Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


CKGE plays Rock 'n Roll in Toronto, Ontario and is licensed to Oshawa, ON  Their playlist is fairly typical of a Mainstream/Active Rock station (albeit with some less familiar Canadian content.)  But while looking around their website I discovered a really interesting bit of weekend programming that "94.9 The Rock" features.  On Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 PM til midnight, Dave Marsden (former program director of the legendary CFNY) breaks with the usual format and appears to have free reign to play whatever he wants.  Recent playlists are filled with lots of post-punk, new wave and Canadian obscurities and aligns perfectly with my own musical tastes.  I think I've found my new favorite radio show!  "The Marsden Theatre" is also available as a podcast

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


KSOP (K Salt Lake Ogden Provo) is a Country station in Salt Lake City, Utah.  KSOP AM went on the air in 1955 while 104.3 FM (currently branded "Z104") began in 1964.  Both have carried a Country music format since their inception.

Monday, November 17, 2014


WAIF in Cincinnati, Ohio is a commercial-free, all-volunteer radio station featuring a wide variety of music genres and talk shows. They went on the air in 1975.

Bandit 105.5

Bandit 105.5 "The Rock Home of Stockholm" broadcast throughout Sweden's capital starting in 1994.  The station was founded by an American expatriate and featured Album Oriented Rock and English speaking DJs.  Bandit Rock now broadcasts in Swedish at 106.3 FM and features an Active Rock format.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) is a public radio and television broadcaster based in Hamburg, Germany.

NDR1 Niedersachen is a local station broadcasting to the state of Lower Saxony and based in Hanover.  They were playing Oldies from the Bay City Rollers, Cliff Richard and Roy Orbison when listening live while making this post.

NDR1 Welle Nord broadcasts from Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state in Germany. 

NDR1 Radio MV is a local station for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

NDR2 plays contemporary music for a younger audience.  I heard Mr. Probz, The Avener and John Waite while typing this post.

N3 is a television channel presented in cooperation with Radio Bremen.

NDR4 was the News arm of the network and has been renamed NDR Info.

Not sure what Radio 3 is (or was) but the violin indicates it may have carried a Classical music format.  ORB was Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (East German Broadcasting Brandenburg) while SFB was Sender Freies Berlin (Radio Free Berlin.)  SFB and ORB merged in 2003 to form Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.

NJOY plays commercial-free music aimed at listeners under 30.  This branch of NDR began broadcasting in 1994.

Friday, November 14, 2014


94.7 KMET (K METromedia) was a hugely successful Progressive/Album Rock station in Los Angeles, California from 1974 to 1987.  Pioneering programmer Tom Donahue brought his free form rock concept from KMPX in San Francisco and KPCC in Pasadena and, along with PD Shadoe Stevens and a host of legendary DJs, turned KMET into one of the most influential rock stations in the country.  By the 1980s, corporate interests, radio consultants, tighter playlists and staff turnover spelled the end of "The Mighty Met" and they flipped to a New Age format as "The Wave" KTWV in 1987.