Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The host of one of the more popular shows on the WOLF Internet Radio will say goodbye July 14.
Bobby Moore, host of the punk rock program 7 Inch Atlanta, is set to graduate at the end of the month with his master’s in public history.
“It’s been a lot of fun, definitely,” said Moore, who is moving to Cleveland.
His last show will air from 10 p.m. to midnight and will feature an interview with Mark Naumann, of Atlanta-based Die Slaughterhaus Records.
The record company, founded in 2001, released the first singles by Black Lips and Deerhunter, two of Atlanta’s best-known indie bands, said Shawn Isaacs, the WOLF’s general manager. Black Lips was one of the bands featured in Spin magazine’s “The Success Issue” in June.
The show is the second-longest running program on the WOLF, just behind the Morning Howl, Isaacs said.
Moore played punk rock, garage bands, underground rock and local Atlanta bands. His guests included members of touring bands – Best Coast, The Spits, and Ty Segall. Local acts included Balkans, Shepherds, the Back Pockets, and Mood Rings.
Moore hopes to get a job with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum – or at the very least, volunteer there.
“I’m happy,” said Moore, 28, who earned his bachelor’s in mass communications in 2008. “I am ready for another opportunity and challenge.”
The show debuted in April 2010, with Moore recording the hour-long program from the Mass Communications Department’s radio lab. In January it went live from the WOLF Internet Radio’s studio in the basement of the Anthropology building.
“I learned a lot. It was a fun way for me to play records that I liked,” he said.
Moore’s master’s thesis was about the punk rock scene in Atlanta from 1978 to 2010. It includes 13 45-minute interviews with contemporary musicians in the independent rock scene.
While Moore’s departure is a loss to the station, it also a chance for another host and program, Isaacs said.
The slot “opens up for new ideas,” Isaacs said.
To listen to the WOLF go to: http://www.westga.edu/thewolf/index_13444.php.