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A Very Boopy Christmas

Dec. 25, 2008
Negativland – Mark Hosler, Jennifer Bennett, Don.
Park ‘n Meter join Izzy Isn’t for Negativland’s “A Very Boopy Christmas” show. In the process, we’re rehearsing some of the material for an upcoming New Years Eve performance of “The Booper Symphony” in San Francisco. Along with a lot of mixing with boopers galore, there’s all kinds of Christmas music manipulation, holiday clips and bits, some older Negativland “razor tapes,” a live rendition of “Car Bomb,” and Director Of Stylistic Premonitions, Crosley Bendix, proclaims the end of music.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 95

Dec. 18, 2008
Solo
A show about the art end of audio being broadcast in 1987, from a recurring John Cage, to a KPFA Morning Concert broadcast featuring a composer using samplers, to Laurie Anderson, to some syndicated “Soundspots” featuring music from the likes of David Moss and Carl Stone. Also, a musical tribute to Andy Warhol who died in ’87, Joey Scaggs, Cristo, a controversial public gun sculpture, and other art and artists mixed and remixed.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 94

Dec. 12, 2008
Solo
This time we focus on OTE broadcasts exclusively with three hours of OTE clips and bits from 1987. These range from the “Harmonic Convergence Show,” to “The Time Zones Exchange Project” which simulated a simulcast with Radio Moscow, to “Emergency Radio” drenched with some of the dark angst present in ’87 around the cold war and the seemingly inevitable nuclear destruction of us all. Also, lots of Receptacle callers from the year, as well as a few from 2008.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 93

Nov. 27, 2008

Solo

Radio in 1987 continues with a British radio reprise of 1967 in 87, an extended mix of commentary and hearings around the arms for hostages and Iran/Contra affairs and Reagan on the Iraq/Iran war and the never-ending Mid-east turmoil. Also, 10,000 Maniacs live in 87 and DJs, news, and music of the year.
3 hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 92

Nov. 20, 2008
Solo
Radio from 1987 begins with Harry Shearers Reagan and Radio Moscow, and then moves through Proctor & Bergmans /”Power/” and /”Goodbye To Hollywood/” by Ronnie Spector, who then appears on the Howard Stern Show to sing an ode to a news story of the day about a pit bull – /”Eat My Baby./” Then on through the 4th Of July at the California State Fair, A Reagan speech to Berliners accompanied by some German rock, DJs and music of the year, and the best of OTE in 87 with Wang Tool on the Moon.
3 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 91

Nov. 13, 2008
Solo
One last time for 1986 radio. This time we cover broadcasting from a lot of stations and DJs of the year, as well as a lot of music made in 86 that none of them played and a little they did. Listen to the last day of KHJ in L.A., various talk radio shows and their profanity bleepers, KFRCs 20th anniversary, the rise of Hip Hop and the Beastie Boys, coinciding with the rise of the PMRC and warning labels for sex and violence. We rock out more than usual as the beat goes on.
3 Hours.

Over The Puzzling Edge Of Evidence

Oct. 30, 2008
We combine OTE and The Puzzling Evidence show for this Halloween Eve 5-hour get together. Doug, Philo and Dr. Hal join Don for a mix of scary sounds, scary story bits mixed in throughout, and spontaneous rapping around the subject of supernatural symbolism with examples galore. Receptacle phone input adds to the general fun and confusion. Dense and downright unintelligible at times, we fearlessly forge on through layers of dialog and sound. Not for the faint of heart.
5 Hours.

How Radio Was Done Part 90

Oct. 23, 2008
Solo
1986 was a most patriotic year, and this edition covers the unveiling of the 200th anniversary renewed Statue Of Liberty, the Hands Across America celebration, combined with some caustic talk radio of the day, an extended listen to Radio Moscow, Radio Cuba and the Chinese are adopting capitalism, Reagan speaks, the Mideast, the Starwars Defense System of satellite knock-out continues, Receptacle callers join the dream, the best of OTE bits from Pastor Dicks 1986 /”J Brigade/” show, and music and DJs getting in fights on the air.
3 hours

How Radio Was Done Part 89

Oct. 16, 2008
Solo
More radio from 1986, starting with Frank Zappa and a satanic gang controversy recorded right here at KPFA, accompanied by the music making it all possible. We get a tour of UK pirate radio in 86, a little American format history, a prank call from DeGaul to WMGM, some favorite callers from the best of Over The Edge, and music and DJs from the year.
3 hours

How Radio Was Done Part 88

Oct. 9, 2008
Solo
1986 radio continues with an extended listen to some of the coverage given to the Challenger shuttle explosion of that year. From the lengthy, tension-filled, on-the-spot reporting of the disaster immediately after lift-off, to later analysis of what went wrong (including pleas from the booster makers not to launch that day,) to where this first-ever crash of the shuttle left the space program, and throwing in some appropriate music of the year. Following this, we move back into fun with some radio production promos, a little Firesign Theatre, some Negativland from OTE in 86 at their annual stockholders picnic, and more 86 music.
3 hours