Mon 9 Nov 2020

PBS listeners love music and 80's Waves connected our listeners with the products and services a musician might need. For example, if you're thinking of starting up a band you'll need gear.   Maybe you might need a place to rehearse, and if you dream big you could even make a record, but first, it could be a good idea to play some shows and if you do that, maybe you'll need the right look.

Here are some ads aimed at musicians and found in Waves magazine, the PBS publication from 1977-1988.


One of Waves earliest advertisers - supporting musicians
Waves March 1982


In Sound
Waves June/July 1983


Rock out in the rock store using rock boards 
Waves April/May 1987 


New subscriber discounters 
Waves March/April 1983 


Vintage clothing for rockers and rockabillies
Waves August 1984


If you’re after a neat deal, consider cutting a record at the legendary Richmond Recorders
Waves February/March 1986 


But if you can’t afford that, make it working class! 
Waves April/May, 1987


Connecting musicians with an audience - introduction of a musician’s noticeboard 
Waves December/January 1988


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For more on the PBS story, check out the 40 Years of PBS Radio book.


 Bronte Laffin Vines and Alan Fitzpatrick (scans) & Mara Williams.