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Crap From The Past
Crap From The Past
Do you know all the words to every pop hit from the 1970s and '80s?
Do the terms "Hot 100", "white-label promo", and "please request by number" set your heart aflutter?
Do your friends run screaming from the room when you explain that the three guys named Taylor in Duran Duran weren't really related?
Then it's time you tuned in to Crap From The Past, the pop music show for people who already know plenty about pop music.
Host Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber has a soft spot for everything original in pop music, from the dizzying heights (Stevie Wonder, Tears For Fears, Holly Knight, Crowded House, Marshall Crenshaw, Jason Falkner...), to the stultifying depths (Stars on 45, MC Hammer, the Ethel Merman Disco Album, Milli Vanilli, anything on Kid Stuff Records...), to the spellbindingly odd (Peter Cetera singing in Japanese?!?).
As the old saying goes, "There's a lot of crap on the radio, but there's only one Crap From The Past."
Our mission statement, in Haiku form:
Pop music for those
Who already know plenty
About pop music
A more tangible description, in non-Haiku form:
Crap From The Past ...
- is a weekly, ninety-minute-long radio show
- originates from KFAI-FM in Minneapolis
- airs on Friday nights at 10:30
- is hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber
- is effectively a graduate-level course in pop music
- started in January, 1992
- has held its Friday night slot since October, 2002
- has been syndicated worldwide since November, 2002
Requests and whatnot can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's interesting discussion at Crap From The Past's Facebook page. Really, it's best to go there, since it's updated FAR more frequently than this page...
Listing of all the Crap From The Past playlists to date:
Wednesday evenings on KAMP/Tucson: 1993
Thursday afternoons on KAMP/Tucson: 1992
Friday afternoons on WRUR-FM/Rochester: 1992
Friday, 10:30pm to Saturday, 12:00am
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