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The Mahrathon 2015

Dec 5 at 5:48pm to Dec 6 at 8:00pm in CST Star Lounge, Chicago, IL – broadcast LIVE on DJ Maht Wells and Dark Matter Coffee present a 26.2 hour MAHRATHON of music. LIVE at The Star Lounge in Chicago, IL, and brought to you in Real Time on December 5 at 5:48pm

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Here’s just a few reasons why becoming a Cygnus Radio Sponsor makes sense: Cygnus Radio has thousands of listeners per day. Most of our listeners are internet savvy, and listen to us on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Our listeners are very loyal to Cygnus Radio, and tend to refer us to their friends. Our

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the allison transmission 11.27.15

the freakin’ show has already begun… the allison transmission ‘back in black’ edition A Shot of You- Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez There Ain’t No Cure (Featuring Ian Hunter)- Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez Cygnus Lamar App A Train Makes A Sad, Sad Sound- The Meadows Brothers Holiday Weekend -The Lonesome Sparrows Turn To

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the allison transmission 11.26.15

Thanksgiving (Live) -Loudon III Wainwright The First Thanksgiving- David Stoddard Pilgrim’s Progress; “Take An Indian To Lunch” -Stan Freberg (gets a little warbley , hang in there) The Thanksgiving Story (Under the Double Turkey) -Stan Freberg wayback 11.26 Alice’s Restaurant Massacre- Arlo Guthrie Automatic Cygnusradio Thanksgiving Day- Brave Combo Thanksgiving Theme -Vince Guaraldi Trio Cygnus

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Indie Go Round Episode #47 11/20/15 Episode #47 Uninterrupted U2-The Refugee Radiohead-Step The Shins-Kissing the Lipless The Postal Service-This Place Is A Prison Tennis-Traveling Beck-Lazy Flies The Apples In Stereo-Better Days Fiona Apple-Shadowboxer Guided By Voices-Surgical Focus The Police-The Bed’s Too Big Without You Washed Out-Paracosm Wilco-Heavy Metal Drummer Stars-Death To Death Sufjan Stevens-Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For My

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the allison transmission 11.25.15

almost thanksgiving…reminds me, i must play that song today. there’ll be the usual mix…timely tunes brought to mind by the wayback machine…your requests suggested here or at and things yet un thought (the nature of old school freeform radio) the allison transmission BTW: there will be a semi-automatic allison transmission on thanks giving

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The Backroom 11.24.15

Happy Funksgiving from The Backroom.  Here’s a heaping platter of funky, soulful and jazzy treats for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy it anytime, and feel free to share the music with family & friends as you cook, eat and gather with loved ones.


the allison transmission 11.24.15

good morning labrador…y’up it’s 10 am atlantic… show time… the allison transmission and hey..our peerless leader g-gone has taught the app new tricks! check it out Radio -Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams Even If She Only Plays Along -Tetramer Cradle To The Grave -Squeeze Phone In a Pool -Ben Folds Finest

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Exile From The Norm with DJ Lotto

Exile From The Norm with DJ Lotto Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Jesus Christ Big Star Dreams Beck Rock Me Amadeus Falco Shake Otis Redding Dedicated Follower Of Fashion The Kinks Rumble Link Wray If I Can Dream Elvis Presley I Wish You Would Tom Jones Citrine The Citradels Pish The Brian Jonestown Massacre The Weekend Dave

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the allison transmission 11.23.15

busy monday…wayback ramblings…another exciting episode of exile from the norm with dj lotto and thelocalbandsshow. you can understand my excitement. the allison transmission A Heart Disease Called Love- Miracle Legion Industrial Disease -Dire Straits Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3 -Ben Folds Central Park- Les Dudek wayback 11.23 I Can Help- Billy Swan

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Three 1958 Sony Transistor radios

Franorama 2.0 11/19/15 Part 1 of 3

American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; Something Wild – John Hiatt; Life Begins at the Hop – XTC; Restless – New Order; Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) – Kim Weston; Shake Some Action – Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents; Transistor Sister – Freddy Cannon; Sous le Ciel de Paris –

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