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Rediscover the 1980's pop & underground landscape with a great mix of cult classics and new wave anthems, woven together by DJ Robert Drake the final Friday of every month from 7-11pm on WXPN.

Drake began spinning the new wave sounds when they were NEW wave sounds, working in various underground clubs in Philadelphia during the gritty era of 1980-1986.

From off-radar spots like The Love Club to commanding nights at Philly's premier alternative hotspots The Kennel Club, Omni's and a few special nights at Danceteria in NYC, the Rock of the 80s became his passion.

And now he shares his passion with you - every final Friday on WXPN.

Land Of The Lost Audio Archive



REMEMBERING DAVID - January 2016

This month started out with good intentions but left many of us reeling with the sudden passing of David Bowie. Much can be said about Bowie - tonight we'll let the music speak for us - - especially his creations within the LOTL era

Also, share your thoughts and requests / be sure to connect with LOTL and make the show interactive! Just join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206/ or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org 

THE SPOTLIGHT - December 2015

As we wrap another year I asked fans of LOTL to cast their vote - from several top-requested LOTL bands - as to which should be given a MEGA-SPOTLIGHT this month in the 10pm hour! Listen to find out which band was our winner!

Also, be sure to connect with LOTL and make the show interactive! Just join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206/ or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org 

REASONS TO BE THANKFUL - November 2015

It's the Thanksgiving weekend and this month on the Land Of The Lost, we explore just some of the musicians we're thankful to have discovered oh-so-many years ago! For me, it would have to be that first time I heard The B-52's back in 1979 ... the same year I uncovered Klaus Nomi and so many others!

Feel free to share your thoughts - just comment on our Facebook group wall https://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206/ or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org 

THE DARK SIDE OF LOTL - October 2015

Our October trip into the Land Of The Lost falls on Mis"http://www.rock.com/assets/productschief Night - the eve of Halloween! Join us for our annual trip into the DARK SIDE OF NEW WAVE! Roll up the rug, put on the eyeliner and turn off the lights -- let's get SPOOKY!

Listen on the radio or click the LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of this page! Also - make radio interactive - share your thoughts and suggestions - just comment on our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206 or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org 

GREATEST YEAR IN MUSIC - September 2015

Throughout the month, fans of Land Of The Lost cast their vote for the year in the 80s decade that THEY thought was The Greatest Year In Music! Robert Drake will reveal the four years with the most votes during this trip into the Land Of The Lost and spotlight just why - by featuring 60 minutes of music from each of the four years.

Listen on the radio or click the LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of this page! Also - make radio interactive - share your thoughts and suggestions - just comment on our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206 or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org 

REMEMBERING PEEL - August 2015

Every August on the Land Of The Lost we carve out some time to remember the late, great broadcaster John Peel. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004. He was known for his eclectic taste in music and his honest and warm broadcasting style. John would have turned 76 August 30, had he not left us so suddenly back in 2004. Hard to imagine it's been over ten years since his passing. In the 10pm hour we'll play nothing but PEEL SESSIONS from the BBC studios - plus I'll have some Public Image Ltd tickets to give away - they return to Philly on November 11 at The Trocadero 

As I'll mention during the show - I highly recommend you visit this incredible site, archiving each and every artist's visit to see John Peel - it's a treasure trove of musical memories! http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/

Listen on the radio or click the LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of this page! Also - make radio interactive - share your thoughts and suggestions - just comment on our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206 or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org 

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