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“The Nighthawks” Featured on “Made in Montgomery”



Cable County Montgomery’s show “Made in Montgomery” will feature local blues and rock band “The Nighthawks” on its latest episode. The show will explore the band’s 40-year history.

“The Nighthawks” are somewhat of a legend here in Montgomery County. The band was founded in 1974 when the original line-up included Mark Wenner, Jimmy Thackery, Jan Zukowskim and Pete Ragusa. Now Wenner, who attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, is the sole remaining original band member and is joined by Johnny Castle, Paul Bell, and Mark Stutso.

The band has performed with various blues and rockabilly icons including, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, and Carl Perkins.


You can view the episode featuring “The Nighthawks” below:


You can watch “Made in Montgomery” on CCM (Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) on Sunday’s at 11:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.; Fridays at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.; and Saturday’s at 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.


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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


2 Responses to ““The Nighthawks” Featured on “Made in Montgomery””

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    On November 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm responded with... #

    Sorry…asleep at the wheel! This was LAST YEAR!!!

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    On November 14, 2016 at 9:20 pm responded with... #

    Sorry! DUH!!!

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