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Mike Sauter

Vice President, Broadcasting & Host of Slacker Rewind

Mike Sauter became a radio addict as a young child in Rochester, NY. He’s worked on multiple ends of the music world, including a job at a “High Fidelity”-style record shop, a gig spinning records at a bar, a brief stint sorting mail for A&M Records, and an even shorter attempt to be a music performer.

However, the majority of his life has involved playing music on the radio, starting in 1984 at his college radio station in Ithaca, NY. He was a long-time DJ at one of the pioneering alternative rock stations, WHTG/Asbury Park in New Jersey. Sauter started at WYEP in 2004 and held various positions, including Midday Mix host, music director, program director, and station manager.

Fanboy of: The Beatles

Memorable Interviews I’ve Done Over the Years: Joe Strummer, Beck, Suzanne Vega, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher, Jorma Kaukonen, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Nicole Atkins, Billy Bragg, Paul Shaffer, Jewel, Peter Murphy, Violent Femmes, Richard Thompson, Guster, and Andrew Bird.

First Time I Ever Introduced a Band on Stage: Red Hot Chili Peppers/Faith No More in 1987 at a bar show!