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iGEN by Ted Volk
The Place Where Radio and Records come Together Without Talking
MASE TRIBUTE
6/10/20
 
 

Well I couldn’t get to all of them before the song ended to snap a pic, but thank you to all that participated and paid...

Posted by Nik Rivers on Tuesday, 9 June 2020
MASE/KAREN/BRADY
6/10/20
REMEMBERING—AND HONORING—MASE

The Alternative radio community is still reeling from the unexpected death of WWCD Columbus PD Mason Brazelle on Saturday, likely from complications of a bleeding ulcer. Mase, as he was known to all, was, without question, one of the most musically passionate and knowledgeable radio programmers we’ve ever had the privilege to know.

A conversation about airplay priorities would swiftly veer into a debate about which of our favorite Replacements and Clash songs were superior. Mase would indulge my stories about indie rock in the ‘80s—at 53 years old, Mase was wistful about being part of the music scene in Atlanta, where he drummed in multiple bands, nearly 10 years past the halcyon days of DB RecordsR.E.M.Love TractorSwimming Pool Q’s and Drivin N Cryin, etc.

The Clash ("the only band that matters") was Mase’s one true musical love, and tonight at 6PM EST, Alternative radio stations will be playing “This is Radio Clash” in his honor. Already committed to this tribute are WWDCWLKKWEQXWKZQWQMPWLUMWGHLWLZXKXTE and KRXP.

Our friend Brady Bedard (left), SVP Pop Promotion at Columbia Records, posted this on Instagram: “Tears are in my eyes now. His passion and his love for music was true and uncompromisable. Our shared love for the Minneapolis music scene, the Atlanta/Athens scene, Mike WattCheap Trick, power pop, rock, etc.—fuck, man, I loved those talks and hangs. Dude—I remember that time @ SXSW after the Watt show (he did 35 Minutemen songs in just over 40 minutes and we were so fucking excited!) Then we sat at the picnic table behind the venue, all sweaty and shit, just to get a few minutes with Watt, and then we  ran away after we got the pic, squealing like we were a couple of teenagers at a One Direction concert. The best. Makes me smile thinking of moments like that we shared together over the years. You were a pure soul who believed that music was life and life was music. My friend, I know right now you are in heaven, chatting up D. BoonJoe StrummerGrant Hart and Bob Stinson. Happy tears are in my eyes now, just thinking about that. R.I.P. @masecd1025 “If I don’t see ya in a long, long, while, I’ll try to find you Left of the Dial…"

YOUR RADIO ADD RECAPS
6/9/20

Taking this week’s Most Added honor is ADA’s Neon Trees with “New Best Friend.” Other winners include Republic’s Lund with "Broken," Hollywood’s Dreamers with "Heat Seeker" f/Grandson, Warner’s Sub Urban with "Freak" f/Rei Ami and Crush’s Weezer with "Hero."

MASE, DUSTIN MATTHEWS & GARY GORMAN
6/7/20

MASE/RISA MATSUKI
6/7/20

MASE/ROB GOLDKLANG
6/7/20
 
 
when I think of
Mason Brazelle
it always brings me back to the music. Every week we would share new undiscovered albums from the 80s that we used to love. 
You've been a great supportive friend for so many years and I'm gonna miss our check ins.
This photo was taken when we decided to ditch sunset sessions in Vegas and go see one of our favorite bands "The English beat". There wasn't even 10 people in the joint so we captured this classic photo.
Rip my friend...
Rob Goldklang
MASE, MICHELLE & DAVID
6/7/20

MASE, NIK & ROSS
6/7/20