Radio Show Archives





Black Flamingos bring us the title cut to their new album, plus we hear from Southern Culture On The Skids, Dick Dale, Glen Campbell, Los Straitjackets (with Pontani Sisters & Kaiser George), The Untamed Youth, Marco Di Maggio, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, The Trashmen, a trivia question about another Beatle on a Beach Boys album and lots more!!



We hear a track from Steve Wariner's latest release that features his friend, Duane Eddy on this week's Catching A Wave.  We also spin tracks from Al Casey, Messer Chups, The Rip Chords, Martin Cilia, The Untold Youth, The Real Gone, The Supremes, The Di Maggio Connection, The Beach Boys, 3 Hawaiian-themed songs from Junior Brown, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis and Jan & Dean, our weekly trivia question and so much more!




Our first "Car Show" is all about muscle cars, woodies, drag-racing and hotrods!  We'll hear from Duane Eddy, Al Jardine, Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Vettes, Southern Culture On The Skids, Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher, The Belairs, The Surfer Girls, Deke Dickerson & The Trashmen and lots more!!



We get new tracks from Gary Griffin as well as The Strangebeats on this week's Catching A Wave!  Plus, we'll spin tunes from Los Straitjackets, Hawthorne, Bamboo Trading Company, The Hi-Risers, The Mystics, 3 solo tunes from Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson, 3 songs about California from Freddy Cannon, Papa Doo Run Run with Randell Kirsch and the John Lindberg Trio, our weekly trivia question and lots more!





This week, we hear from Martian Denny Orchestra, Martin Cilia, Surfer Joe, The Explorers Club, Bobby Freeman (who passed away January 28th), Coastgaard, The Terrorsurfs, The Zillatones, Weezer, weekly trivia question and more!!




This week, we hear from The Turtles, The Crossfires (pre- Turtles), The Chantays, Hoodoo Gurus, The Neanderthals, The Syndicate Of Surf, Jack Skuller, The Super Stocks, War, Switchfoot, our weekly trivia question and lots more!!



Spring is on the way so why not have warm thoughts of baseball, Hawaii, sand and surf!  We hear from Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, Hawaiian tunes from Ka'au Crater Boys, Don Ralke Chorus and Elvis Presley, teen idols Ricky Nelson, Cliff Richard and Frankie Avalon, rockers from Papa Doo Run Run, Frankie Avalon, The Beach Boys, The Silicon, Susan & The Surftones, The Sunrays, our weekly trivia question and lots more!



We spin the "Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun" to find 5 random covers of The Beach Boys.  This time we hear Mick Fleetwood's Zoo, Bryan Adams, Paul Davis, Joan Jett and Pat Boone (produced by Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher).  We also get our weekly trivia question, 3 Nirvana covers from Monaci Del Surf, Los Straitjackets and Pollo Del Mar as well as rockers from Davie Allan, David Marks, Brian Wilson, Dick Dale and more!!



Weird Al Yankovic's "Pancreas" is a Beach Boys-inspired tune that will get stuck in your head...in a good way!  We also hear tunes from The Trashmen, Urban Surf Kings, Fantastic Baggys, The Pyramids, Jan & Dean, Blue Hawaiians, Johnny Devlin, Man Or Astroman, a weekly trivia question and so much more!!



Turn up the volume and blast these tunes from The Neanderthals, The Malibooz, The Chantays, The Surfaris, Surfer Joe, Darrel Higham, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Keith Sykes, Drifting Sand, Eddie Angel, Surf School Dropouts and more! Plus, we give a trivia question about an early duo!




The Ramones cover The Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird" this week as well as new tunes from The Strangebeats, Black Flamingos, David Marks with The A-Phonics, The Real Gone and classics from Sandy Nelson, Dick Dale, The Crickets, The Beach Boys, Link Wray and more! Plus, don't miss our weekly trivia question about Sandy Nelson & Bruce Johnston!!




Duane Eddy talks to us about having "Rebel Rouser" in Forrest Gump, plus we get a trivia question about a Beatle on a Beach Boys song.  We also spin tracks from Los Straitjackets, Clarence Clemons, Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos, Meshugga Beach Party, Nokie Edwards & the Light Crust Doughboys, The Nebulas, M Ward, The Explorers Club and lots more!!



Hear a couple of new released live tracks from The Beach Boys recorded in 1966 as well as a new live track from Stories From Shamehill on this week's Catching A Wave.  We'll spin Keith Moon covering The Beach Boys, The Who covering "Barbara Ann", Jeffrey Foskett, Jan & Dean, Jim Messina & His Jesters, The Blue Stingrays (feat. members of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Danny Amis & Lost Acapulco, Satan's Pilgrims, a trivia question and much more!!



Great mix of rockers on the show this week with tunes by Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, Neil Diamond (with Brian Wilson), Brian Wilson (covering Buddy Holly), The Paladins, The Marketts, Chris Casello Trio, Dick Dale, The Rivieras, The Beach Boys, Annette, a trivia question about a song written by famed game-show host Chuck Barris and lots more!




The title track from Martin Cilia's Sleep Walk EP gets it's debut on the show this week as well as a couple tracks from the band he's been with for nearly 20 years- The Atlantics.  We also get a trivia question regarding an album Carl Wilson appears on as well as tunes from Surfside IV, Bo Diddley, Chris Isaak, The Rumblers, Jan & Dean, The Surfaris, Dave Edmunds, a couple of tracks featuring Bruce Johnston and more!




We get a new track from Dragon Jive, a trivia question regarding the last studio recording that both Jan & Dean appeared on, The Beach Boys covering Elton John, Bruce Johnston & Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys lending BGV's to an Elton John classic and rockers from SloBeats, The Trashmen, Richie Allen & The Pacific Surfers, Ronny & The Daytonas, The Drums and much more!





We hear an early track from The Beach Boys as well as Bruce Johnston talks about singing on Pink Floyd's The Wall.  We also get a track from Chicago featuring Carl & Dennis Wilson and Al Jardine.  Plus, we get rockin' tracks from The Cherry Drops, The Trashmen, Jan & Dean, Annette, The Explorers Club, Miami Dan and more!!


We hear 2 new Christmas tracks from Jimmy Buffett (who was born on Christmas day in 1946) on our "All Christmas" show.  Randell Kirsch and Dick Dale talk to us about Christmas tunes they recorded.  Plus, we hear new tracks from She & Him and Spechlis as well as classics from The Beach Boys, The Kanaloas, Nick Lowe, The Bomboras, Brian Wilson, Los Straitjackets, The Neptunes, Al Jardine and more!




More Christmas make the playlist from Brian Wilson, Chris Isaak, Martin Cilia, The Beach Boys, Davie Allan, The Surfaris, Hillbilly Casino and a new track from Wonderlux.  Plus, we hear some great rockers from The Marketts, The Shadows, Randy Stonehill, Surf City Allstars, David Marks & The Marksmen and more on this week's Catching A Wave!




Mike Love is our guest again for part 2 of our interview on Catching A Wave.  We discuss the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations", recent interview with Dan Rather, 2015's single release of "You'll Never Be Alone On Christmas Day", new music, special request and more!  We also hear more Christmas tunes from Jan & Dean, The Ventures, Los Straitjackets, Phil Keaggy and surfin' tunes from The Chantays, Dick Dale, Bang Mustang, The Sabres, Al Casey and Southern Culture On The Skids!



Mike Love of The Beach Boys is our guest for part 1 (of 2) of our interview on this week's Catching A Wave.  We discuss his nephew Kevin Love, playing saxophone, international appeal, the Everly Brothers, Murry Wilson, Pet Sounds, the last time Carl Wilson played with the band on stage and more! We also hear Christmas tracks from Man Or Astroman, Colbie Caillat, Spechlis, The Trashmen, Jimmy Buffett as well as classics from The Astronauts, Duane Eddy and Junior Brown (with The Beach Boys)!



Keith Sykes, singer-songwriter and former member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, is our guest this week as we discuss writing with Jimmy Buffett, songwriting tips and his latest EP, Songs From A Little Beach Town.  Plus, we have a quick chat with Chris Isaak about Dick Dale.  We also hear tracks from Jerry Cole & His Spacemen, Elvis Presley, The Martian Denny Orchestra, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Jinx Jones, The Kanaloas and The El Caminos!



We hear an early surf instrumental from The Bangles (then known as The Bangs), Bruce Johnston speaks about singing for the first time in the studio with The Beach Boys and we hear tunes from Papa Doo Run Run, Kylie Hughes, Martin Cilia, The Monkees, The Explorers Club, The Surfaris, Eddie Angel, Al Casey, Dion, The Ventures, The Nebulas (covering The Hollies) and lots more!!



Dean Torrence joins us again for part 2 of our interview as we discuss the T.A.M.I. show, working with Steve Martin, Kittyhawk Graphics, Jan & Dean's tv pilot vs The Monkees, on stage with The Beach Boys, longevity and more!  We also hear tunes from Duane Eddy, The Belairs, Dennis Wilson, The Beach Boys, Hal Blaine, Bamboo Trading Company and the Ramones covering Jan & Dean!




Dean Torrence joins us for part 1 of our interview as we discuss his new book, Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story!  We chat about Jan Berry, The Laurels version of "Baby Talk", KJAN, The Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann", Brian Wilson & Surf City and more!  We also hear tunes from Dick Dale, The Atlantics, The Lively Ones, Link Wray and Deke Dickerson & Los Straitjackets!





It's our first Halloween show on Catching A Wave.  It's a ghoulishly fun hour of frightfully good tunes!  We hear The Messer Chups, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, The Ghouls, Link Wray, Los Straitjackets, The Atomic Mosquitos, Southern Culture On The Skids, The Vettes, a brand new Freddy Cannon tune and so much more!!




A double shot of Glen Campbell reveals "In My Arms" (with guests Dick Dale, Brian Setzer and Chris Isaak) and "Walk Don't Run".  We also hear 3 rare recordings from The Beach Boys along with tunes by Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos, Elvis Presley, Santo & Johnny, Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, Pearl Jam, Surfer Joe, Dick Dale with Stevie Ray Vaughan and more!!




Veteran musician Randell Kirsch is our guest on this week's Catching A Wave!  We discuss early influences, early group The Pranks (with Jeff Foskett), playing with multiple bands (Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Papa Doo Run Run, Al Jardine & Friends, Bamboo Trading Company, etc.), playing in Show Of Hands with his wife LuAnn and friend Chris Hickey, writing songs for Full House, playing with Christian Love and so much more!





Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets is our guest this hour as we discuss the band's masks, resurgence of surf music, album with Deke Dickerson, The Neanderthals and a request for The Astronauts.  We also hear a new track from Southern Culture On The Skids as well as tunes from Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, Johnny Fortune, The Chantays, Glen Campbell and the Chevells!




Endless Summer Quarterly's David Beard joins us this week to talk about the Fall issue of the magazine as well as recent tours and releases from The Beach Boys.  We'll discuss the 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds, "Good Vibrations" and much more!  We'll have David on once a quarter to get the inside scoop behind "America's Band"!  We also hear some tracks from The Gamblers (featuring Bruce Johnston), The Explorers Club, The Sabres, Duane Eddy, Danny Amis, The Sandals, Donna Loren and Aki Aleong & The Nobles!




We hear a couple of tunes from the 1963 Del-Fi Records release, KFWB's Battle Of The Surfing Bands.  KFWB was one of the stations that really got behind the surfing scene in the 60's and helped launch some great artists.  We also hear tunes this week from Los Twang Marvels, The Untamed Youth, Miami Dan, City Surfers, Surf City Allstars, The Explorers Club, Junior Brown, Davie Allan & The Arrows and of course The Beach Boys and so much more!




This week, we hear a couple of interview snippets from Duane Eddy talking about how he gets his twang guitar sound as well as Mike Love talking about the group's harmony and "Fun, Fun, Fun".  We also hear tunes from The Sabres, The Hondells, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Deke Dickerson & The Trashmen, Surf Zombies, Martin Cilia, The Monkees, guitar LEGEND Dick Dale, early Carole King and so much more!!



This week, we get our first segment of "Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun" where we spin the wheel to pick out random covers of Beach Boys tunes.  Hear Roy Orbison, Fleetwood Mac, Ramones, Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs and The Everly Brothers take on some of those classics.  Plus, we hear Dean Torrence talk about The Who covering a Jan & Dean tune and songs from The Surfaris, Dick Dale, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, The Chantays, Annette (with backing by The Beach Boys), Man Or Astroman and lots more!!




It's the debut of Catching A Wave radio show!  It's the sound of summer, surf and good-time rock & roll!!  On this episode, we hear Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys talk about the band's universal appeal.  We also hear Dick Dale explain how he got his rhythm sound.  Plus, we hear tunes from The Monkees, The Explorers Club, The Trashmen, The Mavericks, The Ventures, Dave Edmunds, The Rip Chords, The Squires, Los Straitjackets, Chris Isaak and so much more!!