Jake Rudh is both a Minneapolis club and radio DJ hosting "Transmission" the program heard on 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10pm. Jake's worked in music for over 20 years including Capitol Records, NPR and Twin Cities alternative favorites REV 105 and Radio K. Having been voted "best club DJ" in the Twin Cities for ten straight years by the readers of City Pages magazine, he brings the varied mix of the club nights to the airwaves each week with a different theme to his show.
Being named after the Joy Division classic, the program is heavily centered around post-punk, new wave and dark wave as well as shoegaze, dream pop, psych, power, indie and British pop. Jake often hosts in-studio sessions and interviews musicians from those worlds...most recently Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Duran Duran's John Taylor, Sting, Adam Ant, Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, synth-pioneer Thomas Dolby, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh, and Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club co-founder Chris Frantz.
Artists Jake has brought to the stage with opening sets include:
Aimee Mann, The B-52's, The Bangles, Beach House, Belle & Sebastian, Belly, Billy Idol, The Bird and The Bee, Blonde Redhead, Book of Love, Bow Wow Wow, Brendan Benson, Buzzcocks, The Chills, Chromatics, The Church, Cindy Wilson (The B-52's), Clem Burke (Blondie), The Clientele, The Cult, Cults, Cut Copy, Dandy Warhols, Daniel Ash (Bauhaus/Tones on Tail/Love and Rockets/Poptone), The Dream Syndicate, The Drums, Echo & the Bunnymen, Eliot Sumner, The English Beat, The Faint, FFS, Field Music, Frankie Rose, Franz Ferdinand, Gang of Four, Garbage, Gary Numan, Giorgio Moroder, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Grizzly Bear, Gwen Stefani, The Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Howard Jones, Information Society, Interpol, Janelle Monáe, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Joe Jackson, John Carpenter, Johnny Marr, Kristin Kontrol, Ladytron, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Lemonheads, Low, Lower Dens, M83, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Mayer Hawthorne, Mazzy Star, Men Without Hats, Metric, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Midnight Oil, Mike Garson (David Bowie/Nine Inch Nails), Modern English, Neko Case, The Ocean Blue, OK Go, OMD, Paul Weller, Paul Young, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), The Posies, The Psychedelic Furs, Questlove, The Radio Dept., Redd Kross, The Revolution, Robyn Hitchcock, Savages, The Selecter, Semisonic, Slowdive, Soul Asylum, The Sounds, Sparks, St. Vincent, Stephin Merritt, Still Corners, The Stranglers, The Suburbs, Tame Impala, Temples, Teenage Fanclub, Thomas Dolby, Tom Tom Club, Tony Visconti (Producer/David Bowie), Twin Shadow, Violent Femmes, Walt Mink, The Wedding Present, Wild Nothing, X, The Zombies, and many more.