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New Wave Radio Station With Live DJs

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:38 am
by wxb102gm
Hello there. My name is Michael Sutton, and I used to lament the lack of a “classic alternative” radio station in Seattle, only to be rewarded with two - a reformatted KNDD - and KRQI - within a week of each other. However, neither of them really filled the void I was missing, and certainly my New Wave-loving friends were still left unsatisfied, dismayed by the repetitive playlists on both stations and over saturation of grunge. By the time KRQI too the leap to Jack FM, we were already back to our CD players.

All of us have a radio station that first introduced us to the music that would eventually shape our lives. For me, it was WXB 102 in Manila, Philippines, an adventurous New Wave radio station that brought cutting-edge groups like Echo & the Bunnymen, the Lotus Eaters, Fra Lippo Lippi, Xmal Deutschland, Joy Division, U2, R.E.M., among hundreds of others, to the FM dial in my country.

On September 10, 2005, I did what many thought was possible. Completely burned out on alternative radio, I resurrected WXB 102 online with two of its original staffers and pre-programmed shows.

However, now my dream has finally come true. I’ve totally revived WXB 102 online with live DJs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday. The daily jocks -- George Frederick, The Ghost, Julius Caesar, Mick Flame -- were all from the original staff. In fact, I managed to bring everyone back from WXB 102’s 1986-1987 air core.

You can tune in here:

Our daily live sked is as follows, Mon-Fri (PST):

7 a.m.-11 a.m.: Mick Flame
11 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Ghost
3 p.m.-7 p.m.: George Frederick
7 p.m.-11 p.m.: Julius Caesar

Some people compare us to defunct local powerhouse KJET and others to CFNY in their New Wave peak. But, seriously, nothing sounds like WXB 102. Our DJs work without a playlist outside of our primary golds; however, this is not chaos. While we regularly spin obscure acts like the Wedding, Minimal Compact, the Weather Prophets, Blue Zoo, and the Adventures, we also include hit singles from the Cars, the Cure, Depeche Mode, and the Police alongside reggae from Bob Marley, Aswad, and Black Uhuru and hardcore punk from Minor Threat and Black Flag. Plenty of album cuts, 12\" extended mixes, and rare imports, too. You won’t hear any grunge or emo but we do include newer artists such as Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand once in a while and don’t be surprised to hear local legends Young Fresh Fellows and the Sonics, too. We’re not afraid to go beyond the basic definition of New Wave and include Johnny Hates Jazz, Level 42, the Velvet Underground, the Kinks, even Cheech & Chong!

I don’t believe in boring mp3-streaming Internet radio. If you have an iPod, what’s the point in tuning in? Our jocks begin broadcasting live from Manila in the middle of the night. We’re having a lot of fun, and I’m inviting people here to check us out. Radio can be enjoyable again. Thank you for reading this and I hope you tune in. We take live requests at:

Michael Sutton
General Manager/WXB 102

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:42 am
by wxb102gm
Here's a sample of our daily live programming: :)

2007 January 18 Manila

DJ George Frederick

07:04:56 Eyeless In Gaza - Welcome Now (Primary)
07:08:27 Marc Almond - Bittersweet
07:11:34 Go-Betweens, The - Right Here
07:15:18 Clash, The - London's Burning
07:17:25 Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing (2)
07:20:41 China Crisis - King In A Catholic Style (2)
07:24:45 Missing Persons - Words (2)
07:28:55 Electric Prunes, The - Get Me to the World on Time
07:31:22 Church, The - Reptile
07:36:28 Bolshoi, The - Sunday Morning (Primary)
07:42:40 Duran Duran - Girls On Film
07:46:24 a-ha - You Are The One
07:49:57 Dead Kennedys, The - California Über Alles
07:54:31 Human League - Louise
07:59:33 WXB102 - From The Bay Area2.
07:59:56 Japan - Visions of China (extended)
08:04:25 Cutting Crew - One For The Mockingbird
08:08:37 Room, The - A Shirt Of Fire
08:12:57 Siouxsie and The Banshees - Love In A Void
08:15:25 Adventures, The - Two Rivers (Expanded) (Primary)
08:22:26 Wire Train - God On Our Side
08:26:39 When In Rome - Sight Of Your Tears
08:30:13 **** Chung - Hypnotize Me
08:34:33 Scandal - Goodbye To You
08:38:08 Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
08:43:09 INXS - 01 - The One Thing
08:46:23 Yazoo - Only You
08:49:10 O.M.D. - 04 - Souvenir
08:52:23 Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor!
08:56:49 Pale Fountains, The - Crazier
09:00:10 WXB102 - From The Bay Area2.
09:00:32 New Order - Thieves Like Us
09:07:08 Aswad - Bubbling
09:10:05 R.E.M. - Begin The Begin
09:13:28 Railway Children - Brighter
09:18:12 Industry - State Of The Nation (Primary)
09:22:23 Positive Noise - When Lightning Strikes (Extended)
09:27:10 Balaam & The Angel - Big City Fun Time Girl
09:31:10 Romeo Void - A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) (Primary)
09:35:16 Blondie - Rapture
09:40:39 Madness - Michael Caine
09:44:02 Jam, The - All Around The World
09:46:23 Sisters of Mercy, The - Walk Away
09:49:42 Smithereens, The - I Want To Hold Your Hand (THE BEATLES)
09:52:05 Merton Parkas - Flat 19
09:55:16 Spoons - Nova Heart
09:59:56 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities In Dust (Extended Version) (Primary)
10:05:26 Tones On Tail - Go!
10:09:48 B-52's - Love Shack
10:15:06 Toy Dolls - Poor Davey
10:19:11 Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
10:23:43 The Smiths - Panic (Primary)
10:25:52 Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
10:29:28 X - Wild Thing
10:32:36 Simple Minds - All The Things She Said
10:36:45 Naked Eyes - Promises, Promises
10:40:24 Nick Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
10:44:39 U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
10:48:15 Velvet Underground, The & Nico - Femme Fatale
10:50:44 China Crisis - Black Man Ray (2)
10:53:56 Lotus Eaters - It Hurts (Primary)


Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:09 am
by admin
wxb102gm wrote:Here's a sample of our daily live programming: :)

2007 January 18 Manila

DJ George Frederick
At first I thought; "oh, here we go, another "80s" station online", but having a look at that playlist, I said WOW! I'll give it a listen tonight!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:04 pm
by wxb102gm
Listen to WXB 102 right now for live programming from Mick Flame in Manila:

Here is our new daily live schedule in both PST stateside and Manila time:

U.S. times (PST), Mon-Fri:

MickFlame (7AM to 10AM PST)
Julius Caesar (10AM to 1PM PST)
The Ghost (1PM to 4PM PST)
George Frederick (4PM to 7PM PST)
Nasty Natty (7PM to 10PM PST)

Manila times, Mon-Fri:

11PM to 2AM - MickFlame
2AM to 5AM - Julius Caesar
5PM to 8AM - The Ghost
8AM to 11AM- George Frederick
11 AM to 2 PM- Nasty Natty

Thanks for any support. This is strictly for the love of music.


Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:06 pm
by wxb102gm
Thank you for the kind words. Yes, please do check us out and let me know what you think. We're unlike any other '80s station out there with the live DJs being a huge difference. We're live right now. Our weekends are still pre-programmed shows but we're working on filling those in.
admin wrote:
wxb102gm wrote:Here's a sample of our daily live programming: :)

2007 January 18 Manila

DJ George Frederick
At first I thought; "oh, here we go, another "80s" station online", but having a look at that playlist, I said WOW! I'll give it a listen tonight!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:10 pm
by wxb102gm
Here's another sample playlist. CFNY fans might be interested in checking us out because we do have DJs for that nostalgic radio feel and we do include New New Wave stuff, too, like the latest Morrissey and New Order materials.

2007 January 17 Manila

The Ghost

03:00:53 WXB102 - From The Bay Area2.
03:01:10 Police, The - Synchronicity
03:05:46 Bauhaus - Third Uncle (2)
03:09:50 WXB102 - Gf 102 Music.
03:09:52 Billy Idol - Don't You (Forgot About Me) (SIMPLE MINDS)
03:14:41 Clash, The - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
03:17:46 Fixx, The - Red Skies (Primary)
03:22:06 Europeans, The - The Animal Song (Live)
03:27:37 Glove, The - Like An Animal
03:32:19 INXS - Devil Inside
03:37:20 Mission UK - Serpent's Kiss
03:41:25 Fossil - Moon
03:44:54 A Promo - Sandman Weekend Guru
03:45:17 WXB102 - carla_n_mick (2).
03:45:25 Transvision Vamp - Tell That Girl To Shut Up
03:48:29 Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities
03:51:59 Prefab Sprout - Cars And Girls
03:56:18 Suzanne Vega - Left of Center
03:59:40 WXB102 - 24 years (2).
04:00:08 Rouen - Too Close To The Edge
04:03:59 Book Of Love - I Touch Roses
04:09:35 Human League, The - The Lebanon (12'' Extended)
04:15:25 I Start Counting - Letters To A Friend
04:23:08 Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
04:27:05 Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down!
04:30:31 A Promo - Sandman Weekend Guru
04:30:54 WXB102 - Home Of New Crack
04:31:39 Real Life - Catch Me Im Falling
04:37:07 Primitives - Crash (Primary)
04:39:29 Sparks & Jane Wiedlin - Cool Places (2)
04:42:45 Go-Go's, The - Vacation
04:46:06 WXB102 - From The Bay Area2.
04:46:28 R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth!
04:50:56 Lotus Eaters - It Hurts (Primary)
04:56:33 Go-Betweens, The - Right Here
05:00:14 WXB102 - 24 years (2).
05:00:44 WXB102 - Gf This Is Wxb 102.
05:00:46 Colourfield, The - Castles In The Air (Extended)
05:05:43 Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
05:10:20 Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight (Extended Remix)
05:15:06 New Order - Dreams Never End
05:18:12 Killing Joke - Eighties
05:21:51 Lords Of The New Church - Method to My Madness
05:25:19 WXB102 - hello _calra-mick.
05:25:42 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
05:31:51 Berlin - The Metro (Extended Version) (Primary)
05:36:58 Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter Ext Version (Primary)
05:46:11 A Promo - Sandman Weekend Guru
05:46:35 WXB102 - From The Bay Area2.
05:46:58 WXB102 - Gf 102 Music.
05:46:59 Bad Manners - Special Brew
05:50:32 B-52's, The - Barney's Edit
05:52:58 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic
05:56:21 Bob Marley - Jammin
05:59:26 WXB102 - 24 years (2).
05:59:55 Blondie - Heart Of Glass (Single Mix)
06:04:28 Ultravox - All Stood Still
06:08:08 Go-Go's, The - We Got The Beat.
06:10:36 U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One
06:14:36 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House
06:18:21 Propaganda - Jewel
06:24:45 A Promo - Sandman Weekend Guru
06:25:09 New Order - Leave Me Alone (Primary)
06:29:43 C.C.C.P. - American-Soviets (Extended Version)
06:35:55 O.M.D. - Secret
06:39:53 WXB102 - From The Bay Area2.
06:40:15 WXB102 - Sweep2withmick.
06:40:32 Peter Schilling - Major Tom
06:45:24 Alphaville - Forever Young (Oirginal)
06:48:55 Soft Cell - Kitchen Sink Drama (Primary)
06:53:11 U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
06:58:08 The Pale Fountains - Thank You (John Peel Session) (Primary)

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:18 pm
by wxb102gm
We just got written up in the U.K.: ... xb102.html

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:18 pm
by wxb102gm
Because of the server going down in Manila yesterday, we unfortunately were unable to resume our live programming. HOWEVER, the Sandman is LIVE right now on WXB 102:

Check out the Sandman's New Wave and post-punk rarities, 12\" singles, among others, delivered with the Sandman's trademark Saturday morning wit.

Also, we will be rerunning the 102 Countdown throughout the weekend. For those who missed it back in October, the 102 Countdown was hosted by Mick Flame, Cool Carla, the Morning Man, the Sandman, DJ Blare, and Hilary (formerly of K-Lite's Lite Wave), counting down the Top 102 songs of all time as voted by listeners.

Anyway, check out the Sandman right now: