81 82 83 84

81 82 83 84 is a retro-alternative show focusing on music I loved when I was an undergrad and volunteered at CKMS in the early 1980’s. Music will be mostly New Wave, punk, ska, early goth. Some experimental stuff too, with the occasional more-mainstream tune mixed in.

81 82 83 84 airs on Saturday from 10:00pm to 11:00pm.

Recent Episodes

81 82 83 84 Episode 013: From Under the Floorboards My force of habit, I am an insect I have to confess I’m proud as hell of that fact  
81 82 83 84 Episode 012: There’s Always the Sun How many times have you been told If you don’t ask, you don’t get? How many lads have taken your money? Your Mother said you shouldn’t bet Who has the fun? Is it always a man with a gun? Someone must have told you, if you work too hard, you can sweat? There’s always the … Continue reading 81 82 83 84 Episode 012: There’s Always the Sun
81 82 83 84 Episode 010: Where do I live on this piece of paper? This means that and that stands for something. This over here relates to another thing. I should know but I wasn’t listening. I play along but I don’t know anything.
81 82 83 84 Episode 009: I can’t relax ’cause I haven’t done a thing and I haven’t done a thing ’cause I can’t relax I particularly enjoyed putting this one together – hope you’ll like it too. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @CKMS81828384. Leave comments there or here. Tell your friends!
81 82 83 84 Episode 008: Totally Wired! A zesty mélange of up-tempo retro alternative music for you kids this week!
81 82 83 84 Episode 007: What Do You Want From Life? To kidnap an heiress, and threaten her with a knife? Here’s this week’s show. Follow us on Twitter at @CKMS81828384!
81 82 83 84 Episode 006: One Thing is for Sure The sheep is not a creature of the air. Fortunately, if you have an unpleasant nature and dislike people, this is no impediment to work. New show here:
81 82 83 84 Episode 005: How Do You Get To Cabaret Voltaire? When you get there, ask if the room is ready for Ralph.
81 82 83 84 Episode 004: You wanted more retro-alternative music? Here it is! Here’s this week’s show! Playlist is posted on Twitter at @CKMS81828384

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One thought on “81 82 83 84”

  1. An excellent addition to the CKMS lineup, this show provides a nice balance of moods, tempos and themes anchored in the pivotal 81-84 period in music. In each section, Lee digs deep to showcase the more extraordinary and influential tracks from this era’s essential artists, many now sadly obscure. Enjoyable for the songs remembered fondly and even more for the standouts I overlooked. Just a couple episodes in and I can hardly wait for the next.

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