Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WEER

According to a September 1981 article in the Free-Lance Star from Fredericksburg, Virginia, WEER was a "cross-sectional music station that predominantly featured progressive rock but ranged from blues, jazz and bluegrass to big band music." Sounds interesting....and like something you'd almost never hear from a commercial radio station today. WEER was licensed to Warrenton, VA.

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  1. "The Oasis of Music in Northern Virginia" I jocked there in 78-79 along with Jeff Harper, Elva , John Hall, Bob Meyer, Bernie O'Brien, Pinky, et. al. Mr. Kirby would play one Nat King Cole song every morning.

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  2. I listened to WEER over a cable service starting in 1979 while I was a 2nd-year student at the University of Virginia. I enjoyed it immensely because it was so much like progressive station WHFS 102.3 FM up the road in Bethesda, MD. Of course, by then WHFS had started its slow, steady decline (courtesy of the New Wave), so it was nice to have discovered another progressive music source.

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  3. I started listening to the station when I was about ten years old. (I grew up in Culpepper, Virginia) So I guess one could say I grew up with it. WEER was where I first heard some many great musicians: Joan Armitrading, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Little Feat, Hendrix, and bunch of protopunk and early New Wave bands, and the list goes on and on.

    Thanks for bringing back the memories. B-)

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