which starts fading out at the end of the tape.

Many thanks once again Jim!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jim shares yet another 'HFS tape. Friday, March 27, 1981

Here’s my oldest ‘HFS tape so far.  It starts on Friday, March 27, 1981 and finishes up few days after that since there’s a duplicate song; and you would NEVER hear the same song twice on ‘HFS in the same day never mind within the same hour. 
Side 1: The Boomtown Rats, The DB’s, Ultravox, Echo and the Bunnymen, Urban Verbs, Graham Parker (twice), The Police and The Stranglers(?).  I believe this was from Milo’s show but I didn’t keep the back announcing. 
Side 2: This definitely starts with Milo, likely a day or so later: Martha and the Muffins, The Vapors, Graham Parker (“Don’t Get Excited”- a repeat from Side 1), New Order.
Switching over to David, probably a few days later: The Fleshtones, ?, The Monks, John Cale (“Strange Times in Casablanca”—what a dark song), Talking Heads, and The Pretenders.
Enjoy it.  I’ve only got a few more of these 102.3 tapes left to share.

Looks awesome Jim!!! Thanks again for sharing, as always.

Monday, November 2, 2015

WHFS 102.3FM MILO Then KIM JULY 1981 Shared by super contributor Jim

Here’s a 45 minute tape from July 1981. This is one of my earliest ‘HFS tapes and although the sound quality is good, it’s not put together as cleanly as my later tapes.  No matter, it is still worth a listen.  It begins with tunes from Milo and shifts somewhere in the middle to Kim.  I didn’t catch most of the back announcing on this so had to remember, guess, or look up the artists as best I could.
Milo then Kim
Talking Heads, T. Bone Burnett, Grace Jones, Human Sexual Response (“Jackie Onassis”), The Waitresses, ??? (Marianne), Holly & the Italians, Let’s Active (early version of ‘Blue Line’), ???, 999, Blue Orchids, Medium Medium, and ends as it began with the Talking Heads

Monday, October 19, 2015

Jim posts up a Classic 'HFS Tape From 1982!

This looks totally awesome!

This tape is worth the wait from my last post.  Taped over three or four days during March and April 1982, this one has sets hosted by Sarah, Milo, and a classic Dave Edmunds and NRBQ fueled Weasel segment.  Really Good Stuff.  As always, if anyone can fill in the blanks on the ‘?’ bands, please leave a comment.
Side 1- Sarah then Milo
Sarah: Pylon, Delta 5, Altered Images, Jonathon Richman and the Modern Lovers, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Bush Tetras.
Milo: The Waitresses, Swingin’ Madisons, The Heartbreakers, The Ramones, X, Patti Smith Group, The Animals
Side 2- Milo then Weasel
Milo: Richard and Linda Thompson, XTC, Simple Minds, The Teardrop Explodes, The Specials (Milo’s Theme).
Weasel: Talking Heads, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Nervous Eaters, NRBQ, Dave Edmunds, ?, Dave Edmunds (again), NRBQ (again), Bonnie Raitt

Saturday, September 19, 2015

WHFS 102.3 Sarah, Shared by super awesome contributer Jim!

Back to the WHFS music!  Here is over 90 minutes of tunes from two shows hosted by Sarah. 
The first is from May 1982 which is synthesizer heavy and includes Love Tractor, OMD, Dr. ?, Ultravox, Telex, Kraftwerk with the classic ‘Numbers’, Tangerine Dream, Soft Cell, Human League, Men Without Hats, and ?.
Side 2 is from New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 1983 and starts with the Tom Robinson Band, followed by: Depeche Mode, Ultravox, Lords of the New Church with Stiv Bators on lead, Icehouse, ABC, Peter Hammill, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, and Grace Jones.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

More Daily Feed from Jim

Here’s three more Daily Feed tapes for your binge listening pleasure, or if you are tired of Max, Frank, and the lead in music, take heart that this exhausts my inventory.  These cover the final years of the George H. W. Bush  presidency and the first of the Bill Clinton years.
1991 Newsreel:  The Domestic Issue
1992 Newsreel: Trickle to a Halt
1993 Newsreel:  Your Fine

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

1990 Daily Feed Newsreel shared by Jim

Here’s the
1990 Daily Feed Newsreel called: This S&L Aberrant
01 The Daily Feed - 1990 Newsreel - Side 1.mp3
02 The Daily Feed - 1990 Newsreel - Side 2.mp3

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Daily Feed “A Capital Decade” or a “A Capital Decayed”

Jim once again has found more buried treasure! Ultra rare for sure! Politically incorrect for sure!

Here’s another element of the HFS experience.  The Daily Feed.  Frank, Max, and Peter Markham satirize the political news of the day in this compilation titled “A Capital Decade” or a “A Capital Decayed” as it is typed on Side B.  Coming up next,  another totally unslanted opinion from yet another editor of the Daily Feed…
01 The Daily Feed - 1989 Newsreel - Side A.mp3
02 The Daily Feed - 1989 Newsreel - Side B.mp3
Cassette Cover

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHFS 102.3 MILO OCTOBER 30 1981, Shared by Jim

My new main man Jim has sent us yet another fine tape of 'HFS tunes from October of 1981...below is the text from his email:

Here’s a short tape that I missed when I shared two David in October 81 tapes last month. It’s just over 60 minutes from Friday, October 30, 1981, hosted by Milo.  The music moves from then current New Wave acts back a few years to the Punk scene from the late 70’s.

Side A: Martha and the Muffins, The Stranglers, Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, The Police, Bebop Deluxe, Tom Robinson Band

Side B: Soft Cell, Thomas Leer, Lene Lovich, The Young Professionals, Dead Kennedys, The Buzzcocks, ?, Sparks 

 I also found this in the archives where I wrote down the WHFS lineup in August 1981:

Jim, all good stuff! Thanks as always for sharing! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WHFS 12-23-1983 Weasel Xmas Show No. 1

I posted a Weasel Christmas show a while back. That is apparently part 2. This is part one. So that makes 6 hours of Christmas music for all of you that like that sorta thing. 
 This is the last tape from the last batch of 14 that Robbie sent in to share. It's been fun and what a great listen! Robbie's Takoma Park buddy really did a nice job taping these!
2x45 minute MP3@320

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WHFS DJ Edmond May 25 1985

Wow, this is one smokin' hot set from DJ Edmond. He really KICKS it on this Saturday Night in late May of 1985!
Thanks again Robbie!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Foreign_Listener_K Shares WHFS Tapes From The 90's

These are the tapes from the 2nd DVD Foreign_Listener_K sent in for me to share. 

Each file is about 45 minutes, MP3@320








 Thanks again Foreign_Listener_K!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

WHFS Multiple Post from?

It's a little embarrassing that I deleted the email from the guy that mailed these WHFS shows to me.
Hopefully he will contact me again so I can thank him. And the two bags of gummy candy he sent along with the DVDs. They came from overseas that's all I know.
I haven't listened to them yet, just want to get them out there.







Sunday, August 2, 2015

WHFS 102.3 Dec and Jan 1982-83 Tapes share By Jim

Hello Again,

Here’s an interesting mix of HFS music. It starts on December 31, 1982 with a few tunes from Adele, then drops in on Weasel for a Party Weekend, then to Milo in mid-January ’83 for the rest of the tape. Enjoy it.


Side A- December ’82 – Romeo Void, Roxy Music, D.A.F, ?, The Original Placebo, Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker!, the Doors, … interrupted with a quick drop in from Weasel with Joe King Carrasco and Party Weekend, then a switch to Milo, with the Bush Tetras, Tom Tom Club, and the Clash…

Side B- January ’83 --  …the Clash, REM, X, Shakin’ Pyramids, Gun Club, Soft Boys, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Grauzone (?), Lene Lovich, ESG, The Suburbs, and the Joy Division.

01 WHFS - December 1982
02 WHFS - January 14 1983

Can't thank Jim enough for sharing his old WHFS tapes...what a treat!!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WHFS DIANE 05-17-1985 Robbie W. Share

I want to say thanks again to Robbie for sharing these tapes.
This tape from Diane is very fine indeed. It's got great mid 80's tunes 'HFS was pioneering back in the day.  Along with some all time favorites of mine.

2x45 Minute MP3@320 Files 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WHFS 99.1 Bob Here, 12-27-1985, Shared By Robbie

This here tape is Bob Here playing some pretty strange stuff on occasion with comedy bits thrown in for good measure. 

2x45 Minute MP3@320 Files

Friday, July 24, 2015

WHFS 102.3 DAVID, The Blizzard of Feb 11 1983, Shared by Jim

Our new good buddy Jim sent us another email detailing this WHFS tape from Feb 11 1983 that he shared.
 Here's the text:

This tape is interesting for the music mix of course, but also for what was going on outside. On Friday, February 11, 1983 the Washington DC area was buried in one of the largest blizzards in recent DC history. According to NOAA: This storm beat the Presidents Day Storm and was the second greatest snowfall of record for the Washington area (at the time). It covered an unusually large portion of Virginia and Maryland with more than a foot of snow. The storm set a new 24 hour snowfall record in Lynchburg, Virginia, with 14.6 inches, Roanoke with 18.6 inches and Baltimore, Maryland with 22.8 inches. Parts of Northern Virginia measured as much as 30 inches on the ground. Washington, DC officially recorded 17 inches at National Airport, but 2 feet of snow fell in surrounding suburbs. Winds gusted over 25 mph all day on February 11 causing drifts up to five feet. The heavy snow and winds paralyzed the region.

Meanwhile, David was on the air at 102.3 FM playing the likes of Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, After the Fire, Elvis Costello, The Jam, The Fixx, Dream Syndicate, Malcolm McLaren, Grace Jones, Icehouse, U2, Talking Heads, Robert Palmer, Blancmange, The Teardrop Explodes, and others.


 WHFS 2-11-83 Blizzard of 83-Side A.mp3 

 WHFS 2-11-83 Blizzard of 83-Side B.mp3 

How cool is that? Thanks so much Jim!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

WHFS 102.3 FM October 1981 With David Behind The Mic.

Now this is what makes this blog biz worth all the work. Jim shared two 60 minute tapes for me to share today. Here's his verbage from today's email:


Thanks for your reply and offer to post the links to my HFS tapes.

I’ve posted the first set of tape/.mp3 files up on zippyshare.  So feel free to link to them when you get the opportunity.

These four files contain two 60 minute cassettes worth of WHFS 102.3 FM with David behind the mic.  Both tapes are from October 1981, although I’m uncertain whether they were taped the same day.  Regardless, file A flows into B and file C flows into D.  An added bonus is that I let the tapes roll through the back announcing, news features, and commercials so you get the whole HFS experience.

Hope to have more files ready soon.


Tape 1
Tape 2

How sweet is that? Thanks so much Jim!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

WHFS 99.1 Sara, Christmas Eve 1984

Another Christmas tape, that I couldn't listen to, especially in July.
Download if you're a hardcore Xmas music fan.
2x45 minute files

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WHFS 99.1 ADELE 03-23-1985

Continuing after an Independence Day weekend break, here's a fine tape from our good buddy Robbie of Adele Abrams spinning the tunes on a Saturday in March of 1985.

2x45 minute files. MP3@320

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WHFS 99.1 Diane 05-17-1985

I was used to hearing Diane in the morning drive time. Pretty cool to hear her do an evening show. 
 I Loved Diane! She's playin' all the the stuff I like...Anytime I hear a tune from Lone Justice, life is good! (Could do without the Temple City Kazoos though, just sayin') 
 Enjoy, and thanks again Robbie! 
 Don't just download and run, let's here some thanks for Robbie in the comments. Since the recent post of these tapes, there has been as many as 40 or more downloads, so lots of folks out there are tuned in. C'mon! It cost real cash to mail these tapes back fourth!

2x45 Minute MP3@320 Files

Friday, June 26, 2015

Crosby, Stills and Nash - Allies UPDATE

Sadly, I needed to update the Allies LP. I listened to it today, and turns out the last two tracks were hosed due to a dirty switch in the record out of my receiver. I re-ripped the last two tracks, and posted a new link. Please delete your copy and get the new link.

Here it is, and my apologies go out to the 130+ folks that downloaded it. The old link is now dead.

WHFS 99.1 Susan 01-19-1985

Here's a pretty rollicking set from 'HFS DJ Susan. One of my favs. Enjoy

2 x 45 Minute Files

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WHFS 99.1 EDMOND 04-07-1985

Can't say I recall WHFS DJ Edmond. Whatever, he spins some fine tunes here in early April of 1985!

Thanks, as always go to Robbie and his Takoma Park friend...Enjoy

Two MP3@320 45 Minute files

Monday, June 22, 2015

CS&N - Allies

Had to get a better bit rate of my vinyl copy, and figured, I might as well share this long out of print album. According to the interwebs, there was a limited CD run, and these can go for $150 and higher on Amazon and eBay. Vinyl copies can be had at more sane prices. Anyways, here's a not so well respected, but IMO, a nice album from CSN.

The rest of the text here is copied from Wikipedia:
The album starts off with two studio recordings. The lead track "War Games" was written for the 1983 film WarGames and was released as a single by the group, which peaked at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was used in initial early promotional theatrical trailers and in a promotional video for MTV, but their participation in the project was cancelled at the last moment. The MTV video for the song was composed solely of scenes from the movie. The second studio track, "Raise A Voice" by Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, was appended to the 2006 re-issue of Daylight Again as a bonus track.
The rest of the album consists of live recordings from two different tours. The tracks "Shadow Captain" and "For Free" were recorded in Houston, Texas, on the 1977 tour for the CSN album. Presumably they were chosen as they were strong David Crosby performances, something becoming more difficult for Crosby to muster evidenced by his minimal participation on the band's previous studio album as he dealt with personal difficulties that would eventually lead to his time in prison. The rest of the album derives from a show at the New Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on the 1982 tour to promote Daylight Again.

1. War Games (Stills) - 2:18 *
2. Raise A Voice (Nash/Stills) - 2:31 *
3. Turn Your Back On Love (Stills) - 5:04 **
4. Barrel of Pain (Nash) - 5:46 **
5. Shadow Captain (Crosby) - 4:30 ***
6. Dark Star (Stills) - 4:48 **
7. Blackbird (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 2:30 **
8. For Free (Joni Mitchell) - 3:48 ***
9. Wasted On The Way (Nash) - 2:37 **
10. For What It's Worth (Stills) - 5:38 **

(* Studio Track, Recorded in Los Angeles, California, 1983)
(** Recorded Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982)
(*** Recorded Live in Houston, Texas, 1977)

David Crosby: vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Craig Doerge: keyboards, acoustic piano, synthesizer
Michael Finnigan: vocals, keyboards
James Newton Howard: keyboards
Danny Kortchmar: guitar
Joe Lala: percussion
Graham Nash: vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
George Perry: bass
Jeff Porcaro: drums
Michael Stergis: rhythm guitar
Stephen Stills: vocals, guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Efrain Toro: percussion
Joe Vitale: drums

MP3@320, 97MB, 42:05
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What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
I will repost from my readers anything someone sends me as long as it is either out of print or something that's not from someone else's blog. If you want to share a link for a cool item on your blog, or someone else's, please feel free to post it in the comments........

Enjoy and please leave a comment and pass this blog along.

Can you believe that so many out there are starving for the old WHFS? Amazing!

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