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08/02/2022 07:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
New Moon On Monday
by Duran Duran
(32 plays) | (0 fans)

Duran Duran, again. Duran Duran, Duran Duran.
08/02/2022 07:54 AM
DJ: John Richards
Hungry Like the Wolf
by Duran Duran
(16 plays) | (1 fan)

One of John's first favorite bands was Duran Duran. He still has his Duran Duran tapes, acquired from a music mail service called Bill Me Later.. (or bill your neighbors later, if you sent them to their house instead...)
08/02/2022 07:50 AM
DJ: John Richards
Be Good Johnny
by Men at Work
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Entering the Spokane era. Men at Work was the first (or maybe second) tape that John ever owned.
08/02/2022 07:47 AM
DJ: John Richards
We Got the Beat
by The Go-Go's
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

The very first 7-inch record John ever owned. Before moving from Sioux City to Spokane, John recalls what probably happened to this record. Prior to hitting the road, John's brother was frisbee throwing records into the forest by their home. So, somewhere in the wilderness of Iowa likely resides this Go-Go's record...
08/02/2022 07:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
Brass in Pocket
by Pretenders
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

Another one from the first-songs-John-remembers-having-an-impact archive.
08/02/2022 07:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
Video Killed the Radio Star
by Buggles
(8 plays) | (1 fan)

When this video came out on TV, John and his brother watched it together. As John put it: "It was nothing like we'd ever seen." MTV debuted just after midnight on August 1, 1981, with the broadcast of “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles. Following the format of Top 40 radio, video disc jockeys (or “veejays”) introduced videos and would bantered about music news between clips.
08/02/2022 07:32 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Gary Numan
(116 plays) | (2 fans)

Gary Numan's 'Cars' is one of the first songs John remembers having an impact on his life. "Cars" is the debut solo single by English musician Gary Numan. It was released in 1979 and is from his debut studio album, The Pleasure Principle.
08/02/2022 07:26 AM
DJ: John Richards

One more from John's early music memories in the late 70s.
08/02/2022 07:22 AM
DJ: John Richards
Cracklin' Rosie
by Neil Diamond
(1 play) | (0 fans)

"If there's one artist that reminds me of my childhood, it is Neil freaking Diamond." - John
08/02/2022 07:17 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Boxer
by Simon & Garfunkel
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

One more from S & G.
08/02/2022 07:11 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Sound of Silence
by Simon & Garfunkel
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

When John's mother was sick, he took her to see Simon and Garfunkel at the former Key Arena. She wanted merch, and John barreled through the crowd to the merch table to buy her everything and all that she wanted. He shared that she danced all night at the show.
08/02/2022 07:08 AM
DJ: John Richards
Father And Son
by Cat Stevens
(16 plays) | (1 fan)

And one more from Cat Stevens..
08/02/2022 07:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
Morning Has Broken
by Cat Stevens
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Good morning! Today is a special show, as John will be sharing his music journey through life and the road that led to KEXP. John shared that he would hear this song when the television program would shut off for the day and this song would play behind a flag. Thanks for tuning in this morning! Hope you stay a while.