Working Class DJ

Now that concerts are postponed until who knows when, wouldn’t it be nice if there was another way to get a regular Rick Springfield fix? Guess what, now there is!

Beginning tonight, RS will host a new show on Sirius XM – on the ’80s on 8 channel (Channel 8). His show, “Working Class DJ with Rick Springfield” starts at 8 p.m. EST tonight (Friday, Jan. 22). During the weekly show, he will play eight songs that correspond to a theme of his choice. The series kicks off with “Rad Aussie Hits,” highlighting artists from his home country, Australia, according to SiriusXM. Next week’s theme is “’80s Songs that Saw the Future.” (Will “Human Touch” be included in that episode?!)

The episodes will replay Saturday-Tuesday. (Find times here.)

Some cool things to consider

Here are some fun things to think about in connection to this show.

  1. RS’s album Working Class Dog (which I assume inspired the name of this show) was released on Feb. 24, 1981 so next month is the 40th anniversary of the album.
  2. The SiriusXM ’80s on 8 Channel features original MTV VJS Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn.
  3. When MTV debuted on Aug. 1, 1981, “Jessie’s Girl,” the Grammy-winning single off “Working Class Dog” was the No. 1 song.

This mix of Rick Springfield, MTV, “Working Class Dog” and ’80s music just feels so right.