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 65 – Guest DJ Jason Olshefsky Aired: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    Special Guest DJ Jason Olshefsky takes us on a sonic journey through the Rochester, NY music scene from the first decade of the 21st century. The Quitters, The Isotopes, 5Head, The Veins, Autumn in Halifax, Hinkley, Gaylord, The Grinders, and many more!

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 64 – Guest DJ Ted Forsyth Aired: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

    Special Guest DJ Ted Forsyth plays some of his favorite songs for us on a wintery Rochester morning.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 63 – Telephones Aired: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

    On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone. 147 years later and there's a LOT of telephone related songs. Here is my (20th century-based) selection for your listening pleasure.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 62 – Happy Birthday, Heather Wetzel! Aired: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 61 – Guest DJ Carlie Fishgold Aired: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

    The one and only Carlie Fishgold kicks off her birthday as my Guest DJ, along with her friend, Nick Rice! I was delighted to have them join me in the studio and curate the music for Ether Transmissions #61. Her Rails and Roads playlist leads to talk of sandwiches, train cats, notable births, deaths, and events on February 21, her famous look-a-like, and more.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 60 – Hotel Valentine Aired: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    Hotel Valentine on this Pale Blue Dot. Love songs and blue valentines.

    The Ronettes, The Cramps, His Name Is Alive, Cibo Matto, Alice Phoebe Lou, Syd Barrett, The Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, and more!

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 59 – Guest DJ Sarah Long Aired: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

    Celebrating the birth of this fantastic human, Sarah Long! She was my guest DJ this week and she introduced me to all kinds of good new-to-me songs. One listener called the playlist "hauntingly beautiful." Sarah described her playlist as: "Human soul in a wolf body walking under the moonlight in the post-apocalypse but feeling happy about it theme."

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 58 Aired: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

    Jackie/Baseball, Tom/Television, Johnny/Sex Pistols, Tallulah/Die Die My Darling, Lisa/Wednesday, VU Dreams and more.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 57 Aired: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    January 24, 2023 marks the 5th anniversary of Mark E. Smith's death. Playlist includes The Fall, The Kinks, Johnny Cash, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Minor Threat, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Love and Rockets, and more.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 56 – Electric Rabbit Aired: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

    Electric Rabbit theme in honor of Ben Franklin's birthday (January 17, 1706) and the upcoming Lunar New Year - Year of the Rabbit on Sunday, January 22. The Detroit Cobras, Captain Beefheart, T. Rex, Adrian Belew, Gary Numan, Animal Collective, Broadcast, Pixies, and more!