Montgomery Mayhem

by Ryan Snyder

Name: Montgomery Mayhem

Catch me on: WUAG 103.1 FM and

Show title: Friday Night Mayhem

Show time: Friday 9-11 p.m.

Request line: 336.334.5450

What I play: Punk, hardcore, metal and any other music associated with the punk rock scene… with a focus on the ’80s and ’90s

What you’ll hear: Really too much to say. Here’s just a few: Black Flag, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, DRI, Christian Deformities, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Mastadon, Misfits….

Why I play it: I was raised in the punk/hardcore scene. The music from that scene laid the groundwork for a lot of what is popular today, Green Day for example. Yet, there are no outlets for these musical roots. Or, put quite simply, punk and hardcore rock, and there are not too many places to get it. It’s practically never on the radio. Now it is!

For the uninitiated: Circle Jerks’ Wonderful or the Misfits’ Walk Among Us

Why I love it: I really enjoy being in the studio and on the air, but more than anything, all the phone calls.

Got in the game: Spent most of life, since the teenage years, in the music scene, playing in bands, throwing shows, working in the studio…. All of this and being a DJ just go hand in hand.

Service time: Had my first show on WUAG back in 1996, took a little break, and now I’m back!

Favorite bands: It’s too hard to answer such a narrow question. I like all kinds of music, not just what I play on the show. Nonetheless, much of what I love is listed above, and aired on my show.

I’d like to add: WUAG is a station on the rise. Jack Bonney and the team at WUAG are taking the station and its programming to new levels. Diversity of the shows and the DJs, as well as the events sponsored by the station, are just a few of the reasons WUAG is on the fast track to being one of the best stations in North Carolina, and the country. WUAG also showcases the music of local bands from Greensboro and all over NC. Our area is full of musical talent, we are their outlet! On top of all that is the WUAG Presents series, which is a series of free shows that include talent from all over the world! Take advantage of this people! And, last but not least, don’t forget, WUAG is available anywhere in the world now, via a live audio feed online (!