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On the Hunt for Truly Weird (Internet) Radio

I’m turning to you, dear Radio Survivor reader, for help. I’m looking for some really good and weird radio shows or stations that I can dive into during these dark winter days here in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. I need rejuvenation, and I hope you can help!

What am I looking for? I’m not sure, actually. But that’s where you can help.

A good weird radio show or station is one where DJs, hosts and producers use the airwaves as their canvas, presenting music or audio art that wouldn’t otherwise easily be found, if it all, but shaped and molded with their own idiosyncratic stamp. Or those who use the waves or bitstreams as their own soapbox or bullhorn, photocopied ‘zine or samizdat, to spread obscure ideas or subversive thoughts. They don’t have to be funny–or intentionally hilarious–nor do they need to be serious.

In the sort-of mainstreamish realm Over The Edge or Dr. Demento might be considered weird, and maybe so does Art Bell’s just-departed Midnight in the Desert. I like to think I made some pretty weird radio in the overnight hours during my on-air stints. Mostly, I’m on the hunt for some fresh, or just plain confusing radio to blow out some of the cobwebs between my earholes.

Please suggest your favorite shows, streams, stations or podcasts that you think are weird. I’ll share your suggestions, take a listen, and post my reactions. My only requirement is that it’s a show that you can currently listen to online, whether on demand, as a podcast, in some kind of publicly accessible archive, or on a station’s live stream.

Post your suggestions in our forums. And, thanks in advance!


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3 Responses to On the Hunt for Truly Weird (Internet) Radio

  1. Brian DeMassey December 14, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

    Hi Paul, 

     

       I truly believe that my wife and I host an entirely unique radio show called the Oh Be Joyful American Radio Hour. We pair music and comedy with a wide range of movies. It’s a four hour long show that has clips of the featured movie with songs and bits paired with it in a tongue-in-cheek way; the Lord Of The Rings paired with songs about running, Blazing Saddles and an episode of “The Shootist” called the New Sheriff, the Maltese Falcon with bird songs etc. My mom does a trivia bit about the movie called “True Stories with Jan DeMassey” where more often than not she has no idea what she’s talking about, good fun. A lot of thought and care goes into them so the audience can feel they’re in on something or chuckle to themselves and say, “I see what you did there.” We’ve done 132 episodes in all and they’re available for free download or streaming at our blog – http://www.ohbejoyfulamericanr…..tumblr.com or search for us on Archive.org Playlists and other info can be found on our facebook page at facebook.com/ohbejoyfulamericanradiohour I very much hope you enjoy it. Good luck with the holiday season. All my best. 

     

    Brian

  2. Jennifer Waits December 16, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    You should definitely catch dearly departed KFJC DJ Cy Thoth. His shows are archived here:

    http://www.kfjc.org/main/history/archive/firebunker.php

  3. RK Henderson December 22, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    Fresh Net radio is our “thing”! Try Muzaiko Esperanto Radio. Esperanto talk — possibly not so interesting if you don’t speak Esperanto — and Esperanto music in all genres, which is fascinating.

    http://netradioblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/muzaiko-esperanto-radio.html

    Cheers!

    RK Henderson
    Net Radio Blog

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