Friday, February 05, 2021

"480 Minutes" - I'm Eighteen!

BAGeL Radio was launched on 2/1/03 so this week marks 18 years of our own special blend of indie, alt, punk, psych, garage, new wave, and other noisy pop streaming into the ether. We will celebrate today (2/5) by giving away BAGeL Radio t-shirts and mugs during the live-hosted 480 Minutes program. There will be a contest every hour or so involving music trivia, songs with numbers in the title, and/or "name that theme" regarding a set of songs.

Thanks for all the well-wishes and voicemails and tips and stickers and love and stuff. I never would have guessed that the mismatched hardware, software, and accessories I cobbled together in late 2002 to stream music to myself at the office would turn into an 18-year (!) labor of love. Many thanks to all of the lovely listeners, rookie and veteran, past and present, and to Rusty Hodge of SomaFM for letting us crash on the purple couch at these past 10 (!) years.

Today's show will feature excellent new music by Allie Crowe Buckley (Los Angeles, CA, @ACrowBuckley), Django Django (London, England, @TheDjangos), Goat Girl (London, England), The Irrational Library (Haarlem, The Netherlands, @IrrLibrary), Miss Grit (NYC), Mogwai (Glasgow, Scotland and Berlin, Germany, @MogwaiBand), Mush (Leeds, England, @HelloMushBand), and Squid (London, England, @SquidBandUK).

If you are in a position to do so please support SomaFM with a one-time donation of any amount, or a recurring donation of any amount, to help us cover the costs of royalties and bandwidth and equipment everything else it takes to run 30+ commercial-free internet radio stations:

Tune in and chat with other members of our music discovery-loving community on Slack during the live-hosted hours. Also, if you'd like to join us for our Saturday Zoom chat (5pm ET), send me an e-mail and I'll add you to the invite list.

Keep track of BAGeL Radio's live-hosted shows and re-runs with our handy dandy program schedule, which you can import into your favorite calendar program, embedded here:


Contact the DJ during the live-hosted show hours (9am-5pm ET):
e-mail: ted(at)
Twitter: @bagelradio (comments only, no FB messenger, sorry)
chat with fellow listeners:

480 Minutes / Year 17 - Episode 5/727

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