Musical recordings from a radio show called Fresh Air which was a progressive format on WKSU-FM in the 70's and early eighties.
HOLY SHIT! While I was a student at West Virginia University in Morgantown (circa 1977-1981), for a time I shared a sixth-floor apartment with three other guys. The apartment faced west toward Ohio, and on clear, cold nights we were able to pick up WKSU pretty well. And this is when we discovered and became fans of "Fresh Air," a show that was perfect to listen to when stoned, and ESPECIALLY good to listen to when we were tripping our brains out. I became a fan of Joy Division and Tangerine Dream because of "Fresh Air." How depressing that WKSU eventually "evolved" into just another bland, corporate NPR affiliate. Don't get me wrong, I ADORE NPR, but a school with a legacy like Kent State's really ought to have a more progressive student-run radio station. I was ASTONISHED to stumble across this archive of "Fresh Air" programs. THANK YOU.
You are welcome, and not alone in your appreciation of this program that last aired in December of 1981! All of these recording were provided by fans of the show that contacted us and let us borrow their recordings to share. Quite extraordinary for so many to have kept their recordings for so long, we think! More coming soon...
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