Episode 59 - Dare To Be Different (WLIR)

Live from Et Cultura Film Festival, Michelle Soto chats with Director Ellen Goldfarb and DJ Bird about the film Dare to Be Different - a look back at WLIR 92.7, the Long Island-based radio station on the cutting edge of music throughout the 1980s. They talk about what WLIR meant, the growth of punk and new wave, Denis McNamara, and the reactions to the film. DJ Bird also tells us about his friendship with Joey Ramone, “The Next Wave”, and playing music from The Cure, The Cult, Depeche Mode, and more on WXXP in Pittsburgh.


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