Matt The Cat
website: E-mail: Station Affiliated With:
 www.jukeintheback.org  gro/88zk//tacehtttam  KZGM
Biographical Information :
 Matt The Cat spent the better part of the last decade howlin’ nightly to a national audience over XM Satellite Radio’s 50s channel. On weeknight The Night Prowl Show with Matt The Cat took radio listeners prowling around the back alleys of early rock n’ roll and rhythm and blues. Matt interviewed and profiled such rock n’ roll legends as Lloyd Price, Aaron Neville, Big Jay McNeely, Dale Hawkins, Earl “Speedo” Carroll of The Cadillacs. Also Earl Lewis of the Channels, Pookie Hudson of The Spaniels, Sonny Burgess, Johnny Maestro and rockabilly guitar king James Burton just to name a few. Matt’s focus on doo wop, R&B, rockabilly and early rock n’ roll is unmatched on American radio today. He delivers the “story behind the story” on the hits that enthusiasts remember and the rarities that should have been hits.

Matt The Cat has spent the last 20 years in radio, beginning at the tender age of 13 when his career began, hosting an Oldies radio show on the little 710 watts community radio station WBMT in Boxford, MA. He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he hosted a weekly classic soul music show called “The Soul Bucket.” It was there he interviewed the legendary Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. Others included Barrence Whitfiled, Bernie Worell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, and Otis Clay.

Matt The Cat arrived at XM Satellite just before the historic launch of the nation’s first satellite radio company in June of 2001. Matt’s “Night Prowl Show” was the only live, national call-in request show of its kind to focus on the hits. Including the deep tracks that so many early rock n’ roll fans long for. In 2002, Matt The Cat began hosting a weekly R&B show called “Harlem.” He featured the soul that came before rock n’ roll and focused on post WWII rhythm and blues the music that shaped rock n’ roll. Music historian and singer and songwriter Billy Vera often appeared on the show to offer insight on such topics as West Coast doo wop and R&B. Other topics often included were vocal groups with bird names and the history of iconic record labels. Matt became the Music Director of the 50s channel to his duties in 2004 and he continued to host “Harlem” and “The Night Prowl Show” until October of 2008.

Matt The Cat currently hosts a weekly podcast called “The Friday Night Cat Fight” at www.fridaynightcatfight.com and has just launched a new R&B show on KZGM called "Juke In The Back
Programs from Producer: Matt The Cat
 program  producer  date  length
 : #526 - King Records, Pt. 1: Queen Records - June 1-7, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-06-01 00:59:01
 : #525 - R.I.P. Little Richard, Pt. 2: 1955-57 - May 25-31, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-05-25 00:59:00
 : #524 - R.I.P. Little Richard, Pt. 1: 1951-55 - May 18-24, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-05-18 00:59:00
 : #523 - R.I.P. Young Jessie - May 11-17, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-05-11 00:58:59
 : #522 - The Checkers - May 4-10, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-05-04 00:59:00
 : #521 - Clyde McPhatter: 1955-59 - April 27-May 3, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-04-27 00:59:00
 : #520 - 10th Anniversary Show! - April 20-26, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-04-20 00:59:00
 : #519 - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters - April 13-19, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-04-13 00:59:00
 : #518 - Tommy Brown - April 6-12, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-04-06 00:59:00
 : #517 - Annie Songs - March 30-April 5, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-03-30 00:59:00
 : #516 - R&B Novelty Songs - March 23-29, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-03-23 00:59:00
 : #515 - Jesse Belvin - March 16-22, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-03-16 00:59:00
 : #514 - Lowell Fulson - March 9-15, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-03-09 00:59:00
 : #513 - Rudy Toombs: R&B Songwriter - March 2-8, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-03-02 00:59:00
 : #512 - Memphis Slim - February 24-March 1, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-02-24 00:59:00
 : #511 - Groove Records - February 17-23, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-02-17 00:59:00
 : #510 - Lil Greenwood - February 10-16, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-02-10 00:59:00
 : #509 - 1950: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2 - February 3-9, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-02-03 00:59:00
 : #508 - 1950: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 1
  Matt The Cat 2020-01-27 00:59:00
 : #507 - Elmore James: 1951-55 - January 20-26, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-01-20 00:59:00
 : #506 - Percy Mayfield - January 13-19, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2020-01-13 00:59:00
 : #505 - The Hollywood Flames - January 6-12
  Matt The Cat 2020-01-06 00:59:00
 : #504 - The Cleftones (R.I.P. Herb Cox) - December 30, 2019-January 5, 2020
  Matt The Cat 2019-12-29 00:59:00
 : #503 - Cool Yule: R&B Christmas, Pt. 2
  Matt The Cat 2019-12-22 00:59:00
 : #502 - Hey! Santa Claus: R&B Christmas, Pt. 1 - December 16-22, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-12-15 00:59:00
 : #501 - Duke/Peacock Records Story - December 9-15, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-12-09 00:59:00
 : #500 - James Brown: 1956-58 - December 2-8, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-12-02 00:59:00
 : #499 - Earl Lewis & The Channels - November 25-December 1, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-11-25 00:59:00
 : #498 - Amos Milburn's R&B Drinking Songs - November 18-24, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-11-18 00:59:00
 : #497 - Lucky Millinder - November 11-17, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-11-11 00:59:00
 
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