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How Radio Was Done Part 66

January 31, 2008
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We finish off 1980 with an extensive look at the assassination of John Lennon and his assassin. Lots of late and bootleg music by Lennon (and Yoko,) a documentary/news mix about the killing, and radios response and tributes at the time. We then move on to “Another UFO,” in which the 1980 incident at Bentwaters Air Force base remains in UFO lore as one of the best cases to investigate more thoroughly, with dozens of the witnessing military personnel still alive. And all around this is 1980 rock radio formats and DJs of the day.

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How Radio Was Done Part 65

January 17, 2008
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Marching with Bob Dylan toward the election of Ronald Reagan, rock rules the radio roost except for Imus and Stern, Mt. St. Helens explodes our geologic complacency, analog mix tape culture begins, Monty Python, 1980 DJs, and music including The Flying Lizards, The Motels, The Waitresses, Zappa, Lene Lovich, and more.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 64

January 10, 2008
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Moving into 1980, we cover the Presidential campaigns of Carter, Reagan, and independent candidate John Anderson. The cold war nuclear threat grows as practice keys are inserted, an attempted rescue of the hostages held in the American embassy in Iran fails and is explained by the President and a military participant, and as always, lots of 1980 DJs and music from punk at the Deaf Club to disco pop.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 63

January 3, 2008
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1979 continues with more from Howard Sterns career and his trials and tribulations with radio management, 1979 news and views of the Iran hostages and a radio call to the embassy, a Carter speech on the energy crises, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, The fall of Skylab, Elton talks dirty, and a Firesign Theatre radio-distributed serial, /”The Case of The Missing Shoe,/” from 79.

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