Marvin Hamster Music Emporium

Marvin Hamster

This is the home page for the Marvin Hamster Music Emporium. A weekly radio show of alternate music from the 80's and 90's. Marvin Hamster, your rodent of retro, selects two hours of College Rock, Alt Rock, Early Techno and Industrial, or what ever strikes his fancy, for your listening pleasure.

Adjust your raspberry beret, move your tri-color rat tail aside, put on your headphones, light up a clove (if you got 'em), and tune in!

Glare with disdain at anyone that doesn't get it.

The Marvin Hamster Music Emporium got started as the "New" Music Emporium around 1982 in Ames, Iowa, at the student run College radio station, KUSR (formerly KPGY). Back then the music was new, and the hamster voice was higher.

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Marvin Hamster is on Wednesday Nights from 10PM to Midnight, Pacific Time, on KTHO, South Lake Tahoe. You can hear it on 590 AM, 96.1 FM, and streaming on the internet at KTHO Logo . You can also select your streaming choice from viaStreaming here. Logo Marvin Hamster is international! 107.5 andHow.FM in New Zealand is now broadcasting the show.
Tues - 7PM Sydney/9PM NZ (2AM Pacific, Tuesday, if I did the math right)
Tues - 10PM CT US/7PM Pacific
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Here is the current set list.

MH220 (airdate 18-JAN-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Iowayback Set
It's All Right, It's OKHawks
Suspended AnimationThe Phones
When Time Runs OutDangtrippers
A Little HopeFull Fathom Five
One and a Half on a HillHouse of Large Sizes
Gold Country Set
New Gold DreamSimple Minds
Ghost TrainStranglers
Train In VainThe Clash
In A Big CountryBig Country
Simply Stupid Set
Simply IrresistibleRobert Palmer
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)Proclaimers
Sunday PapersJoe Jackson
CannonballThe Breeders
Stupid GirlGarbage
Missing Berlin Set
Space InvaderThe Pretenders
WordsMissing Persons
HesitationMya & The Mirror
Voices In My Head Set
Voices Inside My HeadThe Police
Hearing Voices in My HeadMC 900 Ft Jesus
That Voice AgainPeter Gabriel
Voices Carry'Til Tuesday
Jazzy Bye Bye Set
Three Two FiveSFX
GuaranteedLevel 42
DefinitionKruder & Dorfmeister

Below are some of the previous playlists...

For the week of 11-JAN-2017 the Hamster decided to drop back to a show from January 2011, MH59. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

For the week of 04-JAN-2017 the Hamster was still celebrating New Years so he replayed MH178. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH219 (airdate 28-DEC-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Go Dead Set
Go!Tones On Tail
EightiesKilling Joke
Private IdahoThe B-52's
The Dead HeartMidnight Oil
Monkey Lips Set
...And StonesThe Blue Aeroplanes
Lips Like SugarEcho & The Bunnymen
Don't FallThe Chameleons UK
Monkey Gone to HeavenPixies
BorderlineCamper Van Beethoven
Jam And Hash Set
1979Smashing Pumpkins
Jams Runs FreeSonic Youth
Hem Of Your GarmentCake
Hash PipeWeezer
RollingSoul Coughing
Big Turn Set
Big PlansChristmas
With YouO Positive
TurnaroundNot Shakespeare
My TurnClaude Pate
Phone The Diner Set
Step OnHappy Mondays
Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth...Primitive Radio Gods
Tom's DinerDNA & Suzanne Vega
Bitter Sweet SymphonyThe Verve
Beautiful Lie Set
A Thousand Beautiful ThingsAnnie Lennox
Why Do I lie?Luscious Jackson

MH218 (airdate 21-DEC-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Phone It In Set
TelecommunicationFlock Of Seagulls
Telephone OperatorPete Shelley
6060-842The B-52's
Bad ConnectionYaz
Hanging On The TelephoneBlondie
The Phone CallThe Pretenders
Plastic Goats Set
What I Got (edit)Sublime
All Mixed Up311
DilaudidMountain Goats
Don't Look DownSugarplastic
Comfort EagleCake
Evidence Of Robbery Set
Bank RobberClash
Ghost TownSpecials
EvidenceFaith No More
Talking Pink Fur Set
Love My WayThe Psychedelic Furs
JonesKissing The Pink
Ashes To AshesDavid Bowie
Houses In MotionTalking Heads
Dum Dum GirlTalk Talk
Words Of Failure Set
Everbody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)Baz Luhrmann
The Staunton LickLemon Jelly
Adventures in FailureMC 900 Ft Jesus
Words of AdviceMaterial
Nightmare At Sea Set
Pipes HonourNightmares On Wax
Bird and FlagSea and Cake
Nova ScotiaUltramarine

MH217 (airdate 07-DEC-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Boom Bullet Set
She Sells SanctuaryThe Cult
Onion SkinBoom Crash Opera
Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing Pumpkins
God Is A BulletConcrete Blonde
Violent Suburbs Set
Gone Daddy GoneViolent Femmes
Looking For CluesRobert Palmer
Rattle My BonesSuburbs
Kiss Me On The BusReplacements
Faith Cure Set
Fascination StreetThe Cure
Come UndoneDuran Duran
Slide AwayThe Verve
RVFaith No More
Dangerous Fashion Set
Life's What You Make ItTalk Talk
These Dangerous MachinesMartha & The Muffins
Game Above My HeadBlancmange
Love ShadowFashion
Leave Control Set
If You LeaveOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph)A Flock Of Seagulls
SecondsHuman League
She's Lost ControlJoy Division
Passion Pavement Set
Human FactorSusan J Paul
The Screams Of PassionFamily
Crack In The PavementWendy & Lisa

MH216 (airdate 30-NOV-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Party In The Suburbs Set
Party Out Of BoundsThe B-52s
Never Say Never (edit)Romeo Void
Everywhere I GoThe Call
Love Is The LawSuburbs
Walking And Running Set
The WaitPretenders
Mental HopscotchMissing Persons
Walking Into WallsMartha & The Muffins
When The World Is Running DownThe Police
Tell Her The ABCs Set
The Look Of LoveABC
I Wanted To Tell HerMinistry
p MachineryPropaganda
Eel Cake Set
Cancer for the CureEels
Wheels TurningThe Woodentops
The DistanceCake
If I Only Had a BrainMC 900 Ft Jesus
The Air Is Getting SlipperyPrimus
Steppin And Swinging Set
Steppin' OutJoe Jackson
New FrontierDonald Fagen
The Ability To SwingThomas Dolby
NotgonnachangeSwing Out Sister
Awake To Sleep Set
The Awakening Of A Woman (Burnout)Cinematic Orchestra
Water From A Vine LeafWilliam Orbit

For the week of 23-Nov-2016 the Hamster was trying to cook a turkey so he replayed MH170. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH215 (airdate 16-NOV-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Oiled Bunny Fur Set
Power And The Passion (Remastered Version)Midnight Oil
The CutterEcho & The Bunnymen
HeartbeatThe Psychedelic Furs
Sex In The Car Set
Too Much Sex, Not Enough AffectionTimbuk 3
Stop This CarThe Woodentops
Drive She SaidStan Ridgway
BackwaterMeat Puppets
A Girl Like YouThe Smithereens
Cigarette Evidence Set
Cigarette of a Single ManSqueeze
Day in Day OutXTC
Digging in the DirtPeter Gabriel
EvidenceFaith No More
Heavenly Airwaves Set
AirwavesThomas Dolby
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)Simple Minds
Images Of HeavenPeter Godwin
Lie In Your Diary Set
Work For LoveMinistry
Lie To MeDepeche Mode
Nobody's DiaryYazoo
Fade To GreyVisage
International Pursuit Set
International (Global Mix)Thomas Leer
The Pursuit of AccidentsLevel 42

MH214 (airdate 09-NOV-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Adam And Alex Set
Goody Two ShoesAdam Ant
Rattle My BonesSuburbs
Alex ChiltonThe Replacements
(Let's All) Turn OnHoodoo Gurus
I'm The ManJoe Jackson
Love In A Bottle Set
Orange CrushREM
Message In A BottleThe Police
The Bottom LineBig Audio Dynamite
Rudy Can't FailThe Clash
Message Of LovePretenders
Living In The Penthouse Set
Penthouse And PavementHeaven 17
Living On The CeilingBlancmange
Lies (Extended Version)Thompson Twins
Walk It Off Set
Take a WalkSplit Enz
The WalkCure
The WalkEurythmics
Walking In The RainGrace Jones
Bela Lugosi Is Real Set
Bela Lugosi's DeadBauhaus
What Is Real (Dreamtime Mix)Cabaret Voltaire
Orbit The Orb Set
Perpetual Dawn (Solar Youth Mix)The Orb
No More TearsThe KLF
Gringatcho DementoWilliam Orbit

For the week of 02-Nov-2016 the Hamster was chasing an owl so he replayed MH137. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH213 (airdate 26-OCT-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Kick In The Back Set
Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil
Desperate But Not SeriousAdam Ant
I Want You BackHoodoo Gurus
Everywhere I GoThe Call
Clueless Lucy Set
Looking For CluesRobert Palmer
Making Plans for NigelXTC
Masoko TangaThe Police
I Love LucyProducers
Alive Set
The RainCrush
Alive and KickingSimple Minds
So AliveLove & Rockets
EvidenceFaith No More
Big Game Set
Game Above My HeadBlancmange
When The Lights Go OutNaked Eyes
Big Man RestlessKissing The Pink
Seen And Not SeenTalking Heads
Life's What You Make ItTalk Talk
Sequencer Set
Trans-Europe ExpressKraftwerk
InspirationSection 25
Your Silent FaceNew Order
Love Mambo Set
Moments In LoveThe Art Of Noise
MamboWally Badarou

For the week of 19-Oct-2016 the Hamster was asleep in the exercise wheel so he replayed MH127. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH212 (airdate 05-OCT-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Wild Lobster Set
Rock LobsterThe B-52's
Blister In the SunViolent Femmes
Wild Sex (In The Working Class)Oingo Boingo
I Melt With YouModern English
French Kiss Set
The Perfect KissNew Order
Sound Of The CrowdHuman League
Frightened In FranceKissing The Pink
Shake It OffNovember Group
Happy Revolution Set
I Could Be HappyAltered Images
Love Plus OneNick Heyward & Haircut 100
NotgonnachangeSwing Out Sister
Private RevolutionWorld Party
Physical AttractionEye To Eye
Zipper Fire Set
HellSquirrel Nut Zippers
Gris-GrisAndrew Bird's Bowl Of Fire
Moi, Mon Ame Et Ma ConscienceParis Combo
Sixes And Sevens To MeTom Maxwell
Let's Live It UpThe Brian Setzer Orchestra
Spy The Miniskirt Set
Spy Vs. SpyCombustible Edison
MiniskirtCombustible Edison & Esquivel!
Something For CatFour Piece Suit
Love Will Keep Us TogetherFlea
Black Hole SunSteve Lawrence & Eydie Gormie
Light Dream Set
Black LightMaterial
Bill's DreamMC 900 Ft Jesus
Virus BJah Wobble & Bill Laswell

MH211 (airdate 28-SEP-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Cake And Cat Set
Never ThereCake
Be My Yoko OnoBarenaked Ladies
Someone Keeps Moving My ChairThey Might Be Giants
Sexx LawsBeck
The Ballad of BucketheadBuckethead
Tommy The CatPrimus
Crying Grump Set
Here Comes The GrumpAdam Ant
AskThe Smiths
The Crying SceneAztec Camera
Happy BirthdayConcrete Blonde
What's Up4 Non Blondes
Lunatic Girl Set
A Girl Like YouThe Smithereens
My Lunatic FriendsDeathray
Time Of Your LifeThe Call
Dig It UpHoodoo Gurus
Don't Look DownSugarplastic
The All S Set
Take a WalkSplit Enz
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)Simple Minds
Ghost TrainStranglers
Hurt My Heart Set
The HurtingTears For Fears
All Of My HeartABC
HumanHuman League
Violet Eyes Set
Drowning In Your EyesEphraim Lewis

MH210 (airdate 21-SEP-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Koo Koo Love Set
Koo Koo KooMoonpools & Caterpillars
I Will FollowU2
Orange CrushREM
Alex ChiltonThe Replacements
Love Is The LawSuburbs
Go So Fast Set
Here We GoMinistry
To Cut a Long Story ShortSpandau Ballet
Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix)Visage
We Live So FastHeaven 17
Beach And Bay Set
Echo BeachMartha & The Muffins
Reap The Wild WindUltravox
Bomber's BayEcho & The Bunnymen
Skin DeepThe Stranglers
Love On a Farmboy's WagesXTC
Better Ghost Set
Things Can Only Get BetterHoward Jones
All the Things She SaidSimple Minds
SecretOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
The Ghost In YouThe Psychedelic Furs
Vacuum Mood Set
Love In A Vacuum'Til Tuesday
The WalkEurythmics
Mood SwingLuscious Jackson
Hunger PainsEye To Eye
Sleepy Life Set
SleepwalkersLevel 42
Reel Life (Evolution II)Cinematic Orchestra
KoobesqKing Kooba

But wait, there's more...

Shows 210 thru 219 Shows 200 thru 209 Shows 190 thru 199 Shows 180 thru 189
Shows 170 thru 179 Shows 160 thru 169 Shows 150 thru 159 Shows 140 thru 149
Shows 130 thru 139 Shows 120 thru 129 Shows 110 thru 119 Shows 100 thru 109
Shows 90 thru 99 Shows 80 thru 89 Shows 70 thru 79 Shows 60 thru 69
Shows 50 thru 59 Shows 40 thru 49 Shows 30 thru 39 Shows 20 thru 29

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