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 30 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 Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, 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, Andy Gill of Gang of Four, and Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club co-founder Chris Frantz.
Artists Jake has brought to the stage with opening sets and worked with include:
Aimee Mann, The Alarm, Andy Rourke (The Smiths), The B-52's, The Bangles, Beach House, Belle & Sebastian, Belinda Carlisle, Belly, Billy Idol, The Bird and The Bee, Blonde Redhead, Book of Love, Bow Wow Wow, Brendan Benson, Buzzcocks, Chairlift, Cheap Trick, The Chills, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads / Tom Tom Club), Chromatics, The Church, Cindy Wilson (The B-52's), Clem Burke (Blondie), The Clientele, Colin Hay (Men at Work), The Cult, Cults, Cut Copy, Dandy Warhols, Daniel Ash (Bauhaus/Tones on Tail/Love and Rockets/Poptone), The Dandy Warhols, Deerhunter, Drab Majesty, Dramarama, The Dream Syndicate, The Drums, Earl Slick, Echo & the Bunnymen, Eliot Sumner, The English Beat, The Faint, FFS, Field Music, The Fixx, Frankie Rose, Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, Front 242, Gang of Four, Garbage, Gary Numan, Gene Loves Jezebel, Giorgio Moroder, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Greg Kurstin, Grizzly Bear, Gwen Stefani, The Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Howard Jones, House of Love, Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Ian McCulloch, Inara George, Information Society, Interpol, Janelle Monáe, The Jayhawks, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Joe Jackson, John Carpenter, John Doe, Johnny Marr, Josie Cotton, Karl Wallinger (World Party), Kristin Kontrol, Ladytron, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Lemonheads, Living Colour, Low, Lower Dens, M83, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Mayer Hawthorne, Mazzy Star, Marshall Crenshaw, Men I Trust, Men Without Hats, Metric, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Midnight Oil, Mike Garson (David Bowie/Nine Inch Nails), Modern English, Morris Day & The Time, The Motels, Naked Eyes, Neko Case, The Ocean Blue, OK Go, OMD, Paul Weller, Paul Young, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Poolside, The Posies, The Psychedelic Furs, Questlove, The Radio Dept., Redd Kross, The Revolution, Rob Base, Robyn Hitchcock, Royston Langdon (Spacehog), Savages, The Selecter, Semisonic, Sheena Easton, Slowdive, The Smithereens, Soul Asylum, The Sounds, Sparks, St. Vincent, Stephin Merritt, Still Corners, The Stranglers, The Suburbs, Tame Impala, Temples, Teenage Fanclub, Terry Reid, Thomas Dolby, Tom Tom Club, Tony Visconti (Producer/David Bowie), Twin Shadow, Violent Femmes, Walt Mink, The Wedding Present, When In Rome, Wild Nothing, Wire, X, Xeno & Oaklander, The Zombies, and many more.