Main image
2nd July
written by Matt The Cat

This Sunday at 8pm CDT, “Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat” will debut on its first commercial FM station.  Currently, “Juke” can be heard on several Pacifica Public Radio Network stations across the country and it is sometimes carried on NPR stations.  This weekend, the special July 4th edition of the show, featuring classic R&B songs about food will debut on commercial station KVPI in Ville Platte, Louisiana.  I am absolutely thrilled that this program appeals to both the public radio audience as well as the commercial radio audience.  May this be the first of many more commercial and public radio affiliates for “Juke In The Back.”

Listen from anywhere on the net through KVPI’s website stream at:  Their homepage can be found here: 

About “Juke In The Back”:

Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.

If you wanted to hear rhythm & blues during the 1950s, you couldn’t get it from the juke box in the front. No, no! In order to hear that glorious, down and dirty R&B, you had to go to the low-lit, spit-shined “Juke In The Back.” These songs are the building blocks of rock n’ roll. These are the records that inspired Elvis and single-handedly led to the rock n’ roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Wynonie Harris, LaVern Baker, Roy Brown, Joe Liggins, Professor Longhair and many more take center stage on The Juke In The Back. Matt The Cat hosted a similar program on XM Satellite Radio called “Harlem” and now he brings this great music and information back to radio.

More information as well as show playlists are post on


Leave a Reply