The T.A.M.I. Show's 50th Anniversary

On October 28 and 29 of 1964, The T.A.M.I. Show concerts took place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. With the acronym "T.A.M.I." alternately standing for "Teenage Awards Music International" and "Teen Age Music International"The T.A.M.I. Show is a landmark piece of pop culture history which featured some of the biggest acts of the era (including its hosts, Jan & Dean). The best footage from the two concerts was edited into a film (which was released on December 29, 1964). Over the years, The T.A.M.I. Show has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the greatest concert films ever. 

Below are just a few of the highlights:

  • James Brown & the Famous Flames' scorching 4-song set. 
  • The Barbarians' highly-energized performance of "Hey Little Bird", which featured a solo by their one-handed drummer Victor "Moulty" Moulton.
  • The gyrating dancers, one of whom was a 17-year old Teri Garr
  • The Miracles' electrifying performance of "Mickey's Monkey".

When the film was finally released on DVD in 2010 I wrote a review on my blog, which you can read here

To mark the The T.A.M.I. Show's 50th anniversary, I'll be doing a tribute on The Retro Mix (which airs from 6 pm to 9 pm) on Saturday November 1st. In addition to featuring most (if not all) of the songs performed in the film, I'll be spinning other oldies from the 50s through the early-mid 60s.  

Below is the trailer for The T.A.M.I. Show


The Retro Mix Playlist for 10/18/14: 80s Ladies

6 pm hour
I Wanna Dance with Somebody- Whitney Houston
He Could Be the One- Josie Cotton
Head Over Heels- The Go-Gos
In My House- Mary Jane Girls
These Dreams- Heart
Voyeur- Kim Carnes
I'm So Excited- The Pointer Sisters
I Saw Him Standing There- Tiffany
Meeting in the Ladies Room- Klymaxx
How Do I Make You- Linda Ronstadt
Here Comes the Rain Again- Eurythmics
Tattooed Love Boys- The Pretenders
Don't You Want Me- Jody Watley
T-Birds- Blondie
7 pm hour
Borderline- Madonna
A Love Bizarre- Sheila E.
Venus- Bananarama
Bourgie' Bourgie- Gladys Knight & the Pips
Toy Soldiers- Martika
If She Knew What She Wants- The Bangles
I Didn't Mean to Turn You On- Cherrelle
Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)- Stevie Nicks
Private Dancer- Tina Turner
Chain Reaction- Diana Ross
Only You- Yaz
Change of Heart- Cyndi Lauper
The Metro- Berlin
8 pm hour
Nasty- Janet Jackson
Under the Influence- Vanity
Destination Unknown- Missing Persons
Make Believe- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
The Sweetest Taboo- Sade
The Lover in Me- Sheena Easton
Circles- Atlantic Starr
Thing Called Love- Bonnie Raitt
Magic- Olivia Newton- John
Take Me to Heart- Quarterflash
Push It- Salt 'n' Pepa
Cha Cha Cha- MC Lyte
Each and Every One- Everything but the Girl
Hit Me with Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar
The Retro Mix Video of the Week (from "Late Night with David Letterman")

New Shows on WKUF- Fall 2014

For the fall 2014 term we've added some new or returning shows to the WKUF lineup, which you'll find listed below. When provided by the host, there's additional info regarding their on-air name and format. I hope you'll give these shows a listen!


Show/Time: The DRF Super Show, 7 pm-9 pm
Host: DRF
Format: Upbeat music to keep your feet movin'!

Show/Time:  Mountain Man's Music Minute, 9 pm-11 pm
Host:  The Mountain Man
Format: Mountain Man’s Music Minute is a weekly show offering a wide selection of country Music from artists like Glen Campbell, George Strait, Tim McGraw and more. Each week Mountain Man spotlights music from other genres in "Mountain Man’s Music Spotlight". On the show we play as much music without interruption as legally possible.


Show/time: Mosh Pit Rodeo, 4 pm-6 pm
Hosts: BDomz and DJ Robo-ruck
Format: Different musical genres (mainly metal, country and classic rock) and talk


Show/Time:  Traveling with the Nomad, 10 am-noon
Host:  DJ Nomad
Format: A variety of musical genres including Irish, Croatian, Jazz, and Rock

Show/Time:  Keep Calm and Rock On, 1 pm-4 pm
Host:  DJ Drakon
Format: Rock, new metal, electronic and dubstep

Show/Time:  Weekly Dose of Rock, 4 pm-6 pm
Host:  The Doc of Rock and Roll
Everything that rocks, primarily from the 60's through the 90's, with some limited early 2000's. 

Show/Time:  The Metal Mansion, 8 pm-11 pm
Host:  Terrible Terrance
Rock and metal


Show/Time: The Richard Graybar Program, 1 pm-2 pm
Host: Richard Graybar
Format: I
ntellectual, stimulating, and allegedly humorous discussion on political issues of the day, history, and other interesting yet random topics. If you don't care for the talk, then listen for the music, with all the best songs from the year 1989 or older!

Show/Time: The Progressive Era, 7 pm-10 pm
Host: Nigel Worthington
Format: Progressive rock


Show/Time:  Welcome to the Farm, 10:30 am-11:30 am (starts 11/21/14)
Host: That Guy
Format: Country

Show/Time:  The Shake Up, 2 pm-3 pm
Host: Southern Belle
Format: Rock and some of its sub-genres

Show/Time:  To Be Decided (TBD), 6 pm-8 pm
Hosts:  DJ Paradise and Moxy Mike
Format: Electronic and pop music



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