Who listens to the radio? We explore this question with a four-part inquiry into the origins and history of radio.
Not American Top 40 #004 – 25 Nov. 2021 – Buy Nothing Day Eve
Celebrating Buy Nothing Day 2021 with deals on electronics, tapes and CDs.
Not American Top 40 #003 – 11 Nov. 2021 – Not Yacht Rock
A 69-part investigation into the cultural fraud that is called “yacht rock.”
Not American Top 40 #002 – 28 Oct. 2021 – In the Chapel, in the Moonlight
It’s not Halloween, so this is not a Halloween show. But we will dance, in the chapel, in the moonlight, with all of Black Sabbath’s lesser singers. Dino approves.
Not American Top 40 #001 – 14 Oct. 2021
The debut episode of our first legitimate radio project on Freeform Portland.
New Spin-Off: Not American Top 40 – 8PM PT Thursdays on Freeform Portland
This isn’t your father’s Scumbag Radio. In fact, it’s a total sell out. At least it’s a spin-off, or an offshoot.
Beginning Thursday Oct. 14, 2021 at 8 PM Pacific Time on Freeform Portland, it’s NOT American Top 40 with Scummy B.
Then repeating, every other Thursday, on the following 2021 schedule, yo:
- Oct. 27
- Nov. 11
- Nov. 25
- Dec. 9
- Dec. 23
Find archives here or on our Mixcloud.
Narcotic Loggins: Hart 2 Hart
This is Yacht Rock for when you’re laying on the deck after too much purple drank.
You got your vaporware in my plunderphonics.
Recorded live without overdubs using:
- GPX CAS337B Cassette Player, with variable speed modification
- Eiki 7070 Stereo CD Player and Cassette Recorder
- TC Electronic M100 multi-effects unit
- Tascam Model 12 mixer and multi-track recorder
- Sony DCR-PC1 miniDV camcorder
Dueling Tape Loops: They Don’t Write ‘Em
Maybe there’s a reason why they don’t write ’em like that anymore?
Dueling cassette tape loops:
Byron Statics KCS-315 AM/FM Cassette Recorder
Optimus SCR-96 AM/FM Cassette Recorder
Tuned to Charlie FM – KYCH-FM
Scumbag Radio 013 – Tribute
Is there gas in the car? In the air tonight? Suck on that chili dog. On MTV.
The Casio SK-1 pays tribute to the classic rock warhorses, with a little help from its friends.
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Randumb Al X Jonze
At least he hates Q.
Or listen or download:
Composed with a Sansa Clip Jam MP3 player set to random.