The Atlantic Sound Factory --
40 Years of great music from the USA and the UK
On February 11th 2005, at 7pm, with an initial maximum
supported concurrent listener capacity of 9 at 64k mono,
Radio began broadcasting. His name is John and he runs the
Atlantic Sound Factory as his hobby not his job -- it is
completely listener-supported. Fast-Forward to today -- now
with over 170 hours of rock solid, great-sounding classics
and the best of today's new music,
ASF Radio reaches
thousands of listeners in over 50 nations.
ASF Radio's "No Repeat Workweek" runs
every week, Monday through Friday, with a fresh playlist
every day. You'll hear classics and obscure tracks from the
past 40 years, blended with today's best new music. Tune in
for 15 consecutive hours or less at work each day and you
won't hear the same song more than one time each week.
Friday's "No Repeat Workweek" playlist continues,
supplemented with requests from our full database (requests
accepted via their website).
I run ASF Radio 11 hours a day, Monday through Friday, and even
more hours on the weekend!
Because the WNEW-FM (102.7 on your NYC
dial) that existed from 1967 until the mid / late '90s; the
WNEW-FM that became famous and influenced rock listenership as well as
the rock industry; the WNEW-FM that had disc jockeys
who would broadcast in ways that bore out their personalities:
Dave Herman who was not afraid to mix
Erik Satie or
Donna Summer into the playlist;
Pete Fornatale who promoted
The Beach Boys when it was not
fashionable and later started his
eclectic weekend Mixed Bag
Scott Muni who would use his gravelly
voice to introduce largely unknown
British artists on his "Things From
Jonathan Schwartz who was a raconteur
that would sneak in the
pop standards that he
not-so-secretly liked better than rock;
Alison "The Nightbird" Steele
space rock groups in between
readings of her equally spacey
Vin Scelsa who started his idiosyncratic
Idiots' Delight program which
soon gained a devoted following;
And other well-known disc jockeys included
Bill (Rosko) Mercer, Dennis Elsas, Richard Neer, Dan Neer,
Pam Merly, John Zacherle ("assisted" on rare
occasions by "My Dear"), Carol Miller and Pat St. John;
that WNEW-FM no... longer... exists.
ASF Radio and John do
exist, and they are, indeed, a worthy listen.
p.s. A "tip 'o the hat" to
for remembering WNEW-FM much better than I, ever could.