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Mixtape 8

The Feelies - Everybody's Got Something to Hide
This week’s show is inspired by the Beatlemania generated by Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” docuseries on Disney+. Read more

Mixtape 7

ABC, 'The Lexicon of Love'
Jake Rudh has some fun with the alphabet in this week’s mixtape. Read more

Transmission Mixtape for Oct. 7, 2021

Transmission Mixtape for Oct. 7, 2021
This fall on The Current, join Jake Rudh for the Transmission Mixtape, playing the best music of the Transmission era, an hourlong, handcrafted weekly classic-alternative playlist for you. Read more

Best harmonies ever recorded

Best harmonies ever recorded
This week on Transmission, it is all about songs that send shivers down your spine and make the hairs on your arms stand up -- and Jake Rudh means that in the best of ways. These won't be just any songs; these are the tunes featuring vocal harmonies that bring tracks to another level completely. This Thursday night, we're going to be hearing some of the best harmonies ever recorded. Read more

Down Under

Down Under
This week we'll traverse the musical landscape of Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s. The Land Down Under gave us loads of post-punk, new wave and pop acts that made a worldwide splash on the scene. Read more

New Wave Dance Party

New Wave Dance Party
New wave music; it's a broad term, isn't it? It could be post-punk, power pop, synth pop, new romantic. It could be no-wave, TuTone ska, mod revival. It could be a lot of things. But one thing all these subgenres have in common is they can make you move. And that's exactly what's going to be happening this week on Transmission. It's a new wave dance party, straight from the clubs and served to you over the airwaves. Just remember to stretch Read more

MTV's 120 Minutes

MTV's 120 Minutes
From 1986 to the late '90s and beyond, MTV's former Sunday-night program 120 Minutes brought us the songs and bands you couldn't hear anywhere else, except for maybe college radio and a few awesome alt-rock stations around the country. For many of us music heads it was a not-to-miss program, and for some of us -- Jake Rudh included -- it was a stick-the-VHS-tape-in-the-VCR-and-hit-record show. Read more

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