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!

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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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