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How Radio Was Done Part 53

October 4, 2007
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Starting 1976 off with a mix about sex and the feminine paradox , we then continue with some national bicentennial birthday radio celebrations from July 4th, a little survey of the emergence of Punk, including a big chunk of Patti Smith and The Talking Heads, English DJs and how The Sex Pistols began, and a generous sampling of campaign public service announcements from Ford and Carter in this election year.

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How Radio Was Done Part 52

September 27, 2007
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We finish off 1975 with a salute to God, “Another UFO” takes an eyewitness look at the history of UFOs showing up at SAC nuclear missile bases and shutting down the ICBMs, CB radio on the road again, some Firesign Theatre from “In the Next World Youre on Your Own,” The Credibility Gaps Johnny Carson show, and the state of James Brown in 75.

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How Radio Was Done Part 51

September 20, 2007
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Its still 1975 as we hop through some DJ air checks, a 1975 episode of “Another UFO” about the Travis Walton abduction of that year, with some unusual phone calls by local residents and Waltons relatives in which they describe the events as they are coming to light at the time.
International weapons sales are covered by Robert Calvert, and the proliferation of atomic power continues with some cold war ICBM launch control training.

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How Radio Was Done Part 50

September 13, 2007
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1975 on the radio continues with Albert Brooks making hit records for every kind of radio format, a bunch of “The Perfect Cut” by Negativland, a Canadian DJ pushes his employment envelope on the air, all the dance steps to The Hustle, CB radio on the road again, and music from stations all over 75.

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How Radio Was Done Part 49

September 6, 2007
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As 1975 begins, CB radio enters our radio landscape, first among the cross country truckers and stretching all the way to England. Also featured is /”Another UFO/” for 75, with a review of UFO activity in 74 and then some sightings in the northwest. /”The Big Broadcast Of ‘75/” (WBZ, Boston) jumps on the nostalgia craze with their revival of old radio, interspersed with Albert Brooks attempt at his own /”old radio/” show, as well as /”The Last Big Picture/” from the Credibility Gap. Music and DJs from 75.

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How Radio Was Done Part 48

August 30, 2007
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We roam through 1974 for five hours, hitting Rocky Horror and science fiction, The Firesign Theatres /”Everything You Know is Wrong,/” Nixons resignation and Fords pardon, An extended look at the whole Patty Hearst escapade, and lots of music and DJs on the air in 74.

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How Radio Was Done Part 47

August 23, 2007
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One more time for 73, with Peter Schickele calling a play by play Beethoven symphony, Robert Kleins comedy, more on UFOs and close encounters of the second kind, more North Vietnamese radio with Hanoi Hannah, the beginnings of the secret wars in South America, new wave music and glitter rockers, and the Firesign Theatre jumping channels.

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How Radio Was Done Part 46

August 16, 2007
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1973 radio continues with Timothy Leary returning to the U.S. from exile to face criminal charges as the drug culture begins to spawn downfall songs. Prison reform and a Dylan song emerge with the death/murder of George Jackson, and the Weathermen are on the run underground. Then Sky Lab and our expensive fascination with space accompanies a mini edition of “Another UFO”, first with aliens landing at Holiman AFB in ‘71, and then with early 70s cattle mutilations all over the west. Music, news, and DJs of the year throughout.

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How Radio Was Done Part 45

August 9, 2007
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We begin 1973 radio with Nixon and Watergate, the congressional hearings and the Presidents address about it. Then moving on with radio in Vietnam, including Hanoi Hannahs propaganda broadcasts, and the emerging Weather Underground and its own bombings at home. Lots of bombs. Music and DJs of the year fill it out.

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How Radio Was Done Part 44

July 26, 2007
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1972, post election, finds the Credibility Gaps Nixon brooding about his future in a dream, the Firesign Theatre returns for a post election conversation on why Papoon lost, and the Vietnam War continues on radios in the field and in broadcast studios. Newly emerging music from Alice Cooper, David Bowie, and Roxy Music among others, and DJs from the year.

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