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this week's shows on Mad Wasp Radio from 22–29 MARCH 2019 

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AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE

 FRIDAY 22ndSATURDAY 23rdSUNDAY 24thMONDAY 25thTUESDAY 26thWEDNESDAY 27thTHURSDAY 28thFRIDAY 29th
00:00THE LOST HIGHWAYGARAGE PUNK FOR BOYS    K-POP KORNERTHE LOST HIGHWAY
01:00  SHAKE! CRANK IT TO 11SONGS OF PREYSLONE FREQUENCIESHIVE ELEMENT 
02:00THE TOTAL KNOCKOUT EXPERIENCEHIVE ELEMENT   COOL NIGHTS THE TOTAL KNOCKOUT EXPERIENCE
03:00  THE INDIE YEARS COOL NIGHTS THE LOST HIGHWAYSEQUINS TO SUBURNS 
04:00AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC…SONGS OF PREYS HIVE ELEMENTMARK LANGDON'S OLDIES  AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC…
05:00THE DEUCE RADIO SHOW AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC…  SHAKE!THE COUNTRY MILETHE DEUCE RADIO SHOW
06:00THE BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW MARK LANGDON'S OLDIESSTOP, LOOK & LISTENFROM PISTOLS TO PULP MAXIMUM INSIGHTTHE BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW
07:00 THE DEUCE RADIO SHOW CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA OFF THE RECORD  
08:00STEPPING OUTTHE BLACKOUT RADIO SHOWOFF THE RECORDTHE TOTAL KNOCKOUT EXPERIENCE THE BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWWINDOWS ON THE WORLDGARAGE PUNK FOR BOYSSTEPPING OUT
09:00  CLASSICAL GAS  THE RETRO ALBUM CHART SHOW  
10:00OFF THE RECORDOFF THE CHART THE LOST HIGHWAYJOYZINE MARK LANGDON'S OLDIESOFF THE RECORD
11:00THE ICE CREAM MAN POWER POP & MORE SHOW DIAMOND LIGHTS EXPRESS SEQUINS TO SUBURNSTHE ICE CREAM MAN POWER POP & MORE SHOW  WINDOWS ON THE WORLD 
12:00DIXIEFLIERK-POP KORNER SHAKE! SONGS OF PREYSVIEWS FROM THE EDGEDIXIEFLIER
13:00 CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA VIEWS FROM THE EDGE CRANK IT TO 11   
14:00THE INDIE YEARS SEQUINS TO SUBURNS TUNING UP  ROCKABILLY 'N' BLUES RADIO HOURTHE INDIE YEARS
15:00  FROM PISTOLS TO PULPROCKABILLY 'N' BLUES RADIO HOURCOGWEBS & STRANGECLASSICAL GASOFF THE CHART 
16:00WINDOWS ON THE WORLD DIXIEFLIER I LOVE SALSAGARAGE PUNK FOR BOYS  THE ICE CREAM MAN POWER POP & MORE SHOW
17:00ROCKABILLY 'N' BLUES RADIO HOUR CELLULOID STREET  STEPPING OUTTHE BLACKOUT RADIO SHOWROCKABILLY 'N' BLUES RADIO HOUR
18:00DIAMOND LIGHTS EXPRESSSTOP, LOOK & LISTEN LONE FREQUENCIESTHE COUNTRY MILE  CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
19:00 THE ICE CREAM MAN POWER POP & MORE SHOWSEQUINS TO SUBURNSDIXIEFLIERVIEWS FROM THE EDGEJOYZINEFROM PISTOLS TO PULP 
20:00TUNING UPLONE FREQUENCIES   CABINET OF CURIOSITIES TUNING UP
21:00K-POP KORNER   I LOVE SALSA   COGWEBS & STRANGE THE INDIE YEARSOFF THE CHART CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA

K-POP KORNER

22:00CRANK IT TO 11   TUNING UP   STOP, LOOK & LISTEN

GARAGE PUNK FOR BOYS

CRANK IT TO 11
23:00 THE RETRO ALBUM CHART SHOWSTEPPING OUT MAXIMUM INSIGHTTHE BLACKOUT RADIO SHOWCOGWEBS & STRANGE    

 

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 03:00, 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.

Sunday 17:00
 

THE MAD HATTIES 

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

More shows coming soon
 

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.

Thursday 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.

Wednesday 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, Wednesday 23:00

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 07:00, Monday 18:00Wednesday 01:00

Hive Element

Enter the world of DJ Not Applicable to hear some funky, soulful, electro and hip hop influenced tunes. 

Saturday 02:00, Monday 04:00, Thursday 01:00 

Off The Record

Off the Record is hosted by 12-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 10:00

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 05:00

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 00:00, Friday 21:00

SHAKE!

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

Sunday 01:00, Monday 12:00, Thursday 08:00

The Blackout Radio Show

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

Saturday 08:00, Tuesday 23:00, 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.

Saturday 07:00, Friday 03:00
 

Cool Nights

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

Monday 03:00, Wednesday 02:00
 

diamond lights express

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

Sunday 11:00
 

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!

Sunday 13:00, Tuesday (new show) 19:00, Thursday 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 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, Wednesday 15:00
 

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 16:00

the BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW

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

Tuesday 08:00, Friday 06:00

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, Tuesday 16:00, Thursday 22:00 

SONGS OF PREYS

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

Saturday 04:00, Tuesday (new show) 01:00, Wednesday 11:00

TEENAGE KICKS

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

More shows coming soon
 

TOTAL KNOCKOUT EXPERIENCE

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

Monday 08:00, Wednesday 05:00, Friday 01:00

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. 

Sunday 01:00, Monday 10:00, Thursday 22:00

SPECTRUM

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

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, Sunday 03:00, Tuesday 13:00

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.

Sunday 13:00, Monday (new show) 23:00Thursday 06:00

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 08:00

JOYZINE

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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

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, Thursday 14:00, 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 10:00, Wednesday (new show) 11:00, Friday 16:00

and now for something completely electronic…

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

Sunday 05:00, Friday 04:00

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 11:00

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.

More shows coming soon
 

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!