Friday, September 30, 2011


Transmission 11511

A windy Friday night cannot blow out our 6th Birthday candles, but does supply the inspiration for sounds by Little Eva, Peter Gabriel, The Rubber Band, Billie Holiday, Grateful Dead, Peter Frampton, David Bowie, Crimson Jazz Trio, Robert Plant and Jef Lee Johnson!

T11511 is a 56.8mb 128k mp3 1:02:06 in length made loud to be played louder!

"cling to me"

RFW

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Transmission 11411

Sometimes you can quit the day job. Check out these qualified applicants - Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Olivia Tremor Control, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Dylan & The Band, Robbie Robertson, Superheavy, The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, MGMT, John Foxx & The Maths and Todd Rundgren! You're all hired to celebrate our 6th Birthday - rock on!

T11411 is 62.1mb 128k mp3 1:07:52 in length made loud to be played louder!

"you're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal"

RFW

Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Transmission 11311

As the RFW 6th Birthday Celebration continues, the cat does have our tongue! Meow to this mixture of Donald Fagan, Hot Chip, Ruth White, Lee Dorsey, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Adrian Belew, Porcupine Tree, Jennifer Batten, Jethro Tull, Peter Iver's Band and Fujiya & Miyagi. Music with a purrrrpose!

T11311 is a 60mb 128k mp3 1:05:34 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I wanna scratch your back with my claw"

RFW

* The two feline members of the Wohlman family are Bandit (top) and Natasha (bottom)!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Transmission 11211

RFW is a bad mother.....(shut your mouth).....but I'm talking about Radio Free Wohlman! This 6th Birthday show gives you the shaft with Butterbeans & Susie, Sonny Boy Williamson Senior, The Black Keys, Hot Hot Heat, James Brown, Prince, Prince Jammy, Prince Charming, Motorpsycho, Union Carbide Productions, Julian Cope's Brain Donor, Iggy & The Stooges, Marc Ribot, Screaming Headless Torsos, Alcatraz and Yukihiro Isso! Can you dig it?

T11211 is a 61.1mb 128k mp3 1:06:44 in length made loud to be played louder!

"you always want to go down"

RFW

Monday, September 26, 2011


Transmission 11111

We cut the RFW 6th Birthday Cake with an axe - eat a piece of Be-Bop Deluxe, Tito & Tarantula, Link Wray, Wire, St. Vincent, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Wild Flag, Janis Joplin, Delainey & Bonnie, Kimio Mizutani, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thorton, Bush, Omar Rodriguez Lopez and The Chemical Brothers!

T11111 is a 60.1 mb 128k mp3 1:05:44 in length made loud to be played louder!

"like wires, like time-machines"

RFW

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Transmission 11011

Gather the RFW Family and check out the first of a week of shows in celebration of our 6th birthday! Turn the radio up for Willie "Loco" Alexander & The Boom Boom Band, Cheap Trick, The Wildhearts, The Clash, Our Theory, Apes & Androids, Air, Public Image Limited, David Holmes, The Virgins, Wilco, Patti Smith Group, Nirvana, Wax Tailor, Gong, King Crimson, Buzzcocks, John & Yoko, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Jet, Roger Waters, XTC, Kim Fowley, Nina Hagen, Spoon, Mike Patton, Sparkle Jets UK, Wishbone Axe, Strawberry, Harry Nilsson and Love Is All!

T11011 is a 2-part 128k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

Part 1 is 58.1mb and 1:03:27 in length.

Part 2 is 54.8mb and 59:57 in length.

"this won't be played on your radio tonight"

RFW



RFW SPEAKS!

 Radio as a career, like real life, has been for me a world populated by heroes and villains, friends and foes and times of great happiness and deep sorrow!

I have been having radio dreams lately. Many of them have not been of the pleasurable variety. Last night's dream actually dictated most of this tome. It certainly had something to do with me knowing that today was the start of the 6th year of Radio Free Wohlman. But it also is reflective of the bigger picture and the ultimate questions - Who am I(?), What am I doing here(?), What is my purpose in life(?)!

Answering a reoccurring question I receive from the RFW Family, Radio Free Wohlman is Wohlman Radio Free of Assholes, Bureaucrats, Consultants, Deadlines, Envy, Formats, Games, Hostility, Insurrection, Judas', Knownothingism, Lemmings, Management, Nepotism, Owners, Pessimism, Quotas, Restrictions, Stress, Timidity, Ultimatums, Villainousness, Wankery, Xenophobes, Yelling and Zenophobes.

Although most, if not all of these words are still occasionally applicable in my life, when I enter the world of RFW they have no relevance. When words lose their relevance, they lose their meaning. Words with no meaning cease to exist!

I am extremely lucky to have found something that gives me such pleasure, satisfaction and peace. The past 5 years have been incredible and I'm very thankful that you have found time in your busy life to listen to these Transmissions. It would not be the same without you.

We are Radio Free Wohlman!

Dave RFW


Saturday, September 24, 2011


Transmission 10911

Good news - the final show of RFW's fifth year is still under warranty - so all is free of charge! It also contains a 1st (look under the hood to find your surprise). The parts in-stock include The Nocturnes, Sula Bassana & The Nasoni Pop Art Experimental Band, The Residents, Gary Numan, Neon Indian, The Flaming Lips, The Teddy Bears, I++, Chickenfoot, Jacuzzi Boys, Blink-182 and Mastodon!

T10911 is a 60.7mb 128k mp3 1:06:23 in length made loud to be played louder!

"everything is black, if you look behind"!

RFW

*The complete title of the included  song by The Flaming Lips is "Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die" from "#7: Strobo Trip".

Friday, September 23, 2011


Transmission 10811

We keep it all in the family with husbands, wives, sisters and brothers! The music is relative with brood beats of the kindred kind from The Jonah Jones Quartet, Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters, Richard & Linda Thompson, Paul & Linda McCartney, Pleasure Seekers, Suzi Quatro, Fanny, Michael Quatro, The Stanley Brothers, The Everly Brothers, The Wood Brothers, The Neville Brothers, The Kinks, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Beady Eye, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Oasis!

T10811 is a 67.2mb 128k mp3 1:13:28 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I wish they all were mine"

RFW


*Today's image comes from the collection of  parental memorabilia of Fran Bennett, one of the most talented broadcasters I have the privilege to count on my short list of close friends. It pictures her mom, who as recording star Evelyn Knight scored a number of hits including "A Little Bird Told Me" preformed with The Stardusters which topped the charts at #1 in 1949 and whose endless well of talents and beauty earned her one of the original 1500 stars on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk Of Fame. As if that was not enough premium stock in the gene-pool, Fran's dad Johnny Lehmann was one of the great song writers of his day, penning numerous hits by a variety of artists and the oh-so-cool "I Dig Chicks" recorded by The Jonah Jones Quartet in 1959!



Sunday, September 18, 2011


Transmission 10711

Moolah, a girl named Caroline and pink pearl obsessions occupy the themes explored in our show that sports sounds from Pink Floyd, The Pineapple Thief, Radiohead, White Stripes, Splitsville, Harry Nilsson, Neil Diamond, Temple Of The Dog and Pearl Jam!

T10711 is a 63.5mb 128k mp3 1:09:22 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I think I need a Lear Jet"

RFW



Saturday, September 17, 2011


Transmission 10611

There is something about seeing the sheet music for "Boogie Oogie Oogie" that just legitimizes the entire genre. It's an endless boogie with Wynonie Harris, Lucille Bogan, Louis Gordon, Canned Heat, Chris Spedding, Led Zeppelin, Mott The Hoople, Alberto Y Los Trios Parionias, Blue Oyster Cult, Jeff Beck, Dr. Ross, Flamin' Groovies, Johnny Burnette Trio, Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers, King Biscuit Boy, Little Feat, Danko Jones, Slickers, Kool & The Gang, Eddie Kendricks, A Taste Of Honey, Savoy Brown, Foghat and John Lee Hooker!

T10611 is 2-part  128k mp3 made loud to be played louder.

Part 1 is 51.3mb and 56:02 in length.

Part 2 is 62.5mb and 1:08:16 in length.

"we're gonna Boogie Oogie Oogie 'till we just can't boogie no more"

RFW




Friday, September 16, 2011


Transmission 10511

Music to kick-start your Friday Night - dig the driving beat of The Favourite Sons, Tom & Jerry-O, J. Geils Band, Mitch Ryder, Detroit, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Lindsey Buckingham, Okervil River, Neil Young, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, Gary Clark Jr., ZZ Top and Joe Bonamassa!

T10511 is a 56.7mb 128k mp3 1:02 in length made loud to be played louder!

"never trust a woman who loves the blues"

RFW

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Transmission 10411

Words and music on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that occured in America on September 11, 2001 includes 999, Stiff Little Fingers, The Pigeon Detectives, John Foxx & Louis Gordon, Andrew Bird, Scott Weiland, Argent, Bee Gees, Emmylou Harris, Danny Gatton, Peter Wolf with Shelby Lynne, We're Late For Class and Bon Iver!

T10411 is a 60.6mb 128k mp3 1:06:011 in length made loud to be played loud!

"you're looking all around you, but hate has made you blind, and you've spent the last 10 years of your life, in this Emergency"

RFW


*In a rare display of balls and brains, CBS Television aired an unedited documentary on the evening of 9/11/2011 that was neither exploitative or jingoistic. It was an emotional and human tribute about the emergency workers that died 10 years ago (or in the subsequent years) of injuries or toxin promoted illnesses and those that survived, albeit with emotional and physical issues that have changed or plagued their lives.

The presentation was thought provoking, skillfully produced and significant for the fact that the "powers that be" decided that language that otherwise would be unthinkable on network TV was an important part of the total package. It also displayed in a non-partisan, equally damning way, the unsympathetic and unbelievably inhuman treatment of these true American Heroes by the American Government.

The money provided by the government to help these people with their ailments will run out in 5 years and does not include coverage for cancer related illnesses, because the "official study" did not successfully connect the 911 toxins with cancer.

I can deal with hypocritical, dishonest and privileged politicians and business men. I can even accept the lack of importance of my opinion in regard to USA domestic and foreign policy, the ecological ignorance of officials that ignore the findings of the world's most brilliant minds and the rampant spread of stupidity by large segments of this country's population. But to turn our backs on these first-responders and their families is the most infuriating and embarrassing thing I have encountered in years.

A 10% wage reduction of every elected official in the US Federal Government, from the top down  - effective immediately! Give the money to these deserving people. I know - it's naive, it's not as easy as it sounds, we need to have a vote. Fuck this - it's hard because these Government Officials have no problem taking money from us, but work far too hard to give up money of their own.

$10 from every person in the United States - give it to these deserving people. Make it voluntary, even a 10% showing will get them the care that they need. I know - it's naive, it's not as easy as it sounds, we need to have a vote. Fuck this - it's hard because most people talk the talk, but fade away when it's time to put up.

I personally would like to express my gratitude, admiration, respect and love to all those - living or passed -  that displayed these acts of immeasurable courage and humanity at a time that the rest of us just stared in disbelief. I know many of you feel the same, I recommend that in some way - you  let them know!
 
Thanks for your ears!
 
Dave RFW

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Transmission 10311

Ok - he had a big nose, wore fury clothes and had a rather off-pitch singing style. But let's get real - the man wrote great songs, was a talented producer, married a hot chick, had a popular TV series, became the Mayor of Palm Springs, was elected to the U.S. House Of Representatives and remains the only member of Congress to have scored a #1 pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart! He sang "Laugh At Me" but who got the last laugh - Sonny Bono did. Until he hit that tree (ouch). Just sit there and check out Cher's better half along with Strawberry, The Olivia Tremor Control, Vernon Reid & Masque, Soulive featuring Corey Glover, The Mighty Hannibal, Queen, Grandmaster Flash, The Clash, Farley Jackmaster Funk and Wilco!

T10311 is a 62.7mb 128k mp3 1:08:31 in length made loud to be played louder!

"the closer we get to the sky, the less we see with the naked eye"

RFW



Friday, September 09, 2011


Transmission 10211

It's tidal - shock - parade - new! We Attack Very Energetically with Secret Machines, Marcus Schmickler, Spiritualized, Frank Sinatra, Yukihiro Takahashi & Steve Janson, David Sylvian and Takahisa Yosugi.

T10211 is a 57mb 128k mp3 1:02:21 in length made loud to be played louder!

"the fundamental loneliness goes whenever two can dream a dream together"

RFW

Monday, September 05, 2011


Transmission 10111

This collaboration with muti-media artist Robert "Desi" Desiderio includes tributes to the late great Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford as well as lost selections from the RFW r&b/soul 45 box. Get gritty with Bobby Long & The Satellites, The Parliaments, Yvonne Fair, Don & Dewey with The Blossoms, Big Mama Thorton, The Drifters, Garmel Minns, Ben E. King, Aretha Franklin, The Coasters, Buddy Holly, Leiber & Stoller, Little Scotty, Sweets Reed, Betty Bibs, Ray Charles, John Scofield, Diana Ross and Ashford & Simpson.

T10111 is a 64mb 128k mp3 1:09:57 in length made loud to be played louder!

"just remember what I told you the day I set you free"

RFW


*Robert "Desi" Desiderio's photo "Walk Of The Trash"  supplied the inspiration for today's session. He is currently involved in photography, industrial design , film, and animation (the voice of Darlene). The owner of Art Haven Productions, Desi is in the developmental stage  for a book on The South Beach Pioneers  Group - a  25 year retrospect  on the Rebirth Of South Beach Miami. Robert has been a member of my family and good friend for over 30 years! Check out more of his work here!

Sunday, September 04, 2011


Transmission 10011

Come back David(s)! Misters Bowie and Werner take center stage along with music from Ursula 1000, Tarwater, John Foxx & The Maths, Cream, The Tradewinds, The Pretty Things, Cheap Trick, The Move and Billy Bragg & Wilco!

T10011 is a 54.8mb 128k mp3 59:53 in length made loud to be played louder!

""you're such a wonderful person, but you have problems"

RFW

Saturday, September 03, 2011


Transmission 9911

I'm back in the RFW studio with everything I need for a rockin' show. Turn up Logic System, The Cars, Cake, Robert Plant, Stone Temple Pilots, Howlin' Wolf, The Dukes Of Stratosphere, XTC, Todd Rundgren and Jimi Hendrix Experience.

T9911 is a 55.2mb 128k mp3 1:00:23 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I don't know what to do"

RFW

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