Archive for June, 2012

20th June
written by Matt The Cat

The Night Prowl Show

Air Check: Feb 27, 2004

Today (6/20/2012) marks the 11th anniversary of the Night Prowl Show’s debut over XM Satellite Radio.  When I first signed on the air, the only people listening were beta testers as the XM Radio service had not officially launched yet.  I would come into the studio every night from 8pm – midnight (7pm – midnight on Saturday Nights) and host a show to no one, until the service was officially launched in November of 2001.  Those were some lonely months broadcasting alone, but it gave us all a great appreciation for our audience once the listeners started to build.  It was amazing to be on the ground floor of not only a brand new radio company, but also a brand new medium of satellite radio broadcasting.  It’s something that I will never forget and will always appreciate and cherish.
The Night Prowl Show’s final episode aired on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 after seven and a half years on the air. 
So, to commemorate the Night Prowl’s 11th anniversary, I dug up an air check from February 27, 2004 that I have never posted before.  It’s a Friday Night Show and features the world famous Friday Night Cat Fight.  This was a very special and strange Cat Fight as I was attempting to replace the Night Prowl’s ending theme with a different version of “Harlem Nocturne.”  The show also contains a “Jive 45” on Ronnie Hawkins AND one of our Black History Month R&B Featurettes.  Also, I was running all 28 versions of Tommy Facenda’s “High School USA.”  I aired one regional version for every day in February, 2004.  This show features the Florida version.
I hope you enjoy listening to this air check as I feel it really gives the feeling of what a Night Prowl Show sounded like. 
Nothing beats live radio…PERIOD!
Thanks for all your soul and support.
Matt The Cat