Transmission Music launches DJ collective

Transmission Music DJ Jake Rudh spinning at the Varsity Theater in November. Credit: Photo by Nick Kozel

Jake Rudh — Fulton resident, celebrated DJ and a host at 89.3 The Current — is ready to spend a few more Friday nights with his family.

So he’s launching Transmission Music, a collective of three DJs who split wedding gigs and other private events.

“It’s nice to be able to spread the love a little bit,” he said.

He’s recruited Michael Grey and Shane Kramer, who keep day jobs, tout experience with local bands, love vinyl and own thousands of albums.

“It’s run by three guys who live and breathe music,” Rudh said.

Rudh’s musical taste ranges from the 60s British invasion to current indie rock, with a heavy emphasis on the 80s: Depeche Mode, Billy Idol, and David Bowie. (Last summer, he took a road trip hitting John Hughes locations shot in Ferris Bueller, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.)

Although he’s sharing the work load, Rudh will continue personally Djing at Club Jäger every Wednesday night, and hosting his show on The Current every Thursday night at 10 p.m.

“I’ve been a DJ in town as long as I could walk into a club,” Rudh said.

Rudh is marking the 14th anniversary of his Transmission Club nights with a party at First Avenue on March 21.