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Anders Östberg – Time Signal Stations

Anders Östberg’s previous contributions were songs and sounds that were part of his vast record collection. That was then. His new show ‘Time Signal Stations’ could be the treasure he has brought back from an expedition deep into radio land. It must have been a voyage that took him beyond the borders of time, into otherworldy experiences that yet seem so very familiar. Maybe this, what you will hear in his show, is what the earth will sound like, long after it has disappeared. Anders says: What you will about…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (January 2019)

A new sound report from Montrèal and beyond, in which the vocoder becomes the poet’s best friend. American folk music has reached its point of no return. The 22th century awaits somewhere at the horizon. New friends get introduced. Borders disappear. June says Tooth got took out; Can’t feel my face. Drove 16 hours in a day. Called for the daily prayer at that payphone off 87, but the lady vanished – now it’s just an automated voicemachine. Does God hear pre-recorded prayers? Does God use the internet? Anyway —…

Radio On Stockhausen

Here’s a show from our archive, when Radio On was a two men venture based in an ex-DDR lightbulb factory. This show was first transmitted into inner and outer space via a secret connection to a server in the heart of Amsterdam. Radio On was a pirate station. Also in those days we hardly had any listeners. If you belong to the rest of mankind you can safely stay there. You can also listen to this show. Stockhausen, Sirius, Ufo’s, space, catholics, maharishi’s, the early days of the internet, masturbation…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (A Little Light Goes On)

June Crawford says: Aluminum / Alabaster; Staircase made of plywood, thought I saw you on the street. I had a copy of Corinthians in the car with me. I called out across the lake but it didn’t make it, hit the end and came back to me alone. You looked like you were laughing. The civic rattled on the highway all the way home, wasn’t made for this winter and it’s showing. Crack in the windshield’s growing all the time. Emptied the bank for rent today, I don’t know how…

Don Campau – The Echolocation of Eternity

Don Campau, look him up here.  Tune in to his radio show if you happen to be on a road trip in California. Stay with us for his more archive oriented shows. For this show Don has dug up mainly seven inches: singles. Energetic, joyful, liberating, incredible. The rich history of the current underground culture, unnoticed by the main media, unnoticed by the main record companies, unnoticed by all those bright people who dump their beautiful blue consumer pearls into your life. Who cares? The plastic future is here. Now…

Dai Coelacanth – Don’t lick the coins they will weigh you down

Dai Coelacanth arrived at Radio On in the year 2018. What is it? A prophet, a poet, a consumer gone mad? Is this the voice of Brexit? Is this a man who walked out of a Shakespearian play centuries ago and who still hasn’t found a stage that fits his words?Maybe his own words can illuminate you:“Last recording of 2018 and I say goodbye to my Cassette-corder TCM-150. The speaker was already broken. The microphone was bashed in. The motor was wheezing. And now there is nothing. It’s dead. I…

The Tape Review Show – Knife in the Toaster, Falt, Plaza Zachodnia

A special show, this one. Adrian welcomes visitors from the Moors, a sinister place somewhere in England, where hounds howl and people disappear in the fog to never come back again. A land of opened graves and haunted houses, a place to grow up and have a happy childhood. Those stories make up one part of the show. But there is also Bus 100 in Berlin, the Brandenburger Tor rebuilt by an army of legoman. We mention the war, Germania, have etymological discussions and play and discuss some tapes that…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (Dust 030)

After a break June Crawford is back with a new episode of Garden. June has been to Berlin in the meantime, appeared as a guest on a Radio On show, and used some of these experiences for his new composition. A guitar, voices, slowly evolving narratives, is this an example of the next big step in American folk music? June’s words: clearly the dust / in the clearing, a vision / slowly fading out / to fall on slough / it keep it close to my chest / i changed…

The Tape Review Show – Research Laboratories

Listener beware. You will be hypnotised. It will happen at a certain point in Adrian’s story about his projectors. Frog cops, moustaches, world war 1 battle ships, a passing angel. That’s the point where you need to take care. Listen in full and you will travel to the past. It happened to us. The radio studio became a space ship with Adrian as the pilot and me (= Rinus) as the navigator. Agatha Christie came to visit us. We heard stories about Elvis. We bumped and leaped though different layers…