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How Radio Isnt Done Part 4

September 29, 2005
Solo

This five-hour edition moves on and on with all our continuing radio characters like Negativland doing an interminably incompetent broadcast from WNUR, Evanston Ill. while on tour in 2000, the continuing free-dum saga of Howard Stern, an entry from /”Another UFO/” in which Art Bell is debunked and Jackie Gleeson interrogates the author of a ’50s UFO book on the Long John Neble Show, Chris Morris with /”On The Hour/” from the early ’90s BBC, People Like Us, and more.

5 Hours (2 mp3s)

How Radio Isnt Done Part 3 (Still Not funny)

September 22, 2005
Will Ryle, Macy, Keith, Don

Ronald Redball and friends Calvin G. Krebs and Marilyn Page join Mr. Edge in this sequel to /”Is This Funny?/” After some years of practice, Ronald the semi-professional comedian, returns to ruin yet another show with his special untamed brand of rebellious incompetence. Its just a big radio embarrassment with semi-scripted features including /”Problems Solved/” and /”Nirvana Nightline,/” constant babbling, garbled mixing, and some nice singing by Marilyn. It makes no sense and is still not funny.

3 Hours

How Radio Isnt Done Part 2

September 15, 2005
Solo

Rambling thorough the airwaves with unreleased Firesign Theater from their Oz Radio series in the ’60s, more of Howard Sterns tribulations, People Like Us manipulating the BBC, Adbusters philosophy, a commentary on station license renewal, and some Casey Kasem and Eminem that could make that difficult.

3 Hours

How Radio Isnt Done Part 1

August 25, 2005
Solo

In this radio about radio series, we cover many aspects of how good /”wrong/” radio can be, and how innovative radio procedures normally shunned in the meek and convention-bound history of radio formats have provided the most interesting listening.
Intermixed tonight are Firesign radio, early Bob and Ray from 49, Chris Morris on the BBC, Australian radio on culture jamming, prank calls to religious stations, and a frustrated Howard Stern gradually leaving the constraints of terrestrial broadcasting.

3 Hours

Tell Us What To Do

August 18, 2005
Solo

Beginning with a quote from /”Civil Disobedience,/” we delve into Kurt Vonnegut, Harlan Ellison, an old radio production of 1984, Christianitys Satan, a lot of songs about being told what to do inspired by the continuing need to resist, and a full Receptacle complete with instructions by Leland Googleburger.

3 Hours

Massive Misconception part 2

August 11, 2005
Solo

Continuing the misconceptions, heres a few big historical ones. Nazi Germany was built on a fantasized history of Arian heritage going back to Atlantis. Primarily propagated by Himler, this mystical view of ancient history quickly became accepted dogma among Germanys most respected scholars and intellectuals during the Third Reich. The arrogance of General George Custer in confronting the Sioux of the Black Hills resulted in a major (subsequently glorified) defeat of American eminent domain in 1876. From OTE history, Ringo is reported dead in 1984 and the show immediately switches to tribute mode.

3 Hours

Massive Misconception part 1

July 18, 2005
Solo

A show of big misunderstandings, including a solar generator from ancient Egypt, an electrician who has proven Einsteins law of relativity wrong, how video games and TV are actually good for us, and lots of little comedy bits and music on this kind of idea.

3 Hours

Brainwaves

July 21, 2005
Solo

All about the brain and its still mysterious physiological operations, the crucial role of electricity in there, the sense of mind produced by the brain and how we rarely associate these two things that are one, and the recent interest in quantum connectedness and how thought and ideas may be involved.

3 Hours

Identity

July 14, 2005
Solo

Four stories about one person becoming two interweave with songs about identity, and we pause for a mix of the earliest OTE tapes we have from 1982 concerning the impossibly true identity of C. Elliot Friday having fun in space.

3 Hours

All Art Radio Part 6

June 30, 2005
Solo

A 5-hour compilation of all art concludes this series, patching a fast and bumpy fabric together from multiple ’50s science fiction stories about art, painting and the Cold War, Salvador Dali, contemporary debates on whats art and why, the history of American art genres, and art music galore.

5 Hours (2 mp3s)