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30 Year Anniversary of Local Music Experiment

Conducted May 25, 2019 on WSRadio.com



Alex Cosper celebrates the 30 year anniversary of his radio hit "Waves On The West Coast." The artist was billed as Tangent featuring A.C. and Harrison Price, who was a local producer. Cosper was the music director at KWOD in Sacramento, California in 1989 when he convinced upper management to play his recording. It was part of an experiment to find out if a local song could get response if played on the feature "Like It or Spike It." Listeners called in to support the song, which became a hit on the station that summer.

Part 1: Social Music Talk: Anniversary of a Local Hit



Part 2: How Songs Became Hits in 1989



Part 3: 30 Years Later: Waves On The West Coast



Part 4: Songwriting Not Meant for Radio Airplay



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