Monday, January 30, 2012
Can You Identify the "Mystery DJ" from WMBR Cambridge Spring 1989?
I made this aircheck almost 23 years ago. I was living in Boston, and was amazed to hear a 90-minute show devoted to my hometown of Seattle's burgeoning music scene. I pressed "record" on my boombox as fast as I could, and got most of the show on tape.
The file posted on YouTube is audio only, and is "scoped" so most of the music is gone--I tried to post the entire 90-minute recording but got flagged for copyright issues and so went back and trimmed the file (I did leave a VERY LONG weather forecast for Boston, for some reason). The DJ obviously knows his Seattle bands and Seattle music venues circa late 1980s (and is fairly prescient in his pronouncements about "grunge"), but I have no idea who he is--though I assume he was from or had spent some time in Seattle.
Anyhow, I haven't done any "investigating" (such as contacting WMBR) to try and figure out who mystery DJ "Dara" is, but it would be interesting to know what became of him after his radio career at MIT. Are you Dara or can you identify Dara? If so, please leave a comment below.