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How Radio Was Done Part 43

July 19, 2007
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1972 was an election year and real /”Vote 72/” radio PSAs accompany a rare Firesign Theatre LP (made for radio distribution only) of a pre-election conversation concerning their /”Not Insane/” candidate, Papoon. Then more comedy from the Credibility Gap about Senator Kennedys Chappaquiddick crash, several station parody productions on radio history and future radio, and more DJs and music from 72.

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How Radio Was Done Part 42

July 12, 2007
Solo

1971 continues with the Credibility Gaps /”Tricias Honeymoon,/” then Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper, Monty Python, a tribute to the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, and another tribute to James Brown and the emergence of Funk and Funkadelic.
Also stations, music, and DJs from 71 throughout.

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How Radio Was Done Part 41

July 5, 2007
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This unscheduled edition of OTE begins1971 with the Firesign Theatres ‘71 /”Bozos/” album which is played throughout, along with a statement by Eldridge Cleaver from Algeria on the Black Panther /”bust/” of Timothy Leary and his wife, Rosemary, who were hiding out in Algeria with the Panthers after Leary escaped prison in the U.S. Also black and white incompatibility as displayed in an extended remix of The Last Poets. We continue with more war in Vietnam, songs, news, and DJs of the day and changing stations all over 1971.

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How Radio Was Done Part 40

June 28, 2007
Solo

This final look a 1970 on the radio includes conversations with John Cage from WBAI, the historical plight of native Americans from Elton John and The Last Poets, various college radio DJs, The Firesign Theatre on KPFK, Zappa speaks and The Mothers Of Invention live, Captain Beefheart, Bob Dylan and all the tired horses, Melanie, and news and DJs on the 1970 dial.

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How Radio Was Done Part 39

June 21, 2007
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Still in 1970, and in more extended segments, the Beatles finally break up after Abby Road and that long and winding road forks four ways forever, the Credibility Gap reviews the Kent State trial, and Vietnam on the radio here and there, along with news, DJs, and music of the year.

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How Radio Was Done Part 38

June 14, 2007
Solo

1970 radio continues with the Chicago 7 trial and comments from the participants. Timothy Learys arrest for drug offenses and his escape from prison and flight to Algeria with a little help from the Weathermen. The Beatles have still not called it quits and plan the rooftop concert as their next album. Music and DJs of the time fill it out.

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How Radio Was Done Part 37

May 17, 2007
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Breaking the decade barrier, we move into 1970 with Jean Shepherd and Negativland doing the same song, 70s radio bloopers, Whos on first, Radio Hanoi and the Vietnam War with Scoop Nisker, station Id composites galore, and filling up the rest with some big chunks of music (live and not) about bell bottoms, long hair, southern men, and cowgirls in the sand.

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My Funny Valentine – The Freddy McGuire Comeback Show

May 10, 2007
Jon Leidecker, Anne McGuire, Don

In her latest return to OTE, Freddy and her musical director, Wobbly, perform a whole new set of late night songs for the discriminating listener, some of whom call in on air during her songs. An off-season valentine to noise, or difficult songs of distinction? /”Her best outing yet,/” says Crosley Bendix, who hosts
and boops along.

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How Radio Was Done Part 36

April 19, 2007
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One last gasp for 69. The Altimont concert brings the era of peace and love to a disastrous conclusion as the Hells Angels security beats up hippies in front of the stage, one of whom is shot to death as the Rolling Stones played. Music and commentary on the days events from participating bands, and lots more music from 69 as the Beatles and their Apple label stumble towards breakup.

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How Radio Was Done Part 35

April 12, 2007
Solo

1969 continues with a twisted tribute to Woodstock, involving The National Lampoons Lemmings, The Credibility Gaps Woodshtick, and a major focus on Jimi Hendrix, including several of his performances at Woodstock and an interview from 69.

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