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 107 Aired: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

    This episode includes a mini theme of Black Cats in honor of my new housemates, Yo-Yo and Lulu. Birthday tributes for Jeanne Moreau (Jan. 23, 1928 - July 31, 2017) , Rutger Hauer (Jan. 23, 1944 - July 19, 2019), and Jim Jarmusch (Jan. 22 1953).

    Postcard image: Black Cat, 1930 by Martin Munkacsi

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 106 Aired: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    Link Wray Connie Stevens Junior McCants Peggy March Hasil Adkins The Cramps Screamin' Jay Hawkins Peggy Sue Sade Santigold Crystal Castles Aldous Harding & John Parish Mirah Roxy Music She Keeps Bees Cocteau Twins The Replacements PJ Harvey Tom Waits Cat Power Courtney Barnett Neko Case Sharon Van Etten Blondie Bow Wow Wow Sleater-Kinney Le Tigre Timber Timbre The Clash

    Photo: Infinity Mirrored Room installation by Yayoi Kusama at the Memorial Art Gallery

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 105 – Guest DJ Cal Holcombe Aired: Tuesday, January 9, 2024

    My friend Cal Holcombe joins me as guest DJ for episode #105 in honor of their upcoming birthday. Their playlist includes many artists that I love and some new-to-me gems.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 104 – Guest DJ Jess Gale Aired: Tuesday, January 2, 2024

    Friend Jess Gale begins her birthday celebration at WAYO as my Special Guest DJ! Jess describes her playlist as . . . "an eclectic selection of mostly contemporary soul, folk, r&b and indie rock. These are songs that I have both enjoyed on repeat and that have also carried me through the last year or so of big life changes and transitions."

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 103 – Watching Aired: Tuesday, December 26, 2023

    Last episode of 2023 inspired by Santa Claus - "he sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake . . ." - songs about watching, being watched, obsession, voyeurism, stalking, spying, surveillance, nosy neighbors, peeping toms, etc.

    Postcard: Keyhole Frolics, a Mutoscope Corp.

  • Episode 102 – Winter Aired: Tuesday, December 19, 2023

    Wintry playlist with a few Xmas songs. I asked friends on Facebook for their favorite winter music and/or holiday tunes for this playlist. First names listed are the person who selected the song or the band.

    Photo: Mark Libby photographed by Ira "Buck" Libby c. 1958





  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 101 – Guest DJ Teresa Poore Aired: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

    My sister, Teresa, joins me from Louisville, Kentucky as my special guest DJ. Her playlist includes songs from Skate-a-Rama, songs for sisters and nurses, and more.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 100 – Colors Revisited Aired: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

    For #100 I mined my first 34 episodes of Ether Transmissions - the Ken Nordine Colors Series. The first 34 episodes each begin with a song from Ken Nordine's 1966 album Colors. Each color was followed by a theme. The first episode aired live on WAYO on December 21, 2021 and it was called White (Winter Solstice).

    Image: Fiber art piece by my aunt Susan

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 99 Aired: Tuesday, November 28, 2023

    Happy Birthday to William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) and Berry Gordy Jr. (b. November 28, 1929). Motown tunes, songs for Blake, and some celebrating #99.

    Tarot card drawn: 9 of Painting - Fruition - from the William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination assembled by Ed Buryn.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 98 Aired: Tuesday, November 21, 2023

    Playlist celebrating the births on November 21 of two exceptional artists - Bjork (1965/Reykjavik, Iceland) and René Magritte (1898/Lessines, Belgium)!

    Image: Danger! Heartbreak Ahead (after Magritte), 2022 by Jenn Libby