KDHX's Super Fun Happy Hour was a long-running punk-centric radio show hosted by locals Tim Mize and Matt Meyers. In its fourteen years on the air, SFHH remained consistently entertaining and relevant, mixing local releases in with punk classics and rarities alike and oftentimes allowing for local punk bands to perform live on the air from within the studio. On February 28, 2011 the boys put the show to rest, citing the taxing nature of late-night radio and their desire to focus on their lives outside the studio as their reasoning. Senior RFT Music writer and KDHX programmer Roy Kasten conducted this interview with them upon their departure, which seemed to indicate that the hiatus was only to be temporary. "People like me and Matt, we can't sit still for too long," said Mize. "We need to be doing something. So we're just taking a break."
Last Saturday, August 18, Tim Mize suffered a massive stroke and passed away at the age of 45. According to family it was very swift and he did not suffer. Mize was an organ donor, whose kidneys, lungs and liver have already found new homes -- heroism in death should never go unnoticed. A memorial service is being planned; details can be found on this Tim Mize Memorial Facebook page.
In addition to the Super Fun Happy Hour, Mize contributed to the worldwide cause of punk rock in another way: In the late '80s, he fronted the much-loved local hardcore band Laffinstock. Click through for a download link to their demo. Also located below are downloadable KDHX live recordings of eight more St. Louis punk bands: Civic Progress, Sayonara, Dancing Feet March to War, Corbeta Corbata, Dumbledore's Army, God Fodder, The Beating, and Cardiac Arrest. All were recorded for Super Fun Happy Hour and all but the last on the list are no longer active.More »