The main problem with standard radio is that rigid programming means you listen to the same song over and over, and worst of all, it's not even the Thong Song anymore. For a new 'nets radio station doing whatever the hell it wants, log onto Wynwood Radio.
From four Mexicans who can't get enough of eclectic tunes, and've done everything from DJ to host MTV Latin America shows, Wynwood's run out of Antenna Sound studios and delivers programming that breaks down into music, live performances, and talk, which select babies can do these days if Steve Guttenberg's around. Examples!:
In-Studio Music Shows Enlisting tunes-obsessed friends with off-beat taste, these range from "What I Like" with Chicago's Brian Hicks, featuring songs (eg, Journey/Kraftwerk mashups) followed by a convo about each, and "Outlaw Hour" featuring all-over-the-place tunes ranging from Ice-T to Johnny Cash spun by man-about-Miami John Hood, who despite his name, actually lives in a pretty nice area.
Live Performances Every Thurs night's a live show at Bardot, where they recently broadcast booty-shaking R&B from Roots collaborator Cody ChesnuTT and local funk masters ArtOfficial, while upcoming stuff includes actress/rocker Juliette Lewis and her band the New Romantiques, as opposed to the Old Romantiques, who just send chocolates and designate you their "best girl" in an effort to get you to "park".
Talk WR's also dishing convo-oriented shows like "Life Lab", where Michael Dittner sits down with "regular people" to figure out life's lessons, and one where MTV Latin America host Ilana Sod picks local chefs' brains about grub, called "What's Cookin'?" (clearly not an emphasis on original programming names!).
WR's also got visual works from artists on the front page of the website, with this month's work by Nina Surel, who paints chicks blanketed in geometry that makes them seem almost camouflaged, making it difficult to tell if their dress is so scandalous...oh 1999, where are you when we need you?!?!