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this week's shows on Mad Wasp Radio from 6 – 13 NOVEMBER 2020 

All times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Programmes and timings may be subject to change (particularly if we press the wrong button). Please check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for any updates.

Friday 20 NOVEMBER

00:00 The Perfumed Allotment

03:00 Going Indieground

05:00 Deuce Radio Show

06:00 the lowdown

07:00 The Total KnockOut Experience

09:00 Metropolis

10:00 Off The Chart

12:00 Americana GMT

14:00 The Magic Window

15:00 EMOticon

16:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

18:00 Tuning Up

19:00 At Her Majesty's (Dis)Pleasure

20:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

22:00 Crank It To 11

SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER

00.00 Garage Punk For Boys

02:00 Hive Element

04:00 The Mike Rogers Show

06:00 Wassup Rocker Radio

07:00 Hits and Headlines

08:00 Sequins To Suburbs

10:00 At Her Majesty's (Dis)Pleasure

11:00 My 80s Archive

13:00 Champagne Supernova

14:00 From Pistols To Pulp

16:00 Americana GMT

18:00 Stop, Look & Listen

19:00 The Blackout Radio Show

21:00 shake!

23:00 The After Eight Show

 

SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER

01:00 Old School Boombox

02:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

04:00 The Lost Highway

06:00 Mark Langdon's Oldies

08:00 Cabinet of Curiosities

10:00 Classical Gas

12:00 Stepping Out

14:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

15:00 Lone Frequencies

16:00 Backstreetradio
 
17:00 Fab To Far Out

19:00 Sequins To Suburbs

21:00 The Magic Window

22:00 Tuning Up

23:00 Cogwebs & Strange

 

MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER

00.00 The Retro Album Chart Show

02:00 Off The Chart

04:00 Hive Element

06:00 The Metal Institution

07:00 Stop, Look & Listen

08:00 shake!

10:00 Crank It To 11

12:00 The Magic Window

13:00 Metropolis

14:00 Tuning Up

15:00 The Perfumed Allotment

18:00 Champagne Supernova

19:00 Americana GMT

21:00 Going Indieground

23:00 the lowdown

 
  

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

00:00 Backstreetradio

01:00 Lone Frequencies

02:00 Fab To Far Out
 
04:00 The Total KnockOut Experience

06:00 From Pistols To Pulp

08:00 The Retro Album Chart Show

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

11:00 Sequins To Suburbs

13:00 Serendipity

14:00 Cogwebs & Strange

15:00 The Lost Highway

17:00 At Her Majesty's (Dis)Pleasure

18:00 The Country Mile

19:00 Views From The Edge

21:00 Off The Chart

23:00 EMOticon

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER

00.00 The Blackout Radio Show

02:00 The Mike Rogers Show

04:00 Cogwebs & Strange

05:00 The After Eight Show

07:00 Deuce Radio Show

08:00 Hits & Headlines

09:00 Going Indieground

11:00 Rockabilly 'N' Blues Radio Hour

12:00 Old School Boombox

13:00 Garage Punk For Boys

15:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

17:00 My 80s Archive

19:00 Metropolis

20:00 Diamond Lights Express

22:00 Stop, Look & Listen

23:00 The Metal Institution

THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER

00.00 Stepping Out

02:00 Classical Gas

04:00 Color Red Radio

05:00 Hive Element

07:00 EMOticon

08:00 The Left Field

10:00 Mark Langdon's Oldies

12:00 Views From The Edge

14:00 The Country Mile

15:00 Fab To Far Out

17:00 The Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Show

18:00 Serendipity

19:00 From Pistols To Pulp

21:00 Champagne Supernova

22:00 Old School Boombox

23:00 Wassup Rocker Radio

 

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER

00:00 The Perfumed Allotment

03:00 Going Indieground

05:00 Deuce Radio Show

06:00 the lowdown

07:00 The Total KnockOut Experience

09:00 Metropolis

10:00 Off The Chart

12:00 Americana GMT

14:00 The Magic Window

15:00 EMOticon

16:00 Diamond Lights Express

18:00 Tuning Up

19:00 At Her Majesty's (Dis)Pleasure

20:00 The Sun Always Shines On The Radio

22:00 Crank It To 11

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 10:00

Going Indieground

Rob Walker presents a mix of the weird and wonderful, both old and new from the Alternative and Indie genres and sub-genres.

Monday 21:00, Wednesday 09:00, Friday 02:00

Sequins To Suburbs

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

Saturday 08:00, Sunday (new Show) 19:00, Tuesday 11:00

diamond lights express

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

Wednesday 20:00, Friday 16:00

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 08:00

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?
 
Monday 02:00, Tuesday (new show) 22:00, Friday 10:00

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 18:00,  Thursday (new show) 21:00

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.

Sunday 16:00, Tuesday 01:00 

Hive Element

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

Saturday 02:00, Monday 04:00, 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.

Saturday 06:00, Thursday (new show) 23:00

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 18:00Thursday 02:00

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.

A new show coming soon

The After Eight Show

The After Eight Show started in January, 2014. It took us about six months for us to discover what our show should be about but, ever since deciding that it should be ‘New Music That You Just Don’t Hear Anywhere Else!’, we haven’t looked back. It is an eclectic mix of (mostly) new music by unsigned artists, artists and bands who are starting out and building their fanbases, or in some cases playing kinds of music that do not get them included in the narrow playlists of the big commercial radio stations. Our ambition is that, in the course of our two-hour show, you will discover artists or bands whose names you don’t know at the start but whose music you will want to go away and explore after our show has finished. At the end of each show, we invite musicians to send us links to their music and we listen to everything that’s sent in and we play it if we like it. Typically, you will hear some electro pop, rnb, blues, jazz, acoustic and world music – always melodic, always innovative, always interesting.

Saturday 23:00, Wednesday 05:00

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 08:00

THE MIKE ROGERS SHOW

Presented from Tokyo in Japan, Mike Rogers plays the coolest garage/punk bands from Japan, the UK and the USA.

Saturday 04:00, Wednesday 02:00

Into Ms Spydas Web

Jump into Ms Spydas Web (Samantha Marcus) for fortnightly shows based around themes such as acoustic sessions, cover versions, decades, featured artists and listener take overs,

A new show soon

THE LEFT FIELD

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

Thursday o8:00

AMERICANA GMT

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

The Blackout Radio Show

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

Saturday 19:00, Wednesday 00:00
 

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 07:00, Wednesday (special) 17:00, (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.

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

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, Monday 02:00, Thursday 15:00

THE MAD HATTIES 

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

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 

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 10:00, Thursday 02:00

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 21:00, Thursday 07:00, Friday 15:00

The Magic Window

The Magic Window is here to convince the world that electronic music can contain as much emotion as any other type of music. Expect the finest selection of chilled electronica from some of the most talented producers out there. A heavy focus will be given to independent musicians whose machines and computers are working really hard to induce involuntary feelings of nostalgia and reflection. Selecting all the tunes for the show will be Steven, AKA Letters From Mouse.

Sunday 21:00, Monday 12,00Friday 14,00

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 09:00

At Her Majesty's (Dis)Pleasure

Inmate B42359 plays the best new and classic tracks you’ll seldom hear elsewhere. Especially in solitary.

Saturday 10:00, Tuesday 17:00Friday (new show) 19:00

Serendipity

Tom Delaney takes us on a search for some of those elusive, forgotten 45s. He'll play some tracks that will (hopefully) bring back some happy memories and supply some (hopefully) interesting song facts.

Tuesday 13:00, Thursday 18:00

Me, Myself & Music

Sarah Lewis chats and plays music with musical stars. this week: H2O frontman, Ian Donaldson.

Color Red Radio

Mike Rogers presents an hour of the latest Indie Nu-Jazz, Funk and Soul.

Thursday 04:00

GBH – THE GARRY BUSHELL HOUR 

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

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, Wednesday 13:00

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 23:00, Tuesday 14:00

DEUCE RADIO SHOW

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

Wednesday 07:00. Friday 05:00

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

Tuesday 04:00, Friday 07:00

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...).

Monday 00:00, Tuesday 08:00

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 04:00, Tuesday (new show) 15:00

SPECTRUM

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

More shows coming 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, Friday 06:00

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 15:00

THE PERFUMED ALLOTMENT

Do you remember a time when Radio was “Tick Tock! Woof Woof! Ding Dong!”? We do as well and unfortunately this show isn’t it. There’s no Golden Hour here, No Factoids (though one of us is rumoured to have haemorrhoids), no Our Tune either or Workers Playtime. We do play music, we do talk. It’s what your Tranny (as in portable radio) was made for, or so we think. Do join us down on our Allotment each week for stuff you couldn’t shake a stick of rhubarb at.

Monday 15:00, Friday (new Show) 00:00

THE METAL INSTITUTION

Dan Leisey presents the best from the world of Heavy Metal. From hair to speed and thrash to death, he's got it all. So tune in, turn it up and let the head banging begin.

Monday 06:00, Wednesday (new show) 23:00

My 80s ARCHIVE

Sarah Lewis plays the very best in 1980s' music, with special features including Favourite Five, Monster Mash Up, Back On Track and
Word Up.

Saturday 11:00, Wednesday 17:00 
 

Cherry Red Records Radio Show

Hosted by Cherry Red Records founder and chairman, Iain McNay, the Cherry Red Records Radio Show delves into the independent label’s sizeable vaults to bring you two hours of music inspired by one of the most eclectic and prolific independent labels in the world. From post-punk to prog, blues to folk, rock to reggae you’ll hear a mixture of Cherry Red and non-Cherry Red acts both old and new and every genre under the sun.

A new show coming soon

Every Day Is Like Sunday

Five 'seasoned' gentlemen try to cope with the lockdown by accidentally talking about 80s music. Fans/haters of Morrissey will be equally delighted, as will anyone who has actually heard of The Fixx. So join David Preston and his guests Steve Blacknell, Lloyd Beiny, Nick Carpenter and Simon Lyons for two hours of something or other.

 

DEAD ON TIME

Tony Bugbear salutes the recently departed, the gone befores, the various ex parrots of rock ‘n’ roll, film, TV, literature, and all other cultural hullabaloo. It's The Obit Orbit. An irreverent but hopefully respectful fond adieu to the now permanently resting noteables and worthies, illustrated with fabulous music of a dead dead-good eclectic derivation.  

A new show soon

SHAKE!

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

Saturday 21:00, Monday 08:00

ROCKABILLY 'N' BLUES RADIO HOUR

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

Sunday 14:00, Wednesday 11:00
 

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

DEE TIME

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

More shows 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

CELLULOID STREET

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

SONGS OF PREYS

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

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. 

 

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!

Tuesday 10:00Thursday 17:00

Backstreetradio

Paul Barker plays the best in indie, alternative and left-of-centre music – with some random bantering thrown in. Broadcast from a bedroom in East Manchester.

Sunday 16:00, Tuesday 00:00

and now for something completely electronic…

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

A new show coming soon

Cool Nights

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

 

Stepping Out

Sunday 12:00, Thursday 00:00

 

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.

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
 

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

Lock, Stopped By Two Smoking DJs

Join Sarah Lewis and Alan Read for two hours of music and requests to help you beat the lockdown blues.

 

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