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WLIR - 1982 - 95 minutes - 1st Day New Music

WLIR - 1982 - 95 minutes - 1st Day New Music

Playing tracks by

Joe Jackson, XTC, U2, A Flock Of Seagulls, Duran Duran and more.

The first day WLIR changed music formats to New Music.

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srj1313
srj1313

During this Pandemic I have found WLIR by accident and I am so happy to relive the greatest period of my life. I love the old broadcasts of the 80’s and remember all those fun sound bites. Talk about different. I am downloading so many of the songs that I fell on love with them as they remindi me of coming to work in West Hempstead where I worked in a boot store with my friend Art and the first thing we did was put on WLI.R. I am so happy to hear Larry once again. Please bring back Bob and Donna Thank you again for helping me get through a difficult time.

Jeffrey Cannella

I really feel that in general the 20th century was quite the artistic powerhouse across the board I think in almost all art genres. In terms of music, pick your genre, incredible really. My collection and mix in my computer spans the jazz/big band era to the present, quite a mix, so you may hear the Andrews Sisters or Sarah Vaughn, followed by the Smiths or China Crisis, then a show tune then Led Zep or Queen then a tune from an ex-Yugoslav artist from the 70's to even Justin Dweeber, yes there are couple of songs if his I like. Twenty One Pilots, Arctic Monkeys and The Chainsmokers are among my present day favourites. While there are good artists out there I do agree that innovation is lagging. Much has been done and of course corporate sterilization, an issue "back in the day" has now basically over run everything. Question sometimes I live in areas without great internet connection or listen while I am driving long distance. Is there anyway to get the WLIR shows into iTunes on my computer or phone so I can listen with or without internet connection?

Jeffrey Cannella

Thanks for the other WLIR radio segments. Looked at your background. You've spun at some awesome area clubs that's for sure. It's a shame the club scene isn't what it was in the 70's thru the 90's in this area. Not that I was clubbing in the 70's but growing up in the NY/LI area you heard all about it. Now there are books on that era and the 80's/90's as well.

dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

I'm happy to have been a part of the club scene during that time. It really is a ghost town as far as the current club scene but more importantly there is nothing innovative. Technology increases and art decreases. But we have to be thankful we had it at all. Thanks for the comment.

Jeffrey Cannella

Awesome to hear WLIR’s first day with its new music format. 😀

dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

Glad you found it and dig it

joseg13
joseg13

I look everywhere to get my New Wave/New Music WLIR Fix. When I found the Android App I put it at night on a 45 minute sleep timer and just enjoy. I lived in NYC and when I first my girlfriends brother singing one of the songs I was like, "What's that??" Got hooked immediately. then a few years later working nights we rigged an antenna in a computer room and we were able to get it. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! Thank you for this! My music has not changed at all. Still have my LP's I used to buy at J&R Music World....Remember them! Love this! Thanks again!

dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

My pleasure

OldDawg51
OldDawg51

This is great!! Brings back a lot of memories.

Andy Jamison-LeGere

Wow, this is incredible. I used to listen to a college radio station (Post, maybe?) that played alll new wave in the evening. Then I stumbled on to LIR and it was right around this time, late 82. Kids at school thought I was nuts, but within just a couple of months, everyone was listening! Thanks for the amazing memories. I wish Sirius "First Wave" would take note of all the deep cuts and 12" mixes that LIR played that made it so different. They play it so safe!

Harold Fridkis

WLIR is always worth remembering!

Harold Fridkis

wlir is always worth remembering!

Noreen M Anthony-Tabar

I was a new wave junkie back in the day. And WLIR was my radio station for the music. If i wanted comedy, I would tune into WNBC AM and Imus in the morning. Ahh, memories born and raised in NYC 1964-1992. The time when that was a TRUE New Yorkers living through the worst of the worst. Bankruptcy, Son Sam Serial killer, black out and looting, graffiti on the trains, burn out building empty lots, and that was all during the summer of 1977 LOL. Where Times Square was porn world before it became Disney world.