It is the essence of all that WWUH
stands for, wrapped up into one neat 3-hour weekly package. It is
one of the most unpredictable shows on the air. It is a direct assault
on the mainstream commercial radio that pollutes 80% of the airwaves.
It challenges the listeners to think of music the way it was meant
to be thought of: as an art form in addition to entertainment. Anti-Radio
is free form radio for freethinking people. It’s independent
radio for independent artists.
The music you’ll find here is just about anything you can
think of: rock, hip hop, jazz, blues, hardcore, psychedelic, folk,
metal, fusion, punk, progressive, experimental and beyond. You won’t
find any top 40 junk on here. The focus is instead on artists working
to subvert the corporate, money-hungry, bottom line only music industry.
There is a particular focus on the Hartford scene, as well as CT
and the northeast. Local artists are encouraged to submit material
to the show. I believe musical creativity should not be limited
by commercial constraints. It should not have to conform to the
cookie cutter flavor-of-the-week in order to be deserving of airplay.
On the show I always bring in various features, for instance, website
reviews of independent bands, or reports from different music scenes
across the area and country, or in-studio guest musicians or other
experts dealing with independent music. With so many advancements
in technology making it easier for musicians to create, record,
distribute and market their own music, we’re poised for a
real musical revolution where the few companies that own 90% of
music in the world, are no longer relevant. My show is designed
to fortify that revolution, three hours at a time. Every Wednesday
from midnight to 3:00 am, is your chance to experience the music
they don’t want you to hear. Don’t be left behind.
Now that you know what it’s all about, how about a little
preview? Here are some artists who are regulars on my show, breaking
new ground in their respective genres.
Sugarfist – www.sugarfist.com
- a blend of hardcore, funk, disco, experimental and more make this
band one of the most unique in New England. Influences range from
Mr. Bungle to Zappa to P-Funk. Sugarfist made its name through its
outrageous live performances as well as its showing in several major
musical competitions, including one on Mp3.com. With two albums
to date, the band is expecting to release an all-funk album very
Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
- a surrealistic interpretation of the American folk-rock tradition,
Gandalf Murphy wanders through dark narratives, magical fantasies,
and through the wide spectrum of human emotions. Their first album,
A Good Thief Tips His Hat, won them several NY area awards and critical
acclaim across the region. Recently, they released a double live
album, Live at the Towne Crier, and the follow up studio disc is
expected out this fall.
DJ Real – www.djrealsmells.com
- a one-man show, musical comedian, whose dance moves rival even
the great MC Hammer’s, this CT native severs the notion that
humor doesn’t belong in music. He’s created an entire
world of characters, slaughtering many sacred cows of today’s
music industry and pop-culture in the process. He knows that humor
is no excuse for sacrificing musicianship, which is evident in his
two full-length releases Happy Accident and the newly released,
Mr. Reeus. DJ Real is the complete Do-it-yourself modern musical
artist, recording all the material himself, performing all the instruments
and vocals, and inventing his own dance moves along the way.
Like what you hear? Have a suggestion? Let me know: email@example.com
Hope you like the show.
Program Guide, 2002