week on Radio Free London for
July 17th, 2017
open up the show, I have a special retrospective treat... from the
My father was a gadget freak
much like me. In the early 1940s, he bought a Wilox-Gay Recordio
(pictured below), a combination radio, record player and record CUTTER
as well! The record player had two arms. One was on a worm gear and was
spring loaded so it would press down on the blank record's surface that
was used to record with. The other arm
was used to play the records you made back.
It could record off the
built-in radio, the microphone that it came with... or BOTH at the same
time! I believe this was the first karaoke machine in history that was
available to the general public! You could tune into a radio station,
put on a blank disc and then record singing along with your favourite
So the first set of music on
tonight's show will be my parents, relatives and friends making
music... 75 years ago!
rest of tonight's show will be yet another Radio Free London
retrospective, this time from (only) 20 years ago in the late nineties.
This retrospective theme seems to be my 'summer project' here at Radio
Western, a tradition all by itself!
As I mentioned during last
week's show, I was going through a musically hardcore phase as a radio
announcer back then and this show will expand on that theme! This week
I have portions of three Radio Free London shows from circa 1997:
Drugs (as expressed it music)
F@%ked up Johnny (reliving my old-school punk days)
'R' Us (part 2)
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