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How Radio Was Done Part 97

(Jan. 22, 2009- Solo)
Still more of 1987, and we rove through some of the crazy top 40 DJs on the air that year, the music they played and some they didn’t, Larry King and a panel discusses the pros and cons of AM vs. FM, a BBC show playing only songs that are less than two minutes long, an ode to old radio from NBC, and still more of the more odd music appearing in 1987.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 96

Jan. 15, 2009
Solo
The longest year yet, 1987 continues, this time focusing on cold war paranoia on the cusp of Glasnost. After a brief opening technical difficulty, your host, Izzy Isnt, first admits to not caring if 1987 goes on forever, and then were off with Beau Grites and the U.S. Government officials running Asian drugs, an extended look at the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative with Edward Teller and others, Bible prophecy on Russia and the Middle East, the open emergence of Russian rock with examples, and throughout, almost the entire /”Radio Kaos/” album released in 1987 by Roger Waters.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 95B

Jan. 8, 2009
Solo
In this continuation of Part 95, we cover more audio art and art related material from 1987.This includes various abstract verbal and mouth sound works, an extended look at Survival Research Laboratories with descriptions of their work by Mark Pauline and cohorts, along with the big noise they made. Also, Gregory Whitehead, The Flying Lizards, Culturcide, Christian Marclay, John Oswald, more John Cage remixed, decorated telephones by Red Grooms and what they mean, and Crosley Bendix explains /”Domestic Art./”
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 95

Dec. 18, 2008
Solo
A show about the art end of audio being broadcast in 1987, from a recurring John Cage, to a KPFA Morning Concert broadcast featuring a composer using samplers, to Laurie Anderson, to some syndicated “Soundspots” featuring music from the likes of David Moss and Carl Stone. Also, a musical tribute to Andy Warhol who died in ’87, Joey Scaggs, Cristo, a controversial public gun sculpture, and other art and artists mixed and remixed.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 94

Dec. 12, 2008
Solo
This time we focus on OTE broadcasts exclusively with three hours of OTE clips and bits from 1987. These range from the “Harmonic Convergence Show,” to “The Time Zones Exchange Project” which simulated a simulcast with Radio Moscow, to “Emergency Radio” drenched with some of the dark angst present in ’87 around the cold war and the seemingly inevitable nuclear destruction of us all. Also, lots of Receptacle callers from the year, as well as a few from 2008.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 93

Nov. 27, 2008

Solo

Radio in 1987 continues with a British radio reprise of 1967 in 87, an extended mix of commentary and hearings around the arms for hostages and Iran/Contra affairs and Reagan on the Iraq/Iran war and the never-ending Mid-east turmoil. Also, 10,000 Maniacs live in 87 and DJs, news, and music of the year.
3 hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 92

Nov. 20, 2008
Solo
Radio from 1987 begins with Harry Shearers Reagan and Radio Moscow, and then moves through Proctor & Bergmans /”Power/” and /”Goodbye To Hollywood/” by Ronnie Spector, who then appears on the Howard Stern Show to sing an ode to a news story of the day about a pit bull – /”Eat My Baby./” Then on through the 4th Of July at the California State Fair, A Reagan speech to Berliners accompanied by some German rock, DJs and music of the year, and the best of OTE in 87 with Wang Tool on the Moon.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 91

Nov. 13, 2008
Solo
One last time for 1986 radio. This time we cover broadcasting from a lot of stations and DJs of the year, as well as a lot of music made in 86 that none of them played and a little they did. Listen to the last day of KHJ in L.A., various talk radio shows and their profanity bleepers, KFRCs 20th anniversary, the rise of Hip Hop and the Beastie Boys, coinciding with the rise of the PMRC and warning labels for sex and violence. We rock out more than usual as the beat goes on.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 90

Oct. 23, 2008
Solo
1986 was a most patriotic year, and this edition covers the unveiling of the 200th anniversary renewed Statue Of Liberty, the Hands Across America celebration, combined with some caustic talk radio of the day, an extended listen to Radio Moscow, Radio Cuba and the Chinese are adopting capitalism, Reagan speaks, the Mideast, the Starwars Defense System of satellite knock-out continues, Receptacle callers join the dream, the best of OTE bits from Pastor Dicks 1986 /”J Brigade/” show, and music and DJs getting in fights on the air.
3 hours

How Radio Was Done Part 89

Oct. 16, 2008
Solo
More radio from 1986, starting with Frank Zappa and a satanic gang controversy recorded right here at KPFA, accompanied by the music making it all possible. We get a tour of UK pirate radio in 86, a little American format history, a prank call from DeGaul to WMGM, some favorite callers from the best of Over The Edge, and music and DJs from the year.
3 hours