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
 : #420 - Little Miss Cornshucks - May 21-27, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-05-21 00:59:10
 : #419 - The Ravens - May 14-20, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-05-14 00:59:10
 : #418 - Excello Records - May 7-13, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-05-07 00:59:10
 : #417 - Jimmy Preston - April 30-May 6, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-04-30 00:59:10
 : #416 - Little Esther Phillips - April 23-29, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-04-23 00:59:10
 : #415 - Motown Artists BEFORE Motown - April 16-22, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-04-16 00:59:10
 : #414 - John Lee Hooker: 1948-51 - April 9-15, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-04-09 00:59:09
 : #413 - Early Billy Stewart & R&B Jail Songs - April 2-8, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-04-02 00:59:10
 : #412 - The Cadillacs - March 26-April 1, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-03-26 00:59:10
 : #411 - Jimmy Coe - March 19-25, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-03-19 00:59:10
 : #410 - Spark Records - March 12-18, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-03-12 00:59:10
 : #409 - Billy "The Kid" Emerson - March 5-11, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-03-05 00:59:10
 : #408 - Mambo / Vita Records - February 26-March 4, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-02-26 00:59:10
 : #407 - Ivory Joe Hunter, Pt. 2 - The 1950s - February 19-25, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-02-19 00:59:09
 : #406 - Ivory Joe Hunter, Pt. 1 - The 1940s - February 12-18, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-02-12 00:59:10
 : #405 - Cat Records - February 5-11, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-02-05 00:59:09
 : #404 - Howlin' Wolf: The Early Years - January 29-February 4, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-01-29 00:59:10
 : #403 - Marvin Phillips - January 22-28, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-01-22 00:59:09
 : #402 - 1948: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2 - January 15-21, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-01-15 00:59:09
 : #401 - 1948: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 1 - January 8-14, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-01-08 00:59:10
 : #400 - Combo Records - January 1-7, 2018
  Matt The Cat 2018-01-01 00:59:10
 : #399 - Pt. 2, R&B Christmas - December 25-31, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-12-24 00:59:09
 : #398 - A Rhythm & Blues Christmas - December 18-24, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-12-17 00:59:10
 : #397 - Ike Turner - December 11-17, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-12-11 00:59:09
 : #396 - Johnny Ace - December 4-10, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-12-04 00:59:10
 : #395 - The Cardinals - November 27-December 3, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-11-27 00:59:10
 : #394 - Roy Brown - November 20-26, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-11-20 00:59:10
 : #393 - Little Caesar - November 13-19, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-11-13 00:59:10
 : #392 - Fats Domino, Pt. 2 - 1953-55 - November 6-12, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-11-06 00:59:10
 : #391 - Fats Domino, Pt. 1 - 1950-53 - October 30-November 5, 2017
  Matt The Cat 2017-10-30 00:59:10
 
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