MIKEY DEE HONORED BY WMFO

The staff of Tufts University community radio station WMFO (Medford, MA) voted to officially change the name of the station's Studio D to Studio Dee, in honor of the contributions and achievements of longtime WMFO deejay Mikey Dee. The vote, taken at the Fall 2000 General Meeting, was unanimous. Mikey, who has been with station since 1985, suffered a series of brainstem strokes as a complication of routine surgery in February 2000. His recovery continues at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

The idea for the name change was the brainchild of Drugless Douglas, fellow WMFO deejay and long-time friend of Dee. "Mikey has booked hundreds of local bands to play live from the legendary Studio D for his 'On The Town' show," said Douglas. "Arguably, Mikey Dee has done far and away more than any other individual to put WMFO on the map. The concept of 'Studio Dee' seemed to be a simple but perfect way to honor Mikey for all he's done for the station, the deejays, and the Boston music scene." The concept has also garnered the universal endorsement of the local music community.

In addition to his WMFO duties, Mikey Dee is the consummate Boston music scenester: Director of AAA & Public Radio Promotion at The Planetary Group, Associate Editor for the local music fanzine The Noise, and tireless promoter of the Boston music scene. When healthy, Dee can be found in several clubs several nights per week, checking out the scene. Mikey was named one of the "Top 10 Players" in Boston music by The Improper Bostonian, and he won an unprecedented seventh crown as "Top Deejay" in the 2000 Noise Reader's Poll.

After 2000's overwhelmingly successful effort, another series of concerts in support of The Mikey Dee Musician's Benefit Trust occurred May 3-5, 2001.
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Mikey's show, "On The Town With Mikey Dee" continues to showcase local talent with a different band performing live from Studio Dee every week. The show airs 9pm - midnight (ET) every Wednesday. A team of several WMFO deejays and other hipsters take turn keeping the seat warm until Mikey returns.

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