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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Ways To Connect

We’ll open this week with a special treat for Bruce fans, 5 tracks from the solo ’05 Devils & Dust Tour. It’s all stripped down, very cool versions of some favorites. Then in the 2nd set we’ll keep in the live vein and pull some sweet things off of the Live 1975/85 collection. Next, we’ll wrap this week up with some selections from Born To Run. Yeah, you’ve heard them 50,000 times before but this masterpiece was released 40 years ago this week 40 YEARS AGO!!!... so what the heck. Some things never get old.

This week I’ve got listener & supporter Tom joining me live in the studio from Noon – 2pm. Tom will be supplying the music and I’ll be spinnin’ them. In the final hour we’ll celebrate this week’s birthdays: Keith Moon, Simon Kirke, Willy Deville, Elvis Costello, Jim Capaldi & John Cippolina. As always, the Party starts at Noon...Please tune in and join me. WNTI…Where Great Music Lives!!

28 years ago I was 28 years old. It was 1987. Reagan was President, the NY Giants won the Super Bowl, the Twins won the World Series and U2’s “With or Without You” was the #1 song on the Billboard charts when I did my first show on WNTI on Tuesday evening May 12.

Roger Waters

Sep 3, 2014

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….

 

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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