Bent By Nature: The Archives

Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost SNAP Archives

Premiered on KCRW on 28 October 2021

Role: Creator, Producer, Researcher, Writer, Audio transfer, Audio restoration, Audio editor, Licensing

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s. Countless artists crammed into her studio to perform live on her late-night show, “SNAP,” on KCRW. And after 40 years, we’ve made a wide cross-section of those sessions available again. Most haven’t been heard since the day of their original broadcast, and almost none have been heard from the original pre-broadcast source tapes.

Analog 1/2″ reel transfers and restoration by Bob Carlson
Cassette/DAT transfers and restoration by MDW
Digital producer: Andrea Domanick


The Interviews. Rare and legendary interviews with musicians, filmmakers, artists, and auteurs, newly transferred and remastered from the source tapes.

The Performances. In-studio performances from “SNAP” on KCRW: raw, unfiltered, and newly transferred and remastered from the source tapes. Myke also wrote a beginners’ guide.

Extras. Videos, photos, ephemera, and more from the cutting-room floor.

SEE ALSO: Bent By Nature (Podcast), BENT24