LuxuriaMusic DJ Profiles



Strike's Kitsch Niche  - Sundays 8-11 PM PST
The longest-running show on Luxuriamusic, Strike's Kitsch Niche has been loved and banned worldwide for nearly a generation. But who is this mysterious “Strike”? Where is he from? What does he want? Who will inherit his one-of-a-kind massive collection of incredibly strange music and solid funk records when he departs this mortal coil? Can I become fake friends with him so it will be me? Who will create odd characters hosting fake shows or do horrible impersonations when he's gone? No one knows for sure, but this much is known: We must be alert and vigilant, and continue to monitor his show week in and week out. Perhaps the answer is already there, waiting to be unearthed. Or, perhaps not. Either way, the world is a better place because of it.

Ron Sures

Ron Sures - Happy to Know You - Fridays at 5-7 pm Pacific/8-10 pm Eastern

Ron Sures has been a musician for 91% of his life, and has been composing music for film and television for over 20 years. Some of his film assignments have included I Love A Man In Uniform, Joe’s So Mean To Josephine, The Life Before This, Blessed Stranger, and the 1996 film adaptation of Eugene O’Neill's Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

Among more recent projects, Sures has composed the scores for the TV series Slings & Arrows (for the Sundance Channel), and The Eleventh Hour, for which he won a Gemini award. He loves (and loves to play) every kind of music that was ever invented.

John T

John T. – Thrifting for Tunes – Sundays 6-7 PM PT/9-10 PM ET

Host John T. is a Montrealer, a writer/translator/editor, a broadcaster, a tikiphile, a mid-century modernist… His other radio/music-related projects include scripts, features, and segments for CBC Radio and Sound Source Networks, artwork and photos for live recordings by Stan Ridgway, and production of the DVD Ridgway's Raw Feed Live. John has written chapbooks that have garnered attention locally and abroad, including Dollar Days (a surreal account of his days as an ad copywriter), Mental Notes (a poignant/funny collection of anecdotes), and the Montreal underground classic The Official St. Leonard Dictionary (a dictionary of local Italian-Canadian slang); first published in 1994, the Dictionary continues to be a cult item and was nominated for an Expozine small press award. John also founded The Montreal Tiki Appreciation Society, the Mai Tai newsletter (1998-2005), and the website


Tothar - The Beyondophonic Action Hour - Sundays 7PM - 8PM Pacific

Beaming in from the planet of Akron, Ohio, Tothar has been amassing a diversity of records since his toddler days. As the story goes, Tothar learned to read from 45 labels, by matching favorite songs with particular letter combinations like “Shadows On My Wall - The Poppy Family.” In addition to hosting The Beyondophonic Action Hour on LuxuriaMusic, Tothar has co-hosted The Beyondo Mondo Record Party, a freeform radio show on WAPS-FM in Akron from 1999-2008.

Vic Tripp

Vic TrippVic Tripp - Atomic Cocktail  -  Thursdays - 5 -6 PM PT

Atomic Cocktail producer Gene Sculatti (who’s never been photographed with Vic Tripp) helmed, with Art Fraud, The Cool & The Crazy radio show (1984-87, KCRW, Santa Monica), is the author of The Catalog of Cool, Too Cool and San Francisco Nights: The Psychedelic Music Trip and has written for Creem, Crawdaddy, Billboard and USA Today.

Brian J. Waters

Brian J. WatersBrian J. Waters - Boogie Disease Radio - Tuesdays 5-7 PM PT

Brian J. Waters has been a fixture in the LA music scene since moving there from Miami, FL in 1988. His first gig was at Bleecker Bob’s Records LA, where he spent the better part of a decade specializing in buying and selling vintage vinyl. In the early 90s, Waters joined fellow Miami transplants in the magnetic punk rock band “Coma-tones,” and then went on to form his own soul-inspired, high energy rock-n-roll combos “The Countdowns” and “The Flash Express,” where the LA Weekly called him “a hopped-up locomotive, screaming into his Telecaster pickups, luring women in the audience and shaking his God-given white ass.” (Oh Good Lord!!!)  He’s also graced the stage and recording studio with artists ranging from Andre Williams and Rudy Ray Moore to DeeDee Ramone, Jane Wiedlin of the “GoGos” and most recently, the LA 10-piece, death doo-wop combo, “Jail Weddings.”

Ian Whitcomb

Ian WhitcombIan Whitcomb - The Ian Whitcomb Show
Wednesday from 8PM - 10 PM

Ian Whitcomb (born Ian Timothy Whitcomb, 10 July 1941, Woking, Surrey, England) is an entertainer, singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor. As part of the British Invasion, his hit song "You Turn Me On" reached number 8 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.

He has written several books on popular music, beginning with After the Ball, published by Penguin Books (Britain) and Simon & Schuster (United States) in 1972. He accompanies his singing by playing the ukulele and, through his records, concerts, and film work, has helped to stimulate the current revival of interest in the instrument. His recreation of the music played aboard the RMS Titanic in the film of that name won a Grammy Award in 1998 for package design and a nomination for Whitcomb's liner notes (Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage).