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

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

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Playing tracks by

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

The first day WLIR changed music formats to New Music.

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noiseyone

This was great - This station got me through college!

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Michael Mastronardi

This is great! I listened back then. I started loving them back in the spring of 1980. I remember they would play Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself", The Swingers, "Counting The Beat" and "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell in the summer of 1981 and no other station would. I don't think this audio clip is from the first day they changed, but close! Translator's "Everywhere That I'm Not" was the Screamer on July 29th 1980 and they switched during he 2nd week of July according to their site. It's so awesome that you have this and shared it! Thank you! I so remember them playing Joe Jackson's version of "The Harder They Come" and going out to get it on vinyl. I would try to listen to WLIR every minute I was awake. I was seventeen then and they were/are my favorite station. Do you happen to have any more audio? I remember when Ben Manilla was the morning DJ and loved when he played the Magilla Gorilla theme song as well as a Star Trek spoof. But the music was the best. It's so nice to relive my youth. Thank again!

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dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

hey Michael, Glad you like the clips. I posted many hours of WLIR on this page for you to enjoy. This is the first day that WLIR changed completely to the new music format. The DJ on the clip says it is. Also Translator 'Everywhere that I'm Not' became Screamer of the week July 5-1982 not 1980. And it makes sense that it was July 5th because that was a Monday.

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Andrea Holland
Andrea Holland

Thank you for this - I'm sitting in my chilly house in Norwich UK listening and loving the memories; I lived on Long Island 81-87 and it was such an important time of my life (moved there from the UK aged 16) and in the UK music had been changing since the Clash, Jam, Specials etc shook things up in the late 70's...but I got to LI and it was still the Doors, Rush, Stones etc. It was a happy happy day when LIR changed formats in 1982. So thank you dsSLAVE for the memories. Cheered me up no end on a cold January in 2017! : )

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dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

Thanks for this awesome comment. WLIR was one of the most important things that shaped my entire young adult life. Listening to this in the UK must be a strange, yet familiar bittersweet feeling of home. Glad you listened. I posted many hours for your enjoyment. xo

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ShutUpandShift
ShutUpandShift

Wow, What a blast!! I was in 11th grade and just started hearing this kind of music. By the time 83 hit WLIR changed my musical world!! Thanks

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Vaughn Baskin
Vaughn Baskin

Happy 45th Birthday To WLIR, The Station That Dares To Be Different In The Seas Of Corporate Boring Voicetracking Radio.

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Ted Lynch
Ted Lynch

there is an add near the end of this about a band called You or U playing at a gig and they mention Empire Records.... the female says she is Elizabeth... does anyone know the name fo the group? the full nakme of the keyboardist Elizabeth? anything? PS worked the airline when it first took off for New Wave music in 82 & 83 back on Fulton in Hempstead. Many laughs and lots of great music. This was back when there was a turn over of DJ that first few years of the new format.

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Elrey Delmundo
Elrey Delmundo

MAAAN flashback goosebumps an all

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mtadude
mtadude

Ah, miss the days of WLIR/WDRE!

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Mr_Mags
Mr_Mags

Thanks for the great memories! Love WLIR/WDRE. Dare to be Different.

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Bob O'Connor
Bob O'Connor

Thanks for Posting this , I was just going into Senior year of high school. WLIR changed my Musical journey .

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dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

My pleasure. Changed mine too.

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Stuart Lokich
Stuart Lokich

I missed this when it happened. Always wondered what it was like. Now I know. Thanks, deSlave for doing this. This helps me complete my life.

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dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

Thanks Stuart. Always happy to help in life completion.

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Valerie Beacham
Valerie Beacham

This is great!!!

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Tony Ramos...
Tony Ramos...

Excellent

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uchacz
uchacz

Also love the commercials.

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dsSLAVE
dsSLAVE

Me too. Love the Pink Floyd The Wall movie spot

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