Ether Transmissions

Theme-based radio show featuring music from various genres: 80s, goth, new wave, punk, classic country, Americana, experimental, oddities, etc . . .

Past Episodes

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 128 – One Day Aired: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

    One day, this day, the present day, today.

    Postcard: Orange and Yellow by Mark Rothko, 1956 from the Albright-Knox Gallery

  • Ether Transmissions - Episode 127 – Summertime Aired: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

    Songs of summer.

    Postcard: Lower East Side, NYC, 1947 by Godfrey Frankel

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 126 – Names Aired: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    There are so many songs featuring women's names. I narrowed the field by selecting titles with just a woman's first name (with the exception of the B-52s opener and the Trio song).

    Photograph: Junior Class page from 1933 Nazareth Academy Yearbook

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 125 – Gardens Aired: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

    Songs for budding gardeners!

    Postcard: "Party Vegetables" Swiss fantasy postcard, c. 1917 from the Ken Brown Collection

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 124 Aired: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Starting with Sun Records, ending with Suuns. (mostly)70s and 80s in between.

    Photo: WAYO Studio on East Main St. in Rochester, NY during Ether Transmissions episode #124, May 28, 2024

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 123 – Blood Aired: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    I had a bloody good time with this playlist. I forgot to mention Kurosawa's Throne of Blood.

    Card by my friend Ernie, 1993

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 122 Aired: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

    No theme. Aurora borealis. Stories. Lists. Happy Birthday Sofia Coppola, David Byrne, and George Lucas. A few goodbyes.

    Postcard: Rene Magritte, La Clef Des Songes / The Interpretation of Dreams, 1935

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 121 – Godzilla Aired: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

    Godzilla playlist in honor of the filmmaker Ishiro Honda (7 May 1911 – 28 February 1993), who co-wrote and directed Gojira in 1954.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 120 – World of Tomorrow Aired: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    The New York World's Fair opened on Sunday, April 30, 1939 in Queens. It's theme was the World of Tomorrow. This episode starts with some hits from 1939 and moves on to songs about the future.

    Postcard: Licensed New York World's Fair Postcard: Actual Photograph, A. Mainzer, 1939

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 119 – 80s Vinyl Aired: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    An (incomplete) alphabetic journey through my (mostly) 1980s vinyl.

    Postcard: Water Alphabet, 1998 by Abelardo Morell