On 20-Feb-2022, WREK paid tribute to Jon by re-airing one of the PC shows that they happened to still have in their music production system. That show was then available for streaming from their website for the following two weeks, but I then also captured it for posterity here. WREK happened to have this show’s audio in their system because it’s one that Jon had prerecorded in 2017. It’s a bit of an oddball show for him, since he was actually playing two albums in their entirety, so less sprawling coverage of rock music, but still a great listen. The full playlist is below.
WREK should have quite a few more of Jon’s shows in their system and I’m trying to get them to re-air those (in Jon’s old Sunday night timeslot) but for now at least we’ve got this one. Over the years I’ve stashed a few more in my personal archive so will get those up here someday as well.
I am providing here the raw mp3 files from WREK’s archive system. Normally these would be 30-minute chunks of WREK programming, but I hit a filesize limit while uploading here and so had to chop down into even smaller pieces. Yeah, that makes it annoying to download and play — just imagine how annoying it was for me to chop these files up and upload all of them! At some point, after I get the website’s upload filesize limit increased, I will come back here and edit them together into one file. For now, though, if you just play them in alphabetical order, they’ll sound like one two-hour show. Most of the chunks are 6-8 minutes long, with a couple even shorter ones at the beginning. (Note: during their airing, WREK actually mistakenly rewound the show by 8 minutes and played that again; I have edited that out here.)
Finally, below is a picture of the actual playlist from the show. Man, Jon’s handwriting was the best!
Sun1900: block1 block2 block3 block4
Sun1930: block1 block2 block3 block4
Sun2000: block1 block2 block3 block4
Sun2030: block1 block2 block3 block4