Big Sonic Heaven
Big Sonic Heaven was a music program and blog created, hosted and produced by Darren Revell.
The first chapter of Big Sonic Heaven had an eight-year run from 1995-2003 on Detroit, Michigan, radio station WPLT (now WDVD). Big Sonic Heaven aired every Sunday evening for four hours and featured shoegaze, dream pop, trip hop, Britpop, and electronic by bands such as Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Dead Can Dance, Portishead (band), Depeche Mode, Ride, Slowdive, The Cure, Hooverphonic, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Smiths to name a few.
Additionally, Revell was instrumental in providing local talent with a radio presence. Revell made a significant impact in Detroit with the program, as there were very few radio shows that catered to this genre and its fans.
Revell revived Big Sonic Heaven on Los Angeles, California, radio station Indie 103.1 in January 2007. The two-hour program aired Mondays through Wednesdays at 10 p.m. On January 15, 2009, Indie 103.1 went off the air.
The next home for Big Sonic Heaven after Strangeways Radio was Los Angeles-based Internet outlet Moheak Radio (now The Independent FM), which was founded by former Indie 103.1 DJ "TK." Revell was the music director for Moheak and hosted Big Sonic Heaven twice a week from mid-2010 to September 2012.
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