Friday, September 18, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Welcome to the first episode of Kogar’s Jungle Juice for Boss Radio 66! A little background for everyone. Back in the early 90’s I did college radio (didn’t everyone?) in Manchester NH. Our college had a low power antenna and had about a 10 mile radius. WRND (RADIO NOTRE DAME) ticked off a lot of people, not the least of which was the local (awful) classic rock station in the area. Our little station finally gave kids in town an alternative to George Thorough-Bad and his ilk. Radio was addicting. My show, or our show, was called Broadcast Masterpiece. A nice mix of alternative/classic punk and something else I was just getting into; “oldies,” or music from the 50’s and 60’s. I think it went on for about 5 – 6 years?Year’s after that, I still hadn’t lost the Radio Bug, and did a show that lasted about a year in Portsmouth NH on WSCA (which is still going strong I hear), called Radio Kogar. This show was a mix of mostly modern garage punk and 50’s and 60’s stuff. But the hour long drive each way got a little old and I had to let it go, as I was too busy concentrating on my band at the time.
Since then, it seems like EVERYONE has a show. For years I declined when people asked me to do one, as I felt it would just be ANOTHER show clogging the “airwaves.” I, myself barely have time to listen to the 3-4 shows that really knock my socks off.
Well, with all this lockdown going around, I figured I’d give it another go. Kogar’s Jungle Juice will basically be the aural version of my blog of the same name, and the stuff I’ve been posting on the Ichiban/Boss Radio 66 blog. Plus, getting the opportunity to interview Dr. Jim Moran from The Mask was too much to pass up. I will try and do a new show every month or so…
Thanks to Adam Fitch for the promo layout, and Olaf Jens for the KJJ lettering!
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Get my new instrumental 45 compilation over at WFMU's Ichiban!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Ok, here's the show from last week's Psychotic Reactions with Pip. So at this one, of course Pip and I were early for the first time ever! Buuuut, there was a live band scheduled to play during the 4 O'clock hour and they were late, so they bled into Psychotic Reaction's time slot.
Some background. I've known Pip for well over ten years. He's a good friend, but at the same time, we can disagree pretty strongly about things. So for YEARS I've been doing his show, and for YEARS he's wanted to do an all "Asian" show. So when we did the show last week with Howie, I had said to him that I was going be back in town the following Wednesday for the Damned show at the Paradise (which is close by to the station).
Immediately, he wanted to do an all "Asian" show! Matt, the DJ after Psychotic Reactions offered up his slot too to make it a 2 hour show. So my original plan was to do an hour of "Asian" and hour of what I call "Jungle Juice." My usual mix of vocal group, instrumental, R and B, etc type stuff.
I took a few hours to put together a solid mix of "Asian" stuff and some recent acquisitions that I really wanted to play on the radio. But when we got together he had brought some CD's and an LP of Oriental Rock and Roll. I had wanted to do an all 45 show and I had plenty of material to do so.
What you get here is 85 percent of my 45's and then a bunch of items off LP and CD in more of a "theme" which is what Pip wanted to do (which is ultimately fine, as it's HIS show), but I feel the flow kind of was hurt by not previewing the songs and trying to do theme sets (that's why all those Karate songs are at the end).
That being said, it's worth a listen and I hope you dig it....