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 KTHORadio.com KTHO Logo . You can also select your streaming choice from viaStreaming here.

andHow.org 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
How cool is that!

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Here is the current set list.

MH246 (airdate 13-DEC-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Billy Cats Set
(She's) Sexy + 17Stray Cats
Stand ByRoman Holliday
Make A Circuit With MePolecats
Jam UpFour Piece Suit
American MusicBlasters
Long White CadillacThe Tone Popes
Violent Gurus Set
Add It UpViolent Femmes
PrimaryCure
I Will DareThe Replacements
Rattle My BonesSuburbs
(Let's All) Turn OnHoodoo Gurus
New Joy Front Set
TemptationNew Order
She's Lost ControlJoy Division
Lovely DayFront 242
Certain Uncertainty Set
Uncertain SmileThe The
Lifes A ScreamA Certain Ratio
Certain Things Are LikelyKissing The Pink
Shy Ghost Set
Like A GhostIgnatius Jones
Under the Milky WayThe Church
Open Your HeartHuman League
Too ShyKajagoogoo
Ultramarine Nightmare Set
Bird and FlagSea and Cake
Happy LandUltramarine
DreddoverboardNightmares On Wax

Due to some scheduling issues there were no new shows from November 22 through December 6th.

Below are some of the previous playlists...

MH245 (airdate 15-NOV-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Janitor Love Set
All Time Low2.3
JanitorSuburban Lawns
Sky Blue PinkExene Cervenka & The Original Sinners
Just A GigoloBarbie And The Kens
Private IdahoThe B-52s
Beep Beep LoveGruppo Sportivo
Mental Clampdown Set
Mental HopscotchMissing Persons
Tattooded Love BoysThe Pretenders
I Wanna LiveRamones
What People Do for FunMartha & The Muffins
ClampdownClash
Tomato Cake Set
Comfort EagleCake
Tomato KidMoonpools & Caterpillars
Don't Look DownSugarplastic
Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into the WaterMountain Goats
XIYPinback
Pop Talk Set
Pop LifePrince
Sowing the Seeds of LoveTears For Fears
King for a DayXTC
Life's What You Make ItTalk Talk
Slave Away Set
Slave To The Rhythm (Hot Blooded Version)Grace Jones
Slave To LoveBryan Ferry
So Far AwayDire Straits
Lullaby Sea Set
Sweet Lullaby (Ambient mix)Deep Forest
Need You Right Now (Ambient Mix)Trumpet Thing
Sea Of VapoursNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nocturne No. 3Joe Jackson

For the week of 08-NOV-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH170, because all the recycled bits are still as fresh as decades old alternate music. See the playlist by clicking here.

MH244 (airdate 01-NOV-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Psychedelic Chameleons Set
Midnight To MidnightPsychedlic Furs
Fascination StreetThe Cure
Slide AwayThe Verve
Don't FallThe Chameleons UK
Divine Message Set
Dear GodXTC
God Shuffled His FeetCrash Test Dummies
Personal JesusDepeche Mode
God Is A BulletConcrete Blonde
God's KitchenBlancmange
Alphabet Set
AEIOU Sometimes YEbn Ozn
I Before E Except After CYaz
IOUFreeze
Hypnotic Set
HypnotizedSimple Minds
EvidenceFaith No More
Love to Be LovedPeter Gabriel
Images Of Tinseltown Set
The Ballad of Jenny LedgeToy Matinee
All I Wanna DoSheryl Crow
Tinseltown in the RainThe Blue Nile
Images Of HeavenPeter Godwin
Puzzled Butterfly Set
Madam ButterflyMalcom McLaren
International (Global Mix)Thomas Leer
Puzzle BoyArea

For the week of 25-OCT-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH135, to continue the cycle of new old, recycled old, new old, etc. Got to get the most of those bits, don't you know. See the playlist by clicking here.

MH243 (airdate 18-OCT-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Melt The Drum Set
I Melt With YouModern English
Love Is The LawSuburbs
I Will DareThe Replacements
PrimaryCure
Bang On The Drum All DayTodd Rundgren
Infected Bizness Set
InfectedThe The
AddictionLecture On Nothing
The GlobeBig Audio Dynamite
Stand TogetherBeastie Boys
Mixed BiznessBeck
Poison Ministry Set
Poison ArrowABC
SituationYaz
When The Lights Go OutNaked Eyes
Game Above My HeadBlancmange
Say You're SorryMinistry
Young Giants Set
Young FolksPeter Bjorn And John
Love You MadlyCake
Blueeyed DevilSoul Coughing
Hospital FoodEels
Whistling In The DarkThey Might Be Giants
Get Vazquez Set
Get Your Snack OnAmon Tobin
SomewhereUnited Future Organization
Baila Plena (Off World Ensemble Remix)Papo Vazquez
Sweet Dove Set
Sweet HarmonyThe Beloved
All That We PerceiveThievery Corporation
Breakdown (Radio Mix)One Dove

For the week of 11-OCT-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH121, which is half way back to the beginning, for no particular reason. See the playlist by clicking here.

MH242 (airdate 04-OCT-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Rock The Boys Set
Rock the CasbahThe Clash
Message Of LovePretenders
Crosseyed And PainlessTalking Heads
Boys In the BushesMartha & The Muffins
Call Missing Persons Set
Modern RomansThe Call
Here Comes The GrumpAdam Ant
Pretty In PinkThe Psychedelic Furs
Mental HopscotchMissing Persons
Hanging On The TelephoneBlondie
6060-842The B-52's
Accidents After Dark Set
Accidents Will HappenElvis Costello
This Is PopXTC
Driven To TearsThe Police
On Your RadioJoe Jackson
All Time Low2.3
After DarkFlowers
Twin Pieces Set
We Are DetectiveThompson Twins
Do Or DieHuman League
ConditioningHoward Jones
Gone To PiecesNik Kershaw
Waves Of Tears Set
Mad WorldTears For Fears
How Soon Is Now?The Smiths
Fade To GreyVisage
WavesBlancmange
Cinematic Exit Set
All ThingsCinematic Orchestra
Flowered Knife ShadowsHarold Budd
Blade Runner BluesVangelis

For the week of 27-SEP-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH178. See the playlist by clicking here.

MH241 (airdate 20-SEP-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Rattle Radio Set
Rattle My BonesSuburbs
Kiss Me On The BusReplacements
PrimaryCure
EightiesKilling Joke
This is Radio ClashThe Clash
Pepsi And Coffee Set
Waiting RoomFugazi
Land Of SunshineFaith No More
InstitutionalizedSuicidal Tendencies
Come Out and PlayThe Offspring
409 In Your Coffee MakerGreen Day
Go Blind Set
Don't GoYaz
Love Is a StrangerEurythmics
Blind VisionBlancmange
Master & ServantDepeche Mode
Sub cultureNew Order
Big Time Crazy Set
Big TimePeter Gabriel
She Drives Me CrazyFine Young Cannibals
Need You TonightINXS
Dry CountyThe B-52's
Right And WrongJoe Jackson
Straight Line Roundabout Set
Free Nelson MandelaSpecial AKA
Belly Of The WhaleBurning Sensations
Movin' in a Straight LineThe Jam
English RoundaboutXTC
House Of Fun (Album Version)Madness
Body Machinery Set
Leave Your BodyThe Grid
p MachineryPropaganda

For the week of 13-SEP-2017 the Hamster let Jen choose the show. She decided to replay MH232. See the playlist by clicking here.

MH240 (airdate 06-SEP-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Balanced Dreams Set
Get The Balance RightDepeche Mode
State Farm (Madhouse Mix)Yaz
Sweet Dreams (Hot Remix)Eurythmics
Frightened Pleasure Set
Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix)Visage
Frightened In FranceKissing The Pink
All Stood StillUltravox
The MetroBerlin
Ambush The Future Set
Ring of FireWall of Voodoo
AmbushFigurines
The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear ShadesTimbuk 3
Mr TroubleStan Ridgway
Clap HandsTom Waits
Undone Moon Set
Come UndoneDuran Duran
Pictures Of YouThe Cure
The Killing MoonEcho & The Bunnymen
Milky Sun Set
Under the Milky WayThe Church
So AliveLove & Rockets
Always The SunStranglers
AvalonRoxy Music
Sleeping In A Blimp Set
Budapest By BlimpThomas Dolby
Kingdom Of RainThe The
The City SleepsMC 900 Ft Jesus

MH239 (airdate 30-AUG-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Candy Everywhere Set
Chant No. 1Spandau Ballet
I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
Never Say NeverRomeo Void
The WaitPretenders
Everywhere I GoThe Call
Rock Circuit Set
Place In The CountryAdam Ant
Rock This TownStray Cats
American MusicBlasters
Jam UpFour Piece Suit
Make A Circuit With MePolecats
Cleanin' Up The TownBus Boys
Girls And Passion Set
I Love LucyProducers
Be My Girl (Sally)The Police
Train In VainThe Clash
Stupid GirlGarbage
Power And The PassionMidnight Oil
Better Be Good Set
Things Can Only Get BetterHoward Jones
Human (Extended Version)Human League
Come Live With MeHeaven 17
Wouldn't It Be GoodNik Kershaw
Detectives And Screws Set
Watching The DetectivesElvis Costello
Fools In LoveJoe Jackson
Yacht DanceXTC
You Turn The ScrewsCake
Badger In Black Light Set
The BadgerUltramarine
Black LightMaterial
Obey The Rules Of The NightHeavy Shift

For the week of 23-AUG-2017 the Hamster was buzy staring into the sun and decided to replay MH238 because he was blind.

MH238 (airdate 16-AUG-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Two Cults Set
She Sells SanctuaryThe Cult
The CutterEcho & The Bunnymen
A Girl Like YouThe Smithereens
Cult Of PersonalityLiving Colour
Simple Fixx Set
The Politics Of DancingRe-Flex
One Thing Leads To AnotherThe Fixx
Red RainPeter Gabriel
New Gold DreamSimple Minds
Pop Panorama Set
Pop MusicM
Computer GamesMi-Sex
CarsGary Numan
PanaoramaCars
Strange And Crazy Set
StrangeloveDepeche Mode
She Drives Me CrazyFine Young Cannibals
Sub cultureNew Order
All DayMinistry
Punching Day Set
This Is the DayThe The
WavesBlancmange
Big Man RestlessKissing The Pink
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)Talking Heads
Scary Storm Set
Reel Life (Evolution II)Cinematic Orchestra
I Scare MyselfThomas Dolby
Good Man In A StormLevel 42

For the week of 09-AUG-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH165. See the playlist by clicking here.

MH237 (airdate 02-AUG-2017) You can play this show on Mixcloud
SongArtist
Gigolo Lad Set
Maybe It Won't LastThe Woodentops
Party Out Of BoundsThe B-52s
Just A GigoloBarbie And The Kens
Only A LadOingo Boingo
Anna NgThey Might Be Giants
Nowhere World Set
Road to NowhereTalking Heads
Big TimePeter Gabriel
Another WorldJoe Jackson
Dirty CreatureSplit Enz
Day in Day OutXTC
Positive Despondency Set
DespondencyRuts DC
Homicide999
Stay Right HereDeep Six
With YouO Positive
TurnaroundNot Shakespeare
Tears Of Joy Set
Love Will Tear Us Apart AgainJoy Division
How Soon Is Now?The Smiths
Pale ShelterTears For Fears
Dum Dum GirlTalk Talk
Pre-EDM EDM Set
ShellshockNew Order
IOUFreeze
Paisley Family Set
YesFamily
Skeleton KeyWendy & Lisa
Take Me With UPrince
GaslightfDeluxe

For the week of 26-JUL-2017 the Hamster decided to replay MH107. See the playlist by clicking here.

But wait, there's more...

Shows 230 thru 239 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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