Last Month, I recieved news that an XB REUNION PARTY was in the works. If I'm not mistaken this would probably be the 4th time this was planned ever since WXB102 was resurrected by MIKE SUTTON in 2005 as an Internet Radio Station on LIVE 365. This planned 102 party was to be held at EASTWOOD CITY LIBIS before and now there was a change of venue. This is good news!! Finally, after 2o years this would be the first ever "102 PARTY" to be organize presented by SUTTON MUSIC GROUP. At first, I thought It is to be held inside the ARANETA COLISEUM. WheeeW!! That's quite a big venue for it and TAAARAAAH it is schedule to be held tomorrow night at the venue called "SERVE" also in ARANETA COLISEUM but it's not inside the big Coliseum itself as a lot of people thought. I guess this would be start of another series of the so-called "102 PARTIES" that were very famous wayback 1986-87!!
Last Saturday(APRIL 19,2008), before we entered the Coliseum for the "LOST 80s LIVE in MANILA Concert" I had a chance to walk in front of SERVE and was able to take pictures of the XB REUNION Ticket Booth and the big Banner posted in front of the venue.
I have included here in my Blog Post messages from both George Frederick and Mike Sutton.
Message from GEORGE FREDERICK:
Hello hello hello!
Some of us know that we are going to have a grand reunion party this April 25 2008. If you don't, well then now you do!
This project is Julius's idea and I do remember that he brought this up with me the very first time we met after the long silence of WXB102.
We need everybody's help in telling people about this, so please get in touch with us as soon as you can! We need DJ's... anybody who feels like letting it all out even for just a few minutes hahaha
Is Allan K ready to mix? Carla? Jojo? Hilary? Mikey? Tell us!
No pre-selling of tickets this time, so all tickets will be sold at the gate. Please inform us if you guys in the group are coming so that we could put you in our guest list. If you are not on this list, you will have to pay at the gate!
Who knows? Maybe the next grand reunion will be in 2028.
JULIUS CAESAR on the XB BOOTH!! He was the one who designed the Poster Ad of the WXB102 GRAND REUNION DANCE PARTY.
Message from MIKE SUTTON:
Legendary New Wave DJs Reunite After 20 Years At WXB 102 Dance Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Manila, Philippines) - From the ominous roar of Killing Joke to the pulsating synthesizers of New Order to the sunny afternoon reggae rhythms of UB40 to the jumpy rockabilly of the Stray Cats to the dreamy romanticism of the Lotus Eaters, no other radio station in Manila could claim to own such an eclectic, adventurous sound than WXB 102. Lead by Program Director George Frederick, from 1986 to 1987 WXB 102 pioneered alternative music in the Philippines, introducing an entire generation of kids to the New Wave beats of Fra Lippo Lippi, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, the Smiths, Depeche Mode, R.E.M., Joy Division, Gene Loves Jezebel, among thousands of others. WXB 102 smashed through the Top-10 ratings by playing cutting-edge acts that no other FM station had the balls to throw on the air and championed the Pinoy underground, breaking local acts such as the Dawn, the Introvoys, Dean's December, and the Identity Crisis.
Once faded into legend, WXB 102 was resurrected as an online radio station in 2005, sponsored by lifelong fan Michael Sutton, CEO of Sutton Music Group. Two years later, the entire regular '86-'87 airstaff are together again with George Frederick, Julius Caesar, and the Ghost broadcasting live from Manila daily on http://www.wxb102.tk and Fat Albert, Cool Carla, the Morning Man, and Allan K. doing pre-recorded shows.
With the DJs back over the airwaves, it was inevitable that the dance parties would return as well. Under the guidance of Julius Caesar, that time is now. On Friday, April 25th in the Serve Bar at the Araneta Coliseum, Sutton Music Group presents the WXB 102 Grand Reunion Dance Party. Meet the original WXB 102 DJs as they spin the U.K.-soaked blasts from the past, the colorful and quirky New Wave classics from groups such as Xmal Deutschland, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Care, Wire Train, among many others -- the records which defined "102 Music" and made competitors pale in comparison.
Entrance fee is PHP 300.00. For ticket information, please call Julius Caesar at 09108885716 or at 09228305866. For media inquiries, please contact Michael Sutton at Sutton Music Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to WXB 102 live from Manila every day Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST at http://www.wxb102.tk with the Ghost, George Frederick, and Julius Caesar.
KUDOS TO WXB102!!
From your FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD:
DR. STIRRING RHOD