(((Sound Affects)))

Hosts Jim and Keven examine how "music makes the world go around" (and vice-versa), exploring and discussing relevant history, science, culture and more through the prism of music. 

Past Episodes

  • Winter Aired: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    It is in honor of the winter solstice, which occurs on the 21st of December, and also in honor of this holiday season –a season that includes Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Boxing Day and Yule—holidays that, along with drugs and alcohol, help raise our spirits and get us through these short, cold days, that we are dedicating tonight’s episode to…Winter. 

  • Christmas (2019 redux) Aired: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Did you know that many of our favorite traditional Christmas Songs (and in my opinion- the best ones) were created by Jews, and some, were written by atheists? Were you aware that two of the most iconic Christmas songs were written about a different holiday altogether- and that at least one popular Christmas song was written about the looming threat of a nuclear holocaust? Join us as we redefine and reinterpret "Christmas" music. Here's some non-traditional holiday music and Christmas trivia-presented by two godless heathens to help get you into the spirit of the holiday season!

  • Light Aired: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Join hosts Jim and Keven and special guest DJ L-Cat, as we bring you some music and fun facts to brighten up these dark days!

  • Election! Aired: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Well we know you’ve probably had your fill of campaign adds, facebook fights, family debates, robo texts, blocked calls, lawn signs, heart palpitations, and night terrors, and the last thing you want is to do is to listen to anything that has to do with politics, but we couldn’t let the day go by without acknowledging the elephant, or the donkey in the room…so if you want a little distraction, but still have politics on your mind, here’s some election inspired music and trivia to keep you busy! 

  • Monsters! Aired: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    It's October 27th the birthday of our nation's 26th President Theodore Roosevelt and a race driver named Dick Trickle. And if you are not creeped out by that last name...It is Halloween this week! So, what better way to celebrate our favorite time of year than with special Sound Affects devoted to those creepy creatures of myths, legends and nightmares. Join us and our special contributing guest is none other than local music legend and celebrity Scott Coblio, also known as “Koo-Koo Boy”—the creative force behind one of Rochester’s most celebrated pop punk bands of the late 80s and 90s.

  • Time (update from the Time Machine) Aired: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    October 20, 2020-It's the birthday of Kamala Harris, Jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton, the late Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg and the man who brought Dracula to life (or undead) Bela Lugosi. Today's show is a special throwback tribute to 2019--so join us as we revist our earlier "Time" episodes pts 1 & 2 from March 2019--it's hard to believe it was a just a year and a whole lifetime ago!

  • Language Aired: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Born in rural Mississippi on Oct. 6, 1917, the great Voting Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer helped empower thousands of disenfranchised Black Americans and became a leading voice in the grass roots Civil Rights Movement. A sharecropper on a cotton plantation, in 1963, Hamer was evicted from her home and fired after her boss & landlord heard she tried to register to vote. She was subsequently shot at by unknown terrorists and tortured by police—all for trying to register to vote. It is in honor of this powerful voice of Human and Civil Rights, and of “German Day” (Oct.

  • Old Aired: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    In ancient Greek and Roman times, the average life expectancy of an individual was only 25 to 30 years. And if you were around in Great Britain in the 1800s and early 1900s, there’s a chance your 21st birthday gift would have been a visit to the dentist to have all your teeth removed and replaced with dentures.

  • Youth! Aired: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    It was on this day in 1963, that Domestic terrorists bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama—taking the lives of 4 young girls. Although the FBI had a suspect, J Edgar Hoover inexpiably shut down the investigation and buried the evidence. 5 years after Hoover’s death, in 1977, the case was re-opened and Klansman Robert Edward Chambliss was found guilty and sentenced to life behind bars.

  • Black and Blue (part 2) Aired: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    Sound Affects every aspect of our lives and this past week, citizens here in Rochester have sounded there indignation, Grief, and Frustration over the death and cover-up of a fellow American citizen. It is in honor of Daniel Prude, another martyr in the long list of American citizens who have lost their lives at the hands of those sworn to serve and protect us, that we are dedicating (unfortunately) yet another episode, which we are calling, “Black and Blue”…songs about police and protest.