Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 9

img004Sound Affects, A Radio Playground presents The Post-Void Radio Theater’s Little City in Space Show! High atop the Arthur Bagg building in Communications Central, hosts Stu, Pete and Jerry bring you news and entertainment from satellite LCS-1, featuring The Paul Bunny Report; paranormal investigator Alabama Neptune; public service announcements; commercials for Old Dotage Fig Paste, Mama Steve’s Rumba Toast, and Purago Paper Towels. Listen to KFAI Sunday July 27 at 9:30 p.m. (cst), or catch the show in station archives for two weeks.

(right) A resident alien from the Fubar Omniverse models the ultra-rare Little City in Space T-shirt.

(below) LCS radio beamed from outer space to Sitka, Alaska. img005

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 8

Hear the nationally syndicated eighth show Sunday evening June 29 at 9:30 (cst) on Sound Affects, a Radio Playground; also available in KFAI’s archive two weeks after broadcast.

The lasting imprint on LCS by the late Paul Zaiser (below, right) includes announcing episode #8’s advertisement for Kittywampus; with Peter Stenshoel (below, left) classic LCS commercials for Plate Tectonics and Martian Moon Maiden Voyages, featuring Paul as Major Mark Mullins (“You can call me Mel…”).

Peter and Paul Zaiser Santa Barbara 2-1981Peter says, “Paul, despite the fact one of his eyes was effectively blind (he could not experience 3-D films), never forgot anything he read. That includes maps written in tiny Japanese characters. He introduced me to the works of Philip K. Dick.” He once sent away to have matchbooks printed that read nothing but “Mom! Dad! The Kids.” He played audio of Little City in Space continuously over loudspeakers during an all-day outdoor event in Tokyo. A well-remembered teacher in the Philippines, Paul also sought Paul Zaiser Santa Barbara CA 1981out imported rock records, and local music in clubs that he shared eagerly with friends. Paul’s inventiveness editing found sounds such as Japanese records and shortwave radio can be heard on his version of the Little City in Space show called Space Brat.  “He did not have a proper microphone,” recalls Peter, “so he used a headphone plugged into a mic jack and it worked! I’ll never forget the night he “unveiled” the show for us. We were also in Japan visiting Paul in Tokyo. I remember being pleased and surprised.” Listen to the abridged version of Space Brat at Archive.orgInternet Archive logo

Scorchedear Post #70

Jerry sez: It’s fun reaching listeners with scorchedear Internet Archive logoaudio and most popular offerings UFO Update, The Clown Show, The Beer Show, More Beer!, Flying Saucer Songs, The Platter Party, One Bubble Off Plumb Two, Heroes & Villains, 2071243,uHB0NL5bGDJL9dyHnktoeq0Nw7XivwSubPvyZT_5Smt+CslGxWUiU0buAB4vkKKZ_Y_G7SGC1csBlRG_nSOviw== Little City in Space (i.e. Dreams & UFOs, Download Revue #1 and #2, Golden Cage Vol. 2), Vintage Flask 1982, More Vintage Flask 1982-1983. Thanks for perusing the archives!

Added aircheck: Another Flask of Weirdimg004 from November 5, 1983 (Chuck & Jerry’s Last Wake Up South Side) with ads for Mr. Skin, Oochie-Baba Cone Cups with the no-nonsense pulleys), TV Previews, Chuck Isle’s tape rendering…

Chuck Isle

Chuck Isle

Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkee on My Knee.

Chuck photo by Marc Myers.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 7

Highlight of show #7, re-broadcast on KFAI Sunday May 25 at 9:30 p.m. (CST), is Peter Stenshoel’s Slappy the Clown interview. Slappy,  “Clown of Industry,” is a roving resident of the orbiting community on a peculiar mission encouraging shopping Little Citizens to buy more things. Slappy is portrayed by Bill Prosser:

Bill Prosser

Bill Prosser

William Prosser (1942-1991) was a professor of theatre at Brooklyn College of City University of New York. He ran the Tennessee Williams Fine Art Center in Key West. He directed six productions of Williams’ plays, five of which the playwright saw, criticized, and quite often praised. In the book The Late Plays of Tennessee Williams, Prosser reassesses the playwright’s later works.

Thanks to Sound Affects: A Radio Playground host Jerry Stearns for repeating broadcast of Little City in Space on the last Sunday of each month. Shows are archived for two weeks following broadcast.  Sound Affects is a weekly showcase of the best audio theater, old and new.

Tarzan’s Iowa Adventure

Tarzan_Jane_IowaThe legendary jungle-man finds himself in strange surroundings. Television gets skewered (The Schlockford Files). Also visits with Lazlo Morbid, the bad samaritan lurking next door to you. Commercial parodies include The J. Edgar Hoover Vacuum / Bash-A-Limb Contact Limbs / The Uneven Arms Alarm Clock Palace / Clobber City.  Listen at Archive.org.

Voices by Kay Kirscht, John Darling, Mark Masyga, Chuck Isle, Peter Stenshoel. Thanks to Mark for visual (above).Internet Archive logo Material from broadcasts of The Mechanical Spider Clinic and Another Flask of Weird (KFAI, Minneapolis-St. Paul). MSC Theme by Bat Lenny.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 6

JimHall1990 #6 includes a memorable encounter with Casey “Woo Woo” Ledbetter, the robot engineer of LCS-1‘s Commuter Snake that helps transport residents about the orbiting city. Jim Hall (left) portrays the beloved Casey on KFAI radio’s Sound Affects April 27 Sunday evening at 9:30 (CST), during the show’s once-every-month re-broadcast of LCS, also heard in the KFAI program archive for two weeks.

The skit inspired the former lead singer of Wall of Voodoo & solo performer in his own right, Stan Ridgway,StanRidgway-crop to compose “Snake Train,” a song tribute which appeared on Stan’s 1991 album, Partyball.

Stuart Mathews took these photos. Stan appeared at 1990’s Space Club Party in L.A., where LCS’ cranky Paul Bunny emerged from his Energy Closet and regaled guests with his extraterrestrial insights.

Hear Casey “Woo Woo” Ledbetter’s New Promo for Sound Affects!

 

Random Electric Froth

p30_m3_098_lWeird ads, TV Guise, collages, songs from Twin Cities bands featured by Chuck Isle & Jerry on KFAI’s  Random Access; also with Peter Stenshoel on Electric Coffee; The Mechanical Spider Clinic.

Commercials for The Wagner Power Composer / Uncle Mammy’s Blacktop & Skillet Shakers / Colossal Rick’s Cafe / Screaming Tad Beer / Geri – Todd / Doctor Bohr’s Balms / Chef Vortex / Pronto – Lloyd / Jingles Pavlov’s House of Spin / Piping Hot Mc Laughlin’s Nut Mc Coffee / Rude Hound Cassettes / Hand Baskets to Hell / The Lady Morpheus Plan / The Civil Apes Taiwanese Checkerboard Set. Listen in two volumes: Random Electric Froth, and More Frothing at the Beaker 1984-1985

Contributors include Mark Masyga, Marc Myers, Keith Lindberg, Brian Woolery, Andy Schultz, The Displaced Crustaceans, The Eyes. Internet Archive logo

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 5

KFAI’s Sound Affects broadcasts outer space comedy with The Post-Void Radio Theater’s fifth syndicated program: Sunday March 30 at 9:30 p.m.(CST)img007

img002Satellite LCS-1 inhabitants include the ghost of Billie Holiday, invisible coffee-drinking comic-book readers, and a polystyrene creature named Andy Williams. Advertising for Granite Memorial Pizza, Figaro’s Mind-Diffusing Plates, and Mr. Zitznix. KFAI archives shows two weeks following air date.

Midnight Fun

jmc83Another installment of archived KFAI radio’s Random Access with Frothing at the Beaker. Above: on-air studio above south Minneapolis’ Walker Church,  Jerry, Marc Myers, Chuck Isle, December 9, 1983. Marc recently wrote from Nebraska: “It was definitely my introduction to you the Nordic wordsmiths, and the Finnegan’s Awake all-night radio tootelage that left me with buzzing ears and need for ballast for the brain.”

Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker from February 25, 1984. Chuck & Jerry with TV Guise, ads for Spin-Around Hank’s, Ominous Pizza, Steak & Identity, Biff Metaluna Big Nocturne Projectiles.

Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker January 5, 1985 Internet Archive logofeaturing home tapers Bat Lenny. Also new music by Bomis Prendin, The Ghostwriters, Harold Budd-Brian Eno, Chas Smith, The Soldiers Who Brought Magazines, Marc Myers.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 4

img004.4The solar system premier of a new work by extraterrestrial composer Glagnu Whick highlights Episode 4 of Little City in Space‘s syndicated series, featured the last Sunday each month on KFAI‘s Sound Affects. Listen  February 23, 2014 (Sunday) 9:30 p.m. (CST).

#4 includes a visit from Bishopess Shepherdess Iris; Paul Bunny; commercials for The Invisible College; and Lefsa Center.

Thanks to Jerry Stearns for sharing LCS on Sound Affects: A Radio Playground. Jerry plays the best of radio theater, old and new, each Sunday evening. Hear shows for two weeks in archive.

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