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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