Cover art for podcast Back to the '80s Radio

Back to the '80s Radio

116 EpisodesProduced by Back to the '80s Radio Website

Become a Paid Subscriber: Angeles radio show hosts, Toscano & and Chang bring in the '80s morning and afternoon radio show feel back! With special guests, both in the entertainment industry from the '80s and from beyond our realm, they bring wacky skits an… read more

116 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Rockin 1987

March 23rd, 2023


In Episode 34 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk about the events of 1987. They introduce Rockin Revolution from Corey Feldman's new EP …

Top 10 Songs of 1982

March 9th, 2023


Toscano and Chang talk about the songs that made 1982 all that much better. Join us today as we travel through time and hear what Billboard chose as their top 10 as well. 

Back to the '80s Top 5 songs from 1987

March 9th, 2023


What are your favorite songs from 1987? Today we are talking more about music and compete against each other!

'80s Songs Bring Back Memories

March 6th, 2023

Was there an '80s song that meant something special to you? When you hear that certain song from the '80s, does it transport you to a certain moment? Today, Toscano & Chang talk about the songs that have deep …

Back to the '80s with special guest, Award Winning Author, Michael Thomas Perone

February 24th, 2023


Toscano and Chang continue their banter about those things they cared less for in the '80s. 

Today's special guest is Michael Thomas Perone an award-winning author who has written for The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City …

Things We Thought Were Stupid in the '80s!

February 18th, 2023


Today we talk about those things that we thought were stupid in the 1980s. So stick around with us as we remember together.

Why It Was Better To Live In The '80s Part 2

February 14th, 2023


We continue our talk and remember the good times, heartbreaks, and moments that will live on forever. Toscano and Chang are taking you Back to the '80s!

Back to the '80s Radio and Special Guest, Steve Augeri

February 9th, 2023


Don't miss the show as we talk to Steve Augeri, former lead singer of the rock band Journey who released a new album titled "Seven Ways 'Til Sunday" on Friday, January 27. The album will feature his new single, "Never …

'80s Songs That Didn't Get Enough Radio Play

January 27th, 2023


We are talking about the songs, bands, performers, or artists that just didn't get enough radio play back in the 1980s.  Join us and leave us a review on whatever platform you listen to us on! Thank you all Back to the …

I Hate These Bands, Part 2

January 14th, 2023


Today we finish our discussion about our most hated bands in the 1980s. Join us for humor, rants, and arguments with Toscano & Chang!

I Hated these Bands in the '80s!

January 8th, 2023


Is there an '80s band that you hated back in the day? Well, today we are talking about our most hated bands of the 1980s. So, I guess you can call it, our hate show! Stick around for all the banter that Toscano & …

2022 Christmas and New Years 2023

December 31st, 2022


Toscano and Chang rant about the Christmas season in today's world and how important it is to go back to basics. Thank you to all our fans. We sincerely love you!

Pop Rock in the '80s Part 2

December 16th, 2022


In our continuation of the pop-rock show, we are going to be talking about the pop-rock genre and some of the bands or artists that made the music. Do you think rock became too poppy? Find out with Toscano & Chang!

What was Pop-Rock in the '80s?

December 9th, 2022


Toscano & Chang talk about the pop-rock genre in the '80s and as always the banter goes back and forth with lots of hate and laughs as only they know how to convey!

Back to the '80s Dance Party!

November 11th, 2022


Today we talk about the dance party scene in the '80s and have special guests, writer and producer, Music Video Time Machine founder, Stephen Pitalo, and Rob Roy Dance Music Guru!

'80s R&B, Hip Hop , and Dance

November 4th, 2022


Today we go on a musical trip to a great time of dance! Don't miss the show, and if you want to hear the entire song, go to: starting at 4pm (pst).

Halloween Special

October 28th, 2022


Join us and special characters and callers as we talk '80s Halloween and other fun stuff. You never know what you'll get here!

'80s Pop Music

October 23rd, 2022


Today we start a new series of shows to talk about '80s music history. Pop is today's topic and you don't want to miss the entire series.

Back to the '80s Radio's Top 10 Songs of 1983

October 19th, 2022


Today we are talking about the top 10 songs from 1983. Whether you agree or don't agree with Billboard's Top 10, you sure have some laughs with Toscano & Chang as they discuss their thoughts on the top songs from …

Top 5 Greatest Songs from 1985

October 16th, 2022


You may or may not agree with Billboard's choices on their top 100 songs from 1985, but you'll certainly have some fun hearing Toscano & Chang's list. Today they once again go head-to-head on the quest to beat each …

The 1980s - Rock Sugar Band & More

October 14th, 2022


We are talking to our special guest, Chuck Duran lead guitarist, and co-founder of mash-up band sensation, Rock Sugar, and if you don’t have plane fare, can you go on YouTube and be one of the millions who watch and …

Female Artists in the '80s

October 7th, 2022


The dynamic duo of 80s radio and comedy will talk about the great music from the beautiful ladies that made some of the great music of that time! …

Top 10 Songs of 1985 According to Billboard. Do you agree?

October 4th, 2022


Today Toscano & Chang discuss some of the greatest songs of 1985. We want to know if you agree? Let us know.

Metal Mania in the '80s Part 1

October 1st, 2022


Today we are embarking on a 3-episode cruise with the bands that put the word METAL in Heavy Metal! Stay tuned because we have two special guests later in the show, Mike Davis of Lizzy Borden, Halford, and Dramarama and …

Radio Personalities of the '80s Part 2

September 30th, 2022


Today we finish our discussion on the amazing talent of personalities in the 1980s. Join us as we travel back to a time when radio personalities …

Radio Personalities of the '80s Part 1

September 23rd, 2022


On what is most likely a 2-part show, Toscano and Chang will talk about the awesomeness of '80s radio personalities. Come with us and listen to some of the wildest jocks that radio had. 

Back to the '80s Top Songs From 1986

September 9th, 2022


Today the guys talk about Billboard's choice for the best songs of 1986. However, they turn the tables and discuss their own choices for the top 5 songs of that same year. You don't want to miss this show!

The Final Music Stop - 1989's Top Songs

September 2nd, 2022


Toscano and Chang talk take the final trip all the way to 1989 and give you their picks for the best songs from 1989! Join us in the second half of the show because today we talk to Sandy Kaye from, "A Breath of Fresh …

The Top 5 Songs from 1988

August 26th, 2022


We're talking about 1988's greatest hits! Today Toscano & Chang will go head-to-head once again and try to outdo each other with their picks for the best songs from 1988! Don't miss out on the great music and banter.


June 25th, 2022


If you love '80s music and rock and haven't heard of SteelHeart, this is a treat! Today we talk with SteelHeart's Miljenko Matijevic. He talks about the ups and downs of being a rock star from the start in the late '80s …

Talking '80s Music and Career changes

June 3rd, 2022


A special guest on Back to the '80s radio is Brian Curtis from the band, Bad Attitude talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly of bands trying to make it in the '80s. Also on the show, Evan Cassimy, CEO of Interview …

An Interview with SteelHeart - Miljenko Matijević

May 20th, 2022


Join us as we talk with Miljenko Matijević from SteelHeart on today's Back to the '80s Radio. We talk about rock music and the 1980s. Thank you to Gina DeFranco, the Executive Producer at

Thank you to Eriki …

Talking music with SteelHeart and More

May 18th, 2022


We are heading down the home stretch with special interviews before the big night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on May 19th. Special guests: …

The Troubadour and The 27 Show

May 13th, 2022


We have a full house of special guests on the show today. Don't miss out as we talk to Gina DeFranco, the executive producer at, who turns …

Radio Was Awesome in the '80s

April 29th, 2022


Today we have a special guest and on-air personality, Geno Mitchellini from KLOS 95.5 Los Angeles and KOME 98.5. Geno talks about the behind-the-scenes in the radio business and how much it changed. Don't miss the show. 

The Retro Commercial Fever

April 22nd, 2022


Today's special guest on Back to the '80s Radio is, David Zamora from the YouTube channel, "Dave's Archives." Together with Toscano & Chang, they talk about Dave's commitment to all retro fans. Come and have some …

Helping Others in the 1980s

April 15th, 2022


A quick look into the charities in the 1980s and charitable events that drew the largest crowds on earth. Special guest, Suzan Freeman of Vancouver, …

Lifelong Friendships!

April 11th, 2022


Toscano and Chang talk with a special guest, Mark Hernandez, who met Toscano back in the 7th grade. They talk about some of the challenges, heartaches, and fun times of growing up in the 1980s.

Episode 19 - What Would You Do With One Day In The '80s?

April 2nd, 2022


Episode 19 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk discuss the different possibilities if they could go back and spend one day in the 1980s. …

Rock & and Roll '80s Cruise Part 3

April 2nd, 2022


In episode 3 of rock and metal, Toscano & Chang discuss the rock and roll scene in the 1980s. Come on and have some laughs with us. Special guest …

Were You Bullied in the '80s? What about today?

April 1st, 2022


Today we discuss briefly the bullying that some people went through in the '80s and how it came to haunt many in today's age. And, yes, we're going …

Was the Music Industry Destroyed by Streaming Services and the Record Labels?

March 18th, 2022


Today we talk about our belief that the record label executives and today's streaming services have utterly destroyed the industry and have hurt the pockets of those struggling to perform. 

Missing the '80s with special guest: Shadoe Stevens

March 11th, 2022


Toscano & Chang bring you to an era that we all love and miss. Today's special guest is the "Voice of Reason" and the reason we are in broadcasting today. 

What Do The '80s Mean To You?

February 25th, 2022


Today we discuss the post with so many replies on FaceBook where fans talk about what that awesome era means to them. Don't forget to also listen to Modern Mischief. Modem Mischief tells the true stories of the outlaws …

Attention Rock Bands and Musicians!

February 24th, 2022





Second Chances?

February 18th, 2022


Toscano & Chang talk about what it would be like to go back to the start of the '80s and just get another chance to do your life over with new …

Reasons Why We Lived Better in the '80s

February 4th, 2022


Today the guys talk about why it was just better to have lived in the '80s and they compare some things that we grew up with and what has happened to them today. Join us for some eye-watering nostalgia!

We're Back!

January 30th, 2022


After a short time off due to '80s reasons, Toscano & Chang are back! Get ready to talk '80s!

Back to the '80s Radio Spot

January 4th, 2022


Check out our 30 second commercial spot for radio!

A Christmas Wish from Toscano & Chang

December 25th, 2021


Merry Christmas from all of us at Back to the 80s Radio and Khits 92.5

Twas The Night Before Christmas

December 24th, 2021


A short little poem to bring some Christmas cheer. On behalf of Toscano & Chang at Back to the '80s Radio, Merry Christmas!

The 1980's Dance Era & Special Guest, Laurie Miller of Exposé

December 17th, 2021


Today's special guest is the lovely, Laurie Miller from the original group, Exposé. If you want to hear the songs in their entirety, tune in every Friday at 5pm(pst) to

The mechanics go back to the 80s(just having some fun)

December 10th, 2021


On today's special edition of the Back to the 80s radio, the mechanics in charge of the time machine take the old Pontiac Fiero for a ride back to …

A Thanksgiving Weekend with Toscano & Chang

November 27th, 2021


We are talking about some of the things we see differently in society today as we celebrate Thanksgiving, and how different Black Friday was back then!

Toscano & Chang Have a Bad Attitude

November 20th, 2021


Toscano and Chang talk about Alternative and Metal today! Special guest, Brian Curtis from the 80s band, Bad Attitude. Don't miss it!

Toscano and Chang go head-to-head

November 12th, 2021


Today the boys talk about their favorite band of all time!

Top 10 Rock Albums of 1985

October 29th, 2021


What are your favorite rock albums of 1985? Today the guys talk about a list that probably is going to go well! Join in on the 80s fun!

Meet the rest of the new 80s music radio station crew!

October 8th, 2021


Toscano & Chang talk to that radio girl, Wendy, and the bodacious Dubl-R about their participation in the launch of the all-new K-Hits 92.5

Introducing our newest members of the KHITS 92.5 team!

October 2nd, 2021


Toscano & Chang talk with the lovely Dr. D and the bodacious Benny the Jet. Together they talk about the dreams of introducing 80s radio to a …

Things Only People Who Lived Through The 80s Will Remember

September 24th, 2021


In part 1 of this 2 part series, we talk about the things we experienced in the 80s. From music to movies and everything else, join Toscano & Chang and have some laughs!

A big thank you to all the fans who listen …

Taking an 80s cruise to the best concerts of the 80s!

September 17th, 2021


Toscano and Chang talk about the US Festival in 82, and talk about the famous 80s cruise that goes out every year. With special guest, Joey Fairchild, Entertainment Cruise Productions’ Director of Production, for the …

Comedians of the 1980s part 3

September 7th, 2021


In the final phase on the comedy tour bus, Toscano & Chang talk about the ladies that paved the way for female comedians of today!

Part 2 of Comedians of the 1980's

August 27th, 2021


Toscano and Chang continue their discussion on the most prolific comedians of the 1980s! Join us and hear for yourself!

Comedians of the 1980s part 1

August 16th, 2021


Today we talk about comedians of the 80s that made us laugh, cry and hope for a better future. The 80s rocked!

Gadgets of the 1980s

August 6th, 2021


On today's episode, Toscano & Chang talk about a few of the gadgets that made an impact on us all from the 80s. 

Tougher in the 80s

July 10th, 2021


Today Toscano and Chang talk about some of the things that made all those that grew up in the 80s tougher than kids today. 

Back to the '80s Radio Presents KHITS 92.5

June 25th, 2021


Toscano and Chang talk about what's happened to radio today and why we all need 80s radio to come back to the way it was before!

We're Back!

June 22nd, 2021


After 3 weeks of technical difficulties... we are back! Join us as we let you in on a little surprise!

Things That Sucked In The '80s

May 21st, 2021


Today, Toscano & Chang talk about the things that people think sucked back in the '80s. We definitely need two parts for this show! Tune in next week for part two!

The Music Industry Rant

May 14th, 2021


Today on Back to the '80s radio, Toscano & Chang go off on the music industry, in particular, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! 

Special guest …

Remember the TV Shows?

May 7th, 2021


In this episode of Back to the 80s radio, Toscano & Chang remember the TV shows of the 80s that made them laugh and cringe! Today's special guest is Scott Ryan, managing editor of The Blue Rose Magazine and the …

Part 2 of Video Rentals in the '80s

April 30th, 2021


Toscano and Chang talk about the awesome experiences of renting videos. Awesome times!

Movie Rentals and More

April 23rd, 2021


Toscano and Chang talk about the experiences they had in the 80s renting videos from local shops and the big boys! Join us for some nostalgia from the decade that brought so much to so many!

Final Stop on the Rock and Roll Cruise of the 80s

April 9th, 2021


In part 4 of the rock and roll cruise, Toscano and Chang talk about the lighter side of rock. Have some laughs with us and listen to Back to the'80s …

Metal vs Hair Metal

March 27th, 2021


In this episode of Back to the 80s radio, Toscano & Chang talk about the bands that made Metal and hair-metal history. Special guest music by, Jon Cells. Thanks to Kathryn Levine, Creative Director at Force Field …

End of The New Wave Craze

March 12th, 2021


In this episode of Back to the 80s, Toscano and Chang finish talking about the decade that spawned the New Wave craze around the world1

The New Wave Craze part 2

March 5th, 2021


Toscano and Chang continue talking about New Wave and will finalize their chat the following Friday. Don't miss Back to the 80s part 3 of the New …

The New Wave Craze part 1 of 2

February 26th, 2021


In this episode of Back to the 80s, Toscano and Chang talk about music that changed the 80s and would set a footprint for generations to come. Today …

Revisiting 1985 part 2

February 19th, 2021


Toscano and Chang finish up their talk related to 1985 and today they discuss movies and other cool things from that year!

1985 Part 1 of 2

February 12th, 2021


Today Toscano and Chang talk about a few events and music that made 1985 so awesome! Join our Facebook page and let us know what you want to hear about in the coming shows!

Let's Talk About 1988

January 29th, 2021


In this episode of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk about music, movies, and more from the year 1988! Let's hear the madness together!

Short Announcement from Back to the '80s Radio

January 22nd, 2021


This is a short show as Chang is not with us today. Just some thoughts from the Host of Back to the '80s.

Happy New Year 2021

January 1st, 2021


Toscano and Chang talk about different traditions from all around the world for the New Year since the '80s!

Christmas 2020

December 25th, 2020


THis special edition of Back to the '80s will include music on SPOTIFY ONLY. 

Part 2 - Let's Go Back To 1983

December 18th, 2020


Join Toscano & Chang as they continue their passage along 1983. An amazing year in the decade we all love.

Let's Go Back to 1983

December 11th, 2020


In this episode of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang discuss some of the cools stuff that went on in 1983. From arcade games to music and cars, …

Don't skip that commercial

December 4th, 2020


In episode 28 of Back to the '80s, Toscano and Chang talk about the commercials that drove us crazy back then, but now we get nostalgic when we hear them. 

'80s Cartoons

November 20th, 2020


In episode 26, Toscano and Chang talk about some of the cartoons that made the '80s so great!

Game Shows in the '80s

November 14th, 2020


Episode 25 brings us our favorite '80s game shows. Join Toscano & Chang as they have fun going back to the '80s.

Somethings in the '80s Needed to Change

November 6th, 2020


Episode 24 - Toscano and Chang talk about some things they would have liked to change in society and otherwise in the '80s. Join in on their stories …

Halloween 2020

October 31st, 2020


The un-named episode of 2020. Halloween isn't the same this year!

Episode 23 - Talkin' Scary Movies and stuff with Special Guest, J.C.

October 23rd, 2020


In episode 25 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk with the Captain of Entertainment himself, J.C. As Halloween approaches, it's scary movie week and the guys talk about these movies and some music that made …

Grand Halloween Launch Teaser

October 21st, 2020


Join Toscano & Chang as they premier their Grand Halloween Launch of the podcast that is introducing the '80s to a whole new generation! 

Episode 22 - The 80s Great Analog Decade

October 16th, 2020


In episode 22 of Back to the ´80s, Toscano and Chang talk about some of the things that were different in the analog times during the ´80s, and joining us is the founder of the ANA DIA LOG YouTube channel. Don´t miss it …

Episode 21 - Remembering Eddie Van Halen

October 9th, 2020


In episode 21 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk to special guests, Marshall Thomas and Ted Ziegenbusch, two of LA's amazing on-air personalities of the '70s, '80s, and still rocking the mics today! Today we …

Episode 20 - How did you socialize in the '80s?

October 2nd, 2020


In episode 20 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang share your posts left on our post last week. We asked for you to tell us about how you socialized in the '80s and how that compares with kids today. All of you were …

Calling All '80s Fans

October 1st, 2020


This is a reminder for tomorrow's show!

Episode 18 - Favorite '80s One-Hit Wonders & More

September 18th, 2020


In episode 18 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk about the songs that radio stations either play too much or not enough of. We also talk about bands that had more to offer than the songs that stations choose …

Back to the '80s Extended Trailer

September 14th, 2020


Do you want to really go back to the '80s? Check out the extended trailer and go back with us to the decade that we all love.

Episode 17 - 1980s Time Line and Special Guest Aleida Romero

September 11th, 2020


Episode 17 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk about some of the most impactful events of the '80s, and leading up to 9-11-2001. Today's …

Episode 16 - Best of the '80s Cover Bands

September 4th, 2020


In episode 16 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang talk about some of the great cover bands of today, playing some of the greatest music of all time. 

Episode 15 - All By Myself

August 28th, 2020


Episode 15 of Back to the '80s. Toscano is all alone on this one and asks the question, "If you COULD go back to the '80s, would you change something …

Episode 14 - Things We Did In The '80s, That Kids Will Never Experience

August 21st, 2020


In this episode of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang bring to the table many of the posts that you wrote on Facebook. Let's take this nostalgic journey together and remember the great times we all had back in the …

Episode 13 - More Mall Banter from the '80s

August 7th, 2020


Episode 13 of Back to the '80s. Toscano & Chang finish up mall and fashion chat. They talk about their favorite malls and favorite stores. They also talk about some of the fads they hated back then. 

Episode 12 - Remembering Malls & Other stuff in the '80s

July 31st, 2020


Episode 12 of Back to the '80s, the guys talk about what it used to be like going to malls back then. Toscano & Chang go back to the past and laugh at some of their deeds!

Episode 11 - Foodie talkin' with Toscano & Chang & special guest, Bryce Mirtle from Show Us Your Taco

July 24th, 2020


Episode 11 of Back to the '80s, the boys talk food joints in the '80s and tacos. Special guest, Bryce Mirtle of the Facebook Group, Show Us Your Taco! Caution: Don't listen if you're hungry!

Episode 10 - Stumping Chang on New Wave

July 16th, 2020


On Episode 10 of Back to the '80s, the guys talk about new wave and other music. Listen and enjoy the memories of what is what it was like to live in the greatest decade!

Episode 9 - '80s Pop Music and the Doc's!

July 10th, 2020


Episode 9 of Back to the '80s brings us pop music talk and special guests, "The Love Doctors." Don't forget that you can send your Love/Hate letters to the Doctors and they'll read your letters on air, and give you some …

Episode 8 - Rock in the '80s

July 3rd, 2020


Episode 8 features Toscano & Chang talking about rock music in the '80s. Today's special guest is Shannon Hernandez "The Shan-Man" of 98 KUPD Phoenix, Arizona. The Shan-Man talks about rock music and radio in the …

Episode 7 - Back to the '80s Talks Metal Music

June 25th, 2020


Episode 7 of Back to the '80s, the boys launch this 4-part series on music in the '80s, kicking it all off discussing metal and hard rock.  Don't miss special guest, Shannon (Shanman) Hernandez of 98-KUPD of Phoneix, …

Episode 6 - Movie Memories Part 2

June 19th, 2020


Welcome back to part 2 of Episode 6. In this show, Toscano and  Chang continue their '80s movie talk and bring a whole new meaning to living in the …

Episode 5 - Movie Memories Part 1 of 2

June 12th, 2020


Episode 5 brings you Movie Memories. A trip into the past that will make you want to go out and rent some flicks to watch... well, maybe you can stream them. Either way, get ready to talk '80s movies with Toscano & …

Episode 4 - Arcades, Games & Memories

June 5th, 2020


Join Toscano & Chang as they bring back the memories of arcades and video games of the '80s!

Episode 3 - Name that '80s Show

May 29th, 2020


Episode 3 of Back to the '80s, Toscano & Chang relive their memories of their most liked and disliked TV shows of the greatest decade. Join them and go back to the '80s, as you hear the sounds that made you either …

Episode 2 - Radio Business and Personalities

May 22nd, 2020


In this episode of Back to the '80s, we talk about what the radio business was like, and we even talk to some of the radio personalities that made …

Episode 1 - A World Without Internet

May 15th, 2020


On the first episode of "Back to the '80s.," join Toscano & Chang every Friday, as they reminisce on some of the events that made that decade so memorable.  

Loading ...

Listen to Back to the '80s Radio


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens