Tom Verlaine, the inimitable guitarist, punk iconoclast, and Television frontman who died on Saturday (Jan. 28) at 73, knew how to make a first impression.
Since its debut in 2003 on 91X in San Diego, the Skratch ‘N Sniff show has taken terrestrial radio by storm. Conceived by on-air host Malcolm and programmed by DJ Mike Czech, the program takes some of the biggest songs from ACTIVE and ALT Rock and blends them together to make an unbelievable mix show that fans of both genres are tuning into in droves. The show has grown from a local San Diego radio show into a smash radio success, with syndication to over 60 affiliates throughout the US, including Tampa, Dallas, Washington DC, and Charlotte. There are two different versions of the show, an ACTIVE Mix and and ALT Mix.
“Our success is also a result of doing something that has been long forgotten – playing great music and not worrying if it fits into a certain format. You need a great party mixtape-style show that brings all kinds of music lovers together,” says DJ Mike Czech. “Not many people listen to only one kind of music, and we blend everything from classic rock to modern metal, from 80’s electro to hip-hop. We offer something that regular radio has been missing – we’re unpredictable.”
Malcolm sums up the show perfectly by saying, “We’re not out to break any records, we’re just out to manipulate them.”
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