Even though I was a bit of a “new waver” in the early 80s with a serious Siouxie & The Banshees, Bauhaus & Simple Minds addiction, I also tuned in every Tuesday night at 8pm to the early Maximum RocknRoll radio show on KPFA, whose signal we could barely pick up at my house in San Jose. It’s where I learned about hardcore, early LA punk, and all sorts of bizarre leftist political agitprop for the very first time.

For those who hadn’t picked up on it, it’s also where the whole “And now stay tuned for Jay and the gang” ripoff intro that I do on Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio came from. Here’s a flyer I scanned yesterday from the Prelinger Library announcing the debut of their radio show, which I think came on for the first time in 1981.

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