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Old 04-05-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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These threads just make me depressed. There were so many places to go out back in the 90's. All of those places are gone now. Why did they shut down all these places? Who is at fault for this?
Kids don't leave the house anymore. I'm not joking.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I went out to clubs every weekend from age 18 until age 30. Had a lot of fun. Those days are gone. I remember going to the GC hotel to a place called Club G, Bright fellows, metro 700, Malibu, Zachary's, clubs in Brooklyn, NYC. I miss those days.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:03 PM
 
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Default saw Blondie at

Eisenhower this past summer, brought back memories of WLIR.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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These threads just make me depressed. There were so many places to go out back in the 90's. All of those places are gone now. Why did they shut down all these places? Who is at fault for this?
Don't worry. Plenty of new places around. Go out get loaded and make new memories.
Just leave the fruity hair and parachute pants at home or you could get beat up.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Dr. Demento and the Funny Five.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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Some bands I learned of were Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, OMD, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, The Psychedelic Furs, and so much more.
The documentary makes no mention that the station was re-born the very next day after WLIR ended as WDRE which continued to play all of those artists and other new alternative music with many of the same DJs. There were new owners but it was essentially the same music. Someone watching the documentary who wasn't listening to WLIR back then would think the station went to a different format after WLIR ended. It didn't. It wasn't classic rock, or talk radio, or sports radio, or country music. It was the same music under different call letters. Who cares that it was different owners if it was the same music.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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The documentary makes no mention that the station was re-born the very next day after WLIR ended as WDRE which continued to play all of those artists and other new alternative music with many of the same DJs. There were new owners but it was essentially the same music. Someone watching the documentary who wasn't listening to WLIR back then would think the station went to a different format after WLIR ended. It didn't. It wasn't classic rock, or talk radio, or sports radio, or country music. It was the same music under different call letters. Who cares that it was different owners if it was the same music.
But it wasn't LIR, it wasn't all the same DJs, and it wasn't the original owners. Picky, yes, but going with the full on truth as you've written would not have had the visceral nostalgic punch.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Kids don't leave the house anymore. I'm not joking.
We went on a college visit the other day and I said to my husband "this is the quietest college campus I've ever been on. They all walk around with earbuds in and phone in front of their faces." NO ONE TALKS.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:33 PM
 
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But it wasn't LIR, it wasn't all the same DJs, and it wasn't the original owners. Picky, yes, but going with the full on truth as you've written would not have had the visceral nostalgic punch.
Yeah it wouldn't have had the same dramatic effect had they told the rest of the story that 12 hours later the same music was playing on the same frequency and the station was named after the legacy of the prior station (DRE to invoke the "Dare" legacy). But it would have been more accurate than the impression they left viewers with.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:07 PM
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Location: Central TX
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Man, I loved LIR. It was all I listened to in the car and whenever I had the radio on at home. I recorded a U2 concert in like 80 or 81 and they played I Will Follow twice because they didnít have enough songs to fill a whole show I guess. I still have the cassette. I used to cut class at Sachem South, walk to Record Stop and buy import 45s of the stuff I heard on LIR. Still have those too. When I got my first real job I was working an overnight shift and I called in and requested Mental Hopscotch by Missing Persons and they played it. Hung out at Paris, Spize, Malibu.

I liked the film a lot, I didnít know all the backstory and it was cool getting a look at the building where the studio was. Watching the movie made me glad that I grew up on LI and not some other homogeneous place.
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