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
 : #468 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe - April 22-28, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-04-22 00:59:00
 : #467 - The Griffin Brothers - April 15-21, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-04-18 00:59:00
 : #466 - Floyd Dixon - April 8-14, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-04-08 00:59:00
 : #465 - Roy Byrd aka Professor Longhair - April 1-7, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-04-01 00:59:00
 : #464 - Andre Williams (R.I.P.) & Fortune Records - March 25-31, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-03-25 00:59:00
 : #463 - Little Willie Littlefield - March 18-24, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-03-18 00:59:00
 : #462 - Big Joe Turner, Pt. 2 - 1951-56 - March 11-17, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-03-11 00:59:00
 : #461 - Big Joe Turner, Pt. 1 - 1938-50 - March 4-10, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-03-04 00:59:00
 : #460 - 1949: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2 - February 25-March 3
  Matt The Cat 2019-02-25 00:59:00
 : #459 - 1949: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 1
  Matt The Cat 2019-02-18 00:59:00
 : #458 - Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams - February 11-17, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-02-11 00:59:00
 : #457 - Dave Bartholomew - February 4-10, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-02-04 00:59:00
 : #456 - The Lutchers: Nellie & Joe - January 28-February 3, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-01-28 00:59:00
 : #455 - Story of Johnny Bragg (The Prisonaires & The Marigolds) - January 21-27, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-01-21 00:59:00
 : #454 - Story of the Signifying Monkey & Listener Requests - January 14-20, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-01-14 00:59:00
 : #453 - Rhythm & Booze: Looped! - January 7-13, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2019-01-07 00:59:00
 : #452 - Prime Little Richard: 1955-57 - December 31, 2018-January 6, 2019
  Matt The Cat 2018-12-31 00:59:00
 : #451 - Early Little Richard: 1951-55
  Matt The Cat 2018-12-24 00:59:00
 : #450 - Cool Yule: R&B Christmas, Pt. 2 - December 17-23, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-12-17 00:59:00
 : #449 - Hey! Santa Claus: R&B Christmas, Pt. 1 - December 10-16, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-12-10 00:59:00
 : #448 - The Treniers - December 3-9, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-12-03 00:59:00
 : #447 - Smiley Lewis - November 26-Dec 2, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-11-26 00:59:00
 : #446 - Rhythm & Booze: Hey! Bartender - November 19-25, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-11-19 00:59:00
 : #445 - The Clovers, Pt. 3: 1956-58 - November 12-18, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-11-12 00:59:00
 : #444 - The Clovers, Pt. 2: 1953-56 - November 5-11, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-11-05 00:59:00
 : #443 - The Clovers, Pt. 1: 1950-53 - October 29-November 4, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-10-29 00:59:00
 : #442 - Halloween Rhythm & Blues - October 22-28, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-10-22 00:59:00
 : #441 - Hadda Brooks - October 15-21, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-10-15 00:59:00
 : #440 - Camille Howard - October 8-14, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-10-08 00:59:00
 : #439 - Roy Milton - October 1-7, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-10-01 00:59:00
 
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