Sunday, October 17, 2021

Less Talk, More Rock, Record Pop

NOEL at the Controls of Mexican border blaster XERF AM while on tour mixing Dinosaur Jr..

Like Wolfman Jack said, "Have a Dinosicle." Then prepare yourself for less talk, more rock, succinctly presented by The KILLERWATT's one and only, NOEL at the Controls. Crucial listening!

But those pops ... sticky little mothers, ain't they?

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

WASTED Lets Night Come Knockin'

Rikk Chips (L) and Dave WASTED ventilating KLW's smoke-filled transmitter room with a few record library grabs. They only ended up fanning the flames of Chief Engineer Sid Walker's wrath. No smoko-breaks anywhere near the vintage transmitter's clean room. Talk about radio drama!

Occasionally, an escapee from Bellevue will come knocking on our FCC mandated secure entry doors. Transients, urban explorers, ham radio aficionados, broadcast historians ... and sometimes, when the moon is hardly a sliver and a strange mist floats just above the swamp, tar-coated creatures from the black Gowanus lagoon show up. You wouldn't think the KILLERWATT's rugged, highly toxic transmitter site on Signal Hill would attract anyone other than dead-ender broadcast types. But ... yes.

Tonight, Super Jockey Dave WASTED heard the door buzz and reflexively let in the night. And just like that, guest co-host Rikk CHIPS is on-mic selecting sonic gems for your enjoyment. Brilliant!

Plus, Dave premieres The Blackout Tapes Episode 3: Rashmusher's Delight!

Send requests and messages of love to Dave here, or in the comments below.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

SCOTTSO Shills Serious Swill

KLW's Retro SCOTTSO shills only the best swill, all for the sake of commercial radio.

Some endorsements are, let's be honest, fake. But when KILLERWATT's venerable dead-jay Retro SCOTTSO airs a commercial for Death Wish Coffee, you can rest assured the station's Bunn-O-Matic is locked and loaded 24-7 percolating the World's Strongest brew. It's what the station runs on. That and electricity, whisky, cigarettes, beer, vacuum tubes and hot air. Need proof? Take a whiff anywhere near Signal Hill, Brooklyn. A perfume of strong coffee and ozone from arcing radio equipment permeates the Superfund site known as the Gowanus Canal. Intoxicating!

However, your favorite DJ is not in Brooklyn at the moment. Tonight, SCOTTSO broadcasts direct from the Akihabara district of Tokyo, where coffee is kohee, and many fine whiskys can be had in tiny bars scattered like a trail of cherry blossoms leading to and from the Akihabara Radio Center and the legendary broadcaster's hotel. Expect a wobbly team-broadcast from SCOTTSO and Tokyo resident CYCLONE in the near future.

Let's not forget tonight's all new Things From Indie, getting you clued-in to essential artists unheard until now. Ear-opening!

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

Interested in joining KLW's cracked team of radio fanatics? Info here.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

SYNTH Division Debuts, Afterparty at Danceteria

Put your Nakamichi on auto-flip and tape all of Gayle's SYNTH Division, KLW's newest.

Tonight, the KILLERWATT's SYNTH Division premieres, featuring our newest top jockey, Gayle, who said: "I will dominate NYC's airwaves like a giant flaming LinnDrum hurtling through the atmosphere above Signal Hill, Brooklyn."¹  

Chief Engineer Sid Walker took that as a heads-up. He's maintaining watch at the transmitter site ready to crank the Watts if necessary. No doubt, it will be. 

Hear Ministry, Special Affect, Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Martin Dupont, ACTORS, Vandal Moon Riki, Pixel Grip and many more....

Send requests to Gayle for SYNTH Division in the comments below. 

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¹Warbler, Benjamin. "KLW's Gayle Synthesizes Top Ratings." "Nielsen Audio Roundup." Crashbox, 9/26/21, p. 7.  

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Vin's Capsule Flat Ain't For Sleeping

KILLERWATT's Vin CYCLONE at his alternate broadcast location, a cubicle at the Nakagin Capsule Tower Building. Tonight's program opens with a new song by electronic duo, Capsule.

Tonight's Tokyo Triple kicks out the jams commemorating electro-duo CAPSULE's new releases ... a special edition broadcast from Vin CYCLONE's hide-away micro-pad in landmark Nakagin Capsule Tower. Plus a great variety of masterful CYCLONE selections! Yes, he's still trying to get TT fave Lucie,Too on the program...stay tuned....

Feel free to send Tokyo Triple requests in the comments below or by email.

Find out what kind of sushi Vin and Chad had delivered from Ghin No Sara -- just listen to the complete POWER HOUR this episode was excerpted from.

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Artists heard on tonight's Tokyo Triple CAPSULE Edition:




Yua Yamauchi from niconicolovers, plus fans, enjoying okonomiyaki

Kiyoshiro Imawano (R) and Johnny Turnbull from The Blockheads

Kensei Ogata

Saturday, September 18, 2021

CYCLONE Sparks Simultaneous Eargasms Worldwide

Night time radio jockey Vin CYCLONE (L) in 1978 attending KLW's inaugural party for new hire, Dave WASTED (R).

Tonight, wee-hour radio jockey Vin CYCLONE gets you in sync with his musical immensity. We invite KILLERWATT listeners to participate in the premiere of Vin CYCLONE's Simultaneous Eargasm, a new feature. Test your musical perception! Hear if your eargasm lines-up with CYCLONE's open mic aural climax! Let him know how it went in the comments below.

Plus, the Tokyo Triple returns, so order-in your sushi from Ghin No Sara. Make it a listening party. Don't forget the sake.

Interested in joining the KILLERWATT's cracked team of radio fanatics? Info here.

Feel free to send POWER HOUR and Tokyo Triple requests in the comments below or by email.


Friday, August 27, 2021

Noel Rigs the Popularity Contest

Noel at the Controls, (fourth from left) and friends, mugging in front of the antenna fire he caused while guest hosting at an undisclosed station. Photo: Chadwicke Burger.
The KILLERWATT can handle it. Other stations can't. Our radio jockeys are used to cranking-up, or overmodulating KLW's massive vacuum tube transmitter, built to last, maintained by fanatical masters of the dark art of transmitter engineering. Radio geeks put it this way: "KILLERWATT got headroom." That is, power to spare.

Not every station is so lucky. In 2015, Noel at the Controls was on-tour mixing live sound for an amazing bill of musical artists. During the sound check a local radio jockey who we won't name offered a guest-host shift late-night after the gig. Noel immediately accepted; his on-tour hiatus from the KILLERWATT left him jonesing for air time. 

Noel rang up KLW's Engineering Department on Signal Hill and asked transmitter hot rodder Chad Burger to fly out to the venue and see if he can "enlouden" the local radio station in time for Noel's guest program. The result is documented by the image above.

On tonight's program, Noel rigs his own popularity contest by playing songs that couldn't be more popular. Everybody with a radio wins. Click the link above to be part of it.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

DJ WASTED Cascades Like the Gowanus Canal

Dave WASTED mincing about in KILLERWATT Control Room C. You'll hear those Japanese imports and more on tonight's program.

Tonight's Radio WASTED flows like a river of rusty barbed wire. By design. After all, we're broadcasting from atop scenic Signal Hill, Brooklyn, overlooking the banks of the Gowanus Canal. You should expect to get yer ears in a twist.

Hear Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Amyl and the Sniffers, Germs, Limp Wrist, Suicidal Supermarket Trolleys, UFC, Contortions, Dead Boys, Danzig AND Donzig, Ramones, The Kowalskis, Devo, Cock Sparrer, Patti Smith, plus a special drop-by by BEX!

Send requests and messages of love to Dave here, or in the comments below.

Interested in joining the KILLERWATT's cracked team of radio fanatics? Info here.


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Radio Heroes Never Really Die

Scottsowoodland is all around you, like an electromagnetic picture show. Tune-in to the drive-in by clicking the player below.

Tonight, Retro SCOTTSO plays Hollywood on your radio. Cine-sonic! Plus a new feature: "Things From Indie." The venerable schlock-jock/dead-jay curates a special showcase of new, unsigned bands. He surely has good taste. Awesome stuff!

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

Interested in joining KLW's cracked team of radio fanatics? Info here.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Your Ass Will Follow Noel at the Controls

Noel relaxing before the Controls. [KLW archive]

Noel's at the Controls, and that means you're in good hands. Trust us. Don your dashiki, step into the master-mixer's head space, free your mind and your ass will follow. 

KILLERWATT Chief Engineer Sid Walker is a big Noel at the Controls fan. That guarantees dangerous amounts of illegal transmitter power for the next two hours. Best wear rubber soled shoes, Brooklyn! 

Tonight, Noel scorches the atmosphere with an eclectic onslaught, including all the top 40 hits from The Stooges, MC5, Easy Action, Rocket From The Tombs, Funkadelic, and many more!

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Hurricane WASTED Drops LP Sized Vinyl Hail

KILLERWATT Super Jockey Dave WASTED hawking PVC flapjacks safely inside KLW's Signal Hill, Brooklyn bomb shelter/production studio.

Tonight, a gale-force electromagnetic super-storm of punk. Radio WASTED drops vinyl cuts like baseball-sized hail flying through the ether. Put on yer headphones and hunker down. 

Hear The Bobby Lees, MC5, Amyl and the Sniffers, Svetlanas, Hennessey, Toadies, Idles, The Spits, Distraught, The Goons, Drunken Rampage, The Heroine Sheiks, Rancid, The Brought Low -- and many more!

Interested in joining KLW's cracked team of radio fanatics? Info here. 

Send requests and messages of love to Dave here, or in the comments below.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Desperately Seeking Cheese Sprayer

Harold Rashmusher Sr. (#4) inaugurating KLW sponsor Easy Cheese outside the Signal Hill, Brooklyn transmitter building in 1921. Other notables in attendance: #1: David Sarnoff, #2: Albert Einstein, #3: Nicola Tesla.
The KILLERWATT knows you're stocking up on sprayable junk food for the long holiday. Soon enough, your fancy-ass tear-stained pink leather-bound journal will describe it as a "lost holiday weekend like no other ... a horror ... with one exception, the music was impossibly grand!" So play KLW out that boombox you got off Ebay, replete with fleas and shipping damage. Loud.

Before we forget, Conflamed Media Global, parent company of the KILLERWATT, is hiring. Qualified personnel should consider the details in the audio above. Radio fanatics should send their curriculum vitae to KLW Program Director Vin CYCLONE.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Alice Drummer Smith Chats-Up SCOTTSO

Neal Smith (holding statuette) inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with fellow members of Alice Cooper, including "sixth Alice," KILLERWATT shlock jock Retro Scottso.

Tonight, Retro SCOTTSO chats with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer, original member of Alice Cooper, and long time pal of the KILLERWATT, Neal SMITH. They'll shoot the breeze and play a bunch of mind-blowing tracks. Your rock and roll integrity's about to get elevated!

Send Retro SCOTTSO requests here, or in the comments below.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Surrender. Noel Has Control of the Airwaves

Noel at the Controls pictured on the Baked Goods label 7 inch; "Noel Ford" by HEAP b/w: "Big Peach" by Boris. Illustration by ?. You'll hear both cuts, tonight.
The KILLERWATT proudly presents the return of Noel at the Controls. Don't let that angelic look fool you. He's got certain records. We've got alleged illegal transmitter power. Together, we'll scorch the atmosphere -- and with your permission -- yer earsockets, too. Nah, we don't ask permission. 

Hear Clear Light, Little Feat, Hawkwind, HEAP, It's a Beautiful Day, Roky Erickson, Boris, Genesis, Groundhogs, John Lennon...and much more.

Send requests for Noel at the Controls in the comments below.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Don't Trust Teenager, Sez Wise DJ

Otoboke Beaver

Tonight's Tokyo Triple made Vin CYCLONE cry. Not from The TIVA's yearning to "Go Back Our Home," nor from Utada's gorgeous, melancholy, fervent wish for "One Last Kiss." Instead, CYCLONE was brought to tears -- and his knees -- by OTOBOKE BEAVER's incessant exclamation, "I hate you." Hey, a night time disc jockey takes his music to heart. But we know you'll enjoy tonight's slap and tickle featuring an eclectic group of Japanese artists.

The Tokyo Triple is a feature of Vin CYCLONE's night time cavalcade of subliminal messages, The POWER HOUR, heard exclusively on KLW the KILLERWATT. To hear the full program this episode of the Tokyo Triple was taken from, click here.

Send requests in the comments below or via email.


Artists on Tonight's Broadcast:


Monkey Majik

The Tiva

Otoboke Beaver/photo Jumei Yamada

Zone of Control (ZOC)



Monday, May 31, 2021


Night time DJ Vin CYCLONE, 1977, during the Great Blackout; operating the temporary studio console assembled in KLW's generator powered transmitter building, Signal Hill, Brooklyn.
Night time disc jockey Vin CYCLONE is back with more POWER per HOUR than any radio station in the tri state area.

Tonight, hear The Blackout Tapes, Part Two. In this episode, Bobby ROBERTO explains how he and Bob Grant had their privates "plaster-casted" one night at a party in LA. Plus, Chad goes out for a smoko with Vin, and it's not long before Mr. Rashmusher, (CEO of Conflamed Media Global, owner of the KILLERWATT,) makes it to the transmitter site after a mob looted and burned KLW's Manhattan studio -- all while Rashmusher was trying to take a leak in the studio's hidden executive bathroom! You can't make this stuff up! But it's all there on the aircheck tape recording of KLW, made on July 13, 1977, the "The Blackout of 1977." We're sending a copy to the Smithsonian!

Plus the Tokyo Triple! Three or more Japanese platters selected and introduced by CYCLONE himself. 

Feel free to send POWER HOUR and Tokyo Triple requests: Vin CYCLONE.


Sunday, May 16, 2021

WASTED Brings Brunch Basket to Knife Fight

L-R, KLW Superjockey Dave WASTED; Toddi Distraughti from Distraught and Thought Crime; Rikki Chips from Rotter, Miscegenator, X-Possibles and Hymen Holocaust...Brunch in the park, anyone?

We've had some transmitter problems, but KLW is back on the air, thanks to our long suffering engineering staff. Thank you, Sid and crew. Even though you only understand vacuum tube technology from the 1930s, we're all grateful! And thanks to the KILLERWATT's Superjockey Dave WASTED. He is bringing rock and roll greatness back to New York Shitty. Much appreciated!

On today's Radio WASTED: FIDLAR, Murphy's Law, Gallows, Dwarves, Civic, Idles, Gustaf, Mad Mulligans, Blackout Shoppers, Black Flag, The Blackout Tapes, Circle Jerks, Sheer Terror, The Kinks...and MORE.

Cranked in the park, L-R, Mr. WASTED; Rob from Caught In A Trap and Sped; David Selwitz; Chris Callous from The Basicks, Sped, Animale.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Melody • Matrimony • Mischief • Mayhem • SCOTTSO

Denizens of the Gowanus canal dream of skinny-dipping in the Mersey

The Beatles by other means. Retro SCOTTSO plays songs steeped in that sweet Beatle's juice. Brew a cuppa or pour one like SCOTTSO does -- wink-wink -- and crank it! Hear Squeeze, Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Radiohead, The Grays, The Krayolas, The Monroes, Cheap Trick, ELO and much more. Exclusively, on the KILLERWATT!