Memories | Stories a song reminds you of an old friend.

Very often a song reminds you of somebody that you used to know or of an event that happened in your life. Here are a few memories that you have shared on Twitter (@RadioABftP)


#Zombie by #TheCranberries is #timestamp song for me. Takes me back to specific time in my life, freshman year at community college.



It amused both of my daughters. I think they were surprised that I would remember some of these songs. 

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A Blast from the Past can be heard on its flagship station, 88.7 The Diamond, WICR!

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WICR, 88.7 FM, is a public radio station owned by the Board of Trustees of the University of Indianapolis and operated by university students, faculty, and staff with programming from Classical Music Indy, American Public Media, and other outside, independent producers.

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About The Show

A Blast from the Past started as a podcast and was an outlet to play favorite tunes from the 80's and to share stories of growing up in the 80's.

A year later it was picked up by 90.1 HD2 - The Point in Indianapolis and another year later the show was added to the Saturday evening lineup on 88.7FM WICR, also in Indianapolis. 

Prior to the launch on WICR, Jason Wilde joined the show as a co-host and was dubbed the Indiana Jones of 80's music as he dug up lost or forgotten tracks from the 80's.  Joe and Jason hosted the show until Joe left to pursue other opportunities.

After several years Jason Wilde left the show to pursue a different career in Los Angeles and Joe gladly took over and tweaked the show.

Joe plays the top hits from the early 80's to the early 90's.  All facts are, of course, verified by Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the most trusted name in fact finding. 

Mixer Desk

About The Host

Joe was born in Roseland, Indiana near South Bend and just steps away from the Michigan border.  He grew up just south of Indianapolis.  He has been in radio for 17 years as an air personality and a broadcast engineer.

He studied radio broadcasting, programming, and engineering at the University of Indianapolis while working weeknights and weekends in Columbus, Indiana at White River Broadcasting.

While finishing up the work at UINDY, he took a few part time gigs at Cumulus Media and Emmis Communications in Indianapolis.

Joe is a trained tower climber, loves to be out on the water, and is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.  He is also a contract engineer for several college radio stations in Indiana.

Joe's love for 80's music comes from the memories growing up in that decade. Those memories are a vital part of the show. 




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