Wednesday, May 20, 2020

KLW's Power Hour Punches Thru the Night

Cold War radio station WN2UXO's Morse signal blasting thru the night sky.
That's Vin CYCLONE circa early '70s, at a different radio station, pounding out Morse and saving America from the Russian Woodpecker. CYCLONE's currently working on a new radio obsession, KLW the KILLERWATT. And best believe, ears everywhere will be saved from today's existential menace, "fake-radio." Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and iHeart; among others. Here's a sneak preview. A very late-night aircheck of “Vin CYCLONE's Power Hour,” intercepted just after it bounced off the ionosphere:

A great voice and man, John "Johnzo" Blevins
We're still boosting the KILLERWATT's power, trimming antennas, testing tubes and staffing the station. So we're not public yet. We were set back emotionally and also in terms of timeline when KLW's resident announcer and good friend John “Johnzo” Blevins passed away. He signed-on to do all the station ID and branding voice elements. Very important for the sound of the station.

Pressing on, CYCLONE broadcasts from his custom-built penthouse radio control room,  high atop Tokyo's Mori Tower. Alone in the rarefied air, looking across the city toward Skytree tower, he wonders if the KILLERWATT radio family can live up to Johnzo's excellence. "I press the cart machine's illuminated button to play a station ID, and it's strange to hear my own voice come back in the cans, substituted for big John's. I did what I could. Some I quite like, but there will never be a replacement for Johnzo," said CYCLONE. The streaming Soundcloud player above gets you a one hour aircheck of Power Hour, a two hour show. Consider it a test run. And don't take Vin CYCLONE's Power Hour as representative of KLW's total sound. It isn't. It's essential Vin 2 or 3 AM, smokin' and drinkin'. KLW's other radio jockeys will bring their own special stickiness. Play it loud on your HiFi while making cocktails this weekend.

Friday, May 15, 2020

KLW's RadioWasted Roars From Rusty Fire Escape

KLW's Dave WASTED maintaining proper, civilized wine stem etiquette amid Corona distractions.


Be happy. Liquor stores are open. Delivery is guilt-free. Alcohol disinfects. 
In our B-movie sci-fi flick existence, where mere bandanas protect against invisible killers from Andromeda, these comforts are crucial. But one thing was missing: KLW the KILLERWATT.

Thanks to KILLERWATT jockey Dave WASTED for making a sneak preview aircheck available. The lives of New Yorkers as well as all locked-up radio connoisseurs around the globe are suddenly more complete. Booze, cold food in delivery tins, Lysol and KLW. Have a good weekend. And hold it together!