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How Radio Was Done Part 78

June 19, 2008
Solo

1984 rolls in with a lot of 84 OTE, including The Weathermans Dumb Stupid Come-out Line, describing the Booper, Pac Man battles, and doorbell fires explained. Also Dick Vaughn, DJ for The California Super Station and Moribund Music Of The ‘70s. Sandwiched in are commercial DJs from the year, a compressed year review, Danville Girl, Howard Stern and Whos Gonna Drive You Home?

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 77

June 12, 2008
Solo

Once more for 1983, with /”Another UFO/” and some 83 UFO sightings, principally huge triangular craft in upstate New York and the Northeast, as well as other citizen and air traffic controller reports of the time. Also covering the emergence of the CD format for music, Madonna, Michael Jackson, a doubled Rockit and the dance scene, and the career of Howard Stern continues in New York.

3 Hours

The Chopping Channel – Love Cuts

May 29, 2008
Peter Conheim, Jon Leidecker, Katie, Don

The Chopping Channel shows up to play live with the premise of selling love. For this 5-hour show, Bud Choke hosts, and along with Wobbly, Velma, and the irrepressible Katie, mix it up with lots of callers and plenty of noise, while exhibiting cut-up and manipulated music and songs about love. Often verbose without being funny, we take it as it comes, and the mix perhaps improves as some participants retreat to home and bed about halfway through.

5 hours

How Radio Was Done Part 76

May 22, 2008
Solo

This chilling side of 83 includes the story of the /”Able Archer/” nuclear attack exercise, which almost resulted in the real thing, Reagan and his Star Wars space defense initiative, talk show clips about that and the communist threat and what to do about it, the /”Nuclear Shield/” edit – /”But Ray, What if they blow us up?/” Reagan on God and /”Christianity is Stupid,/” and Pink Floyds /”Final Cut/” from 83 throughout.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 75

May 8, 2008
Solo

Its 1983 again as we move through stupid and dumb, the US invasion of Grenada, talk show discussions of it, the Soviet shoot down of South Korean airliner 007, talk show and UN discussions of it, some Russian rock, some plugging for KPFA support, KYA and KSFO change formats, the emergence of robot technology in industry, Blade Runners soundtrack, The Android Sisters and others sing about robots, the condensed story of Tron, and Time After Time.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 74

April 24, 2008
Solo

1883 radio continues with a stations car honk-off, then faulty transmissions from a press conference at the Beirut airport with hostages from a plane hijack, Helen Caldecot on Larry Kings radio show expounding on nuclear war to the strains of Koyaanisqatsi, news of the Granada invasion, an extensive look at the death of Karen Carpenter, a Church Of The Subgenius flexi-disc released in 83, and music and DJs from the year.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 73

April 10, 2008
Solo

We begin 1983 radio with Negativlands A Big 10-8 Place released that year, then covering a lot of early OTE focused on the emergence of the very persistent Suicide Man calls of the era. KGO strikes back because we were using tapes from their broadcasts on ours, KPFAs Morning Concert and a sampling composer, Jello Biafra interviewed, KYAs final day DJs play their own jingles, computer ads, and lots of Receptacle input on our phones.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 72

March 27, 2008
Solo

One more time for 1982 with an extensive chunk of ’82 OTE in which nuclear angst and C. Elliot Friday are explored, as well as an on-air simulcast call to another station’s talk show, the Brian Eno interview on KPFA concludes with a tape collage made out of Eno’s thoughts on the creative impact of tape on composition, the progress of Rap and Hip Hop culture, the Kraftwerk influence and the impression made on white music, plus ’82 DJs, music, and receptacle input from listeners.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 71

March 20, 2008
Solo

1982 radio continues with the recent death of Arthur C. Clarke, then the emergence of The Strategic Defense Initiative and Star Wars defense theory, a DJ gets lost in the Devil’s Triangle, an extensive piece of The Love Line from the best of OTE, The Falklands War, John Belushi dies, the Tylenol cyanide attack, and Brian Eno from an extensive interview on KPFA on how he works and the history of the recording studio as a compositional tool.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 70

March 13, 2008
Solo

We begin radio in 1982 with some tapes from very early OTE shows, including members of early show participants, Fake Stone Age and Kings House. Then on to the emergence of personal computers with Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows explaining the technology, plus early video game playing from 82. Laurie Anderson at the record release party for /”Oh Superman,/” the National Lampoon, Imus parodies, Sterns Fart Man, and more songs of the year.

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