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.

MH207 (airdate 17-AUG-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Radio Five Set
This is Radio ClashThe Clash
On Your RadioJoe Jackson
Mexican RadioWall of Voodoo
Radio, RadioElvis Costello
Radios in MotionXTC
Sleepless Girls And Boys Set
Be My Girl - SallyThe Police
Boys In the BushesMartha & The Muffins
Tattooded Love BoysThe Pretenders
Love Is The LawSuburbs
SleeplessKing Crimson
Miracle Of Heaven Set
Promised You A MiracleSimple Minds
Images Of HeavenPeter Godwin
Tinseltown in the RainThe Blue Nile
The Ghost In YouThe Psychedelic Furs
Wishing You'd Leave Set
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph)A Flock Of Seagulls
If You LeaveOMD
Blind VisionBlancmange
Promises PromisesNaked Eyes
Camera Dream Set
I Am A CameraBuggles
Dream Within A DreamPropaganda
Angels In The Architecture Set
Distant VillageMichael Brook
The Sound Of Someone Who You Love...Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Below are some of the previous playlists...

For the week of 10-AUG-2016 the Hamster was taking a break and played MH127. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH206 (airdate 02-AUG-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Burning Red Set
Several Styles of Blonde Girls DancingMartha & The Muffins
Burning Down The HouseTalking Heads
Red SkiesFixx
See The LightsSimple Minds
Dig My Sister Set
It's A Shame About RayThe Lemonheads
My SisterJuliana Hatfield
Koo Koo KooMoonpools & Caterpillars
Dig For FirePixies
Dig It UpHoodoo Gurus
Milky Way And Moon Set
Under the Milky WayThe Church
The Killing MoonEcho & The Bunnymen
Inside OutThe Chameleons UK
Boys Don't CryCure
Go Happy Forever Set
But If You GoMC 900 Ft Jesus
Many Happy ReturnsABC
Love Lasts ForeverKissing The Pink
So LonelyPolice
Three Day Set
Lucky DayThompson Twins
This Is the DayThe The
The Day Before You CameBlancmange
Lemon Cake Set
Creature FeatureLeo Kottke
The Staunton LickLemon Jelly
The ArgumentSea and Cake

MH205 (airdate 27-JUL-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Feel Alright Set
Let's All Make A BombHeaven 17
Feel MeBlancmange
The Things Dreams Are Made OfHuman League
It's AlrightFashion
Go Get Candy Set
Whisper To A ScreamThe Icicle Works
I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
Go!Tones On Tail
EightiesKilling Joke
Iowa Set
Why Their Faces Are So WornFull Fathom Five
One and a Half on a HillHouse of Large Sizes
My TurnClaude Pate
When Time Runs OutDangtrippers
Kids TodayThe Phones
Blue Hell Set
Help Me I Am In HellNine Inch Nails
Blueeyed DevilSoul Coughing
BlueA Perfect Circle
Beat Down Set
The Beat(en) GenerationThe The
The World's AddressThey Might Be Giants
It's Coming DownCake
There's Only ThisA Certain Ratio
Falling ElevatorsMC 900 Ft Jesus
Taking Tinseltown Set
Too PreciousStranglers
Tinseltown in the RainThe Blue Nile
Taking The VeilDavid Sylvian

MH204 (airdate 20-JUL-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Gold Argonauts Set
Love Is The DrugRoxy Music
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)The Stranglers
Goodbye GirlSqueeze
Jason And The ArgonautsXTC
New Gold DreamSimple Minds
Apply Lotion Set
Goodbye Horses (Extended Version)Q Lazzarus
If You LeaveOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Love My WayThe Psychedelic Furs
Lips Like SugarEcho & The Bunnymen
Every Party Set
World PartyThe Waterboys
Private RevolutionWorld Party
First PartyMarx Brothers
Party Out Of BoundsThe B-52s
Dead Man's PartyOingo Boingo
Fun Jar Set
What People Do for FunMartha & The Muffins
Physical AttractionEye To Eye
The Killing JarSiouxsie and the Banshees
Miss GradenkoThe Police
Dry Whistle Set
Whistle Down The WindNick Heyward
High And DryRadiohead
AirwavesThomas Dolby
Hold Me NowThe Thompson Twins
Flim And Fleck Set
According To AnthonyFlim & The BB's
Flying Saucer DudesBela Fleck & The Flecktones
The Pursuit of AccidentsLevel 42

For the week of 13-JUL-2016 the Hamster was taking a break and played MH107. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH203 (airdate 06-JUL-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Rock, Bang And Pump Set
Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio?Ramones
Bang On The Drum All DayTodd Rundgren
Pump It UpElvis Costello
I'm The ManJoe Jackson
Message In A BottleThe Police
Burning Heartbreak Set
Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil
Train In VainThe Clash
Everywhere I GoThe Call
Heartbreak BeatPsychedlic Furs
Electric Servant Set
ElectricityOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
The MetroBerlin
Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)Yaz
Master & ServantDepeche Mode
Soon Or Sooner Set
Love Will Tear Us Apart AgainJoy Division
How Soon Is Now?The Smiths
Pale ShelterTears For Fears
Sooner Than You ThinkNew Order
Boiled Heads Set
Being BoiledHuman League
Big Man RestlessKissing The Pink
These Dangerous MachinesMartha & The Muffins
Seen And Not SeenTalking Heads
Family Organization Set
SomewhereUnited Future Organization
SchitzophreniaLiquid Soul

For the week of 29-JUN-2016 the Hamster played something from long ago, MH37. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH202 (airdate 22-JUN-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Walk Or Bus Set
Radio Free EuropeREM
The WalkCure
Gone Daddy GoneViolent Femmes
Rattle My BonesSuburbs
Kiss Me On The BusReplacements
Skinny Kid Set
Skinny HotrodThe Sugarplastic
Tomato KidMoonpools & Caterpillars
Never To Be FoundMeat Puppets
The High PartyTed Leo & The Pharmacists
Do You Right311
Poison Pleasure Set
I Wanted To Tell HerMinistry
It's AlrightFashion
Poison ArrowABC
Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix)Visage
Chase A Clown Set
Fifty-Fifty ClownCocteau Twins
The ChasePropaganda
Me and the WindXTC
Giant HeartbeatSplit Enz
Wouldn't It Be GoodNik Kershaw
Hospital Science Set
Hospital FoodEels
Corvette BummerBeck
So Far I Have Not Found The ScienceSoul Coughing
Adventures in FailureMC 900 Ft Jesus
Paisley Lake Set
The Screams Of PassionFamily
Rainbow LakeWendy & Lisa
Candle DanceIngrid Chavez

MH201 (airdate 15-JUN-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Dare Anytime Set
I Will DareReplacements
Come AnytimeThe Hoodoo Gurus
Love Is The LawSuburbs
Goody Two ShoesAdam Ant
Heart Soul And Blood Set
Girlfriend In a ComaThe Smiths
Sell My SoulMidnight Oil
Heartbreak BeatPsychedlic Furs
Blood and RosesThe Smithereens
Day in Day OutXTC
Turnaround Here Set
Big PlansChristmas
When Time Runs OutDangtrippers
TurnaroundNot Shakespeare
With YouO Positive
Stay Right HereDeep Six
Lie Of Life Set
Let Me Go (extended vocal mix)Heaven 17
Lie To MeDepeche Mode
Images Of HeavenPeter Godwin
It's My LifeTalk Talk
Detective Day Set
We Are DetectiveThompson Twins
This Is the DayThe The
The Day Before You CameBlancmange
Sea Ultramarine Set
The ArgumentSea and Cake
DefinitionKruder & Dorfmeister

MH200 (airdate 08-JUN-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Love Starts Set
Modern LoveDavid Bowie
Love CatsCure
Love Is a StrangerEurythmics
StrangeloveDepeche Mode
Sex Starts Set
Give It AwayRed Hot Chili Peppers
Sexx LawsBeck
(She's) Sexy + 17Stray Cats
Too Much Sex, Not Enough AffectionTimbuk 3
Wild Sex (In The Working Class)Oingo Boingo
More Sex Set
Sex [I'm A...]Berlin
Sex DwarfSoft Cell
People Are Still Having SexLaTour
Computer GamesMi-Sex
Head Set
Game Above My HeadBlancmange
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)Talking Heads
Skin DeepThe Daou
My Iron LungRadiohead
Sour TimesPortishead
Smoking Set
When Smokey Sings (7" Version)ABC
Cinder and SmokeIron & Wine
SmokePell Mell
DreddoverboardNightmares On Wax
Sleep Set
The City SleepsMC 900 Ft Jesus
SleepwalkersLevel 42
SleeplessnessBill Nelson

For the week of 01-Jun-2016 the Hamster was was busy hanging out with his friends and investors at his bar/restuarant in San Francisco called BEL celebrating their first anniversary.
He decided MH157 would be a good replay. Check out the playlist by clicking here.

MH199 (airdate 25-MAY-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Replacement Blonde Set
Radio Free EuropeREM
Alex ChiltonThe Replacements
Come AnytimeThe Hoodoo Gurus
God Is A BulletConcrete Blonde
Drive She SaidStan Ridgway
Untouchable Madness Set
One Step BeyondMadness
Belly Of The WhaleBurning Sensations
Free YourselfThe Untouchables
Mirror In The BathroomEnglish Beat
Time BombRancid
Smashing Beethoven Set
1979Smashing Pumpkins
Jams Runs FreeSonic Youth
Dig For FirePixies
BorderlineCamper Van Beethoven
Love VibrationJosh Rouse
1982 Techno Set
See YouDepeche Mode
Living On The CeilingBlancmange
I'm Your MoneyHeaven 17
Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)Yaz
Berlin Propaganda Set
Jet TownSSQ
HesitationMya & The Mirror
Breakdown In Tears Set
Perpetual Dawn (Solar Youth Mix)The Orb
No More TearsThe KLF
Breakdown (Radio Mix)One Dove

MH198 (airdate 18-MAY-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Gigalo Janitor Set
Private IdahoThe B-52s
Just A GigoloBarbie And The Kens
JanitorSuburban Lawns
Sky Blue PinkExene Cervenka & The Original Sinners
Beep Beep LoveGruppo Sportivo
Lots Of Words Set
End Of The WorldREM
People Who DiedThe Jim Carroll Band
88 Lines About 44 WomenThe Nails
MoneyThe Flying Lizards
Bats And Puppets Set
Too MuchThe Bats
Buddy HollyWeezer
BackwaterMeat Puppets
A Little HopeFull Fathom Five
Could You Be the One?Husker Du
When I Come AroundGreen Day
Jump Ball Set
Jump AroundHouse Of Pain
I'm Shipping Up to BostonDropkick Murphys
InstitutionalizedSuicidal Tendencies
Ball and ChainSocial Distortion
Do The Brown NoseThe Dead Milkmen
Cesspool And Moonpool Set
CesspoolBlake Babies
RenMoonpools & Caterpillars
These Are Days10,000 Maniacs
Water Your GardenLuscious Jackson
Rhythm Of Color Set
Slave To The Rhythm (Hot Blooded Version)Grace Jones
Dreaming in ColorArt of Noise

MH197 (airdate 11-MAY-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
New Order Set
Everything's Gone GreenNew Order
Sub-cultureNew Order
UltraviolenceNew Order
RegretNew Order
Depeche Mode Set
Get The Balance RightDepeche Mode
Master & ServantDepeche Mode
Behind The WheelDepeche Mode
Policy Of TruthDepeche Mode
Look Of LoveABC
Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)ABC
B-52s Set
Rock LobsterThe B-52's
Song For A Future GenerationThe B-52's
Summer Of LoveThe B-52's
Love ShackThe B-52's
Day in Day OutXTC
Senses Working OvertimeXTC
Love On a Farmboy's WagesXTC
Mayor of SimpletonXTC
Dear GodXTC
Level 42 Set
You Can't Blame LouisLevel 42
Micro KidLevel 42
Running In The FamilyLevel 42
GuaranteedLevel 42

For the week of 04-May-2016 the Hamster was was busy playing baseball so he replayed MH84. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

But wait, there's more...

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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