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BAGeL Radio is on the air 24 hours a day 7 days a week, playing the newest and best indie rock on the planet. If you want to hear more than just the same 40 songs over and over again, BAGeL Radio is here to help. Tune in to the 6000 songs on the continually updated BAGeL Radio playlists. The songs are carefully selected from a library of 100,000+ songs.

Playlists include indie rock, alternative rock, and noisy pop. Mostly guitar testosterock. Other featured genres include electronic music, hip hop, garage rock, 60s psychedelia, and even some classic rock.


Listen to 480 Minutes, winner of the Best Of Live365 Award for Best Live Show, hosted by the multiple-time CMJ Specialty Music Director of the Year Award Winner,  Ted Leibowitz, who has also been voted Best Internet/Satellite DJ of the Bay Area by SF Bay Guardian readers multiple times and the Best Internet DJ in the SF Weekly, every Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

The show premiered in July of 2004, and The BAGeL Radio Friday Live Broadcast was born. It took us a little over 2 years to figure out that the name The BAGeL Radio Friday Live Broadcast was a bit of a mouthful, and in August of 2006 the show became known as 480 Minutes (a riff on the name of the MTV Sunday night program on which they played cool videos, 120 Minutes).

The show features BAGeL classics, the latest playlist additions, plus songs that are potential candidates for regular rotation. Your feedback during the live show affects which songs make the cut.

The show lasts for eight hours...seriously...and is broadcast from wherever Ted is, which is usually San Francisco, and there have been remote broadcasts from Los Angeles (Venice Beach and Eagle Rock), New York (Manhattan and Queens), Austin, TX. during SXSW, poolside in Palm Springs, CA., Japan (Nagano), Freeport, IL., Roscoe, IL., Boston, MA., Guerneville, CA., and Norway (Oslo). Seriously. Besides tons of new music, the show also includes band, gig and tour info, interviews, in-studio performances, and giveaways.

480 Minutes is then rebroacast in it's entirety beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time on Friday evenings, and then twice more on Saturdays (roughly 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.) before expanding back into fresh playlists constructed each week from our massive and well-curated music library.



Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time is the FUZZY ROAD radio show, also hosted by Ted (he owes us, so we are working him to the bone). This 90-minute weekly show shines a lava lamp on tons of amazing new psych, garage, and space rock as well as the artists who invented and pioneered the fuzzy road in the mid to late 1960s. Artists featured have included The Black Angels, Fuzz, Syd Barrett, Crocodiles, Thee Oh Sees, Electric Banana, The Raveonettes, The Beatles, Mikal Cronin, Creation, The Black Hollies, Dum Dum Girls, The Gods, Charlatans UK, The Kills, Swingin' Medallions, The Warlocks, Ty Segall, Cheatahs, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Rebel Set, The Electric Prunes, Ty Segall, The Aerovons, Quilt, Ultimate Spinach, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Music Machine. FUZZY ROAD is rebroadcast Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, and again (for our European and Australasian friends) on Wednesdays at 5 a.m. ET.

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Ted Leibowitz
Music Director/BAGeL Radio
Host/480 Minutes (Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern U.S.Time)
Host/Fuzzy Road (Tuesdaysidays 3 p.m.- 4:20 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time)
2-time CMJ Specialty Music Director of the Year
2-time SF Bay Guardian Best DJs of the Bay


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