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.

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

Below are some of the previous playlists...

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

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

For the week of 11-JAN-2017 the Hamster decided to drop back to a show from January 2013, 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

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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