The Musical Transportation Spree, with help from Little City in Space, ZXQ Universe, Fubar Omniverse, Willie Murphy, and noted Arkestra authority Rev.Dwight Frizzell join unseen forces to pay Ra radio tribute. Broadcast soon after Sun Ra departed planet Earth forever, all participants testity to the influence of the cosmic composer-philosopher-bandleader. Listen: https://archive.org/details/MovedToSaturn
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The Post-Void Radio Theater brings outer space living down to Earth via their KFAI series, Little City in Space. Here are more highlights from the late 1980s with hosts Peter Stenshoel, Stu Mathews and Jerry.
News from Nowhere rounds up current events, along with Sports and the Paul Bunny commentary, featuring ads for Paul Molitor Dish Washing Liquid, and for an enigmatic contraption called The MJ-12. Music by Myron Floren, The Crops, Bat Lenny, The Harmonicats.
Thanks to the voices of Joan Timmis, Chuck Isle and Dan (Dr. Science) Coffey.
Chuck Isle joins Jerry & Peter aboard LCS-1, this 1989 in-person appearance Chuck’s first since a very impromptu on-air cameo during Cancelled Edition in 1980. Long-time Little City in Space show listener Chuck has no difficulty navigating the satellite with its quirky alien cultures, and he quickly rises high to the occasion as emcee for the opening introduction, Nowhere News, Sports and Joblines.
Sponsors include Mundane Gruel / The Batter Chalks Cafe / Brick’s Bat Caves / Hypno – Goggles. Alien composer Moteb Rindfeld #2 is featured. Listen: https://archive.org/details/LittleCityInSpace1989-08-09
With the talents of Brian Anderson, Stu Mathews, Rob Ordahl, Wayne Modjeski. Broadcast 8-9-89 on KFAI Minneapolis-St. Paul. Produced by The Post-Void RadioTheater.
Created for National Public Radio, this audition was designed to help introduce first-time listeners to many popular locations of satellite LCS-1 guided by Stu, Pete & Jerry. With regular features such as Nowhere News, Sports, The Paul Bunny Report and Joblines, there’s the most popular songs in the entire universe. Of special note: TV spoof called Secret Reagent guest stars Charles Brin and Alice Phoenix. Listen: https://archive.org/details/LittleCityInSpaceNprPilotIi
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Jerry and guest David Elrod (The Revtunes) host a night of music by The Ventures, playing hits and rarities. So far, ancient tapes yielded nearly half of six broadcast hours–hopefully in the not-too-dismal future, a complete rescue of the remainder of this radio special from 1984.
(Right) Jeff (Alabama) Cook; Bob Bogle & Nokie Edwards (The Ventures).
Broadcast March 24, 1984 (KFAI, Minneapolis) on Random Access (Frothing at the Beaker). Listen: https://archive.org/details/KfairandomAccessShowCa.1984-VenturesSpecialPartOne
Rescued audio thanks to Johnny’s Cassette Dungeon.
The final installment of the national series will air Sunday November 30 at 9:30 p.m. (CST) on KFAI. LCS celebrates Crossover, commemorating the anniversary when inhabitants first arrived in space, with many unusual events around the orbiting community. Meet a Crossover Oracle, and join hosts Stu, Peter and Jerry in a live remote from Jack Swekkmakk’s Bleeper Pad Lounge.
(left) Peter Stenshoel edits reel-to-reel tape at LCS’ recording facility, Film in the Cities in St. Paul. The concluding episode of the series was result of back-to-back all-nite sessions; master tapes were express mailed to Ames, Iowa in the nick of time for satellite uplink.
Thank you Jerry Stearns for playing LCS on his program, Sound Affects, A Radio Playground every week featuring new and classic radio theater.
The Post-Void Radio Theater brings extraterrestrial entertainment down to earth thanks to KFAI’s Sound Affects, A Radio Playground on Sunday evening September 28 at 9:30 p.m. (cst)–SA’s host, Jerry Stearns, replays the classic series. Listen for job opportunities aboard satellite LCS-1, the News from Nowhere capped with the Paul Bunny Report; off-world sponsors like Hypno-Goggles and Outer Space Pets, and Stu Mathews takes his feeling tone translator to the moon.
Stu co-founded The Post-Void Radio Theater, which began as a script writing collective in 1977. Members created the Little City in Space show for KFAI starting broadcasts in December 1978.
Stu’s unique theatrical experiences began as child actor for The Bloomington Civic Theater, where he played the boy Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man (the role Ron Howard played in the 1963 film). Recently, Stu performed in a band with Mike Arturi (drummer for The Lovin’ Spoonful), shared the same stage with Jim Peterik (“Eye of the Tiger,” “Vehicle”), also acted in the radio play The Velveteen Submission with David Ossman of Firesign Theatre.
The Little City in Space vocal theme is from a long-playing vinyl record released in 1959. (left) Listen to Side 1.
9:30 (cst) Sunday night on KFAI, August 31, Sound Affects, A Radio Playground broadcasts the 10th episode of LCS featuring an unexpected visit from Elvin the Purelander, music by Boiled in Lead, commercials for Smitherweenies and Swekkmakk’s Sandwiches. Program archives available two weeks following air date. Sound Affects presents LCS the last Sunday each month through November.
Sound 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.