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Richard Gibson aka "Herr Flick" of "Allo Allo" at the Mad Wasp Launch Party with The Sisters of Duras and Lorraine Lancaster

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The Return of the Magic Window by Letters from Mouse!



We are thrilled to announce that The Magic Window 087 will air on Mad Wasp Radio 6pm UK Time on 24th September. The Magic Window returns in the monthly Friday rotation slot.

LFM says this is the first show in a new format, the show tile gives a clue as to what this is but he is not going to say more on that. You'll have to tune in to find out. The repeat show will air Wednesday 1pm and then it will be posted to Mixcloud.

The Magic Window has some cracking tunes lined up including Camp of Wolves, Shuttle358, Josefin Runsteen, Heron & Crane, Dark Fidelity Hi-Fi, Polypores, Autumna, Chaircrusher, Laur Pihel & Greta Liisa Grunberg & Andy Wiseman, Ojeras De Damita. We can't wait! Welcome back ;)

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – September 2021

Two brand new shows coming your way on Mad Wasp Radio this week…



On Thursday at 6pm is The 0191, presented by John Nuttall, is a weekly delve into the past, present and future of the north-east England music scene. While on Saturday at 1am is Power Pop Overdose, in which Curt Vance presents a smattering of the world’s greatest music (as he sees it) brought to you from across the Atlantic.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – September 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! AND NOW WE ARE FOUR!



Difficult as it is to believe (for us at least) it was four years ago this week that Mad Wasp Radio took to the airwaves. So we’d just like to take this opportunity to recognise all of our DJs and presenters for their incredibly hard work and fabulous shows, all the bands and singers for sending us their music, all our great listeners for supporting us so fervently and all the wonderful people who have made donations to help keep us legal and on air.

To all of you – a thousand thanks, and here’s to many, many more years of Mad Wasp Radio!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – September 2021

EVEN MORE NEW SHOWS COMING YOUR WAY!



Listen out for some great new shows heading your way this week on Mad Wasp Radio. Tuesday night’s at 11pm marks the arrival of The Funkin’ Bumpkin's Radio Sitcom Type Show, presented by Jethro and Pedro, two hapless twats who run Little Hempton funk pirate radio station from their dilapidated windmill.

And following straight after at Midnight is the Soft Serve Sessions, an eclectic downtempo mix of music both new and old, together with poetry and obscure film clips from Trip-Hop artist Loopatronica. And keep ‘em peeled for even more new shows over the next few weeks, ONLY on Mad Wasp Radio.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – August 2021

Letters From Mouse



This week is a sad one for all of us here at Mad Wasp Radio as it sees the last episode (for the time being at least) of our fantastic chilled electronica show, The Magic Window.

Its host, Letters From Mouse, is reluctantly taking a break from radio in order to concentrate on his first love, making music.

Over the past 18 months, he has made Sundays at 9pm the go-to place for independent electronica and has built up a large and devoted audience. In addition, he teamed up with Music Is The Devil to produce the CD Mad Wasp Radio Presents Looking Through The Magic Window, a project specifically designed to rase funds to help keep us on air.

However, all is not lost as Letters From Mouse has handed on the baton to DJ SpaceTerrapin, whose new show, It Came From Enclosure Three, will continue in much the same vein as from 9pm on Sunday 15 August. We would like to wish the best of luck to both of them… and if you’d like to have a listen to some of Letters From Mouse’s great music, go to Letters From Mouse Bandcamp Page

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – August 2021

What to look out for on Mad Wasp Radio this week - 2 special shows



Coming your way this Tuesday is the 2nd very special edition of Champagne Supernova, featuring the music of genius that is Neil Hannon, better known to some as The Divine Comedy. Mark Taylor has sifted his way through thousands of requests to bring you the 26 most popular Divine Comedy songs as requested by YOU. That’s Champagne Supernova, Tuesday at 8 pm only on Mad Wasp Radio.


Rest Home Radio made a return last Friday with the usual suspects and some surprise guest appearances! Due to popular demand - we hear you - we will run it again this Monday at 2pm!

Fred - Michael Saunders
Agnes - Dee Webb
Donald - David Preston (Steve Blacknell’s 80s)
DC Bob - Bern Friedman
Barbara - Andrea Frank
Seymour - Steve Blacknell (Steve Blacknell’s 80s)
Quality Care Commissioner - Samantha Marcus (The Sun Always Shines On The Radio & Ms Spyda's Webb)
The Inmates - Pete Avery (At Her Majesty's (Dis)Pleasure)
The Saleman - Roy Brown (Roy's Groove Machine)
New Mystery Character! - who is he?

Who is making an unwelcome return to Rest Homes R Us? Who's getting ideas above his station? Who's snooping around? Tune in to find out!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – August 2021

Another new show Comes to Mad Wasp Radio - Unlikely Places Pop & Rock



Mad Wasp Radio is pleased to welcome Vinyl Man Jebb a 21 year old out of Connecticut who loves music in all forms. He does a podcast called Jebb and Green Cast. He is also a musician with a new album coming in October. He has interviewed artists from all over the globe such as The Lickerish Quartet (Tim Smith, Roger Joesph Manning Jr., and Eric Dover)., The Posies, and Patrice Zappa-Porter (Frank Zappas Sister) amongst others.

Unlikely Places Pop & Rock Radio hosted by Vinyl Man Jebb is a Power Pop/Rock focused show with a drift from time to time of other genres. Unlikely Places name is based off a song by the same name by the band The Posies. The show will also at times feature some snippets of The Jebb and Green Cast (Jebb’s podcast).

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2021

1107 Radio: Episode 5: Mad Wasp Radio Interview




Dee and David were delighted to talk to Dave Vickers recently about all things internet radio, new music and in particular Mad Wasp Radio!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – June 2021

AS IF DJ'ING DIDN'T KEEP HIM BUSY ENOUGH - “Artists, Rogues and Vagabonds” BY MIKE POUGOUNAS - READ ON!



The story from Mike: In 2018 I was asked by the Greek publishing company Ars Nocturna to participate to a collection of short stories about songs recorded by the British band, The Cure. I created a hero that has my name, Mike Pougounas and is also a musician just like me.

People liked my story, so the publishers asked me if I would be interested in publishing a book of my own. Since I wanted to make things difficult for myself, I decided to write a trilogy titled “Artists, Rogues and Vagabonds”. It started with the book “The Key of Eva” and it was a continuation of that first short story that I wrote. It is the same hero, that this time goes on a psychedelic trip with mescaline, to a world that is created by his memories and previous actions in life. He meets Timothy Leary (who is wearing Jerry Garcia as a speaking t-shirt) William Barrows, Charles Bukowski, Satan and many more.

The plot evolves depended on lyrics from songs from the albums that I released all these years, with my bands, The Flowers of Romance, Nexus and New Zero God.

My second book “Black Snow” (which is also the title of a song of mine released in 1995 on the Flowers of Romance album “Brilliant Mistakes”) is the reason that me and a number of friends of mine recorded 12 songs about my two books that you can download for free from Bandcamp.

The compilation is titled “Artists, Rogues and Vagabonds vol. 1”

“Black Snow” starts from where “The Key of Eva” ended, and we find our hero in a parallel universe created by the fantasy of mankind. This is the place that artists visit for inspiration. My hero travels in this 16th century world, he gets kidnapped by dandy highwaymen that ride choppers and their leader is named Adam, to take him to Captain Daemona and the crew of the pirate ship “Black Snow”. Their world is in danger since it is depended on the fantasy of our world, it dries out as our fantasy dies. It is also a world dominated by two evil men and where the animals, the apostles of mother-nature, have to find a way to survive and save the world. The trilogy of my books is entitled “Artists, Rogues and Vagabonds” and in their pages I blend autobiographical elements, psychedelic atmospheres, political messages, existential problems, lots of music, magic, ecology, adventure, crime and horror.

Writing a book gives one the chance to clearly present his fears, his skepticism and his opinion about reality, through a plot. Through a series of incidents that will make the meaning more effective.

I am using lyrics from my songs to go back and forth in moments of my life, and people that inspired me. The psychedelic aspect helped me move easier in a world that I created in order to live the adventure. For the moment, both books are in Greek, published in Greece by ARS NOCTURNA/NIGHTREAD but the compilation is in English.

You can catch Mike's Terrific BLackout Show - check our schedule pages for times.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – May 2021

OUR BIGGEST THANKS MUSIC IS THE DEVIL, LETTERS FROM MOUSE AND ALL THE ARTISTS WHO TOOK PART!



We are delighted to have received a wonderful donation from the Music Is The Devil fundraiser for Mad Wasp Radio. Thank you so much we have just received a whopping £423.16 Thank you James McCory of Music Is The Devil and to all the wonderful artists who donated their tracks to this absolute masterpiece.



If you haven't yet listened you can get a sample of the fabulous sounds here and head on over to the Music Is The Devil Bandcamp Page to grab yourself a copy!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – May 2021


TRACK HIGHLIGHT - Rainy Days - Dan Hopkins & Friends




This week, instead of choosing a track highlighted from one of our shows, we are giving our support to long time supporters of Mad Wasp Radio in Australia - Brian Heyward and Dawn Moore who are involved with a group of musician friends to Support Mid North Coast Flood Victims with a Go Fund Me campaign.

Here is the link if you want to show them some love and support Go Fund Me Support for Mid North Coast Flood Victims

We will be back to choosing a track next week so If you hear something you have liked on one of our shows then please feel free to drop us a line and we will feature it here - just fill in the Contact Form via our Contact Page and we will do the rest.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2021


TRACK HIGHLIGHT - THE PERFUMED ALLOTMENT - Aaron Lee Tasjan - "Another Lonely Day"




From time to time we will highlight a track heard on one of our shows to give you a flavour of the music found on a particular Mad Wasp show. This time we have chosen this track heard on The Perfumed Allotment hosted by Mr Steve & Whispering Chris . You can check out show times on our weekly schedule page.

If you hear something you have liked on one of our shows then please feel free to drop us a line and we will feature it here - just fill in the Contact Form via our Contact Page and we will do the rest.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2021


TRACK HIGHLIGHT - GOING INDIEGROUND - Summer Everywhere - Citrus Clouds




From time to time we will highlight a track heard on one of our shows to give you a flavour of the music found on a particular Mad Wasp show. This time we have chosen this track heard on Going Indieground hosted by Rob Walker. You can check out show times on our weekly schedule page.

'Summer Everywhere’ is taken from the album Collider by Citrus Clouds – a three-piece shoegaze/dreampop band from Phoenix, Arizona. They describe their work as “music to daydream to”. For more details, visit their Bandcamp page: Citrus Clouds Bandcamp

If you hear something you have liked on one of our shows then please feel free to drop us a line and we will feature it here - just fill in the Contact Form via our Contact Page and we will do the rest.

Previously featured tracks can be found on our Blog page.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2021


BRAND NEW 80s SHOW WITH STEVE BLAcKNELL!




Next show after this week will be Friday 30th April at 6pm and following the feedback from our listeners - we hear you! This show may well become more regular so watch this space for further announcements!

One of the faces of the 1980s, Steve Blacknell was an acclaimed presenter on all things music-related on MTV and the BBC. Join him for some top tunes, hazy memories and insider gossip as he takes a sideways look at the decade that just won't go away… the 1980s.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2021


HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL OF US AT MAD WASP RADIO!



Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2021


TRACK HIGHLIGHT - AT HER MAJESTY's (DIS) PLEASURE - I'm Gone - Lia Ices




From time to time we will highlight a track heard on one of our shows to give you a flavour of the music found on a particular Mad Wasp show. This time we have chosen this track heard on At Her Majesty's (Dis) Pleasure hosted by Inmate B42359 . You can check out show times on our weekly schedule page.

If you hear something you have liked on one of our shows then please feel free to drop us a line and we will feature it here - just fill in the Contact Form via our Contact Page and we will do the rest.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2021


TRACK HIGHLIGHT - WASSUP ROCKER RADIO - Hairy World - Juicebumps




From time to time we will highlight a track heard on one of our shows to give you a flavour of the music found on a particular Mad Wasp show. This time we have chosen this track heard on Wassup Rocker Radio hosted by Alex Kish. It immediately reminded us of early XTC! You can check out Wassup Rocker Radio show times on our weekly schedule page.

Warning - you might NOT want to watch the video if cat poo and a naked man offends you!

If you hear something you have liked on one of our shows then please feel free to drop us a line and we will feature it here - just fill in the Contact Form via our Contact Page and we will do the rest.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – March 2021


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!



Wishing all our listeners a very Happy St. Patrick's Day - make sure you check out the wonderful Cabinet of Curiosities this week - you can join the lovely Terri MacDonald for a special Cabinet of Paddies!

Inmate B42359 is also celebrating with his show - At Her Majesty's (Dis) Pleasure so make sure you check the schedule to catch these great shows.

Please note that as these shows have now aired you can catch them on the DJs Mixcloud accounts.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – March 2021


CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY!



Many of the shows on Mad Wasp Radio over the next week will be celebrating International Women’s Day, 8th March. In recognition of this, there is a 2 part special of the After Eight Show starting with the first part on Saturday 13 March at 11pm featuring women in the music industry giving their thoughts about the contribution of women in music… and one of the contributors (in part 2 the following week) is our very own Dee Webb.

There are some fabulous female DJs on Mad Wasp Radio, including Tracey Binnie, Julia Gosling, JJ Kane, Sarah Lewis, Lita List, Terri MacDonald, Samantha Marcus, Beth Riley, That Darling DJ Duo Emmett Davenport & Lady Attercop and Dee Webb – check them out on our Team page and give their fabulous shows a listen.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – March 2021


TRACK HIGHLIGHT - The Perfumed Allotment - Blue Suburban Skies - Bag




From time to time we highlight a track heard on one of our shows to give you a flavour of the music found on a particular Mad Wasp show. This month we have chosen this seldom heard beauty recently played on The Perfumed Allotment hosted by Mr Steve and Whispering Chris. You can check out The Perfumed Allotment show times on our weekly schedule page.

If you hear something you have liked on one of our shows then please feel free to drop us a line and we will feature it here - just fill in the Contact Form via our Contact Page and we will do the rest.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – March 2021


EXCITING NEWS - LOOK WHO IS JOING US! MAD WASP RADIO WELCOMES THE CLOCKWORK CABARET!



We are absolutely delighted to announce that "That Darling DJ Duo", Emmett Davenport and Lady Attercop, will be joining us at Mad Wasp Radio from midday GMT Sunday 28th February - repeated Thursday at midnight!

They are one part frustrated Vaudevillians searching for a stage, and one part 80s era rockers with too much hairspray and not enough adult supervision, they spin an eclectic mix of everything from torch songs, swing, indie, electronic, punk, funk, 80s new wave, neo-vintage, and neo-folk to good old fashioned favorites. They will get your rump thumping and your blood pumping.

They will bring a weekly show hosted by your favourite weird aunties and professional ladies. Sure, they’re old enough to know better, but they’ve never let that stop them before. They’ve got a wide assortment of music, vintage cocktails, weird history, geekery, horrible accents, and fake holidays they’d like to share. Remember, at the Clockwork Cabaret, it’s not work they do, it’s LOVE!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – February 2021


TRACK HIGHLIGHT - AMERICANA GMT SHOW - Rodney Crowell - Forgive Me Annabelle




We will be highlighting certain tracks from time to time to give you a sense of what to expect on some of our shows. This week we are featuring a track from Rodney Crowell's album "Close Ties" which can be heard on Jonny Steingold's Americana GMT Show. You can catch the Americana GMT 4pm Saturday - replays at 7pm on Monday and Noon on Friday.

Feel free to contact us if you hear a particular track that you would like featured and let us know which show you heard it on.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – February 2021

THANKS DOHNAVUR, WERRA FOXMA RECORDS & LETTERS FROM MOUSE!



We were absolutely delighted to receive a wonderful donation from @dohnavur on Twitter from the Concrete Animals 7" fundraiser for Mad Wasp Radio.

Thank you to Dohnavur, Werra Foxma Records and to everyone who bought a copy of Concrete Animals. We love you all!

Werra Foxma Records have plans for several more vinyl releases this year so go and follow them on Twitter @werrafoxma and check out their bandcamp page Werra Foxma Records Bandcamp where you will find some amazing music including Concrete Animals and many other great bands you will hear on Mad Wasp Radio's The Magic Window hosted by Letters from Mouse.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – February 2021


MAD WASP RADIO TRACK OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2021


Welcome to our new feature "Track of the Month" to highlight new and emerging artists. It is artists like these that led to the creation of Mad Wasp Radio.

This month has been nominated by Dee and David of Mad Wasp Radio and we feature The Ponderosa Glee Boys. We've chosen a track from their new album called "Demigods of Bedlam" and the track is called "STAY".



Hook up with them on their Facebook page "Ponderosa Glee Boys Official" and on Twitter via @carleaton63

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – January 2021


A PLEA FROM OUR DJ MIKE POUGOUNAS TO HELP ANNA



As flights are not allowed between the States and Europe, the Blackout Radio Show became one more way to be near my partner, Anna, while she is in her hometown in Boston, USA.

As if it wasn’t enough that COVID-19 kept us apart from each other, what started as a pinprick under her foot turned into massive infection throughout her entire body.

Suddenly I realised I was losing her. The doctors said they had to amputate her leg to save her life. There was only one decision to be made. There wasn’t any other choice. And due to COVID-19, she had to go through all this alone, without any visitors.

We had long discussions over the phone, before this new journey she was about to go through. Discussions about sunsets that we want to see together and laughs we want to share. Some decisions are hard, but life is so precious, and we have to do whatever we must so we can carry on. In this life, we have to be positive. We have to use our humor as our weapon against the darkness. We have to treasure life as it is so we can build towards the life we want.

Yes, life is precious, but it also has a high cost. So Anna's daughter, Tricia, put together a fundraiser, in order to cover the expenses that won’t be covered by the insurance.

So I hope you receive this as a note of positivity and light, of bold decisions and unconditional love. This message also gives me the chance to thank all those that support Anna, in any possible way. We thank you and appreciate you all. Take care, be safe, and remember to hold on to the beauty that is life.

THE LINK: Donate to help Anna

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – January 2021

COMING SOON IN FEBRUARY ...

Mad Wasp Radio Presents - Looking Through The Magic Window - 38 Tracks of sublime electronica out on 5th Feb 2021 on musicisthedevil.com

Featuring: Dohnavur/Salvatore Mercatante/Bendu/Camp of Wolves/Scott Metoyer/NNYz/Survey Channel/Blank Disco/Cub\Cub/The Central Office of Information & DJ Space Terrapin/GhostRobot/Ericius Rustling/Bad Electric/Maureens Friend/Hydro Fyter/Eonlake/Sunwarper/Kindly Spoken Thieves/Hunter Complex/Forest Robots/Star Madman/Dogs Vs Shadows/Defend The Rhino/Hot Pink Hexagon/Cpektir/Kh3tis/Empty Sea/Biomechanoid/Chris Prine/AOOOE/Joshua James Wittman/Gribbles/Chaos Studio/Giants of Discovery/Departure Street/Spectrin/Time Rival/All My Friends Are Ghosts. Watch the Teaser video on the homepage under our YouTube channel videos.


We would like to thank Letters from Mouse, musicisthedevil.com and all of the incredible artists who have donated their tracks to help fund Mad Wasp Radio - don't miss out on this amazing downloadable CD out in February - much love to you all :D madwaspradio.com


Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – January 2021

MAD WASP RADIO AND HOST THE MOVIE ...

Mad Wasp Radio’s very own Emma Louise Webb continues to be lauded for her starring role in one of the year’s surprise movie hits. Host was filmed during the first lockdown and features six friends who accidentally invite the attention of a demonic presence during an online séance and begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes. All Emma’s scenes were filmed at Mad Wasp HQ over a six-week period; and we helped with props, stunts… and even get thanked in the closing credits!

The critical reaction has been fantastic; Host has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while Time magazine named it as one of the '17 Great Movies You May Have Missed This Summer,' saying the movie is “not only one of the best horror movies of the year, but also an intimate look at creativity, film production and a shared global culture in the throes of a rampaging virus.”


Host is airing on the online streaming service Shudder, and played in hundreds of cinemas across the world on Halloween. It will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray in December.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – November 2020

AND NOW WE ARE THREE ...

As Mad Wasp Radio celebrates it’s third birthday, our thoughts go back to October 2017 when the great (?) and the good (?) gathered in London’s Vinyl Bar to celebrate the launch of Mad Wasp Radio.

Among those wishing us well was ‘Allo ‘Allo’s Herr Flick, aka Richard Gibson, who ensured that all present made a donation to the cause… and kept their hands off the fallen Madonna with the big boobies!

The legendary John Otway provided the musical entertainment, while comedian Ronnie Golden, aka Tony De Meur from the Fabulous Poodles, supplied the jokes. A great night was had by all (as far as we can remember) and the only slight downer was when host Steve Blacknell inadvertently managed to take the station off air!

Photo above of Christie and Leah of The Sisters of Duras alongside Richard Gibson and Lorraine Lancaster - more photos from this momentous occasion are available on our Gallery page which is coming soon!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – September 2020

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