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 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!

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 55 – Moon Echoes Aired: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

    Songs about echoes and the moon in honor of the anniversary of Project Diana - January 10, 1946.
    The Bonzo Dog Band, The Kills, The Ink Spots, Neko Case, Martha and the Muffins, Swans, Echo and the Bunnymen, and more!

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 54 Aired: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
    Happy Birthday to Lucretia Coffin Mott, ZaSu Pitts, Anna Mae Wong, JRR Tolkien, Florence Pugh, and Greta Thunberg!

    Black Sabbath, DakhaBrakha, Free Kitten, Joy Division, Ken Nordine, Malaria!, Oli Frost
    Perfume Genius, Suicide, The Space Lady, and more.

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 53 – Guest Bruce Myren Aired: Tuesday, December 27, 2022

    My friend Bruce Myren joins me on episode 53! Bruce is an excellent artist/photographer based in Boston. He brought a great playlist! In between sets we chat a bit about some of his photography projects - The Fortieth Parallel and The Washington Elm - Uma Thurman (who took this photo of him), his celebrity look-a-like, bicycling, and the work he's doing at the Boston Public Library.

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  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 52 – Winter + Holiday Aired: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    This episode celebrates winter and the holiday season. It also marks the one year anniversary of Ether Transmissions on WAYO!

  • Ether Transmissions – Episode 51 – Ali's Birthday Playlist Aired: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

    My friend Ali turned 50 so I invited her to join me on Ether Transmissions and let her pick the tunes. We started off with some of her fave 70s childhood songs and progressed into her new wave teens and beyond. Juice Newton, Cat Stevens, The Smiths, The Cure, London Suede, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, and more.