Of course, in 1983 I was only 11 years old, and I lived in a relatively small town that had country and top 40 and oldies stations (at least, those were the only radio stations I remember from that long ago.) We didn't have cable in 1983--wouldn't for a few more years yet--so I couldn't have watched MTV when it was heavy in its New Wave stage even if I had wanted to. I mostly discovered Wall of Voodoo some ten years (or maybe even more) after the fact on 80s compilations. Which, at least, were fairly common in the early to mid-90s. Which I find to be an encouraging sign; while record company execs were sure that we had all "moved on" to Grunge and Neo Punk like Green Day, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Collective Soul, etc. in reality there was a big demand for 80s style music. And if we couldn't get 80s style music, then there was a big demand for actual 80s music, even of (maybe even especially of) the New Wave electronic type stuff.
Eh, I dunno. Maybe I'm reaching. It's certainly a moot point now, in the days of itunes, Amazon mp3 downloads and label-less artists.