Matt Wardlaw


Ultimate Classic Rock hosted by Matt Wardlaw, longtime rock radio veteran and editor of, serves up the best music ever made, along with stories from the road, backstage, and the recording studios that made it magical for decades, Matt’s 80s to the Max! feature on Saturdays dives into the biggest rock hits of the 80s, coupled with the Oh Wows from hair to pop to alt-rock. Billy Idol meets Journey who meets Loverboy. Wardlaw will weave in stories and interviews from his UCR archives with the heavy hitters from this power decade.

On Backstage with UCR, Matt will relive some of the greatest live rock performances ever recorded. He’ll share classic performances from Cream, Zeppelin, and the Stones, along with Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Guns ‘n Roses, and many more from the archives. Matt has hours of interviews that he’ll work in segments to give the listeners a true backstage, all-access concert experience.

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