The Back Story

FunHouse Radio is owned and operated by “Wacky Alex”. That’s me. My real name is too difficult to say unless you are a Ukrainian that can read Hungarian. Trust me on that one. A frustrated friend once dubbed me “Wacky Valacky”. I decided to keep the Wacky.

After operating an alternative format radio channel for 8 years, I decided to switch formats.

This FunHouse format is pretty much something I came up with for a radio production class at Oakland University in 1996. My professor gave me an A+ for my final tape, noting that my unique style was entertaining. He called it psychedelic. I guess that was the vocabulary he had available to describe it.

In 2019, I looked around to see if anyone else was doing a format like this and I didn’t really find anything. Initially I operated as a non-profit with no commercials. The United States Congress created a law in late 2020 that made this practice illegal without a royalties license. Thus I was forced to stop with the free station and rethink my path forward.

A few months later I contracted with Live365 to handle royalties and advertising. This station is in compliance and also classified as a business. It’s not what I had first intended but it works.

You should also know that I am LGBT and Autistic. I also have both pancreatic and liver disease. As such it has been difficult for me hold down a day job. I need to seek alternate forms of income. I hope this does the trick.

Please donate if you are able to do so.

If you like what you hear, let us know! and Tell a friends too!

Your Pal

Wacky Alex