Sal Amato is the program director of The Beat. This mix was transferred from a cassette given to him from a friend.

The mix was captured live in 1989 at Safari Club. Live on vinyl from a “dollar u call it night” This mix was aired back in 2017 on 102.3 FM, it had just been transferred from a cassette back then.

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Lots of imports, classic chicago house, freestyle and more. Everything Safari Club was known for, there was no other club like it in the burbs, or the city for that matter

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Amato began dj’ing in 1978. A second city alumnae, Amato is an actor/writer for film and TV, former stock broker, stand-up, programmer for Sirius and various other networks in his 40 plus year career with no signs of slowing down