(((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

  • Names! (part 3) Aired: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Studies show that people are more likely to donate money to a hurricane disaster relief fund if they share their that name with that hurricane. When 8th grader Katrina Petrillo was asked why she was compelled to sell $1000 worth of lemonade for the 2005 hurricane Katrina relief fund, she explained, “I knew my name was going to be remembered as the biggest disaster ever.” Good thing her parents didn’t name her Corona… 
    Join us for our third episode on the theme of personal monikers, handles and Names.

  • Names! (part 2) Aired: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    Whether you happen to be a girl named “Michelle” like the Beatles song, or a bad guy named “Leroy Brown,” a captain named “Jack” or a street walker named “Roxanne,” a baby’s mama named Billy Jean, “a star” named Daniel, or god forbid a “boy named Sue,” or worse, a girl named “Lola,”or any other name immortalized in verse, there’s something exciting about hearing your name in a song. Join us for another episode on the popular theme of “Names”—

  • Groundhog Day! Aired: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Ever feel like you’re stuck in a time loop? Ever feel like you’re stuck in a time loop? Ever feel like you’re… It’s Groundhog’s Day! An ancient midwinter tradition that prognosticates the coming of Spring. Since the release of the 1993 Harold Ramis film, “Groundhog Day” has become a euphemism for the feeling that one is stuck in a time loop—a 24 hour “déjà vu”—a day that seems to replay itself over and over.

  • Drinks! Aired: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    It was on 101 years ago this week, that the 18th Amendment, also known as Volstead Act, was ratified banning the manufacture, sale and transport of alcoholic beverages. Join us for music and trivia that honors this anniversary of National sobriety—the period known as Prohibition—with a program dedicated to those softer beverages in our lives. 

  • Greetings and Farewell ! Aired: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    Why do we answer the phone "Hello"? What or who is the "King of the bean"? the "Lord of Misrule"? Join us for music and history on this-- our Twelfth Night Episode as we greet the new year and say %*#@ ! to 2020!

  • 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.