28th October
written by Matt The Cat

Night Prowl Halloween Show


I’m proud to say that the Night Prowl Show, which I hosted on XM Satellite Radio from June, 2001 to October 2008, was famous for over-the-top Halloween shows. Early on, I got the crazy idea to use teenage tragedy songs or “Death By Teenage” songs as I like to call them as a Halloween theme, along with the traditional musical fare that we’re all used to. The teen tragedy song is really one of the most ridiculous and emotionally extreme trends to ever hit popular music and I thought the car wrecks, the gore, the ghosts and graveyard scenes of these songs really exemplified Halloween sentiment at its finest. I produced Halloween Night Prowl shows from 2001-2007, but I honestly feel that it all came together in this 2006 edition of my Halloween Spooktacular! Thanks to Warren (The RollaCoastah) of New Jersey for recording and preserving this show, as I did not record it myself. It’s because of Warren that we can all enjoy this Halloween show today. Not only will you hear the best, the craziest AND the rarest teen tragedy songs ever recorded on this program, but you’ll also her the greatest, spookiest and weirdest Halloween song of the 1950s and ’60s, REAL ghost stories as told by listeners, Willem Dafoe’s reading of the Poe classic, “The Raven,” and Cross Country Kelly’s interpretation of “The Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner.” This is all contained within one, FOUR hour show.

Stream it now below and prepare yourself for radio like you’ve never heard it before. Let’s hope someday I’ll be able to produce a show like this on a grand scale once again. This program is literally the best radio has to offer, if I do say so myself. Enjoy and share it with everyone you know.

You can stream the 2006 Night Prowl Halloween Show through the link below. Enjoy!

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


26th May
written by Matt The Cat

Cats n’ kittens,

I received a very nice mention in today’s (5/26/09) New York Daily News. Here is the link to the David Hinckley article on Satellite Radio. He has many good points about why satellite radio is a very good thing, but it would be an even better, “If I were the boss, “High Standards” and Matt the Cat would return tomorrow.” Read the whole article here:;