"What's the Buzz, tell me what's happening." (3X) "This is NEWSWAVE!" Ooops! As soon as I hear this on air on the Legendary XB show "REQUEST ROUND-UP" of Legendary XB DJ(My favorite XB jock!!) "THE MORNING MAN" back in 1987 it means it's NEWS time on his slot. The music background was taken from the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR soundtrack and the song title is "What's The Buzz?".
NEWSWAVE is a NEWS portion about the latest in NEW WAVE and it's genres on Morning Man's Request Round-Up Morning Show which was conceptualized on JANUARY 1987. It's very obvious that the title was taken from the word "NEW WAVE".
In APRIL 1988, a Newsletter/magazine called "NEWSWAVE" was released on the underground world. As the Editors and Authors of the said Fanzine have written back then "NEWSWAVE is a newspaper magazine about anything but not everything." I bought a copy of the NEWSWAVE in HARRISON PLAZA back in 1988, but unfortunately I was unable to preserve my copy.WaaaaaaH!! The fanzine includes news about the sequestered WXB102"THE STATION THAT DARES TO BE DIFFERENT" and what happened to their DJs, The new NU107, Identity Crisis on T.V., and some news about THE BOLSHOI and U2 and a lot more stuffs!! There was also a NEWSWAVE Volume Two if I'm not mistaken. I'm not really sure if that was published too.
THANKS TO ALDRIN of Legendary New Wave Mobile HARMONIC TREND I was able to feature his copy in this blog of mine. YUP!! The photos here are ALDRIN's NEWSWAVE original copy which he scanned and preserved. So all 8 pages of the whole fanzine is here!!
The SPONSORS of this 1988 fanzine is the usual sponsors and supporters of WXB102 when the station was still on air in 1985-1987. Every PINOY NEW WAVERS and PINOY PUNKS will definitely remember who they were:
.......unfortunately these sponsors doesn't anymore exist here in MANILA at present.
I had a chat last year with INGGO "THE MORNING MAN" ON THE XB BOARD and he was really glad that I have helped him remember his "NEWSWAVE" PORTION on "REQUEST ROUND-UP".
YUP!!! GREAT MEMORIES INDEED for PINOY PUNKS AND NEW WAVERS!!
.......THIS IS NEWSWAVE!!
MARAMING SALAMAT ULIT ALDRIN of HARMONIC TREND!!
HARMONIC TREND with SIR GEORGE FREDERICK back in 1987!!
What's The Buzz?
-DR. STIRRING RHOD