Jonathan Mosen

Welcome to Jonathan Mosen's Mushroom FM page

About Me

I’m Jonathan Mosen, the founder of Mushroom FM and the host of two shows here on the home of the fun guys. It’s been a trippy ride so far on the rollercoaster that is life. If you’d like to learn more about me, you can visit my bio page.

Mosen At Large

Mosen At Large is my three hour magazine show heard on Mushroom FM at 2 PM Eastern every Saturday. It’s replayed on Tuesdays at 5 AM Eastern. It’s predominantly focussed on a conversation with our community of listeners with a little great music thrown in. People say it’s engaging, compelling, informative and fun. I hope you’ll give it a listen and hear for yourself.

During the winter months, the show is on at 6 AM New Zealand time on a Sunday, so that’s an early start for me when I could be sleeping in. Sometimes, I get asked why on earth I get up at such an early hour to host a voluntary Internet radio show. First, I love the medium, so any time's a good time to do radio. But the early hour takes me back to my commercial radio career, where I used to stagger out of bed at 3:30 AM for a 6 AM start. There's a certain kind of energy about the morning shows, and I try to bring that to Mosen At Large.

A condensed version of the show is made available as the Mosen At Large podcast, available everywhere good podcasts can be found. To find out more about Mosen At Large, how to listen live or catch the podcast, check out the dedicated Mosen At Large page.

The Mosen Explosion

the Mosen Explosion airs weekdays at 2 AM Eastern. If that’s stupid o’clock for you, I have good news! It replays 12 hours later at 2 PM Eastern time. Remember you can check the schedule page right here on the Mushroom FM site to find out when that is in your time zone.

The Mosen Explosion, in a word, aims to be fun. Join me for some great music, listener conversation, and fun stuff.

I try to make the show like the ones I enjoyed listening to as a kid, with plenty of jingles, use of funny little audio snippets and a fast pace.
Special features include:
• The Banana Report, where the Mosen kids get let loose on the air and say who knows what.
• Today in history, often with a few little observations thrown in and appropriate music to match

But mostly, we spend our time playing a huge variety of great music. If I have it, I’ll play it, no matter what the genre or when it was made. Much of what we play is driven by you, and that’s the way we like it.

If you’re a new listener, we’ll induct you as a friend of the show by exploding you. Yes, this is one place where being exploded is actually a good thing!

Keeping In Touch and Making Requests

It’s easy to keep in touch with the Mosen Explosion.

Let your voice be heard!

It's cool to hear the voices of our listeners. So why not give the Explodaphone a call. The number, in the USA, is 864-60Mosen, that's 864-606-6736.

Email the Show

If you’d like to make a request for the show, Email me any time and I’ll do what I can to help. The address for requests by Email is my first name at mushroomfm dot com. Sorry, but I have to spell it out that way to try and keep the nasty spam spam spam spam spam spammers away.

You can also contribute by voice this way. Record an audio file on your smartphone or computer, attach it to an email, and send it to me over the email thing

Follow Me on Twitter

Follow you, follow me. You are welcome to follow me on the social networking site Twitter. What’s nice about Twitter is that you can see who else is following the show too. Follow other listeners and you’ll complement what’s happening on the air by chatting with others listening to the same show as you. It can be a lot of fun, much of the listener banter that surrounds the show is really entertaining.
Use the #MushroomFM hashtag in your tweets, and others who are not following you but who have an interest in the Mosen Explosion can read what you tweet. Who knows, you may get a few followers out of it too.

Email Lists

If you would like to be Emailed announcements about what is coming up on the show, as well as information about specials that may be heard from time to time, please subscribe to the Mosen Explosion announcements mailing list. To do so, just send a blank message to

If you would like to receive the same announcements, but also interact with other Mosen Explosion listeners by email, please send a blank message to: Exploders-Subscribe@lists.MosenExplosion.comThis is a low traffic discussion list and you would be welcome.