Category Archives: talkradio

Radio On Beuys

On the dustiest shelf of the Radio On archives there are even recordings from shows that probably no-one heard. They are from the pre-history of our radio when Shephard and Van Alebeek first met somewhere in the hinterlands of East Berlin. Back then they still played music, but luckily after hardly one minute the tracks get interrupted by their stream of unconscious talking. Musicologist discussions, ponderings on heroin and an old evergreen determine the first half of the show. At the center there is a long series of questions about…

Radio On Parachutes

This show comes from the deep archives of Radio On. It dates back from the time that we were a nomadic radio station. You will hear mention of cannibal caniche, a web radio based in Paris that hosted us on a couple of occasions. You will here a vintage Shephard/Van Alebeek talking about parachutes, hair, flowers, seeds, punk, the future, and, and, and. The talks, dialogues, lectures melt into short stories, become radiophonic pieces and go back to ordinary topics again.   You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls…

Radio On – Getting to Sleep

This show comes from the deep archive of Radio On. It is part of an attempt to produce a 24hour radio show. Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek play poptunes, discuss 1980s, executions, how to die, the guillotine, but then, all of sudden the narrative drifts off. Sleep! A surprise phone call marks the end. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days

Radio On – Never Ending Radio

This show is by Radio On’s founding fathers Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek. It surfaced from our deep archives only recently. The show was recorded a very long time ago. Adrian and Rinus were on a mission. They did not have any other choice. A snowstorm had hit Berlin. Snow fell down for weeks on end. Big masses of snow blocked the door and the windows. They didnot have a possibility to leave the house. So they started a never ending radio show to kill the time. They discover…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Linz, Interview with Wolfgang Dorninger on cassette culture node.linz

Wolfgang Dorninger, resident of Linz, teacher, musician, sound designer, veteran of the cassette culture days sets up an exhibition that he never had thought of in his life. I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) spent some days at the exhibition. I give a short description and then talk with Wolfgang. I starts of with a visit of the firemen to his home and ends with words of hope. In between we talk about the past, the experiences, the stories of friendship and touring the USA. We talk about the present, the identity,…

Zine-ism, Interview with Nina Prader and John Z Komurki

  Nina Prader runs Lady Liberty Press. John Z Komurki, among other things, has written a book, called Stationery Fever. Both, now residents of Berlin, care for printed matter and a lot of things that come with it. You think it is boring to talk about pencils? Wait until you hear John bring in stories about John Steinbeck, Napoleon and Freud. And after the pencils are sharpened, the conversation takes us to the zine. Who, why, why not, where, what and what else. Digital versus analogue. The tactile and the…

Interview with Fillipp Vingerhoets

Fillipp Vingerhoets is one of the persons involved with Bohemian Drips. That’s the first thing you will hear in the interview that Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek conducted with the young Bavarian. A needle injecting a bonbon with strange drops, tiled secret bunkers, playing undanceable music to danceable people, Berlin in the middle of the night, sounds in space or sounds in castles, Turks on the run and alarming goat stories. It is all in this two hour interview. Plus more. Tracks are played from the vinyl that Fillipp…

Polish Journal volume 8 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. Volume 8 was recorded in the months October and November of the year 2017. The first part describes a visit to Amsterdam (Waterlooplein, statue of Spinoza), Rotterdam (observation and thoughts about Rem Koolhaas’ De Rotterdam) back to Amsterdam, to the Johan Cruijff Arena to see a match of Ajax. The second part describes a walk in the…

Tape Review Show – The Start Here collection by Andy Birtwistle, part 2

Welcome to the Republic of Radio On In a little submarine . genderneutral mermaids vs black mermaids . mermaids and seahorses in Cornwall . mermaid anthropology and wet areas in Cornish churches . The Royal family and the mafia and the inbred zombies . . We are not funny because we watched Andy Kaufman who was not funny . and there goes jean brobrobillard . What’s Holland like?   . The psychedelic experience of changing costumes in fast moving realities .   . Lecture on a dying fish in a…