Surface Noise

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  • Wednesday

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    new-wave, power pop, mod, punk, garage, neo & real-60s, glam

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                                    new-surface-noise-sticker-2-300x190.jpg Surface Noise is a showcase of new-wave, power pop, mod, punk, garage, neo and real-60s, and glam rock centering on the 1980s and spinning out from 1966 influences to early 1990s progeny. Host DJ Lounge Laura Taylor delves into some old favorites, and brings you the ultra-cool and obscure from France, Brazil and other non-US/UK countries. At 7:45p or so we bring you “The Cocktail Mix” segment which centers around lounge, exotica, soundtracks, now-sound and more, produced by DJ Thee Ana Lu, pictured left. Stefan wrangles the phones and your amazing requests! Thanks for listening to WMNF!


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Thank You Gifts available from Surface Noise
Live Tiki Carving by Jeff Chouinard
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Want to make your next tiki party or corporate Luau the real thing? Not only do you need a giant tiki for it, you also need to see it carved live in action! Jeff Chouinard of Surf Soul Tiki will come to your event in the Tampa Bay Area and carve away! We’re also tossing in this vintage Aloha “For Your Support of WMNF” wooden wall hanging…artist unknown. Mahalo!

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Two Foot Tiki (Moai) From Surf Soul Tiki
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From our Surf Soul Tiki brother Jeff Chouinard, you can have this incredible tiki and support Surface Noise! It will only bring good luck to you and WMNF!

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Surface Noise: R.E.M. mint condition 45 Radio Free Europe B/w Sitting Still
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This is the first pressing, donated by a vinyl collector. Goes as high as $200 on ebay. We’re letting it spin for $100!

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Surface Noise “Koozie”!
only 20 available
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Or can cooler, whatever you call it. It’s back and it has the Surface Noise logo and WMNF’s logo. Be cool with a koozie!

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Kraftwerk – one set of 3D paper glasses from their tour!
only 1 available
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You had to wear these glasses to see the 3D effects of the visuals Kraftwerk presented on their tour. Plus, you get a Kraftwerk button!

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These are exclusive gifts of Surface Noise, more Thank You gifts available

Hosted By...

Lounge Laura Taylor

Nicknamed "Lounge Laura" or "LLT" by at first herself and now by listeners, Taylor has been in public broadcasting for 23 years. She started out in news at WUSF-FM and moved over to fundraising at WGBH in Boston from 1999-2003. Taylor saw her dream to work at WMNF come true when the late Vicki Santa hired her as Development Director in 2006. Program Director Randy Wind assigned her a show and dubbed it Surface Noise in February 2007. Taylor has since carried out her vision for the program of what it was like to listen to WMNF in the 80s...a mix of underground new wave and punk mixed with 60s garage punk and English Mod.

An award-winning journalist who has been recognized for her music features, Taylor's knowledge comes not only from owning some 10,000 records, but also from writing as former music critic for Creative Loafing, The Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Tribune, among other local publications. Taylor is also obsessed with her husband, tikis, and cats.

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