Emotional Rescue is a fun and often funky exploration of all things 1970-1980, with plenty of air time given to pop, disco, soul, funk, punk, reggae, Afrobeat, New Wave, classic rock, and even some occasional jazz.  Andy Miles hosts. 

About the DJ


Andy Miles hosts Depth of Field, a mix of news, music and conversation concerning all things Transistor, Bring Your Own BeatDead FlowersEmotional Rescue and 15 Songs, the music show that leads off every installment of Transistor Radio. He also engineers and edits talk shows Cine-Cast and Always Andersonville Monthly and previously produced The White City Cinema Radio Hour. He has written for various publications on the arts, history & culture, made audio documentaries, worked in radio and public television, owned and operated a company specializing in congressional hearing transcripts, and since 2009 owned and managed Transistor. Born near Chicago and currently residing in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, he has also called Madison, Washington, D.C., and Berlin home. He holds a bachelors degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and plays drums in four or five bands.

Also visit Andy's Transistor Radio archive page


Emotional Rescue for July 2018 (Episode #5)

1. Nick Lowe "Tonight" (1979)
2. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" (1972)
3. Queen "Killer Queen" (1974)
4. Peter Gabriel "Modern Love" (1977)
5. The Staples Singers "I'll Take You There" (1972)
6. The Rolling Stones "All Down the Line" (1972)
7. Gang of Four "Natural's Not In It" (1979)
8. Graham Parker and the Rumour "Local Girls" (1979)
9. The Clash "Spanish Bombs" (1979)
10. Joni Mitchell "Trouble Child" (1974)
11. Shuggie Otis "Things We Like To Do" (1977)
12. Roy Ayers "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" (1976)
13. Michael Jackson "Off the Wall" (1979)
14. Eddie Kendricks "Keep on Truckin'" (1973)
15. Paul McCartney "Bluebird" (1973)


Emotional Rescue for June 2018 (Episode #4)

1. Bruce Springsteen "Tenth Avenue Freezeout" (1975)
2. David Bowie "Aladdin Sane" (1973)
3. Robert Palmer "Johnny and Mary" (1980)
4. Talking Heads "Warning Sign" (1978)
5. Lipps Inc. "Funkytown" (1979)
6. Jermaine Jackson "Erucu" (1975)
7. Equatics "Merry Go Round" (1972)
8. Darondo "Didn't I" (1972)
9. John Lennon "Bless You" (1974)
10. Pink Floyd "San Tropez" (1971)
11. The Kinks "Apeman" (1970)
12. Stephen Stills "Isn't It About Time" (1973)
13. Faust "Jennifer" (1973)
14. The Alan Parsons Project "Time" (1980)
15. Tom Waits "Blue Valentines" (1978)

Emotional Rescue for May 2018 (Episode #3)

1. Aretha Franklin "Rock Steady" (1972)
2. Al Green "Take Me To The River" (1974)
3. Althea & Donna "Uptown Top Rating" (1978)
4. Anita Ward "Ring My Bell (original radio version)" (1979)
5. Led Zeppelin "Out on the Tiles" (1970)
6. Eric Clapton "Mainline Florida" (1974)
7. The Grateful Dead "Good Lovin'" (1978)
8. Paul Simon "St. Judy's Comet" (1973)
9. Electric Light Orchestra "Strange Magic" (1975)
10. The B-52s "6060-842" (1979)
11. Patti Smith "Redondo Beach" (1975)
12. The Jam "That' Entertainment" (1980)
13. The Cure "Grinding Halt" (1979)
14. XTC "Life Begins At The Hop" (1979)
15. Fela Kuti "Sorrow Tears and Blood" (1977)

Emotional Rescue for April 2018 (Episode #2)

1. Shuggie Otis "Inspiration Information"
2. Chic "I Want Your Love"
3. Prince "I Feel For You"
4. Earth, Wind & Fire "Shining Star"
5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Don't Do Me Like That"
6. Squeeze "Cool for Cats"
7. David Bowie "TVC15"
8. Nick Lowe "36 Inches High"
9. Can "Hunters and Collectors"
10. Funkadelic "You and Your Folks"
11. Donny Hathaway "The Ghetto"
12. Black Merda "That's the Way It Goes"
13. Jimmy Cliff "The Harder They Come"
14. Steely Dan "My Old School"
15. Pharoah Sanders "Astral Traveling"

Emotional Rescue for March 2018 (Episode #1)

1. Traffic "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone" 
2. The Clash "Police and Thieves"
3. Wire "Mannequin" 
4. Roxy Music "Three and Nine"
5. Stevie Wonder "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" 
6. Sly and the Family Stone "If You Want Me To Stay" 
7. King Tubby "Take Five"
8. Curtis Mayfield "Pusherman"
9. Paul Simon "Late in the Evening"
10. John Lennon "Mind Games" 
11. George Harrison "Give Me Love" 
12. Lijadu Sisters "Life's Gone Down Low" 
13. Ebo Taylor "Will You Promise" 
14. Fleetwood Mac "Heroes Are Hard To Find"   
15. Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
16. John Handy "Hard Work" 
17. Eddie Hendricks "My People ... Hold On" 
18. Roy Ayers "We Live in Brooklyn" 
19. Talking Heads "Born Under Punches" 
20. Idris Muhammad "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This"