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:
Camarillo,


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.

Jim 

 WHFS 2-11-83 Blizzard of 83-Side A.mp3
http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/EEqHjePs/file.html 

 WHFS 2-11-83 Blizzard of 83-Side B.mp3
http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/qqoSH4oX/file.html 

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

8 comments:

Camarillo Brillo said...

Man, that is one sweet tape of David! Weather references and David at his best...great stuff Jim!

Anonymous said...

Whats the last song on side A?

Camarillo Brillo said...

Good question

Eric said...

I love this tape! Thanks so much for adding it:)

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks to Jim for sharing it!

Midlantic said...

I remember that blizzard! Walking up 15th Street to Florida in driving snow to get various sorts of supplies, then hunkering down till the next day. Looking forward to cueing this up. Thanks for posting it.

nokesvillejr said...

Shazam says the last song on side A is Person Person by Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns.

Camarillo Brillo said...

UDA Man!

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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.

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