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
11:21 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Roger Waters

Birthdays this week: Roger Waters, Glenn Tilbrook, Van Morrison, Freddie Mercury, Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer, Clem Clempson & Buddy Miles. I have nice set for Roger & Van the Man. We’ll veer off the rock road slightly with a nice set of some progressive rock stuff too. Plus, great tracks from Zeppelin, Trigger Hippy, Johnny Cash, Beatles, White Stripes, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, King Crimson and lots more!! The party starts Saturday @ Noon right here on WNTI …Where Great Music Lives….

 

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Dogbites
9:18 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Bob Dylan’s first rock LP, Highway 61 Revisited

Birthdays this week: The late front man for Mink Deville: Willy Deville, Elvis Costello, Leonard Bernstein, Bad Co. drummer Simon Kirke, Michael Jackson & Jim Capaldi. We’ll get to tracks from them including a full set for Willy & some assorted Elvis stuff. We’ll also celebrate

And Louie the King said let me think for a minute son; And he said yes I think it can be easily done, Just take everything down to Highway 61

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Dogbites
10:37 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Joe Strummer

Birthdays this week: JOE STRUMMER, Vernon Reid & Robert Plant … I love Lennon & McCartney and I love Jagger & Richards….but Strummer & Jones were the sh*t! I love Joe Strummer maybe more than anyone else in rock music history. He was an original & a badass but sadly, he died at 50 of heart failure in 2002…another example of gone too soon. I’ll spin some tunes for Plant & Reid but we’ll get into some great Strummer stuff.

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Dogbites
9:53 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Watkins Glen Festival - 1973

Birthdays this week: Jerry Garcia, former R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry, Bob Welch, Kate Bush & Garth Hudson … and happy album anniversaries to My Aim Is True, Terrapin Station & Tres Hombres…  we’ll get to some things from all of them. Speaking of Jerry & Garth, Watkins Glen festival took place this weekend in 1973. We’ll also get to one from the Mama’s & Papa’s for Cass Elliot who passed this week in 1974.

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