Mike Watterston

Host of Dogbites

I've loved music for as far back as I can remember. Motown & AM radio ruled the airwaves in the 60's. My first 45 (that's one of those small, flat, black, circular things with the hole in the middle. You slid down over a fat spindle….what's a spindle ? ….ugh ! ) was Manfred Mann's "The Mighty Quinn", a Bob Dylan cover. My first LP was Paul McCartney's first solo record after the Beatles disbanded, "McCartney". My first cd was Janet Jackson's "Control". I grew up in an urban area of New Jersey and moved out to Northwest Jersey after high school. I missed the Hippie movement & the Fillmore but was right there for the Capitol Theatre, the Ritz and the Punk/New Wave era. Never Disco, Always Rock !

My musical tastes obviously make up Dogbites and that taste, is as varied as there is music. I like to steer it in a continuous flow musically. There is a method or a message to the setlist. I rarely go in to the studio not knowing how the show will begin and end. The music, regardless of genre, has to have a beat. That's the only requirement. I span decades & styles. Songs you may not have heard lately, or ever!! I like obscurity and covers too!! I love the program, I love WNTI !! There honestly aren't many, if any, radio stations left on the dial that provide an open format like we do. I've been a part of the WNTI air staff for over 20 years.

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Dogbites
8:47 am
Mon December 15, 2014

THE 26TH ANNUAL DOGBITES CHRISTMAS PARTY ON WNTI !

3 HOURS OF ALL KINDS OF HOLIDAY MUSIC…FROM THE BEATLES TO THE BAND; Tom Petty, XTC, Ray Charles, Squeeze, Elvis Presley, Southern Culture On The Skids, Bill Kelly & the House of Cards, Bon Jovi, Slade, Dave Matthews Band, Joni Mitchell, T. Rex, The Killers, U2, Paul Simon, The Ronettes, Chrissie Hynde & more ….3 hours of music to deck your halls & trim your trees to!! Have a Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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Dogbites
9:25 am
Tue December 2, 2014

DOGBITES; Saturday @ Noon featuring Jaco Pastorius

BIG Birthday week include Jaco Pastorius, Billy Idol, JJ Cale, John Cale, John Densmore, , Dave Brubeck, Leo Lyons, Gary Rossington, Peter Buck & Ozzy. From the history books this week: We lost Roy Orbison in 1988, Elvis Costello released his debut LP in 1977 & the Rolling Stones gave us Beggars Banquet in 1968. We’ll play tracks from Def Leppard, Paul McCartney, The Cult, Jorma Kaukonen, Willie Nile, Rolling Stones, Walter Trout, Chrissie Hynde, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith, Graham Parker, John Fogerty & more.

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Dogbites
9:10 am
Tue October 28, 2014

THE DOGBITES 27th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SHOW

Black Sabbath, Jack White, Savoy Brown, XTC, Social Distortion, Ramones, RHCP, Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa, Joe Jackson, Garland Jeffreys, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, U2, Frank Sinatra, Tom Waits, The Hooters, Allman Bros., R.E.M., Billy Idol, Talking Heads, Luna, Jonathan Richman, The Smiths, Jeff Beck, Beastie Boys and much more…the sh*t hits the fan this Saturday @ Noon right here on WNTI …Where Ghoul Music Lives….Be afraid, be very afraid.

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Dogbites
8:50 am
Tue October 14, 2014

DOGBITES; Saturday @ Noon – 3pm

Birthdays this week: Paul Simon, Bob Weir, Chuck Berry, Laura Nyro, Bob Mould & Flea. We’ll go over music from some of the 2015 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame nominees. Plus, tracks from Joe Jackson, Blue Oyster Cult, Steely Dan, Rory Gallagher, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Beatles, 5th Dimension, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kingfish, U2, Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Crawler, Psychedelic Furs, Willie Nelson and much more….the party starts Saturday @ Noon right here on WNTI …Where Great Music Lives….

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Dogbites
9:59 am
Thu September 25, 2014

DOGBITES; Saturday @ Noon – 3pm

Birthdays this week: Bryan Ferry, John Coltrane, Randy Bachman, Joan Jett & BRUCE … we’ll do a LOT of assorted projects that Bruce was involved in. We’ll go over releases in Rock n Roll history this week include The Eagles “The Long Run”, Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill” & Jimi’s Dylan cover of  “All Along The Watchtower”.

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