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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Altrok Radio Music & Schedule Update #148

Firstly, the important stuff:

You can start listening to Altrok Radio by clicking the CLICK2LISTEN link on this page...

Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that.

And if you'd like to help us keep the station running, check out the advertisers on this page if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.

When you tune in, here's what you can expect:


When we're not doing something turns out we're always doing something special. We're cycling through the outstanding Altrok Radio music mix that got us an Editor's Pick nod at Live365 and at It's what put us on the map in the first place, and we do it well. No need to hesitate - chances are we're playing something that'll challenge you in all the right ways, right now.


11:30am Eastern: Ferris O'Brien

Ferris O'Brien hops aboard the Altrok Radio signal to give you a taste of his approach to the world of alternativity. He's bringing you the overflow from his own SpyRadio showcase at Rock 100.5 The KATT in Oklahoma City, itself the lingering legacy of 105.3 The Spy, a legendary indie station in its own right that disappeared one night. No reason to quit just 'cause the station's gone, right?

1:30pm Eastern: The Altrok Radio FM Showcase

Sean Carolan (often referred to editorially here at Altrok as "me" or, occasionally, "we") showcases the new music we've added this week on the Altrok Radio FM Showcase. New stuff, classic stuff, and Jeff Raspe with his Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week...

9:30pm Eastern: Ferris O'Brien

An encore for your listening convenience.

11:00pm Eastern: The Altrok Radio FM Showcase

An additional encore for your listening convenience.


All Day: Altrok's Eighties Friday

Altrok's Eighties Friday features music from the eighties that mattered then AND now. An eight hour playlist that features some of the best that decade had to offer, drawing from all the music that was available at the time (yes, even from the seventies.)

11:30am Eastern: DJ Shred

It's New York's own DJ Shred and her hand-picked set filled with classics from the darker and more challenging corners of the Eighties. You'll be able to join her in March as she creates another next Altrok set live:

DJ Shred with Mister X and Dr. Lorenz
at Moomia
Friday, March 23rd
10pm til late (free admission 'til 11pm)
157 Lafayette St., between Grand St. and Howard St.
New York City

9:00pm Eastern: DJ Shred

If you didn't hear it in the middle of the day, it'll be new to you...


Altrok's melody:Culture

(Hmm...what do you suppose it would sound like if we picked music today like we did for the Melody Bar in the late Eighties? Hmmmmm...)

But for now - we've got songs to let you know about. Here's this week's featured tracks...

This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:
  • Xerox Teens
  • The Apples In Stereo
  • The Broken West
  • The View
  • Good Shoes
  • New Young Pony Club
Plus we've got newly-added music:
  • The Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
  • Blonde Redhead - 23
  • Cold War Kids - Tell Me In The Morning
  • Jill Cuniff - Lazy Girls
  • Director - Reconnect
  • Feist - My Man My Moon
  • Foals - Hummer
  • Jigs Giglio - The Melody
  • Harrisons - Wishing Well
  • Letters & Colours - Where Cynics Prosper
  • Los Campesinos! - We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives
  • Maximo Park - Our Velocity
  • Noisettes - IWE
  • Tokyo Police Club - Cheer It On
  • Keller Williams - Play This
Our Featured Classics:
  • Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show
  • The Church - When You Were Mine
  • House Of Love - Christine
  • The Jam - See-Saw
  • New Order - Sunrise
  • The Pixies - Alec Eiffel
  • Pop Will Eat Itself - Let's Get Ugly
  • The Ramones - Do You Wanna Dance
  • Siouxsie And The Banshees - Dear Prudence
  • The The - This Is The Day (Extended 12'' Mix)

As always, thanks for listening!


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