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.

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

Below are some of the previous playlists...

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

MH209 (airdate 07-SEP-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Private Gigolo Set
Just A GigoloBarbie And The Kens
Private IdahoThe B-52s
Never Say Never (edit)Romeo Void
Walking Into WallsMartha & The Muffins
Stan Van Set
Europa And The Pirate TwinsThomas Dolby
Stop This CarThe Woodentops
Drive She SaidStan Ridgway
Too Much Sex, Not Enough AffectionTimbuk 3
BorderlineCamper Van Beethoven
Street Sanctuary Set
Fascination StreetThe Cure
She Sells SanctuaryThe Cult
Sledgehammer Politics Set
The Politics Of DancingRe-Flex
SledgehammerPeter Gabriel
One Thing Leads To AnotherThe Fixx
Love My WayThe Psychedelic Furs
It's My LifeTalk Talk
Slow Synth Set
Too ShyKajagoogoo
West End GirlsPet Shop Boys
Let Me GoHeaven 17
Electronica Exit Set
Shorty's JudgementHerbaliser
L.O.V.E.United Future Organization
All That We PerceiveThievery Corporation
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1)DJ Shadow

For the week of 31-Aug-2016 the Hamster was busy playing baseball so he replayed MH140. You can find the playlist by clicking here.

MH208 (airdate 24-AUG-2016) You can play this show on Mixcloud
Walking Everywhere Set
Mystery AchievementThe Pretenders
Walking in L.A.Missing Persons
Only A LadOingo Boingo
Everywhere I GoThe Call
Cannonball Train Set
Naked EyeLuscious Jackson
CannonballThe Breeders
Stupid GirlGarbage
Train In VainThe Clash
The GlobeBig Audio Dynamite
Sowing Insanity For Free Set
Sowing The Seeds Of LoveTears For Fears
Virtual InsanityJamiroquai
1979Smashing Pumpkins
Jams Runs FreeSonic Youth
Free Cars And Pop Set
Pop MusicM
CarsGary Numan
Freedom Of ChoiceDevo
Procession To Las Vegas Set
ProcessionNew Order
Love ActionHuman League
Pictures Of YouThe Cure
Heaven or Las VegasCocteau Twins
Sleepy Budapest Set
Budapest By BlimpThomas Dolby
This City Never SleepsEurythmics

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

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

But wait, there's more...

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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