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this week's shows on Mad Wasp Radio from 6 – 13 DECEMBER 2019 

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FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

00.00 The Lost Highway

02:00 That Indie Thing

04:00 Kites and Pylons

05.00 The Deuce Radio Show

06:00 The Total KnockOut Experience

08:00 Hits and Headlines

09:00 The Country Mile

10:00 Metropolis

11:00 Cogwebs & Strange

12:00 Dixieflier

14:00 Wassup Rocker Radio

15:00 EMOticon

16:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

18:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

19:00 Tuning Up

20:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

22:00 Crank It To 11

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

00.00 Garage Punk For Boys

02:00 Hive Element

04:00 Songs of Preys

07:00 Hits and Headlines

08:00 Teenage Kicks

10:00 Off The Chart

12:00 Kites and Pylons

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

 

SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

01:00 Old School Boombox

02:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

04:00 Wassup Rocker Radio

05:00 shake!

07:00 Mark Langdon's Oldies

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 Kites and Pylons

  

 

 

MONDAY 9 DECEMBER

00.00 Crank It To 11

02:00 Classical Gas

04:00 Hive Element

06:00 Stop, Look & Listen

07:00 Champagne Supernova

08:00 The Ultimate Music Stash

10:00 The Lost Highway

12:00 The Joyzine Radio Show

13:00 Metropolis

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 That Indie Thing

23:00 the lowdown

 
  

TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER

00:00 Fab To Far Out

02:00 Songs of Preys

05:00 Hits and Headlines

06:00 From Pistols To Pulp

08:00 Classical Gas

10:00 The Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Show

11:00 Sequins To Suburbs

13:00 I Love Salsa

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER

00.00 Teenage Kicks

02:00 Lone Frequencies

03:00 And Now For Something Completely Electronic

05:00 the lowdown

06:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

08:00 The Deuce Radio Show

09:00 The Retro Album Chart Show

11:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

12:00 Old School Boombox

13:00 That Indie Thing

15:00 shake!

17:00 Celluloid Street

19:00 Metropolis

20:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

22:00 Stop, Look & Listen

23:00 Wassup Rocker Radio

THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER

00.00 21st Century Boy

02:00 The Country Mile

03:00 Sequins To Suburbs

05:00 Hive Element

07:00 EMOticon

08:00 Fab To Far Out

10:00 Mark Langdon's Oldies

12:00 Views From The Edge

14:00 Off The Chart

16:00 The Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Show

17:00 Teenage Kicks

19:00 From Pistols To Pulp

21:00 Champagne Supernova

22:00 Old School Boombox

23:00 Lone Frequencies

 

FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER

00.00 The Lost Highway

02:00 That Indie Thing

04:00 Kites and Pylons

05.00 The Deuce Radio Show

06:00 The Total KnockOut Experience

08:00 Hits and Headlines

09:00 The Country Mile

10:00 Metropolis

11:00 Cogwebs & Strange

12:00 Dixieflier

14:00 Wassup Rocker Radio

15:00 EMOticon

16:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

18:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

19:00 Tuning Up

20:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

22:00 Crank It To 11

That Indie thing

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

Monday 21:00, Wednesday 13:00, Friday 02:00

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.

Wednesday 17:00

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 16:00

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 11:00

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 18:00Wednesday 02:00, Thursday  23:00

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 05:00 

WASSUP ROCKER RADIO

Alex Kish presents a healthy smattering of new and unsigned garage rock, punk, power pop and loud rock 'n' roll.

Sunday 04:00, Wednesday (new show) 23:00, Friday 14:00

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 02:00Friday 09:00

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, Thursday 00:00

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, Monday 12:00, Wednesday 04:00, Friday 08:00

CONNECTED

Every fortnight, Darren Jones presents a series of connected songs and in the process meanders off to some odd places and connections!!

A new show next week

THE LEFT FIELD

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

 

PRESTON SOUTH END

A veritable font of joy and happiness, David Preston presents a melange of various musical things, invariably involving punk and the like.

New shows coming soon

SHAKE!

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

Sunday 05:00, Wednesday 15:00
 

The Blackout Radio Show

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

A new show next week
 

DEUCE RADIO SHOW

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

Wednesday 08:00, Friday 03:00

THE MAD HATTIES 

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

New shows coming soon

diamond lights express

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

A new show very 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 19:00Thursday 12:00 

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 14:00

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, Monday 02:00Tuesday 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, Thursday 07:00Friday 15:00

Kites and Pylons

Presented by Lee Pylon who finds comfort in the strangely reassuring sounds of vintage electronics, woozy synths and half-remembered TV soundtracks. Kites and Pylons will take you on an off-kilter ride to abandoned seaside towns, concrete cities and nuclear substations, all filtered through Lee’s skewed musical lens. 

Saturday 12:00, Sunday (new shop) 23:00, Friday 04:00

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. 

Sunday 01:00, Wednesday 12:00,Thursday (new show) 23:00    

METROPOLIS

Join Matthew Gilbert for the latest synth sounds and the pioneering synth music that inspired them. 

Monday 13:00, Wednesday (new show) 19:00, Friday 10:00

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

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 19:00

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, 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 02:00

TEENAGE KICKS

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

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

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 00:00

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, Tuesday 00:00, Thursday 08:00

 

TOTAL KNOCKOUT EXPERIENCE

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

Monday 18:00, Friday 06:00

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 00:00

SPECTRUM

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

More shows soon

The lowdown

Presented by Adam, the lowdown aims to provide you with wonderful low bitrate music from netlabels all over the planet. As any genre of music under the sun can be encoded into low bitrates, the lowdown can be eclectic at times but also may have episodes showcasing a genre.

Monday 23:00, Wednesday 05:00

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.

A new show next week

After The Gold Rush

Every fortnight, Sam Hodkin presents this throwback to the chart shows of old. Sam will play a selection of tracks that featured in the UK Singles Chart from a selected year between 1990 and 2007, including a detour to the Billboard Hot 100 for Spinning In America.

A new show next week

The Sun Always Shines on The Radio

Samantha Marcus presents the show that promises to never knowingly play two songs from the same decade back-to-back, with a quirky little quiz also thrown in.

Friday 20:00, Sunday 02:00, Wednesday 06:00

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.

The 50/50 Music Mix

DJ Dax and the Crew present The 50/50 Music Mix, playing the best music from the 70s to the music of today. Every show is a party with features and the odd guest and… oh yes… lots of fun!!!

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 15:00, Wednesday 11:00, Friday (new show) 18:00  

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.

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, Thursday 10:00

The Ultimate Music Stash

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

Monday 08:00

THE INDIE YEARS

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Rob Walker spins a mixture of the classic, obscure and bizarre from a specific year between 1977–1999. 

Sunday 02:00, Wednesday 06:00, Friday (new show) 20:00

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, Tuesday 10:00, Thursday 16:00

and now for something completely electronic…

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

Wednesday 03:00

Cool Nights

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

Stepping Out

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

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

More shows coming soon

Sounds of the century

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

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.

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
 

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
 

Just North of Elsewhere

A show of spooky, freaky and esoteric music for the adventurous listener brought to you by Lee Pylon (the man behinds Mad Wasp’s Kites and Pylons). You’ll hear music from across the globe that straddles genres, just strap yourself in: it might be a bumpy ride. From crackly 78s, to brand new weird and wonderful music, spoken word and poetry, you’ll find something to upset the musical applecart… that’s for sure.