Published on September 25th, 2015 | by Alan Cross0
The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 727: Why Punk Happened
For the casual observer, punk seemed to explode everywhere at once in about 1977. In the days before the Internet, social media and music video channels, punk appeared in cities around the planet almost simultaneously. Was this really what happened? And if it was, how did it happen? What’s the difference between what we saw in New York compared to London, Toronto, LA and San Francisco? Who was responsible?
These are the questions we’re going to ask–and hopefully answer–on this week’s show. Here’s the playlist courtesy of playlistist Eric Wilhite.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11 with archives show Tuesday and Wednesday at midnight.
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- Live 105/Halifax
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do. Oh, and did I mention that it looks like the show will start running in Singapore in January? Maybe in Malaysia, too. We’ll see.