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this week's shows on Mad Wasp Radio from 17–24 MAY 2019 

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FRIDAY 17 MAY

00.00 The Lost Highway

02:00 And Now For Something Completely Electronic

04:00 EMOticon

05:00 The Deuce Radio Show

06:00 Stepping Out

08:00 Hits and Headlines!

09:00 British Country Music Hour

11:00 Off The Record

12:00 Dixieflier

14:00 ​Windows on the World

15:00 The Indie Years

17:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

18:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

20:00 Tuning Up

21:00 K-Pop Korner

22:00 Crank It To 11

 

TUESDAY 21 MAY

01:00 Songs of Preys

04:00 Mark Langdon's Oldies

06:00 From Pistols To Pulp

08:00 Classical Gas

10:00 The Joyzine Radio Show

11:00 Sequins To Suburbs

13:00 Crank It To 11

15:00 Cogwebs & Strange

16:00 Garage Punk For Boys

18:00 The Country Mile

19:00 Views from The Edge

21:00 Off The Chart

23:00 EMOticon

SATURDAY 18 MAY

00.00 Garage Punk For Boys

02:00 Hive Element

04:00 Songs of Preys

07:00 Hits and Headlines

08:00 The Blackout Radio Show

10:00 Off The Chart

12:00 K-Pop Korner

13:00 Champagne Supernova

14:00 Sequins To Suburbs

16:00 Dixieflier

18:00 Stop, Look & Listen

19:00 The Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Show

20:00 Lone Frequencies

21:00 I Love Salsa

23:00 The Retro Album Chart Show

 

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY

00.00 The Blackout Radio Show

02:00 And Now For Something Completely Electronic

03:00 The Deuce Radio Show

04:00 Hits and Headlines

05:00 The Total KnockOut Experience

07:00 Off The Record

08:00 Windows on the World

09:00 The Retro Album Chart Show

11:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

12:00 The Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Show

13:00 Fab To Far Out

15:00 shake!

17:00 Stepping Out

19:00 The Joyzine Radio Show

20:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

22:00 Stop, Look & Listen

23:00 21st Century Boy

SUNDAY 19 MAY

01:00 And Now For Something Completely Electronic

02:00 shake

04:00 The Indie Years

06:00 Mark Langdon's Oldies

08:00 Off The Record

09:00 Classical Gas

11:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

13:00 21st Century Boy

15:00 From Pistols To Pulp

17:00 Fab To Far Out

19:00 Sequins To Suburbs

21:00 Cogwebs & Strange

22:00 Tuning Up

23:00 Stepping Out

  

 

 

THURSDAY 23 MAY

01.00 K-Pop Korner

02:00 Lone Frequencies

03:00 Sequins To Suburbs

05:00 Maximum insight

07:00 The Joyzine Radio Show

08:00 Hive Element

10:00 Mark Langdon's Oldies

12:00 The Country Mile

13:00 Views From The Edge

15:00 Off The Chart

17:00 The Blackout Radio Show

19:00 From Pistols To Pulp

21:00 Champagne Supernova

22:00 Old School Boombox

23:00 The Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Show

MONDAY 20 MAY

01.00 Crank It To 11

03:00 Hits and Headlines

04:00 Hive Element

06:00 Stop, Look & Listen

07:00 Champagne Supernova

08:00 Garage Punk For Boys

10:00 The Lost Highway

12:00 I Love Salsa

14:00 Tuning Up

15:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

16:00 The Total KnockOut Experience

18:00 Lone Frequencies

19:00 Dixieflier

21:00 The Indie Years

23:00 Maximum Insight

 
  

FRIDAY 24 MAY

00.00 Cogwebs & Strange

01.00 The Lost Highway

03:00 And Now For Something Completely Electronic

04:00 EMOticon

05:00 The Deuce Radio Show

06:00 Fab To Far Out

08:00 Hits and Headlines

09:00 Stepping Out

11:00 Off The Record

12:00 Dixieflier

14:00 Windows on the World

15:00 The Indie Years

17:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

18:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

20:00 Tuning Up

21:00 K-Pop Korner

22:00 Crank It To 11

THE INDIE YEARS

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Rob Walker spins a mixture of the classic, obscure and bizarre from a specific year between 1977–1998. 

Sunday 04:00, Monday (new show) 21:00, Friday 14:00

sequins to suburbs

Alan Read takes us back to the 1970s, featuring disco, punk and pretty much everything in between.

Sunday 19:00, Tuesday 11:00, Thursday 03:00, Saturday 14:00 

CELLULOID STREET

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Film fan Darren Crook picks out the latest releases, along with gossip and some classic soundtracks.

More shows coming soon
 

THE MAD HATTIES 

Follows the adventures of the notorious Matron and Dr Newquay, accompanied by some great music.

A new show next week

Stop, Look & Listen

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Join Danny Gray for an hour of the very slickest jazz, funk, Hammond grooves, northern soul.

Saturday 18:00, Monday 06:00, Wednesday (new show) 22:00

FROM PISTOLS TO PULP

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Darren Nicholls presents some weird and wonderful music from Punk to Britpop, unearthing some hidden gems from the era as well as some more familiar sounds. The show can be a bit 'Marmite' at times.

Sunday 15:00, Tuesday 06:00, Thursday (new show) 19:00 

Cabinet Of Curiosities

Historically, the powerful and rich liked to gather together all kinds of strange artifacts from around the world, to show off their wealth and education. These items were sometimes genuine archaeological treasures and natural wonders - others, bunkum fakes that would make PT Barnum blush! All these items would be jumbled together in a specially designed cabinet –they were rarely organised in any categories we'd recognise today –their proximity was solely based on how well they went together and if they formed a theme. So that's the format of Cabinet Of Curiosities. Each week, there will be a subject given. The idea is that you can pick something that you think goes with the theme.

Sunday 11:00, Wednesday (new show) 20:00, Friday 18:00 

COGWEBS & STRANGE

Gordon Stoker and Julia Gosling bring you the best in Steampunk, Post-Punk, Punk, Goth and Psychedelia with a smattering of Cheese – and all from the exotic climes of Tasmania in Australia!

Sunday 21:00, Tuesday 15:00, Friday 00:00

Lone Frequencies

Conceived on a cold winter’s afternoon in late 2016, Lone Frequencies is all about delving into that DIY, signed & unsigned, independent music scene. As a global and genreless show, Hosts Jacob and James pledge to bring you all the best music that you might not have heard yet, as well as all the quirky chit-chat their fans have come to know and tolerate.

Saturday 20:00, Monday 18:00Thursday 02:00

Hive Element

Enter the world of DJ N/A to hear some funky, soulful, electro and hip hop influenced tunes. 

Saturday 02:00, Monday 03:00, Thursday 08:00 

Off The Record

Off the Record is hosted by 13-year -old DJ Darren Chraplak who started out at the age of just nine. The show features obscure comedy songs that can be heard nowhere else and contains interviews from artists all over the world, including the UK, Australlia and the USA. But the best part about the show is that its 100 percent safe for work (not that we really mind!)

Sunday 08:00, Wednesday 07:00, Friday 11:00

THE COUNTRY MILE

Join Dave Watkins for some new and proper Country, Honky Tonky, Outlaw, Bluegrass and Ameripolitan music. No Pop or Bro artists on the playlists and no RnB pretending to be a Country song!

Tuesday 18:00, Thursday 07:00

K-Pop Korner

The home of the best Korean music, the award-winning K-Pop Korner is not all about Gangnam Style. Host Adam Riley introduces a fantastic range of artists, bringing lucky listeners all manner of stars from the indie, rock, acoustic, pop and dance world – along with exclusive interviews almost every week. Do you need to speak Korean to love K-Pop Korner? Certainly not! Interviews are always in English, and many of the songs are even sung in English. Intrigued? K-Pop is growing around the world quicker than you can say 'I'm a matha fatha Gentleman!' So why not stay ahead of the curve and tune in every week?
 
Saturday 13:00, Thursday 01:00, Friday 21:00

21st Century Boy

Glasgow-based singer-songwriter John Morrison presents a mix of old rock and punk classics together with new music from local artists who are making a noise on the local music scene and deserve to be heard by a wider audience.

Sunday 13:00, Wednesday 23:00

 

HITS AND HEADLINES

Each week Mark Langdon takes us back in time, spinning the hits and reminding us of the headlines from a selected year.

Saturday 07:00, Wednesday 04:00, Friday 08:00

SHAKE!

Slip into your parka, rev up your Lambretta and join Alan May for some of of the slickest mod cuts. 

Sunday 02:00, Wednesday 15:00
 

The Blackout Radio Show

The sound of the musical underground brought to you from Greece by Mike Pougounas

Saturday 08:00, Wednesday 00:00, Thursday 17:00
 

DEUCE RADIO SHOW

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Matt Barker presents the very best of new bands and artists from all around the world.

Monday 05:00, Wednesday 03:00, Friday 05:00

diamond lights express

Mark Taylor hosts a unique take on music from the past 40 years, plus loads off regular features.

More shows coming soon

VIEWS FROM THE EDGE

Based in the contentious borderlands at the south-east edge of Scotland where the River Tweed makes its way into the North Sea, Donald Strachan brings you Views From The Edge. Playlists are extremely varied and focus on unsigned and indie artists from around the world with absolutely no genre restrictions. Music is interspersed with his 'views' about a wide range of topics - very often about social justice issues. One thing is for sure – expect the unexpected!

Tuesday 19:00, Thursday 13:00 

OFF THE CHART

Steve and Julian take a sideways look at the UK singles chart from the corresponding week in a particular ’80s year, playing the songs you don’t normally hear on a chart rundown.They also play three tracks from a hit album of the week and throw in a track from another country’s singles chart that wasn’t a hit in the UK. All this, plus the day’s news, TV and radio highlights, and the gigs you might have been to that week. What's not like?
 
Saturday 10:00, Tuesday (new show) 21:00, Thursday 15:00

CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA

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Mark Taylor brings you 60 minutes of essential Indie/ Britpop/Alternative tunes from the 1980s right up to the present day! New music from up and coming and unsigned bands are also welcome!

Saturday 13:00, Monday 07:00, Thursday (new show) 21:00

CLASSICAL GAS

Enter the fascinating world of classical music in the capable hands of James Bierney. Each show is based around a a particular theme, and includes the music of both major and minor composers, as well as exploring various cultures, musical styles, forms and historical backdrops. So, turn up the volume and your imagination – and let the best of the world's most beautiful music brighten your day.

Sunday 09:00, Tuesday 08:00
 

I LOVE SALSA

Put on your dancing shoes as DJ Irmita presents the Salsomanos UK Official Radio Show, serving up a spicy mix of non-stop Salsa from Cuba, New York, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and more; from Classics to New Gen Salsa plus a dash of son, mambo, timba, cha cha cha & some new releases thrown in too!

Saturday 21:00, Monday 12:00

EMOTICON

Sam Carpenter brings you the old and new from the world of the pop-punk and emo scenes. Slip into some slim fit black jeans, fasten that studded belt and step into a pair of old stool Vans… it’s time for some Emo-fun. Three chords. No waiting.

Tuesday 23:00, Friday 04:00

the BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW

Roger Peck brings you old and new Country sounds, plus songs that some stations have stopped playing!

More shows coming soon

Old School Boombox

Daniel Leisey brings you the Old School Boombox – hip hop and electro tracks from the 1980s. He hopes you'll get up on your feet & dance, cause he just might. 

Thursday 22:00    

THE LEFT FIELD

Lee Mellows with an eclectic mix of the obscure, the unusual and the underplayed.

More shows coming soon
 

SUBCULTURE UK

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Danny Gray explores the myriad of British subcultures and music, along with guests and swearing!

More shows coming soon
 

THE LAVA LAMP

The longer rock and ambient tracks that most stations are too scared to play, presented by Lee Mellows.

More shows coming soon
 

LATIN FEVER

DJ Irmita serves up an eclectic mix of all things Latin covering the whole spectrum of Latin music. Expect everything from Bachata, Merengue, Reguetón, Cumbia, Boleros, Samba, Rancheras, Quebradita, Huapangas, Nueva Canción Andina, Baladas & Rock en Español.

TUNING UP

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An hour of overlooked and rare Indie gems in the company of John Armstrong

Sunday 22:00, Monday 14:00, Friday 20:00

garage punk for boys

Turn up the volume and check the neighbours are out as Alan May spins a dose of classic punk. 

Saturday 00:00, Monday 087:00, Tuesday 16:00,  

SONGS OF PREYS

Join the Songs of Preys team for some immortal post-punk, goth and electronica tunes. 

Saturday 04:00, Tuesday 01:00
 

TEENAGE KICKS

John Henery plays his favourite punk and new wave tracks, often with a Caledonian twist. 

More shows coming soon

CRANK IT TO 11

Playing everything from AC/DC to Frank Zappa and everything in between, Tracey Binnie supplies your one stop shop for all your rock-based needs. No stairways denied here, no prog song too long.

Friday 22:00, Monday 01:00, Tuesday 13:00

FAB TO FAR OUT

Mad Wasp's dedicated 60s show is a complete labour of love for presenter Lita List. She was only a child throughout the decade but grew up listening to her older sister's records and just got hooked! From beginning to end it kept evolving, providing sounds that were new, colourful and exciting. Lita hopes everyone that listens in enjoys hearing the songs as much as she enjoys playing them.

Sunday 17:00, Wednesday 13:00, Friday 06:00

TOTAL KNOCKOUT EXPERIENCE

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A healthy smattering of pop, rock and Indie from Holland, courtesy of Frank Broeders

Monday 18:00, Wednesday 05:00

THE RETRO ALBUM CHART SHOW

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Titus Jennings presents the album charts from two different years each week, and includes the cream of the crop from each (or at least the cream of the relevant crop of his collection...).

Saturday 23:00, Wednesday 09:00

The Lost Highway

All the way from Waiheke Island in New Zealand… a witches brew of colliding musical influences, too numerous to mention and too varied to make sense. 

Monday 10:00, Friday 01:00

SPECTRUM

Sit back and chill out with John Henery as he spins some jazz, soul, funk and broken beats.

More shows coming soon

Maximum Insight

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Maximum Insight is a show that was inspired into existence after an interview that took place at a Brooklyn Internet radio station with the show's presenter about the New York City underground dance music scene of the 1970s and 1980s. That is the foundation of the show and from there it has expanded into presenting various genres/styles while attempting to connect the dots of music history that are not always obvious. Expect to hear diverse playlists peppered with historical anecdotes by presenter Frank Ramos, whose demeanor tends to be quite loose and that of a conversationalist.

Monday 23:00Thursday 05:00

Stepping Out

DJs Ceasar Flores, Joe Dorgan and Deady Page present a weekly show of new and retro alternative, dark wave, synth, new wave, goth and more! Stepping Out was broadcast in El Paso, Texas on 89.5 KXCR in the 80s and 90s. It only had 10,000 watts…so you couldn’t hear the station very well in certain parts of the city. In the early 90s on Sunday nights 8pm-12am (according to the U.S. Berch ratings) Stepping Out was #1 and had 25% of the listening audience in the city… it was all word of mouth. And now the whole world can hear them on Mad Wasp Radio!

Sunday 23:00, Wednesday 17:00, Friday 09:00

THE JOYZINE RADIO SHOW

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Paul Maps of veteran indie blog Joyzine presents our pick of the best new indie, garage rock and post-punk releases of the week, alongside guest appearances by some of our favourite acts from the UK and beyond.

Tuesday 10:00, Wednesday 19:00, Thursday 07:00

That Indie thing

Rob Walker presents the very best and the very latest new Indie talent from all around the world. 

More shows coming soon
 

GBH – THE GARRY BUSHELL HOUR 

Garry Bushell plays some of his favourite music and also talks to to some interesting guests.

THE HUNGRY AND THE HUNTED

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Garry Bushell talks to some of the movers and shakers from the music and acting world.

More shows coming soon

DIXIEFLIER

Go on a journey stateside as Jonny Steingold introduces us to the very best in Americana. 

Saturday 16:00, Monday 19:00,
Friday 12:00

ROCKABILLY 'N' BLUES RADIO HOUR

Jammin' James Riley serves up rockabilly, blues, surf, early country and Ameripolitan.  

Monday 13:00, Wednesday 11:00, Friday (new show) 17:00  

DEE TIME

Dee Webb introduces the hottest new talent and unsigned bands from all corners of the world. 

More shows coming soon
 

POST PUNK BRITAIN

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Simon McKay presents the raw punk of the late 70s and the more often funkier sounds that followed.

More shows coming soon

MARK LANGDON'S  oldies

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Master of oldies Mark Langdon takes us on a journey in his personal Tardis to play the hits of yesteryear.

Sunday 06:00, Tuesday 04:00, Thursday 10:00

The Ultimate Music Stash

Darren Crook presents his playlist of new and classic anthems plus the best of new, emerging talent.

More shows coming soon

MAD WASP DOES…

Rob Walker presents the best Indie and alternative music with songs connected by their title.  

More shows coming soon

THE ICE CREAM MAN POWER POP AND more SHOW

Featuring brand new artists mixed with some old-time classics, The Ice Cream Man – AKA Wayne Lundqvist Ford – presents an hour of Power Pop, Mod, 60s Garage, Motown, Northern Soul, Surf, Punk, Ska… and much more!

Saturday 19:00, Wednesday (new show) 12:00, Thursday 23:00

and now for something completely electronic…

The hottest in underground electronic club sounds, brought to you by Jake DaPhunk.

Sunday 01:00, Wednesday 02:00, Friday 03:00

Cool Nights

Chill out to the coolest jazz tracks, both old and new, presented by Steve Hart.

More shows coming soon

THE TUDOR MUSIC HOUR

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Heather Teysko explores the 16th century through the lens of song and music. During the massive upheavals of the 16th century in terms of religion and politics, as well as changes in the social structure, listening to the music of this period is like stepping into a time machine, allowing us to experience those shifts for ourselves.

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

Mark Windows helps you see the bigger picture with stories the mainstream media will not touch.

Wednesday 08:00, Friday 14:00

UNDER THE COVERS

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A veritable font of joy and happiness, David Preston presents some cover tunes of varying quality.

Sounds of the century

Andre Leon takes us on a fascinating musical journey through the 20th century.
 

DJ PROUD'S REGGAE VIBES

Join Jason, AKA DJ Proud, for some of the best reggae music around, both old and modern.

More shows coming soon

 

big blues bonanza

Join Joe Singleton for the best in blues, also featuring the series A Little History Of The Blues.

NMS60

Dr Bones and Mike Five present new tracks by independent bands, interviews, reviews and chat.

Red Rose Country

The very best in modern and classic country with Joe Singleton and The Pink Cowgirl.

More shows coming soon!