We know you have a choice in your radio experience, and that the radio dial is filled with great radio, but where can you listen to bad radio? No where but here!

Your host, Dead Air Dave struggles to find his words and chronically mispronounces names. He knows little about broadcasting or the inside of a radio studio. What are all these knobs? Should this lever be up or down? This button in or out? Is the mic on or off? He plays unpopular music, and makes no pretense of knowing what he is talking about. What is the sonata form? Were Beethoven and Mendelson contemporaries? What exactly is a Gamelan orchestra? What is just intonation and phase shifting? What is the difference between the polyphonic music of the Mbenga and the Mbuti? (Is there a difference?) What is “well-tempered” about Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier"? What does a 12-tone row have to do with atonal serial music? (Is that redundant?) What are Lennie Tristano principals of improvisation? Who knows?! Welcome to Bad Radio!

 

Show 1: The Music of La Monte Young, Part I
Show 2: The Music of La Monte Young, Part II
Show 3: The Music of La Monte Young, Part III
Show 4: Early Music of Terry Riley, Part I
Show 5: Early Music of Terry Riley, Part II
Show 6: A Snapshot of Static Music from the Late 1950's and Early 1960's
Show 7: Bad Radio Goes to Africa
Show 8: Early Music of Terry Riley, Part III (All Night Flilght)
Show 9: Vocal Overtones
Show 10: Missing Pieces (Music by LaMonte Young, Pauline Oliveros,  Pandit Pran Nath)
Show 11: Charlemagne Palestine
Show 12: Silence, Quiet, Solitude and Contemplation
Show 13: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor
Show 14: The Music of John Cage, Part I
Show 15: The Music of John Cage, Part II