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How Radio Was Done Part 60

November 29, 2007
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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
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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
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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.

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How Radio Was Done Part 57

November 8, 2007
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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.

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