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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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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


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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