Wednesday, December 8, 2010

NYC Radio: December 8, 1980

I had the MP3 of this at one time, and might still have it, but I found it online and thought I would post it here today.

After John Lennon was killed thirty years ago, someone randomly tuned his FM stereo up and down the dial and recorded bits and pieces of what was being broadcast that night in New York city.

No one is sure where this came from: the WFMU page for this clip, from which I embedded it in the above player, talks about how it was found on Napster back in 2001, and links to various debates about whether it is authentic (bottom line, probably yes). Amazing little time capsule of a tragic night, from a pre-digital age now preserved forever on-line.

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