Saturday, March 25, 2023


Melissa MANIA in front of her vintage JBL 4311 studio monitors, pro versions of JBL's L100, seen in the iconic Maxell cassette tape ad below.

1. Strap yourself into your Le Corbusier Grand Comfort LC2 listening chair.
2. Crank your JBL L100 speakers.
3. Click the player above.
Mel's Mixtape MANIA

Blown away by JBL L100 speakers and Mel's Mixtape MANIA? Yes, IT'S WORTH IT!

oin KLW's cracked team of radio fanatics. Info here.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Bobby ROBERTO Presents: It's Real Life

Lichen. . . or...something . . . A sticky, living glaze, unevenly distributed throughout these subterranean, almost forgotten passages. Dankness is part of their charm. Image art-directed by Joel Iskowitz.

Master of mystery, fantasy, macabre and spooky weirdness, Bobby ROBERTO tells another tale of scary radio station woe. What’s cued-up? A beloved Beatles song. Heard in a parallel time. Not in the past, not to-come. A different now ... broadcasting tonight, on Bobby ROBERTO Presents. Click the player above to listen.

Tonight's production of Paul Levinson's short story, "It's Real Life," was adapted for audio by Vincent Tese, and features music from the Beatles and Levinson himself (see credits below.) Plus "actual sound" taken from the almost forgotten, arcane web of tunnels laid out beneath Fordham University. Intrigued? Turn down the lights, fire-up your radio's vacuum tubes and take a solitary walk through those echoey, dank, subterranean passageways .... brought to you exclusively by the KILLERWATT, New York's radio beacon on the chromium plated, viscous, toxic shores of the Gowanus Canal

Stay tuned for Bobby's interview of Paul Levinson at the conclusion of "It's Real Life." They play DJ and spin complete versions of the tunes heard in the piece.

Surprise! New York City radio fans will note the appearance of two beloved disc jockeys* played by the Bobby ROBERTO Presents Players.

Special thanks to Anne Reburn, who delivers a gorgeous performance of the Beatles "Real Love." Check her YouTube channel for more amazing music covers and originals.

The Players (in order of appearance)

Pete Fornatale*: Paul Levinson

Conductor: Melissa Mania
Lead Busker: Eve Taylor

Busker #2: Melissa Mania
Barista: Tiny Izzy
Jennifer: Tina Vozick
and featuring Brian Lindgren as Dennis Elsas*

The Music:
"Yes It Is" performed by The Bangles on Breakfast with the Beatles (used with permission of Breakfast with the Beatles) words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

"Real Love" performed by Anne Reburn, vocals, accompanied by Bill Smallacombe on guitar and Vin CYCLONE on tambourine. Words and music by John Lennon.

"If I Traveled to the Past" sung by Spencer
Hannabus (check his band, The 286, on YouTube, here), words by Paul Levinson, music by John Anealio. Produced by Chris Hoisington in Old Bear Studios (guitar, mellotron, and effects by Jeremy Thompson, drums by Steven Padin, accordion by Don Frankel)

Music motifs and underscoring: Acoustic guitar by Bobby ROBERTO; Electronics by Vincent Tese.

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Friday, March 10, 2023

NOEL Plays in a Nitzsche Market

Radio never traveled so well. NOEL at the Controls.

NOEL's back at the controls. Click the player above.

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