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When I was a teenager, kids would ask me:

  • "Hey Reinhardt, what are you listening to?"
  • "What's your favorite radio station?"
Or they would say:
  • "Crank up the tunes!"
  • "OK, let me listen!"

When I answered or if I let them hear, most of the reactions ranged from "What is that??" to "My parents listen to that kind of music!"  This was not meant as a compliment.  I was not offended by any negative comments, because I wasn't too crazy about their rock music!  I'd often say, "Turn that noise down!"  The music I heard from others in school was almost foreign when compared to the music I heard at home.  You could call it musical culture shock!

In my sophomore year a couple of juniors or seniors began calling me Grandpa because of my music.  They probably did this as a put-down, but I thought it was funny!  I knew that Grandpa Jones (Lewis Marshall Jones, a member of the Grand Ole Opry and a regular on "Hee Haw") was not a grandpa when he got the nickname.  He was so laid-back that he was often teased about moving like an old grandpa!  In his earlier days he made himself look like a grandpa -- complete with glasses and false whiskers!

I liked all the music that was not "cool" to like if you were a teenager.  I listened to the same music that my parents listened to -- not in addition to but often instead of -- the music that people my age listened to.

My tastes in music covered:

  • Country (1930's-1970's)
  • Big Band
  • Easy Listening (Mantovani, 101 Strings, Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, etc.)
  • Pop hits from the late 1930's to late 1960's, as heard on KIXI-AM 880
    (been a listener since 1980!)
  • Old time rock-n-roll (mid 1950's - mid 1960's)
  • Novelty music such as the kind played by Dr. Demento and Madman Moskowitz
  • German and Austrian Volksmusik
    The term Volksmusik means their local equivalent of American country and folk music.  German-speaking people use the term country music only to refer to American-style country music, even if the lyrics are German.
  • German Schlagers (pop-hits) from the 1950's - 1970's

Today you can add current German and Austrian pop/folk music -- whatever makes it to the top of the Volkstümliche Hitparade and maybe into the annual Grand Prix der Volksmusik -- thanks to Radio Steiermark and Radio Melodie.

My taste in music was not typical back then.  This is still true today, and this web-site will prove it.  The other day someone asked me what my favorite group was.  I don't have any one favorite so without thinking about his reaction, I answered Kastelruther Spatzen.

If you recognize any of the MIDI music which may be playing now, then you are as weird as I am!  It's possible that you listened to Gisela's Original German Hour which, until it ended, was heard every Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 over radio station KXPA-AM 1540 in Bellevue, WA.

This web-site is a result of hearing and collecting music -- a hobby that began as a kid.  I hope you like this site. 

Before I get E-mail from confused visitors containing song requests, let me put a few rumors to bed. I am not (and never was) Madman Moskowitz!  I am not the person who answered the phone for him during the show, and I am not a former student of the Madman.  I am just another listener who believes a great show like his should have a bigger audience!




Nathan Detroit will do a 2-hour "Christmas in July" program on 11-Jul-2009. Get your wacky Christmas requests in so you can record the show and then annoy the heck out of your neighbors in Decemeber, or even sooner if you wish!! ;-)
That Christmas show is a week after the 4th of July, and I think you can guess what the show on the 4th will salute!


Nathan Detroit does a 30-minute "Music with Moskowitz' segment called "Moskowitz Bitz" as a permanent guest host on "The Academy Of Comedy" which is hosted by Ed Gasparini.

"Academy Of Comedy" is heard on Saturday mornings from 7:00AM to 9:00AM (Pacific Time) on KSER-FM 90.7 in Everett, WA.  Nathan's weekly 30-minute segment will be heard at 8:00 AM, the start of the second hour.  If Nathan is late, then the segment will start later and end later. If Ed takes a week off, then Nathan will do a two-hour "Moskowitz Bitz".


The Madman has passed away so there won't be any more new Moskowitz programming as you know it.  Here are some links to more info about his death.

I'm going to keep the rest of this page like it is for a while for historical reasons and also because I don't know what will happen with the show.  Will it end completely or will someone else try to continue playing the wacky and sentimental music that he has collected during his lifetime?

All I know at this time is that over the next 2 weeks at its usual time you'll hear 2 of his shows.  One features songs about cats in memory of his cat Atticus, and the other will be Moskowitz playing some of his favorite songs.

Hey!  Do you want to hear something weird and wonderful?
Are you a fan of Dr. Demento who can no longer hear him?

If your answer is Yes.... then....

You will enjoy listening to "Music with Moskowitz".  It's one of the best novelty and old-time country music programs on radio which explores the "back-waters and under-bellies of country music".  Like Madman Moskowitz says:

Fun, frivolity, nostalgia, and good times!

Some people have called him the Seattle area's answer to Dr. Demento, and I must agree.  He is a notch off, and you would have to be if you played some of the records he plays on the radio!  He has given me more than 22 years of enjoyment -- filled with belly laughs and musical nostalgia trips.

How to hear the program

You will have to live near the Everett area of Washington State in the USA for the best reception on your FM radio, because KSER uses only a 5800-Watt transmitter.  If you don't live in the area, you can go to KSER's web-site and listen to the show over the Internet.

KSER-FM 90.7 MHz, Saturday afternoon, noon - 2:00pm (Pacific Time).

Moskowitz is no longer doing the Sunday night on Classic Country KYCW-AM 1090 MHz in Seattle, because that station changed to progressive-talk-radio format on 25-Oct-2004. Here's a little info for those who didn't hear the Sunday night show.

His Sunday night show on KYCW-AM was a 5-hour show with 2.5 to 3 hours of novelty music followed by more serious classic country.  The broadcast could be heard over a fairly wide area with a sensitive radio -- from Tacoma on up to Arlington.  After it got dark, the Sunday night show was regularly heard by listeners in Canada.  Under the right conditions the signal can travel a lot further.  Moskowitz once got a call from a listener who stumbled onto KYCW, and this listener lived in the Puna District on the big island of Hawaii!

Trivia for any European lurkers who are DX'ers:  We call it AM (amplitude modulation) radio because the long-wave band (150-400 Khz) isn't used for broadcasting in North America and shortwave listeners are a minority.  If you're an American and see a radio with an MW (medium-wave) marking, it's just the regular 530-1710 Khz AM broadcast band under its technically correct name.  Only shortwave listeners, HAM (amateur radio) operators, and radio engineers refer to the AM band as the medium-wave band.

Would you like to hear the Madman again on Sunday nights on a powerful Seattle FM station like back in the 1980's and 1990's?

Those of you who have been listening to the Madman for ages, loyally following him from station to station as best you can, remember how it was when Moskowitz's show was brand-new to you.  You tried never to miss a show, because you never knew what he would play.  If you're an old-timer, then you remember how it felt when you got someone else hooked on this show.  Maybe that son or grandson finally heard the original verson of that old song you always sang, or maybe murdered, in the bathtub!  :-)

I first heard Moskowitz in July of 1982 on KMPS-FM when he played, for the most part, only novelty music.  That was the first time I heard "Mama, Don't Whip Little Buford" by Homer & Jethro!  More serious country on Sunday night is nothing new to the Seattle area.  Some of you rememember the Gary Vance Sunday Show that was heard on Sunday nights in the late '70's and early '80's?  Jay Hamilton would come in at 10pm and do a show called "Collector's Items" where he'd play 3 entire albums that were either hard to find or long out of print. I'd be listening every Sunday night for my weekly dose of classic country and bluegrass.  After Gary Vance, Jay Hamilton, Big Ed Dunaway, then Moskowitz permanentaly took over the time-slot.  Moskowitz eventually added a 3-hour Saturday night country oldies show on KMPS-AM 1300 while still playing the funny stuff on the FM side on Sunday nights.  After KMPS, Mosk moved to station to station, combining the two formats, usually playing the funny stuff first and serious stuff last.

When Mosk left a commercial station, it was usually because the station changed format or was sold. Judging by all the musical requests he got each week, I don't think lack of listeners was a problem!  Even some listeners got their share of fame.  One such listener was 19 year old Melissa Farrington in Tacoma, a Billy Murray freak, who sent Mosk a bunch of Billy Murray recordings, including "Shut the door, they're coming through the Window!", which he played on the first Fan Appreciation night.  Singer Billy Murray recorded during the early 1900's through the late 1920's, and died in 1945!

How many of you remember all that and wonder when will Moskowitz be back on a powerful Seattle FM station so you can get your Sunday night fill of the nostalgia bin and the funny farm?  it depends on you and your country-music-loving friends!  One person can't do it alone!

I've been told that radio station KKWF-FM 100.7 (The Wolf) in Seattle is asking listeners what they would like to hear on The WOLF.  Why not get your friends to call, write, or E-mail them, saying that they'd like to hear Madman Moskowitz back on the air on a powerful Seattle FM station like The Wolf?  Isn't it true that Sunday night isn't Sunday night for you without the novelty music and the more serious classic country that goes all the way back to the 1920's?  Don't you want to give the young people in your life some regular exposure to the history of country music?

Info about the Program

Whether it's the serious, sentimental stuff or the crazy novelty stuff, I can guarantee that this show will have you saying one or both of the following:

  1. I haven't heard that in ages!
  2. I didn't know there actually was such a song!

He'll play anything that most radio stations won't play anymore.  Most of the songs you hear on the show are Moskowitz's own flat friends (records), and he has over 50,000 of them!  When it comes to classic country, the radio station might have songs going back to the early 1950's, but Moskowitz's country collection goes back to the early 1920's, and even a little further back for some pop and novelty music.

You may hear anything from Bob Wills and Gene Autry, to the old "Titanic" by Bradley Kincaid and "Drill Ye Terriers, Drill" by Dan Quinn (1901) that you may have heard in music class back in grammar (elementary) school, or maybe "Only The Moon-Man Knows" by Buck Ritchie and also by Bonnie Guitar.

In addition to listener requests, each show has a musical topic.  Topics such as rabbits, cats, dogs, ducks, chickens, pigs, frogs, fish, baseball, football, hunting, fishing, cars, boats, food, drinks, and politicians are musical topics at least once a year at certain times of the year.  St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving are always musically celebrated on the day or the Saturday before the actual day. This also applies to the first day of spring, Mother's Day, and Father's Day.  There are also themes such as "things to avoid", "overdoing it", "strange and unexpected noises", "bad drivers".....  You probably want a little example of that last topic.

Here are some songs about bad drivers that Moskowitz has played.  Some are hilarious and a few are tear-jerkers.

  • The Day I Taught Charlene McKenzie How to Drive
    -- Ray Stevens
  • Why did I Teach my Girl to Drive?
    -- The Corn Cobblers
  • Careless Driver
    -- The Maddox Brothers and Rose
  • The Story of the Driving Instructor
    -- Bob Newhart
  • Give Me 40 Acres (and I'll turn this rig around!)
    -- The Willis Brothers
  • Beep Beep
    -- The Playmates

How about some songs in foreign languages?

  • Speedy Gonzales (in German)
    -- Rex Gildo
  • How Much is the Doggie in the Window? (in Ukrainian)
    -- Mickie Shephard and Bunny Evans
  • Your Cheating Heart (in Ukrainian)
    -- Mickie Shephard and Bunny Evans
  • Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini (in German)
    -- Caterina Valente & Silvio Francesco (Club Honolulu)
  • Tom Dooley (in German)
    -- Original Nilsen Brothers
  • Bonanza (in German)
    -- Ralf Paulsen
  • Sukiyaki (in German)
    -- Blue Diamonds
  • Dancing Queen (in Spanish)
    -- ABBA

Here are some other songs you may hear on the show.  I wish I could say that all of the songs on this show are funny, but along with some more serious and sentimental songs, this show also provides some musical slices of history.

  • The Aroma of Tacoma
    -- Torrence & Lemmon
  • The Geoduck Song
    -- Pierymplezak
    (Note: That odd word is pronounced "Gooeyduck")
  • Da Turdy-Point Buck
    -- Bananas At Large
  • The Second Week of Deer Camp
    -- Da Yoopers
  • From the Indies to the Andes in his Undies
    -- The Hoosier Hot Shots
  • He Put in a Bar in the Back of his Car and He's Driving Himself to Drink
    -- George's Tavern Band
  • Dueling Dorks
    -- (artists unknown)
    (This is what happens when DJ's have too much time on their hands and a copy of "Duelling Banjos")
  • The Hamster Dance
    -- Hampton the Hamster
  • Bomb Iran
    -- Vince Vance & the Valiants (1979)
    (A Beach Boys song gets new lyrics!)
  • Bomb Iraq
    -- Vince Vance & the Valiants (2002)
    (A Coasters song gets new lyrics!)
  • Since they Stole the Spittoon from the Corner Saloon
    -- The Corn Cobblers
  • If it wasn't for your father would your mother be your mother so remember Dad on Mother's Day
    -- Stan Boreson & Doug Setterberg
  • That's My Pa
    -- Ben Colder
  • When it's Tooth-Picking Time in False-Teeth Valley
    -- Homer & Jethro
  • I'm Glad It's Time for Lutefisk Again
    -- Stan Boreson
  • Christmas at Ground Zero
    -- Weird Al Yankovic
  • Burping the Baby
    -- Cactus Pryor
  • My Brother Threw Up on my Stuffed Toy Bunny
    -- Peter Alsop
  • Atomic Power
    -- Buchanan Brothers
  • Old Man Atom
    -- Ozzie Waters
  • Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog
    -- Johnny Cash
  • Chug-A-Lug
    -- Roger Miller
  • Johnny Credit (I ain't never had no cash)
    -- Johnny Credit
  • Daffy Duck Rhapsody
    -- Mel Blanc
  • The Answer to my Prayer was Lyle Lovett's Hair
    -- Joe Anderson
  • Garth Brooks Ruined My Life
    -- Tim Wilson
  • Help, I'm White and I Can't Get Down
    -- The Geezinslaw Brothers
  • Please Don't Squeeze My Charmin
    -- Charlie Walker
  • First Redneck on the Internet
    -- Cledus T. Judd
  • History is Made by Stupid People
    -- The Arrogant Worms
  • Never Hit Your Grandma With a Shovel
    -- Spike Jones (1942)
  • Old McDonald's Deformed Farm
    -- Seamus Kennedy
  • Fishing for Chickens
    -- Seamus Kennedy
  • I'd a-writ You a Letter, but I Couldn't Spell "Pffft"
    -- Homer & Jethro
  • (If you wanna keep your beer ice-cold, leave it next to) My Ex-wife's Heart
    -- Terry Lee Stacey
  • She was Bitten on the Udder by an Adder
    -- Homer & Jethro
  • You only say you love me when you're really drunk
    -- Chuck Wagon and the Wheels
  • I'm My Own Grandpa
    -- Lonzo & Oscar
  • Don't Roll Those Blood-Shot Eyes at Me
    -- Hank Penney
  • I'm in Love with my Pet Rock
    -- Al Bolt
  • 13 Tons of Ice Cream Bars (and no refrigeration)
    -- Joe Sun
  • What do Clones do on Mother's Day?
    -- Willie Klein (1979)
  • Rocky Mountain Oysters
    -- Bill Smallwood
  • Frog Kissing
    -- Chet Atkins (Yes, with Chet singing!!)
  • Cheerleaders on Drugs
    -- Uncle Bonzai
  • Save the Bones for Henry Jones ('cause Henry don't eat no meat)
    -- Johnny Mercer & the Nat King Cole Trio (1947 -- got to #12)
  • Girls Don't Fart
    -- Strangely Brown
  • If a Beer-Bottle had a Nipple on it (you'd be a baby all your life)
    -- Charles Addams
  • Thomas Cat
    -- Alien Folklife
  • I Have Lost the Love of my Retired Boeing Production Trainee
      -- Plant 2
  • I Keep Her Picture Hanging Upside-Down ('cause I can't stand to look at her face)
      -- Jerry Lewis
  • If my Nose was Running Money, Honey, I'd blow it all on You
      -- The Moron Brothers
  • She Tore the Naked Ladies off the Mud-flaps of my Truck
    -- Timothy P.
  • They're Removing Grandpa's Grave to Build a Sewer
    -- Peter Sellers
  • Gomar, Come Out of that Sewer
    -- Charlie Weaver (Cliff Arquette, 1960)
  • Abdul Abulbul Amir
    -- Frank Crumit (1927)
  • Shaving Cream
    -- Benny Bell and his Orchestra, vocal by Paul Wynn (1946)
  • Killed by a Coconut
    -- Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein
  • Home-grown Tomatoes
    -- Guy Clark
  • How did I pick a Lemon in the Garden of Love where they say only Peaches grow?
    -- Barney Petersen
  • The Day I jumped from Uncle Harvey's Plane
    -- Red Lane
  • Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence
    -- Ren and Stimpy
  • You're Getting to be a Rabbit with Me
    -- Allan Sherman
  • There Ain't Enough Whiskey in Tennessee to Drink the Ugly off of You
    -- Simon Crumm (Ferlin Husky) (1986)
  • Dead Puppies
    -- Ogden Edsel (1978)
  • I'm Looking Over my Dead Dog Rover
    -- Hank, Stu, Dave, and Hank
  • What if your Butt was Gone
    -- Carla Ulbrig
  • Have a Peanut-Butter Sandwich
      -- Art Paul Schlosser
  • The Sick Man Blues
    -- The Goodies (1975)
  • The Interstate is Coming Through my Outhouse
    -- Leroy Pullens
  • Son of Old Rivers
    -- Tony, Bob and Jimmy (They're better known as The Lettermen, but here they use just their first names!)
  • Blowing Up Saddam's The Thing To Do
    -- Rusty Humphries (2002)
  • Carmen Miranda's Ghost
    -- Leslie Fisch
  • Married to a Mermaid
    -- Stanley Holloway
  • Godzilla Ate Tukwilla
    -- Dave Phillips
    Note:  Moskowitz has 2 versions of this song.  The original version was released in 1979 and mentions "running right by Seattle Slew, a racehorse down at the Longacres racetrack, and governor Dixie Lee Ray at the end ("Hey Dixie, this state's alright!"). The 1984 version, among other differences, mentions "tasting Moskowitz and spitting him out", whereas the 1979 version has Godzilla tasting Everett and spitting it out.  Anyone who drove through Everett on the freeway would always get a good whiff of the awful smell from the Scott Paper mill.  They installed pollution control devices on the smokestacks in the mid 1980's and they work so well that you can stand outside of the mill and forget you are next to the mill if you close your eyes!  Both of these versions are rare.  The long out-of-print 1979 45 RPM record is a collector's item because it was never released on CD, and only Moskowitz has the custom 1984 version.
  • Ode to the Little Brown Shack out Back
    Note:  This is the one that goes: "Don't let them tear that little brown building down..."
    Madman Moskowitz has this sung by Billy Ed Wheeler (also the composer), by Jimmy Jenson the Swinging Swede, and by Ben Colder (aka Sheb Wooley)

Some of you may feel that one or more of the songs listed above is awful.  Once a year Madman Moskowitz does a show filled with the worst songs in his collection.  The song can be awful for a number of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Bad singing
  • Bad playing
  • Subject matter in poor taste
  • A serious attempt that just didn't make it
  • Being overly repetitious

Some songs are so unusual (maybe only to you) that you can't understand why some people like a particular song and keep requesting it.  They actually make you want to ask some questions that might be considered offensive to the artist.  Then there are those songs that make you wonder if the song was meant for adults or for kids.  These songs become very annoying to some adults when the kids (or overgrown kids) play or request them over and over.

Some of the following songs are requested every so often, so one or two of these may be played during a given show, but rarely will you hear all of these songs in the same show!

  • The Girl Representing Brand X
      -- Faye DeWitt (1961)
  • Fish
      -- Leona Anderson
  • Here Fluffy
      -- Gloria Balsam
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
      -- William Shatner
  • Paralyzed
      -- The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
  • Let's do Something Cheap and Superficial
      -- Burt Reynolds
  • With These Hands
      -- Debbie Dawn
  • Send Me to Glory in a Glad Bag
    -- John Biggs
    Note:  For those who don't know, Glad is a brand of trash bag sold in the United States.  The slogan is, "Don't get mad, get Glad!".  These bags are supposedly easy to tie and don't break easily.  The smaller ones are meant to line your kitchen garbage pail, and the big ones are intended to hold yard waste and all of your trash for the weekly sanitation pick-up.  It should be obvious that this man is so poor that he wants to be buried in the local garbage dump.  If you don't live in the Seattle area and plan to go there, you should know that they refer to the various dumps as transfer stations.  I don't understand the reason behind this term, because most people would assume that a transfer station is where you might catch a city bus or change busses.

More novelty songs have been written about Christmas than any other subject!  Here is a small sample of Christmas music in the Madman's collection.

      -- artist unknown
      -- The Fifth Inversion
      -- The Cryptkeeper
      -- Frank Welker
      -- The Youngsters
      -- Stan Boreson
      -- Augie Rios (1959)
      -- Augie Rios (1959)
      -- Jimmy Boyd (1952)
      -- Jimmy Boyd
  • C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
      -- Eddy Arnold
      -- The Corry Band
      -- Bing Crosby
      -- Lou Monte
      -- Stan Boreson & Doug Setterberg
      -- Yogi Yorgesson (1949)
      -- Louis Armstrong (1953)
      -- Da Yoopers
      -- The Stanky Family
      -- Bob Rivers Comedy Group
      -- Homer & Jethro
      -- John McCutchin (1984)
      -- Gayla Peavey (1953)
      -- Dancer, Prancer & Nervous (1958)
      -- Sherwin Linton (1988)
      -- Gene Autry & Rosemary Clooney
      -- Jimmy Wakely & Margaret Whiting
      -- "Weird Al" Yankovic (1986)
      -- Stan Boreson
      -- Stan Boreson
      -- Jim Reeves (1963)
      -- Gayla Peavey (1953)
      -- Stan Freberg (vocal with burglar!)
      -- Don Sneed
      -- The Rovers
      -- Harry Singer

If you listen long enough, I know you will be thinking...

Christmas music in the summer?

He is a musical lunatic, and so are many of his listeners.  They are the ones who make the strange requests!  It also helps if a station such as KSER 90.7 FM has the following rule:  No Christmas music allowed between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.  The good folks at KSER realized that somebody has to offer some relief from all the holiday music which is played (over-played?) by other music stations during this time of the year.  Now you know the reason you will hear Moskowitz play novelty Christmas music in July or August.  He has played Christmas music on other stations now and then throughout the year, but he really let you have it during the 3 weeks just before Christmas.  On stations other than KSER, the pattern has always been "Christmas Gift Guide", "Bummed-Out Christmas", and finally a free-for-all on the week just before Christmas.  He can't do that on KSER, so get your tape recorders ready to record it in the summer and annoy your friends and neighbors with it during the Christmas season!   <grin>


Some listeners have sent him music from their own record/tape collection on audio cassettes.  Some of this music is rare and long out of print, and some of it has come from places as far away as Germany and New Zealand!  That's what happens when listeners send tapes of the show to friends and relatives around the world.


If you hear a song that you can't wait until next week to hear again, call the Madman during the show and vote for your Funny-Farm Favorite.  The three songs that receive the most votes (requests) during the show will be played again about 15 minutes before the end of the program.  This is similar to the Funny Five heard toward the end of each Dr. Demento Show, however:

  1. The call is not long-distance for most people who listen over the air.
  2. You get the results the same show.
  3. Moskowitz does not play listener phone calls.
  4. The Moskowitz show isn't over after the most-requested funny song has been played.


Moskowitz will not play "Kinko the Clown" by Ogden Edsel, because this song is about a pedophile.

Where can I find a certain song?

I know some of you will ask me where you can find a certain song you've heard on the show.  Maybe you want to hear more songs by that artist,  or you want the actual album.

  1. Keep listening to the show and have your tape recorder ready to record.
  2. Request the song!  Listener requests have a lot to do with what you hear on the show!
  3. Use the Internet.  Some of the material is still in print and some newer artists have official and unofficial web-sites.
  4. Contact Moskowitz.  If the song is currently available and if he has the album he will be able to give you the information via E-mail or over the radio.

Many of the songs he plays are rare and out of print.  He finds many of his records at garage sales and in thrift stores, and some are sent in by listeners.  This means I do not have the actual recordings (record, pre-recorded tape, CD) of these songs.  I get the songs the same way you can -- by listening to them over the radio and recording them on audio cassettes.

I know some of you may want to ask me for a tape of a certain song.  Don't bother to ask.  The answer is no because of a promise I made to a certain somebody, and this person is not Madman Moskowitz.

When I got Internet access at home, I made a few promises to the lady of the house (the term is accurate), who is not a computer user, but is concerned about privacy, because she has heard a few too many bad stories on radio and TV about the Internet.  In order to keep the peace around here, I promised her that I would not contact the people I meet on the Internet via snailmail or voice phone or try to meet them in person.  Doing those things would reveal our address or phone number (thanks to caller-ID on your end).  I also promised that I would not reveal certain information to others in private E-mail.  The Internet is well-known for being a place for spouses to cheat.  In my case the "lady of the house" is a biological relative.

Please don't ask me where you can download that certain song you heard on the show.  I literally don't know the answer!  The only purpose of listing the song titles is to give new listeners ideas for making requests which will be played on the radio.

Contacting Madman Moskowitz
(now Nathan Detroit)

Join the Music with Moskowitz listeners Yahoo Group to keep up with the news. (If the Madman were still alive and doing the show, the content below would be here without this explanation.)

Do you want to request a song but can't call the radio station during the show because it's long distance for you?  Maybe you are on the Internet and can't call out during the show because you have only one phone line.  Maybe you'd like to send him a tape (audio cassette) of something unusual in your music collection!

Here is the address for the station!  

Mailing address: Madman Moskowitz
2623 Wetmore Ave
Everett, WA 98201
KSER listener
request line:
(425) 303-9070
KSER Website:
(has streaming audio)

Musical topic for 15-Apr-2006:  Songs about Money (because of the start of the KSER spring pledge drive)


  • This is merely another unofficial fan site.  If the date of the topic for next week's show is old, it means I missed it when Moskowitz announced the topic for next week's show, or Moskowitz didn't announce next week's topic.  If the topic of the "show next week" doesn't match what you see posted here, then you may be hearing a pre-recorded program.

  • "Moskowitz is on at the same time as another show?!"
    Those of you who have this schedule conflict should know that tape recorders (boomboxes) are now inexpensive enough so you can buy two of the same model and record Moskowitz and maybe those old-time radio shows at the same time!

  • "Why isn't Moskowitz on today?  I listened to the show for the last few weeks and he didn't mention anything about there being no show this week."
    I'm just another listener, and since I'm not connected with the show, I get no advance warning from Moskowitz if he will be unable to do the show.  If this were an official site, then I would expect Moskowitz to inform me during the week of last-minute changes to the show.

  • Is the Madman "available"?  Not anymore!
    On 14-Mar-2004, Madman Moskowitz announced that he's engaged to a girl known only as "Crazy Cate".  His call screener "Nathan Detroit" is also nearly caught in the tender trap! It sounded like they were out together when each proposed to his girl. Let's wish these two nusical lunatics well and hope the two girls can keep up with them.

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Yes Virginia, people did have electronic pen-pals in distant parts of the world before the Internet, with its newsgroups, listservers, message boards, chatrooms, and E-mail, became popular.  Fidonet, a world-wide network of computer bulletin board systems (BBS's) run by computer hobbyists is free of spam, stalkers, pedophiles and child pornography.  This friendly part of cyberspace is downright hostile to those who wish to cause trouble.

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