I can’t believe it’s been three years since I started “Prime Time Theme Attic” with Phil Maq, Monday nights from 8PM-10PM EDT!!!
I had been doing my Wednesday morning “Theme Attic” for about four years at the time. I had been working to play drums in a band once a week, but it fell apart before it even started.
So, I was looking for something to take the place of a weekly practice.
Hey! I think there’s an opening on Monday night’s. I wonder what it would be like to do an evening show. I approached Lynn Grunst, who was the Program Director at the time. She told me to go ahead. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for a show, but I figured there would be some similarities to the morning show.
I also wanted to mix things up a little bit, too.
I have almost always enjoyed listening to countdowns on the radio, and I always liked doing pretend countdowns on my recording equipment when I was a kid. I was already posting my “Phil’s Faves” lists so I thought I could make the lists come to life. Throw in a catchy little name like the “Top 9 at 9:09” and a weekly countdown was born!
The whole idea of an extra show, in my eyes, was to play more good, unknown music that should be “known!” I think, in that respect, I succeeded with what I wanted to do.
Having an additional night time show has made it easier to have guests on since most musicians are available and awake in the evening. But I’m not sure if I developed the audience I was hoping for. However, I will keep moving forward.
Sometimes, listeners who catch both shows tell me that I “rock” more at night. Since it’s a different time of day, I guess that might make sense. But I see “Prime Time Theme Attic” as “Theme Attic” with a countdown. I approach both shows the same way.
Regardless, It’s my third anniversary, and I plan to celebrate with selected artists for the show!
Songs will feature new music from Allan Thomas (Album cover for “Two Sides to Every Story” in the banner on the right!), The Accidentals, new music from The Turnback (Album cover for “Spinning the Earth in Reverse” in the banner above!), Ed Dupas, Kate Jablonski, Best Behavior, new music from Wyves, Balkun Brothers, Muriel Anderson, Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, John Barron, Royal Wood, Deni Bonet, Katy Guillen and The Girls, new music from Eric Gnezda – Songwriter and Speaker, Love Axe and Andy Freeman (Futureman Records), Steve Elci and Friends, The Beatles, Maria Muldaur, and more!!!
Today is also Cub Koda‘s birthday (pictured in the banner)! He was part of that Detroit rock and roll history as part of Brownsville Station! It’s the perfect time to put them both into the “Theme Attic Hall of Fame!”
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