Working on the Radio - The 102.1 Band

Working on the Radio - The 102.1 BandNash the Slash passed away on the weekend. He played electric violin on The 102.1 Band's "Working on the Radio", a song by CFNY and about CFNY, written by Brad McNally and Jim Bird.

Here's "Working on the Radio" from 1979.

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Eekan Boo

No mention of cause in any of the numerous reports. Did he chose the B.B. Gabor route?

May 14, 2014 @ 9:16 AM

Ryan G

I'd be very curious about the response thus far to Spirit of Radio Sundays. I'm guessing Sundays are relative deadzones for radio ratings, but it would be interesting to see if there's been a listenership spike.

I love listening to it while doing stuff around the house. Scot Turner's just a natural pro who's extremely listenable in my view. Never sounds contrived and doesn't try to be too clever with segue's and such, unlike Raina on Indie. She's almost too polished.

May 14, 2014 @ 1:21 PM

markosaar

@Ryan G,

That's exactly what it's become for me -- chores around home time. I have not listened to 102.1 regularly since the 90s.

It's funny though, visit their Facebook page while Scot's show is on and you'll see a bunch of kids bitching about the shitty music.

Loved hearing Loaded by Primal Scream come on last weekend. Kill Your Television by Ned's Atomic Dustbin made my day a weekend or two prior.

May 14, 2014 @ 1:29 PM

DUTCH

Love Neds still listen to them and other 102.1 music from yesteryear 13 engines, Bootsauce, Sons of Freedom could go on. Peace Out

May 15, 2014 @ 3:29 AM

WPDK

All these years and I never appreciated Nash's contribution. Thanks for teaching us.

This song and Freddie P's "Snow Removal Machine" are two I love to sneak into playlists, waiting for people's reactions.

May 16, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

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