Tuesday, December 28, 2021

NOEL Controls Radios Texas to Timbuktu

If you know HIWATT, then you know NOEL.

NOEL at the Controls pours bleach in your fish tank while you're out tripping at the anthill. It's a Texas thing...the anthill part. 

Hear Blue Cheer, Wishbone Ash, The Weeds, Dead Moon, Country Joe and the Fish, Traffic, Josefus, 13th Floor Elevators, Roy Head and the Great Believers, Moby Grape, Faces, Kim Gordon and J Mascis...and more....

Tonight's program is dedicated to the memory of Molly Fitch. Celebrate her New York story on Marco North's podcast, Songbird.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Retro SCOTTSO Re-Gifts a Mother-Load of Songs

Retro SCOTTSO sports the t-shirt he printed-up himself.

KLW's Retro SCOTTSO's got a mother-load of holiday cheer. Maybe too much "cheer." Honestly, we couldn't understand why the venerable Dead-Jay's holiday program isn't much of a Christmas slosh fest, but rather a shout-out to mommies dearest and otherwise. Confused, we consulted the KILLERWATT's resident psychologist, Dr. Aakash Balasubramanian, host of "Swinging with the Balasubramanians" (Sundays, 5-7AM,) who informed us that, "Mr. SCOTTSO apparently suffers from seasonal affective disorder, stemming from a separation anxiety disorder. In layman's terms, Mr. SCOTTSO substituted holiday blues with mother issues. An interesting case. From a clinical perspective. Especially considering he's not really alive." There ya go!

Now that we got that cleared up, we can enjoy Retro SCOTTSO's usual beautifully curated and presented music program!

Oh, and not to forget, another prescient edition of Things From Indie. Get clued-in to new bands before they break!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

CYCLONE Heists 300 Million Japanese Platters

BiS takes-on Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's "Smokin' Billy"

While we all can't pull-off a 300 million yen heist and live happily ever after, some might take comfort in the realization that smoking IS an oral fixation and alt. idol group BiS (pronounced bee-su) has provided documentation. See and hear a live performance of the original by Thee Michelle Gun Elephant here.

Tokyoer Vin CYCLONE lays-out the back story to Sakanaction's mega-hit, "Sayonara wa Emotion." Here's the funny commercial that started it all. No one knows how long they have on Earth, so "why not do it now!"

Tonight's Tokyo Triple is dedicated to all the ronin, everywhere.

Listen to the complete POWER HOUR this edition of the Tokyo Triple was excerpted from here.

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Artists heard on tonight's Tokyo Triple:

Chelmico, "300 Million Yen"

Neo Trees from alt. idol group, BiS, "Smokin' Billy"
 

Nemophila, "Detroit Rock City"

Scandal, "One More Time"


Sakanaction, "Sayonara wa Emotion - Goodbye"



Monday, December 13, 2021

CYCLONE Bumps Deep Into the Night

KLW's Mr. Experience, Vin CYCLONE, appearing in a 1990 print ad for the one and only, SONY.

Vin CYCLONE's your boogie man. He's got the soundtrack to your dark, treacherous, lawless night. But that's not all. There's KLW's new contest, KILLERWATT KA$H. Play along. Write your answer in the comments below to win big-yen just in time for the holidays!

Then there's the Blackout Tapes Part Three...Plus an all new Tokyo Triple you gotta hear.

Find out what kind of okonomiyaki delivery Chad and Vin eat from restaurant Kizi.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

NOEL Opens New York Rock Floodgates

NOEL at the Controls emanating from the region known as the Gowanus Canal Superfund site on Signal Hill, Brooklyn...New York City.

Heavy, viscous, metal-laden waters creep through the Gowanus Canal, slowly rounding the KILLERWATT's historic transmitter site on Signal Hill. We don't mind at all. Chief Engineer Sid Walker puts it this way, "The highly conductive, liquid-metallic waterway acts like a reflector, helping launch KLW's 50,000 watts of power far afield. It's just a matter of physics." 

NOEL at the Controls takes full advantage of New York City's lax stance on industrial pollution. He's radiating a coal powered, chromium plated, tungsten fired broadcast ... tonight, featuring songs from the carcinogenic Concrete Jungle we call home, N-Y-C. How'ya'doin'?!

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

WASTED Blasts Fifty KILLERWATTS of Punk

Super Jockey Dave WASTED mugging in front of the KILLERWATT's well manicured Signal Hill, Brooklyn transmitter/studio site.

Dave WASTED likens the KILLERWATT's scenic broadcast facility on the shores of the Gowanus Canal to another vaunted New York City Rock benchmark, CBGB. The best sound in the business coupled with magnificent latrines. What else would a punk need?

Tonight's white glove broadcast features irascible WASTED flinging punk platters like there's no tomorrow. So live fast and die...at some point....

Hear IDLES, Amyl and the Sniffers, Viagra Boys, The Nips 'n' Nipple Erectors, Newtown Neurotics, The Molotov Cocktails, Circle Jerks, OFF!, Mad Mulligans, The Stooges, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Dead Kennedys, CHAIN WHIP, EyeHateGod, The Meatmen, Dwarves, Liquids, Modest Mouse, Electric Eels, Morphine...and many more!

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

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Monday, November 1, 2021

SCOTTSO Deals Songs Like Shots

Venerable dead-jay Retro SCOTTSO lines 'em up for the after show party in KLW's legendary record library.

Retro SCOTTSO's personal assistant is unexpectedly out of town, so who'll sneak the Scotch in his coffee? Well, it's gonna take a lot more than Lynn being on the lam to stop the Dead One from partying on-air. Celebrating the venerable Dead Jay's One Year Anniversary as toastmaster-deluxe at the KILLERWATT, tonight's program lines up songs like shots of oak aged nectar. Tasty! Happy anniversary, Retro SCOTTSO!

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Bobby ROBERTO Presents: Treats for Radio Geeks

A tale from the dark side of KLW, plus a razor blade in your apple.

Signal Hill, Brooklyn is not only designated as one of the country's most toxic Superfund sites, it's also certified haunted by The Atlantic Paranormal Project (TAPP.) Just ask the KILLERWATT's resident announcer, Bobby ROBERTO. He's got spine chilling tales of late-night radio station weirdness -- you'll hear one tonight -- plus a bonus spin of "The War of the Worlds," by The Mercury Theatre on the Air, originally broadcast October 30, 1938. So, radio on, lights out.

Bobby ROBERTO Presents: War of the Worlds

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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!

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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:

CAPSULE

Lucie,Too

YOASOBI

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.

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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.

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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!

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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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