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How Radio Was Done Part 62

December 27, 2007
Solo

After starting over with holiday greetings from 1979, we include some anti-religious sentiments from Crass and The Poison Girls, Howard Sterns escapades on the radio in 79, the origins of Rap, the music/radio/DJ business and all the years of trying, and London Calling.

3 Hours

The Chopping Channel – World Music World

December 20, 2007
John Leidecker, Peter Conheim, Mark Gergis, Don

In a special holiday edition, /”a time of good will towards acquisition,/” The chopping Channel finds us mixing and selling live and recorded music and everything else in a whole new world of media commerce. Extremely chopped for that exclusive Chopping Channel /”salad sound,/” the live mix continues for three hours, punctuated by regular sales pitches by the salespeople.

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How Radio Was Done Part 61

December 13, 2007
Solo

1978 continues with a TM production called /”Tomorrow Radio/” which is predicting what radio will be like in 1983, a Rock & Roll Swindle tribute to The Sex Pistols and Malcolm McLaren, junk food junkie Dan White, the murderer of Milk and Moscone confesses on tape, /”Another UFO/” brings us a couple of highly placed UFO witnesses testifying for the Disclosure Project, and punk music moves on.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 60

November 29, 2007
Solo

We begin 1978 radio with Howard Stern reminiscing about his /”disastrous/” early radio career, trucker CB action and country music, Jim Jones and the Jonestown mass suicide, a big chunk of punk, more receptacle programming than usual, The Firesign Theatre on record and radio, and lots of DJ air checks from the year.

5 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 59

November 22, 2007
Solo

In our last survey of 1977 radio, we cover radio on TV with WKRP, a mash-up of disco hits including the recent Negativland tribute to stealing, /”No Business,/” Eno, Martin Mull, airline hijack news and an energy crises editorial from WBZ, and an extensive look at David Bowie from his Thin White Duke period to Berlin and the making of the 77 album, /”Heroes,/” including a rare live performance.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 58

November 15, 2007
Solo

1977, a prolific year, continues with a flashback air check from Jeff Cristy, which is what Rush Limbaugh called himself when he was a top 40 DJ, some of the more avant-rock music of that year, the Weather Underground begins to turn itself in, an /”Another UFO/” episode including an incident over Iran, a live set from The Tubes and Blondie in 77, and other emerging punk with John Peel, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and more.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 57

November 8, 2007
Solo

We continue 1977 radio with a lengthy tribute to Elvis Presley who died in that year, including several broadcasts from the day of his death and music spanning his career. Also, DJ air checks from 77 radio, including the Firesign Theatre taking over the mikes at an LA station, punk and new wave music, and live performances including Elvis Costello and The Talking Heads.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 56

October 25, 2007
Solo

1977 begins with a little help for radio announcing pronunciation, and continues with a talk show host leaving his station to the strains of Pink Floyd, Barry Manilow does ad jingles live, DJ composites galore, /”Another UFO/” presents several police sightings in 77, some Carter humor, the Concorde supersonic transport, and some punk and new wave from the blank generation.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 55

October 18, 2007
Solo

We finish off 1976 radio with /”Radio Victory/” from England, Monty Python, The role of evangelical Christianity in the 76 presidential campaign candidates, a “Voice Of America” version of what happened in the Carter/Ford presidential debate and election, DJ airchecks, some appropriate live and studio music of the year, and ending with an unreleased 10 minute live version of /”Paradise by the Dashboard Light/” by Meatloaf.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 54

October 11, 2007
Solo

1976 continues with a lengthy tribute to CB radio as it emerges for the first time from trucker cabs into public consciousness and hit records. Then we move through a mash-up version of the simultaneous emergence of disco. “Another UFO” covers two events from 76 as told by the participants, and ending up with some 76 politics, including the presidential campaign, former CIA agent Phillip Agee on the American political system, and the Weather Underground.

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