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.

For the week of 24-MAY-2017 the Hamster was once again buzy with baseball so he replayed MH94. You can find the playlist by clicking here.
For the week of 17-MAY-2017 the Hamster was buzy with baseball so he replayed MH135. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

Below are some of the previous playlists...

MH231 (airdate 10-MAY-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Suburb Cats Set
Love Is The LawSuburbs
I Want You BackHoodoo Gurus
Rock This TownStray Cats
Goody Two ShoesAdam Ant
I Will DareThe Replacements
Squeeze And Bang Set
Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio?Ramones
Bang On The Drum All DayTodd Rundgren
Making Plans for NigelXTC
Pump It UpElvis Costello
Driving To The Border Set
Too Much Sex, Not Enough AffectionTimbuk 3
Stop This CarThe Woodentops
Driven To TearsThe Police
Drive She SaidStan Ridgway
BorderlineCamper Van Beethoven
Eelskin Wallet Set
Perhaps, Perhaps, PerhapsCake
Super Bon BonSoul Coughing
Particle ManThey Might Be Giants
Totally NudeThe Wallets
Hospital FoodEels
If I Only Had a BrainMC 900 Ft Jesus
Grace Lugosi Set
Walking In The RainGrace Jones
Bela Lugosi's DeadBauhaus
Scared Goat Set
CottonMountain Goats
Please Mr. B.The Sugarplastic
Under The BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers
I Scare MyselfThomas Dolby

MH230 (airdate 03-MAY-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Plastic Radio Set
Radio JejuneThe Sugarplastic
Mexican RadioWall of Voodoo
Border RadioBlasters
Radio, RadioElvis Costello
Radio Free EuropeREM
Clash With Jesus Set
Should I Stay Or Should I GoClash
The Bottom LineBig Audio Dynamite
Suck My KissRed Hot Chili Peppers
Stand TogetherBeastie Boys
Dancing BarefootMC 900 Ft Jesus
Homicide Police Set
Stay In TimeOff Broadway
Bombs AwayThe Police
Nobody Takes Me SeriouslySplit Enz
Turning JapaneseThe Vapors
Yello Submarine Set
One Of Our SubmarinesThomas Dolby
Love Lasts ForeverKissing The Pink
I... I'm In LoveYello
Hurt All Day Set
HurtNew Order
All DayMinistry
HappyCabaret Voltaire
Purple Passion Set
The Screams Of PassionFamily
A Love BizarreSheila E
Skeleton KeyWendy & Lisa
Take Me With UPrince

MH229 (airdate 26-APR-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Laughing In Bed Set
Let's Go To BedThe Cure
ChangeTears For Fears
Here We GoMinistry
Sorry For LaughingPropaganda
Lie To MeDepeche Mode
Baby Talk Set
My BabyBlancmange
Talk TalkTalk Talk
Drum TalkNik Kershaw
If You LeaveOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Crashing Back To YouWire Train
Damaged Pop Set
This Is PopXTC
Enough Is Not EnoughJoe Jackson
Where To Now?2.3
Watching The DetectivesElvis Costello
Damaged GoodsGang Of Four
Five Year MissionAthletico Spizz 80
Fishy Rain Set
It's LoveKing's X
RainAn Emotional Fish
3 Strange DaysSchool Of Fish
No RainBlind Melon
Alive In The Rain Set
So AliveLove & Rockets
Skin DeepThe Stranglers
The RainCrush
EvidenceFaith No More
Liberation Jump Set
Liberation FrontThievery Corporation
Ginger Jumps the FenceHerbaliser
L.O.V.E.United Future Organization

MH228 (airdate 19-APR-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Dead And Gone Set
Dead Man's PartyOingo Boingo
Gone Daddy GoneViolent Femmes
Don't Box Me InStan Ridgway
Making Plans for NigelXTC
Killing Nemesis Set
Love Missile F111Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Go!Tones On Tail
EightiesKilling Joke
Synth Pop Boo Set
Pop MusicM
CarsGary Numan
Major Tom (Coming Home)Peter Schilling
Computer GamesMi-Sex
Love Five Set
Love In A Vacuum'Til Tuesday
Love Is a StrangerEurythmics
Look Of LoveABC
In The Name Of LoveThompson Twins
Love ShackThe B-52's
Why Five Set
Why?Meat Puppets
Why Do I Lie?Luscious Jackson
Why A DuckMarx Brothers
Why Wait For HeavenWendy & Lisa
Why Don't You Take MeOne Dove
Water Marine Set
Water From A Vine LeafWilliam Orbit
English HeritageUltramarine

For the week of 5-APR-2017 and 12-APR-2017 the Hamster was out of town trying to learn something. He didn't. Back to the regular schedule on 19-APR.

MH227 (airdate 29-MAR-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Four Rocks Set
Rock LobsterThe B-52's
Rock the CasbahThe Clash
R.O.C.K. In the U.S.A.JohnCougar Mellencamp
The Rockafeller SkankFatboy Slim
Jump Step Set
One Step BeyondMadness
Time BombRancid
The Impression That I GetMighty, Mighty, Bosstones
I'm Shipping Up to BostonDropkick Murphys
Jump AroundHouse Of Pain
Now Get BusyThe Beastie Boys
Stealing A Melon Set
Been Caught StealingJane's Addiction
What I GotSublime
All Mixed Up311
Midlife CrisisFaith No More
No RainBlind Melon
Got A Snowball Set
I Got YouSplit Enz
Cigarette of a Single ManSqueeze
Day in Day OutXTC
Snowball In HellThey Might Be Giants
Ship Of FoolsWorld Party
Boiled Machines Set
Being BoiledHuman League
She's Lost ControlJoy Division
These Dangerous MachinesMartha & The Muffins
Big Man RestlessKissing The Pink
Houses In MotionTalking Heads
Black Light Out Of Sight Set
Out of sight, Out of mindLevel 42
Black LightMaterial

MH226 (airdate 22-MAR-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Furry Ant Set
HeartbeatThe Psychedelic Furs
Friend Or FoeAdam Ant
Love Is The LawSuburbs
Boys In the BushesMartha & The Muffins
Walls And Guns Set
The Walls Came DownThe Call
Dream WorldMidnight Oil
I Want You BackHoodoo Gurus
Alex ChiltonThe Replacements
Melt The GunsXTC
Spring Green Set
Waiting RoomFugazi
MillionairesQueens Of The Stone Age
Come Out and PlayThe Offspring
409 In Your Coffee MakerGreen Day
InstitutionalizedSuicidal Tendencies
Me & MiaTed Leo & The Pharmacists
Stand And Walk Set
The StandThe Alarm
In A Big CountryBig Country
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)Proclaimers
Come On EileenDexy's Midnight Runners
Working GirlThe Members
Work For Master Set
Master & ServantDepeche Mode
Poison ArrowABC
Work For LoveMinistry
Heaven It Is Time To Go Set
Images Of HeavenPeter Godwin
Let Me GoHeaven 17
Heaven or Las VegasCocteau Twins

For the week of 15-MAR-2017 the Hamster was planning to do something, but did not, so he replayed MH192. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH225 (airdate 08-MAR-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Have Fun Set
Everybody Have Fun TonightWang Chung
We Close Our EyesGo West
Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)ABC
WorldNew Order
Gooder English Set
Free Nelson MandelaSpecial AKA
Free YourselfThe Untouchables
Beat CrazyJoe Jackson
Mirror In The BathroomEnglish Beat
English RoundaboutXTC
Plastic Cake Set
Skinny HotrodThe Sugarplastic
The High PartyTed Leo & The Pharmacists
OklahomaBishop Allen
Too MuchThe Bats
Could You Be the One?Husker Du
Hem Of Your GarmentCake
Smithereens And Smiths Set
Blood and RosesThe Smithereens
Girlfriend In a ComaThe Smiths
Heartbreak BeatPsychedlic Furs
The Killing MoonEcho & The Bunnymen
Violet Heart Set
Under the Milky WayThe Church
The Captain of Her HeartDouble
Bitter Goodbyes Set
Bitter MoonMark King
Bitter Sweet SymphonyThe Verve
RiseNightmares On Wax

MH224 (airdate 01-MAR-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Key Game Set
Key To The WorldHeaven 17
Tears Are Not EnoughABC
I Won't WaitKissing The Pink
Game Above My HeadBlancmange
When The Lights Go OutNaked Eyes
Flock Of Furs Set
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph)A Flock Of Seagulls
If You LeaveOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Love my wayThe Psychedelic Furs
SecondsHuman League
Pirate Devil Set
Girl U WantDevo
Date With The Devil's DaughterRobert Williams
Europa And The Pirate TwinsThomas Dolby
World Gone Set
End Of The WorldREM
Alex ChiltonThe Replacements
Come AnytimeThe Hoodoo Gurus
Gone Daddy GoneViolent Femmes
Looking For CluesRobert Palmer
Plastic Pepper Set
LullabyThe Cure
Under The BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers
Please Mr. B.The Sugarplastic
Walking On The Sand Set
Walking In The RainGrace Jones
Vermillion SandsBuggles
Whatever Happened to Radio Valve Road?Martha & The Muffins

MH223 (airdate 22-FEB-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Kick In The Back Set
I Want You BackHoodoo Gurus
Dream WorldMidnight Oil
Kiss Me On The BusReplacements
Rattle My BonesSuburbs
Live Or Die Meat Set
People Who DiedThe Jim Carroll Band
I Wanna LiveRamones
One More TimeJoe Jackson
Never To Be FoundMeat Puppets
All Time Low2.3
Sex Box Set
Too Much Sex, Not Enough AffectionTimbuk 3
Stop This CarThe Woodentops
Don't Box Me InStan Ridgway
HeartbeatThe Psychedelic Furs
Crash Engineering Set
Genetic EngineeringOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Crashing Back To YouWire Train
Get The Balance RightDepeche Mode
Sun And Rain In Summertime Set
Always The SunStranglers
Tinseltown in the RainThe Blue Nile
Someone Somewhere In SummertimeSimple Minds
EvidenceFaith No More
Sleepy Rain Set
Mad WorldTears For Fears
This City Never SleepsEurythmics
Kingdom Of RainThe The

For the week of 15-FEB-2017 the Hamster was in Federal Court (Don't ask) so he replayed MH140. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH222 (airdate 08-FEB-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Sedated And Clamped Set
I Wanna Be SedatedRamones
PreciousThe Pretenders
Walking Into WallsMartha & The Muffins
Check Your MailBurning Sensations
Free Private Gigolo Set
Just A GigoloBarbie And The Kens
Private IdahoThe B-52's
Girl U WantDevo
No One Lives ForeverOingo Boingo
Free YourselfThe Untouchables
Slap Tickle And Grip Set
Slap And TickleSqueeze
Love SongsSimple Minds
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)The Stranglers
Private RevolutionWorld Party
Detective Down Set
Watching The DetectivesElvis Costello
Fools In LoveJoe Jackson
It's Coming DownCake
Snowball In HellThey Might Be Giants
When The World Is Running DownThe Police
Promise No Sanity Set
The Promise (O.N. Mix)When In Rome
Nowhere GirlB-Movie
SanityKilling Joke
Family Plan Set
A Love BizarreSheila E
Strung OutWendy & Lisa
Little MamaIngrid Chavez

For the week of 1-FEB-2017 the Hamster was skiing in Utah so he replayed MH193. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH221 (airdate 25-JAN-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
What Planet Are You On Set
Planet EarthDuran Duran
Planet ClaireThe B-52s
ContactBig Audio Dynamite
Planet TelexRadiohead
Friends With Candy Set
Friend Or FoeAdam Ant
Chant #1 (Extended Mix)Spandau Ballet
I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
Never Say Never (edit)Romeo Void
Sowing Day Set
Sowing the Seeds of LoveTears For Fears
King for a DayXTC
It's My LifeTalk Talk
Beautiful DayU2
Kiss The Synth Set
Frightened In FranceKissing The Pink
Pictures Of The HomelandNovember Group
All Stood StillUltravox
Moon Over MoscowVisage
Dressed To KillFashion
Resist Temptation Set
TemptationNew Order
No ResistanceCabaret Voltaire
Lovely DayFront 242
Blue Pool Set
Your GirlBlue States
Cucumber Slumber (Fluxus Mix)Material

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Shows 220 thru 229
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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