Turmoil Radio: A Trove of Punk Rock Music History & Culture

Turmoil Radio Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries

Turmoil Radio Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries

The Turmoil Radio Collection documents the 24-year run of Steve Kreitzer’s radio program on WUSB-FM (90.1 FM) – the world’s longest running punk rock radio show. Beginning in 1980, the show became a vital part of the Long Island punk and hardcore community, and it remarkably gained renown internationally, long before internet radio streams made worldwide radio broadcasting possible.

Turmoil playlists and interviews were printed in punk magazines (“zines”). As a result, bands and music labels from around the world sent recordings and other promotional materials to Turmoil. Some of these bands have become well-known, but others remain virtually unrecognized. Many items in the collection are extremely rare. Comprised of approximately 100 cubic feet of correspondence, sound recordings, magazines, ephemera, textiles, and artifacts, the collection was generously donated to Stony Brook University Libraries by Steve Kreitzer.

For more information, please visit Special Collections’ website.

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, collections, historic maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
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