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Whirled Hits Bookmarks

Written by jeremy on Monday, 29 of April , 2013 at 6:11 am

Whirled Hits is Ozcat Radio’s World Chart Hits program (3-6pm Tuesdays). It’s compiled weekly in real time from a variety of chart, sales and radio station sources. Here are some I use with varying degrees of frequency.  Explore away!
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LP Cover Lovers

Written by Chef Mark on Monday, 21 of December , 2009 at 2:49 pm

In searching for cool images of LPs, I stumbled upon this amazing site. – Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs

It’s so cool I almost didn’t want to pass it around.

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Two Bay Area Maestros Visit Oz

Written by Katie Cool Lady on Tuesday, 15 of December , 2009 at 5:48 pm

Jeremy welcomed back David Ramadanoff, Musical Director of the Vallejo Symphony, and first-time visitor to Ozcat, Ben Simon, Musical Director of the San Francisco Chamber Musical Orchestra. The two came together to promote two classical concerts in Vallejo at the beginning of the New Year.

The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will perform “Double Trouble “, their first of four concerts at Vallejo’s Empress Theatre on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:00. This free program will feature high-school-age cello prodigies Lau and Luo performing Vivaldi’s dramatic Double Cello Concerto in G minor as well as

The Vallejo Symphony will be performing their first concert of the year, “Ludwig Has Left The Building” at Hogan Auditorium on January 9th at. The symphony will perform Mozart’s Serenade in D major, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and a very special performance of Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis.

Check out the video of these two brilliant conductors after the jump:

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Island Fest with Golden Lady

Written by Golden Lady on Sunday, 29 of November , 2009 at 5:24 pm

Golden Lady plays a savory blend of conscious Reggae and world beats from the extensive music library she has collected over her many years in the music business and from her many travel adventures. She got her feet wet in the music industry working for Motown Records. She has since focused her musical career primarily in Reggae music.

Golden Lady has been responsible for many of the Bay Area’s first Reggae festivals and concerts.  She was one of the founders of Out of Many One Productions in Oakland, California, well-known for their local Reggae productions in the 1990s, including the Peter Tosh Birthday Celebrations.

Golden Lady has worn many hats in the music business from publicist to promoter, including artist management  for Tony Rebel and Queen Ifrica, Sister I-Live, Sylvia Tella,  and currently Queen Omega.  She brings an amazing insider knowledge to her show.  She has interviewed artists such as reggae great Everton Blender, Queen Omega, Black Lung, Streets to the Hill, Val Serrant, Rankin Scroo and more.

In addition to her efforts in the Reggae music industry, Golden Lady loves to throw and style fabulous events. She also enjoys Caribbean cooking, interior design, maintaining her extensive pineapple collection and hanging out with her trusty dog, Marley, aka Toto “The Ozdog”, and Catfish her personal “Oz-cat”.

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Rockas Inna Seleckta Stylee with Kola Fari

Written by Kola Fari on Saturday, 28 of November , 2009 at 4:48 pm

Ras Kola’s musical passions were ignited as teenager in Richmond, Virginia–the so-called “Greenwich Village of the South”. Washington DC in the 70’s had become a central hub for the punk, reggae and hip-hop movements.

As Kola puts it, “everything was crackin” at the same time. I listened to Mad Professor KRS One, Bad Brains and Prince Far I. I discovered revolutionary underground bands like The Stooges, Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, Black Flag, Minutemen, Dead-Kennedys, M.D.C. and Meat Puppets.

I became especially interested bands that were fronts for political and revolutionary movements. The people around me were immersed in a 50’s type of mentality—you could be a factory worker or a college yuppie. Music taught me I could be who I wanted to be.”

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Whirled Hits with Jeremy

Written by jeremy on Friday, 27 of November , 2009 at 11:26 pm

I’ve always thought that what a country listens to on the radio or in the clubs or on their iPods says a lot about the culture that you won’t find if you only dig into its ethnic music. I guess you could call me a cultural pop musicologist.

As such, I’ve been following the world charts since the 70’s, but only recently has the internet made it possible to actually put together a live, real-time chart hits show, drawn every week from the charts of the world and presented while the chart rankings are still current. Every week when I research the show, I check multiple sources to find out about the international artists we play. I can be a bit forgetful (creeping CRS) so I often do it more than once. Now, I’ll just ScribeFire it onto this blog, which will both make it easier on my poor aching mind and provide the resources and research to the web-wide world.

So this blog will hold be clips about artists, pieces of charts, music resources, stuff like that. Sometimes there will even be a playlist. 😉

Catch Whirled Hits Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm on Ozcat Radio.

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Walk the Musical Landscape with The Nomad

Written by damon on Monday, 23 of November , 2009 at 8:23 pm

Damon Williams was born in Nashville, Tennessee where music played a part in his life from early on. He made his professional debut as a vocalist performing in the Bay Area nightclubs, festivals, as well as corporate and private events as a member of the R&B vocal trio, Infinity. Williams has also performed throughout state as one of the Temptations in the B. Edward’s Motown Revue.

Williams became the front man for Northern California’s Urban Bushmen in 2003. A high energy, crowd pleasing act, known locally as “The Soul of Vallejo”, the Bushmen know how to get people up on the dance floor. Williams smooth vocals have earned him respect as a hard-working session artist; his full range and harmonizing skills can also be heard on various CDs released by Bay Area artists.

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Jamz Fussion with Triple J

Written by Triple J on Sunday, 22 of November , 2009 at 6:59 pm

DJ Triple J AKA Jerome Widman was born in Philadelphia, PA. Triple J has been a professional disc jockey since the age of 15 years old doing parties in Philly, New Jersey, New York and even Washington D.C. He also played sax and trumpet in local jazz bands. His desire to be around music even led him to work part time for Philadelphia International records as a record cleaner.

After attending college at Norfolk University in Virgina, Triple J entered the Navy, specializing in the medical field and communications. He still continued working in music and broadcasting assistance,and even managed to take on a couple of theatrical stage role as well.

Triple J earned praise as a backup singer for various groups throughout his Navy career. While stationed at Mare Island in 1987, Triple J discovered Vallejo for the first time. He made a name for himself by deejaying for local parties and still sings occasionally for weddings and special events. Among his favorite artists are: Grover Washington Jr., Ronnie Laws, Steely Dan, Time, Chaka Kann, Frankie Beverly, and Howard Hewett.

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Mornings with Blue

Written by Erika Blue on Saturday, 21 of November , 2009 at 4:47 pm

Hey it’s Your Girl, Erika Blue!

I hail from the rainy state of Washington but as soon as I graduated high school I moved to the sunshine state of California and fell in love. In addition to hosting my show here at Ozcat Radio, my talents include producer, television host and magazine publisher for various other entertainment companies. I’ve been in love with music my whole life–it held me romanced me, and comforted me when I didn’t have any one else. I’ve never been alone because music has always been there, I just didn’t know where music fit in to my career until I received the opportunity to be a D.J.

I am a California girl who loves the California lifestyle: sunny, exciting, tasty, inspirational, talented, and authenti. I try to incorporate those feelings into my choice of music. My passion is for the unsigned underground artist–that brand new unheard perspective that captures you and touches you. I want to get that new sound out there. I want to find tomorrow’s stars and help them shine!!!

I hope my show becomes an anthem for your mornings, so come join me for a lively wakeup every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can also catch me on the tube hosting my show, “In-Focus on the Bay” which airs on Comcast in San Francisco channel 27 every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. or look for the show locally on VCAT Television.

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Katie CoolLady

Written by Katie Cool Lady on Saturday, 21 of November , 2009 at 3:55 pm

Katie CoolLady is Mama Ozcat. It was her vision that saw this place, and her persistence and support that made the vision a reality.  You can hear her Sunny Mix Friday Mornings, 9-noon on Ozcat Radio.

Katie also maintains this website so email her at with any typos, corrections or suggestions…

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Ozcat DJs

These are the blog pages of the Ozcat DJs, thirty some-odd (some very odd ;) Vallejo volunteers as diverse as V-town itself, with interests, opinions and musical tastes to match. Ozcat Radio is a free-form station, so Ozcat’s DJs are all music directors of their own shows. Whether you’re a music lover, a fellow Vallejoan, or an artist looking for airplay, get to know the DJs who keep Ozcat on the air here.