26 June 2021 (Heatwave Special)

The forecast for Portland OR is that when What’s This Called? airs Saturday from 2-4 PM PST on Freeform Portland the temperature will rise from 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees. While this is not the hottest things are supposed to get, it should kick off the unbearable, and the sounds of the show are intended to bouy listeners through the intense heat. Listen below:


  1. Pussy Galore “Revolution Summer” [Historia De La Musica Rock]
  2. Sun City Girls “Suncitivity” [Box Of Chameleons]
  3. Amy Denio “Detroit (13,692 / 1119)” [Pandemonium]
  4. Sly & The Family Stone “Sex Machine” [Stand]
  5. RhaD “Tesla. Sound documentary 1” [METAMUSIC]
  6. Soft Machine “Moon In June – Remastered 2006” [Third]
  7. The Orb “More Gills Less Fishcakes” [Pomme Fritz]
  8. Sun Ra “Discipline 99 (Live)” [Outer Space Employment Agency ]
  9. Parliament “Liquid Sunshine” [Motor-Booty Affair]
  10. Ben LaMar Gay “Galveston” [Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun]
  11. Rahsaan Roland Kirk “I Wished on the Moon – Live in Atlantic Studios” [Here Comes The Whistleman [Live]]
  12. Tortoise “Along the Banks of Rivers” [Millions Now Living Will Never Die]
  13. Seven That Spells “Black Om Rising” [Black Om Rising]
  14. The Misunderstood “I Unseen” [Brokenroad]
  15. Autechre “Draun Quarter” [Envane]
  16. Kronos Quartet/Kevin Vollans “White Man Sleeps #1” [White Man Sleeps]
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About Ricardo Wang

I began doing Public/Community/College radio at KUGS FM in Bellingham, WA in 1985 and was there until 1987. I spent 10 years at KAOS FM in Olympia, WA from 1993-2003 including a one year stint as Music Director. During that entire time, I did the What's This Called? program, at times for as long as 6 hours in a single night! The show ran at KPSU in Portland, from 2005 to 2018. I've been happily at Freeform Portland since October of 2018 and loving every second at this exciting freeform station! I started the Olympia Experimental Music Festival in 1995 and have been playing music off and on in the Dead Air Fresheners since 1997.

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