|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 CYCLONE...at 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.