Saturday, April 18, 2015

WHFS 991.1FM Adelle Abrams July and August 1988

Robbie sent me these files some time ago. There are two 90 minute tapes, 3 hours straight, from July 30th 1988, two 90 minute tapes, 3 hours straight, from August 6th 1988, and one 45 minute tape from August 13th 1988.   Adelle was one of my favorites and it was a delight to hear her again.
Grab them while the links are still alive, and thanks again to Robbie for sharing!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Robbie kindly mailed CDs to me containing 6 90 minute tapes of WHFS taped in 1983.

I sampled some of them, and frankly the sound is pretty bad in parts. I suspect warped, stretched tapes, playback azimuth not calibrated, or just plain cheap tapes. Some of it is unlistenable in my opinion. The 1st Weazel tape for example, has extreme wow and flutter in the beginning, but smooths out later on. I don't have time to listen to them all, so I am just gonna post 'em all now.
There is plenty of good stuff in here, so if you crave more HFS from the 102.3 era, here ya go.
 In no means am I bustin' Robbie's chops here. It is what it is. The man has sent a wealth of music to post here and I thank him for that!

Each download contains two sides of a 90 minute tape, MP3@192

 05-27-1983 WHFS WEASEL 

05-30-1983 WHFS BOB HERE 

 5-14-1983 WHFS SARAH Then Milo

 5-14-1983 WHFS SARAH TAPE 2 

06-08-1983 WHFS DAVID & WEASEL

06-10-1983 WHFS BOB HERE

Friday, April 3, 2015

The WHFS 99.1 Precursor- WLOM 99.1 The First 2 Days

I took far too long to post this. My good buddy Robbie W. sent me some CD's of the first 2 days of WLOM which would soon become WHFS @99.1FM In Annapolis, MD. 

The below info was copied from wikipedia.

In 1983 the owners of WHFS, then licensed to Bethesda at 102.3 FM, sold that station for $2 million and used the money to purchase WLOM along with and its sister station WNAV (1430 AM). The WHFS format and call letters were then moved to 99.1 FM, licensed to operate with 50,000-watts (Class B FM) with much higher power than the 102.3 facility, which broadcasts with only 3,000 watts (Class A) at the time; a Class A FM is the lowest coverage area as opposed to a Class A AM which is the greatest coverage area. Thus WHFS on 99.1 could then be heard in Baltimore, Washington, and much of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Eventually Einstein's group sold WHFS. 

I'm listening to part 1 now...pretty dang sweet! Enjoy! And huge thanks again to Robbie!

Each file is 45 minutes long.

 10-21-1983 WLOM 99.1 first 2 days in Annapolis PART 1 

 10-21-1983 WLOM 99.1 first 2 days in Annapolis PART 2 Bob Here

 10-22-1983 WLOM 99.1 Part 1 Diane and Damian 

 10-22-1983 WLOM 99.1 Part 2 SARAH 

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!

If you leave a comment, how about using a nickname instead of Anonymous. At least make up something please. Thanks!

I have reconsidered my position...and will re-upload dead links, so long as you go to that particular post and make the request from the comments page...

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