Monday, July 13, 2009

MIT Radio is Unreal.

Add WMBR to the list of reasons why Boston is one of the best places in America to create and enjoy music. I've been blown away by the quality of the playlists on the following shows:
  • Backwoods, Sat 10a-12p. Old country, r&b, rockabilly.
  • Late Risers' Club, Weekdays 10a-12p. Punk of every description.
  • Lost and Found, Weekdays 12-2p. Soul, funk.

Luckily, you can get these shows for free over the interweb (and I can get a clear signal atop Clarendon Hill). Stream at

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Future Public Radio

I'm home for a night. I just picked up a rental car in Harvard Square to go somewhere else tomorrow. Whenever I pick up a rental car in Harvard Square, I tune the car radio to the MoFo, Tufts' 91.5 WMFO, to see what might be on. There is a great dance/funk music show on tonight, and now it is playing on the stereo in my house.

Back in the diz-ay, I played with my blues rock group on one of the MoFo's most famous shows, On the Town. I also used to make weird guest appearances on some kind of show with Phil Erner that was on from 4-6am on Saturdays. The highlight was meeting Alex Piandes, then host of the 6-9am show "Coffee and Smokes with Alex." Alex introduced me to Hound Dog Taylor.

I've said it before: I'm going to need to do a show one day.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

"Listening to WFUV when it's cold outside will make you feel young."

First noted on November 26, 2006.

It can also make you feel like your life is approaching wreck stage, that you should stop trying to live in two cities concurrently while traveling for work 45% of the time, and it can make you wonder why you haven't writTEN anything real. But those may be meritless statements, depending on what time of day it is.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

WUMB's audio stream fucking sucks

It's bad enough that you can't get the station on the airwaves 5 miles from UMASS, but you can't exactly get it on the internet, either.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Roots Radio Battle: WFUV vs. WUMB

When you can't decide which CD to spin, these commercial-free, public radio stations will save your life. But which is better? WFUV makes sure to play heavier, contemporary soul (new Soulive today) and more electric-guitar-powered roots rock (like the Jayhawks). WUMB almost always features acoustic soul. WFUV is New York. WUMB is Boston.

Listen for yourself at or, and let me know what you think. For the record, I sound (and would rather sound) like WFUV.