About Us

Global Garage is a weekly radio show on the wonderful Hillsborough, North Carolina community radio station, WHUP 104.7 FM. The show airs live Sundays 1pm – 3pm, bringing you the best in garage rock, punk, psych, and rock ‘n’ roll – from close to home to the other side of the globe, from the genre’s early days and inspirations to today’s torchbearers. On this site you’ll find past Global Garage episodes and the occasional blog post. If you’re curious about where we source our tunes, check out or choropleth maps that keep track of states and countries we’ve played from.

The Hosts of Global Garage

Paul Mirek

paul-mirek-global-garagePaul experienced a spiritual awakening in high school when he accidentally tuned his radio from the modern rock station to the local college station. He spent time as both a DJ and Music Director for Elon University’s WSOE FM, where he also first met sonic soulmate Ryan Sweeney.

Paul’s 2018 “Heavy Rotation”

  • S/T LP – Cakefight
  • S/T 7″ – CCR Headcleaner
  • Rootstock – Crypt Trip
  • All These Worlds Are Yours – HOLY
  • S/T LP – Nomos 751
  • S/T LP – Setter & the Teammates

Ryan Sweeney

ryan-sweeney-global-garageRyan first discovered his love of radio at WSOE FM, where he spent all 4 years of college as a DJ, 2 as program director, and 1 as general manager. After 7 years off the airwaves, and a deep, dark void in his soul, Paul convinced him to return via WHUP FM to start up Global Garage; restoring balance to the force. While his musical tastes are fairly broad, he has a big nerdy spot in his heart for prog rock.


Ryan’s 2018 “Heavy Rotation”

  • Songs of Praise – Shame
  • Temet – Imarhan
  • World’s Blood – Wayfarer
  • City of Bootmakers – L.A. Salami
  • S/T – The Muslims
  • Girls Girls Girls – Miesha and the Spanks
  • Cosmic Rupture – Mythic Sunship
  • S/T – Bat Fangs