|Me doing college radio Circa 1983|
Photo by Marcia Pereira
Scragland is an ongoing recount of my days as a rock & roll radio disc jockey throughout most of the '80s. A diary of sorts. The blog covers my start in college radio in 1980 at WUSM (91.1 FM), at Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dartmouth (now UMass Dartmouth). I try as best as I can to memorialize my almost four years on the air at WUSM. Then a brief stint at RI 104, which I barely remember (summer 1983). "Rockin' the Shore at RI 104!"
And then I started working at WHJY (94.1 FM) in Providence, RI in 1984. My stint at WHJY was just as wild as my college radio days, but this time I got paid to have fun. Unlike my days at WUSM where we played progressive music and basically anything we wanted, at WHJY we played rock - heavy on the hard rock. We're talking Led Zeppelin, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, but also Brian Adams, John Mellencamp, U2, etc.
I will feature stories of the bands I met and partied with, and all of the crazy fun I had in the music business until I hung up my headphones. Although I eventually left radio, I feel like my career in the music industry didn't end there.
In fact... I sometimes wonder if it really did end.
I will add new stories and photos on an ongoing basis. Thanks for stopping by!