Jake Rudh

Jake Rudh

Host, Transmission
Minnesota Public Radio
jrudh@mpr.org


Jake Rudh is host of "Transmission," the program heard on 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10pm. Jake has worked in music for over 20 years most recently with alternative favorites REV 105 and Radio K. For the past 10 years, he has been voted "best club DJ" in the Twin Cities by the readers of City Pages magazine and brings the varied mix of the club nights to the airwaves each Thursday night with a different theme to the show. Being named after the Joy Division classic, the program is heavily centered around new wave and British pop and Jake will often host in-studio sessions and interview musicians from those worlds...most recently Adam Ant, Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Duran Duran's John Taylor, synth-pioneer Thomas Dolby and Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club co-founder Chris Frantz.

Jake Rudh Feature Archive

Jake Rudh and Johnny Marr
Transmission's roots are in the worlds of post-punk, new wave, synth, power & dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. Here are DJ Jake Rudh's picks for the top songs of 2013. (12/19/2013)
New Wave pioneer Adam Ant
Jake Rudh had a chance to chat with Adam Ant about his sixth studio album <em>Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter</em> just in time for his performance at Mill City Nights September 1. (08/15/2013)
OMD versus Pet Shop Boys
Transmission is not only a defender of synth, but a preserver. That is why I come before you today wearing a DEVO energy dome and a TRON jumpsuit asking for your assistance to make a stand for the synth. You're first act of allegiance? Deciding which of these new tracks by classic alternative artists (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark or the Pet Shop Boys) you feel deserves more airtime on Transmission. (08/01/2013)
A lot of people think the record industry made 12" vinyl singles just so songs could be longer. To an extent, that's true, but there's a more nuanced history to it than that. At 10 p.m. on July 18 Jake Rudh will play a selection of tracks that not only made the dance floors swell back in the 80s, but continue to do so on the Transmission dance floor today. (07/18/2013)
Singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry is a musical icon whose career spans from the several classic albums released by his band Roxy Music in the '70s and early '80s into a long, eclectic and accomplished solo career. (04/19/2013)
Transmission's roots are in the worlds of post-punk, new wave, synth, power & dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. Here are Jake Rudh's picks for the top Transmission songs of 2012. (01/03/2013)
John Taylor, the iconic bassist and co-founder of Duran Duran opens up to Transmission host Jake Rudh. (11/30/2012)
Morrissey returns to Minneapolis this month. Tranmission's Jake Rudh lists the top Moz/Smiths jams that get folks out on the dance floor for his Transmission dance nights. (10/04/2012)
Thomas Dolby has been making music for over 30 years, has collaborated with the likes of David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, been called "a brilliant talent" by David Bowie, wrote the synth patch you hear in many of your cell phones and was zapped into our homes via MTV in the 1980's with a catchy little number called "She Blinded Me with Science" among others. (04/12/2012)