What is it?
Press The Button is an interactive radio experience
which allows the listeners, the staff, and the in-studio guests to direct
the flow of audio art on any given show. At times free-form, at times
orchestrated, Press the Button is a unique experiment in audio exploration.
Want more? Try our F.A.Q.
When is it?
nights 10 pm - 12 am, EST WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland, OH
How do I participate?
Be a part of the show by calling 216-368-2208
When the phone stops ringing, your voice will be live on the air so
please read our calling tips first!
I hear it?
Be in Cleveland, Ohio...tune your radio
to 91.1 FM any Sunday night between midnight and 3 am, or listen on
the net from WRUW's website, or download
last week's show, or buy/trade for any show
you might like from our episode guide. We're also podcasting (and keeping our own multi-week archive) at this RSS feed. More recent show descriptions can be found at the Glacial Communications blog.
is doing the show?
(in alphabetical order)
every man - WRUW staff member,
co-founded the radio show and band with Glacial 23. Reminiscent of a
1950's Greenwich-Villiage, NY coffee house existentialist, he works
more with audio portraits, and tends to be the message within the structure.
every man and Glacial 23 finished the first Button CD together in the
summer of 1997. Stopped doing the show full-time since December 31,
- WRUW staff member. He co-founded the radio show with every man in
1997. He also joined every man in forming a studio band based on their
radio show. They named their band: The Button. Glacial 23 works more
with audio landscapes, and is most often the melody, the rhythm, and
the structure you hear in our works.
- WRUW staff member. A very creative performer who has
been known to play the guitar with effects pedals, various keyboards,
and is comfortable using the computer laptop as an audio tool. Widget is
also a visual artist who has recently delved into the audio realm. Widget
prefers "textures" visually and that translates very well
into sound, as Widget's performances are noticeably dynamic.
- Frequent guest performer who creates amazing environments
of sound combining field recordings with electronica. Her typical
a DJ console, laptop, and a minidisc player. Her musical preferences
tend to be for minimalist abstract aural stimulations. Her first
release, "Cat Dreams," accurately captures the sound of falling
asleep outdoors. She's also an excellent graphics designer.
Who was doing the show?
J. Kyle Moyer -
Extremely talented musician/artist who has slowly evolved into a full
time member of Press The Button. His contributions to the show are
diverse, as he works with a wide array of electronic instruments, guitars,
processors. He's capable of making captivating soundscapes that can
last for hours. He's also been known to make recontextualized
spoken word collages. Also a singer/songwriter/lyricist, Kyle is the
founder of locally
staff member. A visual collage
artist, a video collector, and a frequent guest performer who embraces
When the show first went on the air, she would
occasionally provide us with a painting and ask us to translate it
into sound. Eventually, she returned the favor and translated the sounds
of one of our shows into a painting. Recently she's been making her
own audio compositions. She supplies a lot of our source material from
her video collections, and from time to time gets together with Widget
and hetmana to do the show without us.
Dave Monk - Joined Press The Button as an AP (apprentice
programmer) in 1998, and faded away from us sometime in 1999 to begin
"The Raver's Edge" show on WRUW. He was invovled a bit on
the Button's first album, and was responsible for a lot of the electronica
beats you heard during his year on the air with us. He was very witty
when he talked on the air with callers, and often cultivated some hilarious
coincidences with his phrase sampler on the show.
Ryan - Joined Press The Button as a full
time member in 1998, worked with every man in media manipulation in
radio/tv/print since 1991, has had several shows with and without every man in college, and independently authors several elements of the Press
The Button radio show. Paul has since joined The Button. Paul is best
known for authoring his own spoken word pieces, such as The Ryan Report
scripts, most of our spoof public service announcements, several short
stories, and even novels. With his father being a professional studio
producer, its no surprise these talents spill into Paul, though he uses
them in ways the recording industry never intended. Sonically, Paul
favors thought provoking abstract landscape works, with a bit of found
sound portrait here and there. To pursue other projects, Paul left us
in July of 2003.
- Uncl Rus (Nobody, Russell Mast, Nobodobodohn) was, and kind of still
us, a once in awhile staff member. It was difficult for him to make
it here regularly, as he was living in Chicago, IL at the time. He was
fundamentally involved in the creation of this show's original format,
was heavily involved in parts of The Button's first album release, and
gave us wisdom that remained inspirational to this day. Uncl Rus is
a theremin player, but also works with cutups, collages, and particularly
fancies verbal repetition, and how such a technique can make words lose
(or gain) meanings. Uncl Rus discovered Burning
Man in 1998, and has devoted much time and energy all year around
to preparing for this event. He convinced every man that this event is
a must see, so they joined up together there in the year 2000 and 2001,
and the result was a handful of Button-esque pirate radio broadcasts
where Uncl Rus was camping (we included some in past PTB shows.) He
has become less and less involved with us since then. Last we heard
from him, he is married and living in Texas.