The Rock and Roll Report Radio Spotlight is on The Time Machine

I don’t know what impresses me more about The Time Machine. The fact that Michael McCartney actually understands the concept of rock and roll radio by playing cool yet unknown new stuff with classic yet rarely played old stuff or the fact that it is broadcast out of Hawaii. Either way, The Time Machine is great rock and roll radio. Combining old and new rock and roll that you won’t likely hear on your local radio station with inciteful interviews and great gag commercials, The Time Machine is well produced radio done right. Check the website for actual stations and times of broadcast. All I have to do is swing an invite to the studio and I’ll be in double heaven! Great stuff that goes Pop!
Later.

19 Comments

  1. Michael McCartney is “High Fidelity” wrapped in “The Wonder Years”. His knowledge and taste are beyond compare and yet he transmits an excitement and a sense of discovery that we all once shared when we were 17.

    He is what radio once was and should be.

    Thanks for bringing us the good stuff Michael!

  2. I have listened to Michael McCartney for more years than I care to admit and this review epitomizes his abilities. He has amazing talent, humor and insight. He has introduced me to so many incredible songs that you would not hear on regular “hits only” radio stations. I only wish he were heard beyond the airwaves of Hawaii.

  3. One of the best shows left on radio! Radio has become so stale these days, it’s nice to have a breath of fresh air like Michael McCartney’s
    Time Machine!
    Regards, David

  4. Michael McCartney ‘s TIME MACHINE IS what radio should aspire to.

    A resource for creative discovery and an open opportunity for high quality EXPANSION of a once great musical culture.
    -(You know, before the corporate suits and their lawyers decided that We the people only needed to hear what they had tested and had met their profit requiements.) –

    Michael’s radar is wide and usually right on the money.
    He is a knowlegable Professional with a passion for his subject; be it, Music or Film or Television.

    Like We say out here in the middle of the Pacific puddle ” Lucky you live Hawaii!”

    DC

  5. Michael McCartney ‘s TIME MACHINE IS what radio should aspire to.

    A resource for creative discovery and an open opportunity for high quality EXPANSION of a once great musical culture.
    -(You know, before the corporate suits and their lawyers decided that We the people only needed to hear what they had tested and had met their profit requiements.) –

    Michael’s radar is wide and usually right on the money.
    He is a knowlegable Professional with a passion for his subject; be it, Music or Film or Television.

    Like We say out here in the middle of the Pacific puddle ” Lucky you live Hawaii!”

    DC

  6. Hooray for Michael McCartney! I’m biased, but, I think he is great and his radio efforts do, indeed, rock! If you have a chance to listen to his show, do so. If you meet him on the street in Hawaii, avoid him at all costs! (Sick attempt at humor)
    Honestly, I’ve know the guy for a while and show biz and radio are in his DNA.
    Maureen B. former co-worker

  7. Michael McCartney rocks! The Time Machine saved my life! I was on my way to a country music suicide until I heard The ‘Chine! Is Michael really Paul’s brother? Does he sleep with his pets? Is Jessica Simpson his niece? All these are requisite questions in the study of the history of rock n roll. Mikey belongs in the RnR Hall of Fame in Cleveland!

  8. I was fortunate enough to be mentored by one of the unsung heroes of the radio/music industry in Michael McCartney. His eagnerness to share both radio and music allowed me to make the transformation from fan to contributor to friend and for that I will be forever grateful. If that didn’t get you teary eyed, some of the music that you never hear on the radio that is played on the show will. Check it out!

    Joe King

  9. Michael’s show is diverse and true to its origin. He is also a fearless cheerleader for the independent musician. He has his pulse on the fan’s desire for a variety of classic songs combined with new artists on the horizon. Thanks, Michael for keeping it real. OK – I’m biased too a bit. Thanks Michael for giving my music a voice.
    Kristy Jackson

  10. Who is Michael McCartney and what is THE TIME MACHINE?

    Michael is the voice of a generation brought up on corporate musical spoon feedings.

    When the industry handed us sour grapes, Michael turned it into a fine wine. Sure, it had to age, but Michael is now there at the winery, pouring out his vintage best to all those who want it a second time around.

    THE TIME MACHINE is his winery.

    Do yourself a favor and get a bottle of THE TIME MACHINE, sit back and enjoy music the way it was supposed to be listened to.

    Keep it alive Mike!

  11. I’ve been listening online for the past two years and have found it to be one of the top shows on the web that I keep coming back to again and again. I only wish that I was in Hawaii to hear it seven days a week. How does he get all of those cool guests? None of the radio stations in my city do this or seem to care. Thanks to The Time Machine, my last few purchases at the music store were; Rachael Yamagata, The Raspberries, Frank Sinatra, The Bangles, Randy Newman and Butch Walker. All of that inspired by one radio show. Amazing. Everybody at The Time Machine is fun to listen to and I hope that they never stop.

  12. Kudos to Michael McCartney. I have a soft spot for unsigned indies like Alex Bach and the fact that Michael plays her music while she’s ignored by corporate radio, speaks volumes. All I need now is for an internet stream so I can listen to The Time Machine.

  13. Damn! This is one of the best shows on that box that irritates me in more ways than can be shared. Every radio station on my car dial just hurts my feelings. I am a human being and that Time Machine show with all of those quirky people playing all of those awesome songs with musical respect makes me feel better about the human race. Michael makes me laugh too! Now I find out that I can listen at work with my computer on and spread the message to my unsuspecting co-workers. The Time Machine is Sa-Weeeet!

    Emily

  14. Michael gives visions in my ear of genuine sound. A sound created in a circle of Birds of Paradise (he he…the Birds of Paradise being another subject entirely!)

    I totally DIG the station and all you do to support what you truly believe in.

    Thank you for encouraging artists that create their art, while respecting the listeners ear! I see and hear your taste and it gives a lot of hope!

    Thank you for the station, it’s life, and it’s spirit.

    LM

  15. to whoever it may concern,

    Can that someone get copies of Michael McCartney’s Woman and McGear albums? they are both out of print sadly!

    Hans

  16. Hey there Michael!

    What a great job you continue to do in bringing the world the music and info from artists that truly deserve the noteriety!

    You rock my friend!

    Mark

  17. When I heard Spooky Tooth, Petula Clark and Marshall Crenshaw in the first fifteen minutes I knew that I found something special. I hadn’t really paid attention to the radio in years and then one day I came across this show with it’s odd cast of characters who obviously really care about the songs they end up playing. I believe them so much that I can’t change the station even when they play a song that doesn’t suit my taste. I’m hooked now for almost six years and often find myself running late to appointments because it’s hard to leave the car. Is it possible to tivo my car radio? Thanks Time Machine and tell Michael to stop playing those songs from my high school years. I always end up crying like a baby.

    xoxoxo – Brenda

  18. Michael McCartney is at the helm of a great thing – a radio show that keeps on delivering an enormous amount melodic music!!

    The Time Machine’s offers amazing timeless music combined with a plethora of contemporary indie artists that somehow fit into the mix seamlessly. It’s so nice to see a team devoted to searching out unsigned talent to play next to the majors.

    Being featured on Michael’s show has been an amazing experience for me, and so many others!!

    Keep on ROCKIN’ guys, and you’ll always have a loyal following here!!

  19. Michael McCartney is one of few real deejays out there.
    Here in Winnipeg Mb. Canada i’ve listened to local radio for at least three decades and i remember i few radio personalities that had the same sort of humanistic attitude that michael has but not nearly as much as this man brings to the microphone day after day. His rapport with the artists… the humour in it all, it’s like what i remember what it was like when i was a kid..you know what i mean ? hangin’ on their every word wondering if he was gonna ask them that question you were so wanting to know the answer to. I love listening to his shows ! i wish i could get them live but the podcasts will have to do…Michael truly understands the music he plays. where it comes from, who wrote it and what it means for people to revisit the times and places they were when they heard some of the songs for the first time. I trust we’ll be listening to Michael for years to come. As i write this the past week has seen his boss Ivan Dixon pass away and as i find out Mr. Dixon was a champion of Mr. McCartney’s natural talent.
    Good for Ivan ! another Job well done Dixon..
    so me… i trust this Mc Cartney guy…sometimes you just see it, know it and hope that you’ll be blessed with it for a good long time…
    You won’t be able to stop or slow down now m.m. you have too too many fans!

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