Gen Xers and early risers have a new music show to start Monday mornings. Gen X Redux, hosted by new volunteer programmer Cyndi Philpott, a.k.a., “Your Kool Aunt Cyndi,” brings the eclectic sounds of the 1980s and ’90s to the airwaves on Monday mornings from 3 to 6 a.m. ET on WMNF 88.5 FM.
Tune-in to WMNF in the wee hours of a given Monday and you’ll hear an array of genres including new wave, post-punk, Brit-pop and alt-country. On Gen X Redux, Aunt Cyndi plays music inspired by her experiences growing up in a working class suburb of Detroit, as a college radio programmer in the 80s, and living and working in NYC throughout the ’90s.
To plan Gen X Redux shows, Kool Aunt Cyndi takes inspiration from her music memories, listener requests, and by referencing old music charts from CMJ (College Music Journal) and the British journal New Music Express.
“I love listening to new music and I like a lot of the new music that’s coming out—it’s really influenced by the music of the ’80s and ’90s,” Cyndi said.
“It’s kind of cliché to say that I love everything, but I do. Even now, I love pop music and power pop. I love funk,” Cyndi said. “I don’t have encyclopedic knowledge. I’m not a music snob. I just want to share my joy of music.”
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