About Us

Welcome to the Garage. No, not that dated relic of the American dream, the one that came with two cars and two kids and five decades of wage slavery wrapped up in a bow. No, this is the Garage that time forgot, the one that you heard about from your best friend’s older sister where the walls are always shaking and there’s plenty of room to dance and someone still gives a damn. In the Global Garage, there are no borders, and every punk, loser, and dreamer from here to Hong Kong knows the way. So come on down and join us for two hours of garage, punk, psych, and other assorted noises from around the world every Sunday from 1 to 3pm (EST) on WHUP FM. We’ve been waiting for you.

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