Due to the vast amount of data here, not all OTE shows can be stored online. And we digitize more of them every day. If you're interested in acquiring old shows, please email the Webmaster He will be happy to provide shows for you along with your donation to keep this site running.

Another UFO (Probing Mars)

December 1993

The whole band sets up for a 5-hour look at what’s really on Mars. The show revolves around former NASA employee, former CBS science advisor, Richard Hoagland’s contention that NASA photos taken by the Viking space craft that went to Mars in 1976 show artificial structures and a monumental mile-long humanoid face looking straight up from the surface of Mars on the plains of Cydonia, as well as his suspicions about the failure of the 1993 Mars Observer mission which could have photographed these structures in much greater detail.

We use a lot of edited interviews with Hoagland (principally from Art Bell’s “Dreamland” show) and other researchers involved in studying these features on Mars, as well as a variety of science fiction material concerning Mars, The McDaniel Report and epistemology, NASA’s history and evidence suggesting a NASA cover-up of this information, Arthur C. Clarke and “The Transit of Earth”, Mars ex-spurt, The Weatherman, his scanner, and continuous live music beds by the band.

With all these wacky guys involved, we take a less seriously provocative route through the basic concept, although there is plenty to consider here. It is suggested that, if real, these enigmas on Mars have probably been there for millions of years, predating human history, yet the face, in particular, is apparently designed to be seen from off planet. New work in Egyptology, particularly with regard to the Sphinx, suggests a re-evaluation of assumptions about the age of the monuments on the Giza Plateau, and Hoagland also points up certain math links between the layout of the monuments in Egypt and similar pyramidal structures near Cydonia on Mars. Spaced out and with a minimum of live mike interaction, this show gives you a lot of improvised music and sounds from Negativland along with the perplexing subject at hand.

5 Hours

Another UFO (Abductions)

September 1993

Omer Edge returns to the studio from the Lucky Muck Swamp he was in for the Roswell show (Nov. 91) and realizes he is the victim of “missing time” (about 2 years?). Another recorded memo from Howland’s Retro-History Project explains and confuses everything. This show deals with all kinds of material relating to the UFO abductions phenomenon, drawing from radio and TV features on UFOs, UFOlogist interviews, other broadcasts covering the subject (principally Art Bell’s syndicated late night talk show from Nevada and his Sunday evening show, first called “Area 2000” and now called “Dreamland”), the TV movie “Intruders”, as well as familiar reference points like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.

Human abductions evoke much paranoia and some of the kookiest speculations, and are perhaps subject to the most disbelief of any aspect within the whole UFO phenomenon. Nevertheless, those who seriously investigate abduction stories have found a disturbing plausibility in the widespread concurrence (in and out of hypnosis) of many specific, rather unimaginable details among unrelated individuals (including young children who could hardly be aware of the fields lore). Except for the cattle mutilations (also referred to here), abductions represent the scariest instances of alien intentions being apparently uninterested in what we like to think of as “human values”.

They do seem covertly interested in medically probing us, “operating” on our sexual organs, implanting internal micro-devices, even placing “half-human fetuses” of unknown origin in women and retrieving them within a few months, all leading to speculation that genetic research and/or manipulation is occurring. Amid all this, we switch stations to Vat Lardner bringing you the ABS news and a bulletin concerning a UFO-related short wave broadcast by C. Elliot Friday just received. Reverend Tilt Reptilian follows with “The Bully Pulpit”, a no-nonsense religionist’s view of the recent worldwide acknowledgment of the alien presence, as callers chime in for an extensive dialog on UFOs and their religious significance. And what about those black helicopters?

5 Hours

A Piddle Diddle Disneyland

August, 1993

We join Doug Piddle and Peter Diddle of “The Piddle Diddle Report” as they broadcast live from Disneyland. Joining Doug and Peter is Rex Everything, famous unpublishable author, and modern noise group Negativland. While Rex knowledgeably exposes every dark little nook and cranny in the sordid history of Disneyland, the Weatherman is taking one ride after another and reporting via CB to Doug and Peter’s skybox on the Matterhorn. In between, Negativland does some kind of noise manipulation thing with Disney material. Highly irreverent and probably even more illegal, this show is a radio-only gem.

3 Hours


March 1993

This monumental epic traces the history of the decimation of Native North Americans from the earliest Spanish contact through Geronimo’s downfall- four centuries of rather serious mixing! This may be the “heaviest” show available, a juggernaut of carefully collected and rearranged material, with virtually no callers to interrupt the iron-willed direction of the white man at the controls trudging relentlessly through bloody time. I can’t explain this one, but I respect it. It’s a mix with humor in it, but it’s also a heartbreaker.

5 Hours

The History of Tubes

January 1993

In an “educational” vein, this show presents the history of early radio with actually informative material from many sources. It includes narrative concerning the chronological progression of discoveries and inventions leading to and then advancing the development of radio, as well as examples of old radio programming, historic radio events, etc. Of course, it often goes all wacky with callers who have their own ideas about radio. This is a big ode to my favorite medium.

5 hours (2 mp3s)