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2002 Logged Playlists

Continuing from our 2001 playlists.....

January 3rd, 2002

Here's the complete setlist, with a few songs from me at the end....

January 10th, 2002

No show, or at least no setlist....

January 17th, 2002

I was in New York for the infamous Dream Theater "warm-up" show at B.B. King's Blues Club, but there was no WREKage show that weekend due to a Tech hockey game WREK had to carry.

January 25th, 2002

I was up in Chattanooga for ChattaCon, but here's Jonathan's emailed playlist for the week:

February 1st, 2002

This was my first time back in a while, and I had some new stuff to play, like Withering Surface and Ebony Tears, who had been requested by a listener a few times several months ago and after checking out some MP3s, I got the CD. Jonathan played a few more songs after I finished.

February 8th, 2002

Here's the complete setlist, with my end-of-show selections in larger size. We got several "who -was- that?" calls about Spiral Architect, which was requested before I got to the studio at around ten til midnight.

February 15th, 2002

Last show before the Dimmu/Cryptopsy/Krisiun/Diabolic show at the Masquerade on Wednesday, and I think we all played a lot of tracks from the bands this evening. Had a request for Spiral Archiect as well, which is what I started my set with.

February 22nd, 2002

One of the longest WREKage broadcasts in recent memory tonight, made possible by a WREK deejay friend, Mac, who hung out later so we could broadcast. Thimbles, a screw being screwed into someone's arm and newts were all a part of a crazy Soulfly ticket giveaway. Jonathan (and Alex from Deathgasm Recs) were on first, then my first spins follow in larger type, then my roommate Tim's, then some more from me to wrap a looong night. Quite a few requests, especially for Dimmu Borgir since they'd played a great show the previous Wednesday. Lots of fun and weirdness tonight!

March 1st, 2002

Back to a more-normal schedule, with no thimbles, screws being screwed into people's arms, etc. Booooring! :)

March 8th, 2002

As usual, nowadays, I'm listing the regular show playlist in smaller type and my playlist in regular type. Jonathan had griped that I always play the same songs by the same artists, so I played some offbeat stuff and stuff I've never played before. :)

March 15th, 2002

I was in Chicago for the two now-legendary DT shows, so no show for me. I was never emailed the playlist for this week...oh, well!

March 22nd, 2002

First show back after the trip to Chicago to see DT, and as Jonathan wanted to leave at around 12:30, it was a short stint for me (about midnight to 12:30).

March 29th, 2002

As usual, of late, my set came last during the show. After we finished with WREKage we turned the automation on, and the change was...pretty extreme. :)

April 5th, 2002

I played a few things I hadn't played in a while, and wrapped up the show at around 12:40 am before going, once again, to automation. :)

April 12th, 2002

Last show before the Ga Rennaissance Faire starts next weekend, and then I won't be able to stay later than, say, 1am. :(

April 19th, 2002

I was on from just before midnight to around 12:45.

April 26th, 2002

Unusual night this week -- Jonathan was sick, but Craig T. was at the studio and handled the broadcast until I got there. Stayed later and then, at the behest of the prior deejay (from Stonehenge), we went to the automation system. Craig was logging only the band-names for his stretch, so that's what I have on here. We were on til after 2am, which was cool, and I played some rarer tracks from the older days of my playlists. I ended with something from my friends in Ozric Tentacles to get people in the mood for the automation system. :) Had some cool calls including one for Opeth and one praising the Green Carnation spins.

May 3rd, 2002

No show -- I figure everyone else was probably at the Cannibal Corpse show that night. By the time I got off work at 11:30pm, all we heard was the automated broadcast system. :(

May 10th, 2002

No show again, same story as last week.

May 17th, 2002

This week it was just me and Jonathan in-studio, following a Tech baseball game carried on WREK. The show began a bit after ten and we wrapped up a little after 12. We both actually played about the same amount of time, but I played longer songs on average, therefore fewer songs. :) I had several requests and also played some newer promo stuff I'd been able to preview in the auxiliary studio while Jonathan was on the air....

May 24th, 2002

This week, which signalled a return to a "normal" evening, the setlist was written down on paper rather than entered into Notepad at the console machine and then emailed to me. I had the setlist, but can't find it now. Oooops! It was a fun week, too....

May 31st, 2002

Another quasi-normal show, and the last one for me with the spectre of working early the next morning (this weekend was the last of seven for the Georgia Rennaissance Festival). THIS time we got a setlist emailed out properly. :)

June 7th, 2002

This week, my friend BiD (who's also a WREK-certified board op) stuck around later, so he and I were able to keep the show going a bit later than normal. We ended at around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday. :)

June 14th, 2002

This week BiD couldn't drop by, so it was a more "normal" show. A more confused-looking playlist, too, but hey, I don't scribble 'em, I just post 'em. :)

June 21st, 2002

I wasn't at the station this particular week, as I was up in Tennessee, swimming/skin-diving, and whitewater rafting on Saturday. Here's the playlist, as emailed to me by Evan from Avulsion:

June 28th, 2002

I was back at the station this week, just in time to catch a call from my roommate Tim advising that a Slayer/Soulfly/In Flames show had -just- been booked for August 31st at the Tabernacle. So, we played some In Flames and Slayer during my set, along with some good local bands. :)

July 5th, 2002

I announced the Slayer show again as well as the Nile show on Saturday July 6th, and played more from both bands as well as newer In Flames for their opening slot for Slayer. I also announced that there were only about fifty tickets remaining for the Progpower USA 3 festival in November (it sold out completely the following day), and played something from Devin Townsend's Physicist CD since he's one of the ten performing bands.

July 12th, 2002

Fun night and an extended show; I took over (along with my friend BiD, a licensed station op.) and we ran until nearly 2am. Some fun requests (Mushroomhead? Well, okay, sure!) and show-announcements, including the first formal announcement on WREKage that Progpower USA 3.0 was sold out (after only 4 days of ticket sales!). I accordingly played a Pain of Salvation track to finish out the night, and I also announced the upcoming Dream Theater show and played the infamous "Damage Inc." cover. :)

July 19th, 2002

Another extended show and we had a number of requests. Jonathan played Opeth during his set, which ended immediately before I took over, fairly early at around 11:55 pm. At around 1 a.m. I shifted a bit toward more prog-metal stuff (instead of extreme metal). Requests included Sepultura, Slayer and Death, and the WREK office got a phone call the next day, apparently asking about Shadow's Fall. :)

July 26th, 2002

A shorter show overall and a shorter set for me, as BiD had final exams the following week and couldn't drop by to extend the show with his munificent (and FCC-legal :)) presence. Played several tracks from the forthcoming Meshuggah CD, especially since they were playing Ozzfest the following Sunday. I had requests for Arch Enemy, Cradle of Filth, The Crown and Soilwork, which was also cool.

August 2nd, 2002

Another later-evening show, as BiD came by to "keep it legal" until around 1:45 a.m. Had some requests and some good calls, too. I snuck in a track off the latest Dream Theater CD, since that show is coming up within a few weeks.

August 9th, 2002

I couldn't get down to the station until almost 1am, since I'm in a class at work that runs an hour later than my normal shift, so this show ended up being really long. We left finally at around 2:45 am. :)

August 16th, 2002

Another late night at work for me. BiD couldn't be at the station so we quit at around 1am, I think. Beginning next week, BiD will apparently be taking the show over from Jonathan (in the formal FCC-certified sense), who will be taking over part of the Stonehenge show before WREKage.

August 23rd, 2002

This was the first WREKage show under the easygoing rule of BiD. I started and played for a while, then Craig and E.J. deejayed for a while, then BiD took over. A pretty fun night all around and, especially after 11pm, we started getting a lot of calls. Note the requested tracks from, e.g., Blind Guardian and Nightwish. :) We broadcast from around 10pm thru around 3am. I won't normally be able to get to the studio so early, but for this week, I got off work two hours early. :)

August 30th, 2002

I was at Dragon*Con, so I couldn't make it to the show this week. The playlist, as emailed to me by BiD, was as follows:

September 6th, 2002

No WREKage show for me this week too, since I went to the Masquerade to see my friends' band The Cruxshadows perform -- a late-starting show, it wasn't over until close to 2am. :( Here's the setlist as emailed to me by BiD. My roommate Tim Hurd was deejaying for the latter part of the set, as you can probably tell from the playlist. :)

September 13th, 2002

Friday the 13th! I didn't realize it had been Friday the 13th until early Saturday morning, otherwise I might've worked it into WREKage this week as a theme. :)
Finally I was able to get down to the station by around 11:30 and I spun tunes for about an hour. Here's the full playlist. My selections are the ones with quotes around the song-titles: I played the last one as a sort of transition back to WREK's automated programming and wouldn't ya know it, a metal-fan called up and HAD to know what bands and songs are included on that DCD tribute CD. :)

September 20th, 2002

More brutality this week, as Evan, EJ, Craig, Alex and the usual Deathgasm crowd were in-studio. :) Looks like BiD started out, then they took over, then me, then Tim for a while, and then I wrapped up.

September 27th, 2002

Fairly typical week, although Tim did not drop by the studio and play stuff. We -did- give away more chances to win passes for a GWAR pre-show gathering next week and free tickets to the show. I played the songs with quotes around 'em. :)

October 4th, 2002

BiD started out by playing some stuff that had arrived at the station in the mail. Craig played some songs after BiD, then E.J. played after Craig, and I went on at around 1am (a bit later than normal). Tim showed up later with a pretty well-sloshed Sworn Enemy (band and crew), who had played earlier that night at the Masquerade, and had one of the guys pull the winners of the GWAR giveaway-from-hell. :) Nice guys, though. We were on the air until around 2:40am, making it an unusually late-ending WREKage.

October 11th, 2002

No show this week, as BiD was out of town and was unable to find a replacement "legal" board-op in time. Tim went down there before WREKage (during the Stonehenge show), but there wasn't anyone there for Stonehenge either. (!)

October 18th, 2002

Back to quasi-normal this week. BiD started, EJ took over for a while, then me, then Tim to round out the night.

October 25th, 2002

Fun week, although not quite as busy at the studio this week as in past weeks. BiD played some songs first, then E.J., then me, then Tim, with my choices in quotes. Sean from Necrolord dropped by, and oddly enough, heavily pushed the Package/etc. local show for Sat. night even though his own band isn't on the bill. Way to support the local scene! :)
I featured a song from the forthcoming Opeth CD Deliverance, which was cool. Tim played some Halloween stuff since this is the last WREKage before Halloween, and we wrapped it all up with Nightwish's rendition of the Phantom of the Opera, for Sean. :)

November 1st, 2002

Excellent show with a lot of fun, guests in the studio (incl. Shawn from Necrolord and the guys from PRM-MVR), requests, etc. Our deejay friend Mac was in the studio and stayed late so Tim could play extra-long. Didn't end the show until nearly 4am. :)

November 8th, 2002

I got there a little earlier than normal, and went on after EJ with a new Opeth song (from the CD, which we finally got at the station). Also played some Progpower bands toward the end and did two potential Gold Badge winner giveaways. Tim was out-of-town, so I was the last deejay and wrapped up the show with a band from last year's Progpower. :)

November 15th, 2002

Since BiD and I were both at the Progpower festival this week, our friend Mac came in and did the show. Judging from the playlist emailed to me afterward, it's fairly obvious that my roommate Tim dropped by to help out as well. :)

There were a lot of Atlanta-area people and WREKage listeners at ProgPower, many more than I ever expected, and it was really cool to hang out with y'all! :)

November 22nd, 2002

Back after the highly successful ProgPower USA III festival last week, so I played some stuff by ProgPower bands (and bands I'd -like- to see play in the future.:)) BiD played first, then E.J. with the heavy stuff, then me (song titles in quotes), then Tim Hurd. Not too many songs for me listed here, but they were looong songs on average. I was on-air for well over an hour. :)

November 29th, 2002

GREAT show this week, since BiD started early after a basketball game and I was able to get off work. We were pretty ad-hoc with the scheduling this week, so I've listed who played what. :) Loads of fun and a looong show, running from about 8:45pm through 2:30 am on Sat.

December 6th, 2002

A somewhat more conventional show this week. BiD played first, then E.J., and then I wrapped up the show, as Tim was not present.

December 13th, 2002

I was at the Masquerade for my friends in Bella Morte and their headlining show there, so unfortunately, I wasn't able to get over to WREKage this week. (Bella Morte didn't go onstage until around 1am!) Here's the playlist as emailed to me from BiD. I'm guessing E.J. took over with the brutality after BiD played about 10 or 12 songs. :)

December 20th, 2002

I took my two hours of paid Christmas leave and left work early, so I got down to the studio early, too! :) Mixed show tonight, so here's who played what:

December 27th, 2002

Special Extended 18th Anniversary Show

This was a ton of fun, as we didn't finish the show and quit until after 4am! As near as we can tell, WREKage has been on the air since c. 1984 or so, and is the longest-running specialty show at WREK-FM. We decided to celebrate with an extended show this week. We got quite a few requests and calls, and I completely forgot about a Bloodbath request I got. Oh, well, maybe next show, but BiD won't be at the studio next Friday night, so it might have to wait an extra week.

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