Sound Test

SOUND TEST on 104.3 WAYO-FM brings out the finest from Video Game Music, Chiptunes, and the Demoscene. Tune in live every Friday from 10:00PM-11:00PM EST!
 
If you're reading this in 2019, I'm still on the radio, I just need to GET A GRIP on archiving!!

Past Episodes

  • Sound Test - Neo Geo MVS (2-7-2020) Aired: Friday, February 7, 2020
    The Neo Geo MVS is a staple of local arcades and even laundromats, with its distinctive red cabinet, support for multiple killer games, and iconic start-up jingle.

    This powerhouse has brought us Metal Slug, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters, and many other memorable titles that SNK still develops on other consoles to this very day. That's not to say that other developers didn't bring their own flair to the system!

  • Sound Test - C'MON STEP IT UP!!! (Sonic the Hedgehog - 12-13-2019) Aired: Friday, December 13, 2019
    It is time for Sound Test to get way past cool.

    Whether you've relished the blue blur in his golden years, or subjected yourself to years and years of cringe, Sonic the Hedgehog has cemented himself in the pantheon of gaming history.

    Setting aside disparate opinions, we can agree on one fact: the soundtracks of Sonic titles are beyond stellar, and features some of the best video game music, 16-bit and beyond.

  • Sound Test - Touhou Project (9-6-2019) Aired: Friday, September 6, 2019

    Touhou Project is a long running bullet hell SHMUP series developed, designed, and composed by Team Shanghai Alice, a one man team consisting of a man otherwise known as ZUN.

    The games are known for flooding the entire screen with bullets that are near impossible to dodge, while a frantic, fast paced soundtrack blares in the background to accompany unique stages and their respective boss characters.

  • Sound Test - WE GET SIGNAL (8/16/2019) Aired: Friday, August 16, 2019

    Uh, wow. One streak of missing an upload for this show and it drags on for about a couple of years? Sound Test has been active this entire time, live in Rochester every Friday at 10:00pm EST, but I kept on neglecting maintaining the archive - PERIOD. Which means I'm going to start archiving again. So if you're just popping in, this is a great way to see how the show is still pretty much one dork dweebing out about great video game music, chiptunes, and the demoscene. Enjoy, nerds.

  • Sound Test 18 - Summer Electronic Bleeps Aired: Friday, August 12, 2016

    It's been so hot that I wanted to have that sweltering feeling into this week's show. More hard driving beeping noises, especially from racing games.

    Some grooves from Turbo Out Run, Metal Gear Solid 2, Goto80, Danny Baranowsky, and more!

    This show also features 10 minutes of me ranting about No Man's Sky and how I feel about the surge of open world video games and procedurally generated designs. If you want to hear some dweeb rant, then... I guess this is also the show for you?? YEAH!

  • Sound Test 17 - (8-5-16) ON THE FLY! Aired: Friday, August 5, 2016

    Winging it entirely with mostly electronic based vidya bleeps, with highlights including Chipzel, Dubmood, M | O | O | N in Hotline Miami, and more!

    Sometimes you just have to make a playlist on the fly. Because we fly. So high. You know this.

    Ballin'.

  • Sound Test 15 - Final Fantasy Aired: Friday, July 22, 2016

    Few game series match the vibrant variety Final Fantasy has to offer, so it's only natural that Sound Test would eventually have an entire show on it! Nobuo Uetmatsu became a staple to defining the many themes and compositions that would live on for 30 years, and beautiful moments such as Terra searching for friends in Final Fantasy VI, Zidane finding meaning in his life through friends in Final Fantasy IX, and on a more comedic note: Chocobos!

    Final Fantasy is also a staple of my gaming library since I was a kid, so expect me to dweeb out hardcore!!

  • Sound Test 14 - Here Comes a New Challenger! Aired: Friday, July 15, 2016

    Test your might! Sound Test will be brawling out music straight from fighting video games in honor of EVO 2016 - which FINALLY HAPPEN WITH MUCH HYPE. Go HungryBox! Tunes from all different Capcom, SNK, and other game series are highlighted on this show. Maybe one game from the year 20XX, where all movement is in the form of wave-dashing.

    My dorkness was in true form as I juggled running the show and checking twitch highlights. Definitely a fun, albeit niche set! Check it out!!

  • Sound Test 13 - Back and Out of this World! Aired: Friday, July 8, 2016

    Protip: NEVER GET SICK! It's so good to be back on the air! Sound Test returns with Sci-Fi VGM tracks like being KNEE DEEP IN THE DEAD with Bobby Prince's Doom, Metroid Prime, and Mass Effect!

    This set was a lot of fun to put together and established that I can definitely roll right back into being a dweeb live on the air.

  • Sound Test 12 - VAPORWAVE AESTHETICS Aired: Friday, June 17, 2016

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    Probably the hardest and most fun show I've put together because Vaporwave is an art and musical movement that hones in on the aesthetics and consumerism of the United States and the Postmodern characteristics of Japanese culture in the 1980s/1980s. This meant cherry picking out this kind of sound from all different eras of Gaming. I also lose my voice which is even more cray. There are some also some light Cyberpunk touches as well. I hope you enjoyed this, and check the additional Vaporwave set I put on the following hour!

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