Saturday, May 25, 2024

CYCLONE Powers the Weekend

Tokyo's Loudest DJ.
Vin CYCLONE's POWER HOUR. Enough said? Not quite ... The Peabody Award Winning Program is actually TWO hours of scintillating music and smarmy commentary, beamed direct from Mori Tower, fifty four stories above Tokyo's Roppongi Hills. Yea, KLW's Program Director and overnight DJ at-large sure gets around. Click to listen.

Enjoy your weekend with proper gratitude and respect to those who have sacrificed their lives in war.

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#ChakaKhan #OrvillePeck #RomeoVoid #SteveWynnAndTheMiracleThree #KRSOne

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Power Brings Out the Freaks

NOEL at the Speed of Light.
NOEL asked Sid to crank up the KILLERWATT's transmitter just a smidge more. Our Chief Engineer obliged, saying: "Sure. But play me something from Quicksilver Messenger Service." Then, KLW's Peabody Award winning disc jockey opened his mic and all at once, the atmosphere around Signal Hill went alight, a flash of color permeating matter and space, revealing an aurora over the Gowanus Canal. And out came Brooklyn's dancing freaks. NOEL turned to Sid and smiled. Click to listen.

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#ChilliWilliAndTheRedHotPeppers #Suicide #Pixies #FordTheatre #JakeWardwell

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Cash Still King at KLW

Retro SCOTTSO's lucrative program segment: Things From Indie.

Things From Indie features a curated set of independent artists presented by The Professor himself, Retro SCOTTSO. Got an indie band? Want a feature-shot on future TFI broadcasts? Then please note: Fats accepts all major crypto currencies as well as cash slipped inside the jacket of your latest LP. Start by contacting Retro SCOTTSO here.

Check out the complete Retro SCOTTSO program this edition of Things From Indie was excerpted from.

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#PaulLevinson #HoonsFromStralya #NewJacobinClub #TheSpeedways

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Radio Legend Got Nothin' to Hide

The Professor sporting his Legends of Radio SCOTTSO Edition classic button-down by Calvin Klein. Yes, that was a plug.

Hear the Professor direct from Signal Hill, Brooklyn -- plus an all new Things From Indie -- exclusively, on the KILLERWATT.

Send requests in the comments below. Indie bands should contact Retro SCOTTSO here.

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#Fear #FatsDomino #ElectricLightOrchestra #Soundgarden

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

KILLERWATT BLOWS the BLACKOUT

The remains of KLW's studio on E. 31st St. in Manhattan one day after the Great Blackout and riots of 1977.

One take on our coverage.
Aircheck tapes of KLW have surfaced made by a listener from Battle Creek, Michigan on July 13, 1977, "The Blackout of 1977." The radio hobbyist's recording* documents the KILLERWATT cobbling together an emergency studio at the generator powered transmitter site on Signal Hill, Brooklyn. The station's Manhattan studio (pictured above) was looted then set afire. To this day, both studio and transmitter sites have remained on the tiny islet in the widest section of the Gowanus Canal: "Signal Hill." Hear the first three installments of "The BLACKOUT TAPES" in succession, including commentary from KLW notables.
*The quality of the audio reflects the off-the-air nature of the recording, that is, a consumer tape recorder's microphone placed in front of a 1960s vintage tube-type Zenith kitchen radio. Also note the recordist was 685 miles away from Signal Hill, Brooklyn, hearing the KILLERWATT's 50,000 watt AM signal via night-time "skip," or "skywave."


The Staff and Others (in order of appearance)

Vin CYCLONE: KLW Program Director (then DJ)
Retro SCOTTSO: Legendary DJ
Bobby ROBERTO: Voice of the KILLERWATT (then DJ, too)
NOEL at the Controls: (Rocking then and now)
Sid Walker: KILLERWATT Chief Engineer
Chad Burger:
Transmitter Engineer
Harold Rashmusher Jr.: Conflamed Media Global CEO
Harold's "Prostrate": (Rocking then and now)
Dave WASTED: KILLERWATT Resident Punk
The Pimp
Cop #1
Cop #2

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

NOEL ROCKS

NOEL fronting NOEL Ford and the Fanatics featuring the back-line from hell, L-R: Dave WASTED, Vin CYCLONE and Bingo Sanatra. Not pictured: Walt STACK and Adam Tese. One helluva night.



NOEL's gonna control your acoustic environs for the next couple of hours. As KILLERWATT resident announcer Bobby ROBERTO says: "Relinquish control...here's NOEL." So click the player above, close your eyes, and picture yourself enjoying a rock n roll brunch,* luxuriating, on the viscous shores of the Gowanus Canal -- home of the KILLERWATT!

*Double scramble egg on a roll with cheddar. And kawfee!

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Monday, March 4, 2024

SCOTTSO's Rocks-Glass Rules

Retro SCOTTSO's Things From Indie.

Rumor's abound. "Things From Indie," Retro SCOTTSO's showcase of up and coming talent, used to be called something else back in the early days of FM. Really? We queried the Professor. Is there truth in all the nerdly background chatter burbling through internet forums? Was there an earlier title for his popular programming segment? And does FM really stand for Fermentationem Maxumus? He replied to the latter without hesitation, in his characteristic gravel-tone: "In some circles, yes, the Latin, referring to the peak fermentation of grain mash used in the distillation of whiskey." Well, the editorial staff of this blog were taken aback. Then, before we could formulate a follow-up question, even before the clink of an ice cube in SCOTTSO's crystal rocks-glass, he added: "Now cut yer 'hookey dookey' on the job.... We got great music to feature on Things From Indie!"

Indeed! Ignore the rumor mill. Click and get hip.

Check out the complete Retro SCOTTSO program this edition of Things From Indie was excerpted from.

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#Embarazada #MyLittleEye #KristiJacques #CamGAndTheTastySoul

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