Thanks for stopping by! Awfully Awesome 80's is your 24/7 listener-supported internet radio guide to the 1980's and early 1990's(primarily the tunes that kept the 80's spirit alive!). We play the classic top 40 hits and the lost hits, but we also place a heavy emphasis on the minor charters and non-charters...or as we call them, bottom 45's. If you were a fan of obscure MTV artists, then you have come to the right place! Special shows will be announced as time permits. If you have a request or a suggestion or just want to say hi, then please use our chat widget in the lower right corner. There is also a song request form below on the right sidebar.

If you appreciate what we do, then please make use of our PayPal buttons on the site. You can donate a one-time amount or choose from 10 monthly subscription amounts; the donations will help enhance our programming and keep us on respected broadcasting platforms like Mixcloud and Live365.

Please feel free to ask how you can reserve a 2, 4, 6 or 8 hour block with a playlist of your favorites! Hardly anyone else is willing to offer this service!

The transition to Live 365 is complete as of January 15, 2020. Please show your support! For a donation of $5.00 a month(cheaper than Spotify, SiriusXM, and the cost of your monthly beverages), you will get the below perks. If you think that I'm doing a stellar job, then feel free to donate more. But just remember that this is a legitimate station and it does have monthly expenses to meet; I am also very passionate and serious about the music I program!

Unlimited listening

5 requests per day(80's-early 90's charting or non-charting singles only)

Ban a specific song from the rotation for 1 month

Your own 2 hour theme block every other month(all AOR hits, all new wave, all college rock, etc.)

Thank you in advance for your contribution!


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020


I'm now on Live 365 and everything seems to be running well. I don't want this to be a hobby anymore, but I'm at a loss for how I can prove to everyone(not just 2 to 4 loyal devotees) that I am serious about the music I program and that I want to make this station as satisfying a listen as possible. So this is my question to you:

What will it take for you to help raise the "temperature" on my webpage's monthly thermometer goal?

I will admit that I was a bit lax during February. Unfortunately, my other life...a customer service representative...has had a lot of uncertainties during the past few weeks. It's sort of a government job, but not really as I work for a contractor. There is no set-for-life salary or luxurious, fully-paid-for benefits packages like it was 20 or so years ago. For the second time in 14 months, my co-workers and I are bracing for a new contractor. Health insurance costs are much more with this new contractor and somewhere down the road, we will probably be facing production quotas and mandatory overtime. The mandatory overtime will force me out the door. So lately I have been uploading onboarding documents, accepting offer letters, waiting to vote on the contract ratification, waiting to roll over my 401K, etc. Not to mention being bummed that my spouse can't be part of my benefits package due to the high cost! So naturally, these events took precedence over the station.

March is a long month, and I am looking forward to delivering the Featured Artist Of The Month and a couple of other things. But I know some of you are thinking "We have so many other listening choices out're not compelling enough...I've heard these songs many times before, etc." Let's talk! What would you like? How can I make you a "devotee?" Possible suggestions:

- Do you want more hits?
- Do you want more non top 40 charters and rarities?
- Do you want a bigger variety of jingles and more vintage commercials?
- Do you want me to speak more and be your trivia-filled DJ?
- Do you want a weekend theme night?
- Do you want to be able to request flip sides and album tracks?
- Would you like the opportunity to buy records and CDs from me?
- Would you like to have the auto-queue request feature back(wait time still applies)?
- Do you want me to have a couple more really specialized stations?
- Do I need to be more interactive with the Facebook group?

Think about it and let me know your thoughts through the chat widget in the lower right corner of this webpage. I can't please everyone...I get that. But I promise to keep trying. For example, I am starting to remix some of the older tracks in my library for a better listening experience. So if you see some familiar titles in my upcoming "New Adds" lists, then you will know why. Thank you for being a listener and/or supporter and for hearing me out.

Sunday, January 19, 2020


Here are January 2020's new adds on Awfully Awesome 80's:

ABBA - Super Trouper
Alias - Waiting For Love
Herb Alpert - Rotation
Adam Ant - Wonderful
The Babys - Turn And Walk Away
Bad Company - If You Needed Somebody
Dan Baird - I Love You Period
Bee Gees - He's A Liar
Pat Benatar - You Better Run
Pat Benatar - Treat Me Right
Blondie - The Hardest Part
Blondie - The Tide Is High
Blondie - Rapture
Blondie - War Child
Blues Brothers - Who's Making Love
David Bowie - Blue Jean
Jimmy Buffett - Volcano
Tony Carey - West Coast Summer Nights
Kim Carnes - Cry Like A Baby
Kim Carnes - Invitation To Dance
Kim Carnes - Abadabadango
Kim Carnes - Divided Hearts
Cheap Trick - Voices
Chicago - What Kind Of Man Would I Be?
Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand It
Joyce Cobb - Dig The Gold
Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dewdrops' Drops
Commodores - Lady(You Bring Me Up)
Commodores - Nightshift
John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night
Christopher Cross - Say You'll Be Mine
The Cure - Lovesong
Damn Yankees - Where You Goin' Now
Charlie Daniels Band - The Legend Of Wooley Swamp
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Def Leppard - Two Steps Behind
Devo - Working In The Coal Mine
Dr. Hook - Better Love Next Time
The Doobie Brothers - One Step Closer
John Eddie - Jungle Boy
Walter Egan - Fool Moon Fire
Electric Light Orchestra - Last Train To London
The Fixx - Stand Or Fall
The Flying Lizards - Money
Foghat - Third Time Lucky(First Time I Was A Fool)
The Fools - Running Scared
Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune
Gamma - I'm Alive
Genesis - Turn It On Again
Great White - Rock Me
Daryl Hall And John Oates - Wait For Me
Corey Hart - I Am By Your Side
Heart - Who Will You Run To
Rupert Holmes - Escape(The Pina Colada Song)
The Inmates - Dirty Water
INXS - Disappear
Jefferson Starship - Jane
Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back
Waylon Jennings - Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard(Good Ol' Boys)
Billy Joel - She's Got A Way
Elton John - (Sartorial Eloquence) Don't Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?
Don Johnson - Heartbeat
Katrina And The Waves - Do You Want Crying
Kenny G - Silhouette
Kiss - Shandi
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night
Little River Band - Cool Change
Melissa Manchester And Peabo Bryson - Lovers After All
The Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone
Don McLean - Crying
Don McLean - Since I Don't Have You
Don McLean - Castles In The Air
Ronnie Milsap - Smoky Mountain Rain
The Moody Blues - Gemini Dream
The Motors - Love And Loneliness
Randy Newman - It's Money That Matters
The Outfield - For You
Robert Palmer - You're Amazing
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Don't Do Me Like That
Pleasure - Glide
Pointer Sisters - Could I Be Dreaming
The Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
Elvis Presley - Guitar Man
The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Queen - Play The Game
Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
REO Speedwagon - Time For Me To Fly
Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
Dann Rogers - Looks Like Love Again
Linda Ronstadt - I Can't Let Go
Diana Ross - It's My Turn
Rossington Collins Band - Don't Misunderstand Me
Rufus And Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Rush - Tom Sawyer
Rush - Limelight
Rush - The Big Money
Santana - You Know That I Love You
Santana - Winning
Bob Seger - The Horizontal Bop
Shakespear's Sister - Stay
Sheriff - When I'm With You
Phoebe Snow - Mercy Mercy Mercy
Spider - It Didn't Take Long
Rick Springfield - Love Is Alright Tonite
Billy Squier - The Stroke
Billy Squier - All Night Long
John Stewart - Lost Her In The Sun
Supertramp - Breakfast In America - Live Version
10,000 Maniacs - Trouble Me
.38 Special - If I'd Been The One
John Waite - Tears
The Who - Athena
Kim Wilde - The Second Time(Go For It)
Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
Yes - Rhythm Of Love

There is plenty more to come, including a test playlist for a hard rock/metal/AOR station I would like to bring back from the dead(now that I have one...and soon two...available servers at my disposal), Captain Fingers, some Australian new wave, and some duo that wanted to teach us the vowels.