Retrotations Alt 80s Premiere 5-24-1993
Hosted by DJ&1/2, 80s alternative/new wave - 2 hours
Retrotations is the first WCDB specialty show that played alternative music of the late 1970s and early 1980s as a genre. This show predated 1980s nostalgia by several months and was only feasible due to the exceptionally large collection of 1980s music in WCDB's vinyl libary. This is the pilot show, which became an officially recognized specialty format in September 1993 and had a very long run on WCDB, including derivatives The Kitchen and Delayed Reaction, which took the show in new directions in the 2000s. Retrotations returned to WCDB in January of 2013.