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.

Frothing at the Beaker

stock-footage--beakers-palPost-Flask foray by Chuck Isle & Jerry to KFAI radio’s land of the midnight fun.

Frothing at the Beaker appeared first on Drew Miller‘s show Adrenalin Solution one month after Chuck & Jerry quit Wake Up South Side. Later on Saturday’s Random Access, FATB replaced Rob Ordahl who vacated his air shift which alternated with that of Dave Reinhold between Midnight and 6 a.m(Little City in Space aired 10 p.m. to 12).

Flask of Weird Adrenalin Internet Archive logoSolution – with Drew Miller from December 9, 1983. Chuck’s Public Service Announcements / TV & radio previews / ads for Spot Welders, Inc.; The Round School of Wow & Perfect Voice; Cletus Tobacco’s Breakfast Froth & Coital Topping / Marc Myers & Drew’s cool vinyl.

Adrenalin Solution Substitution: Frothing at the Beaker December 17, 1983. Guest Mark Masyga with Marc Myers, Chuck & Jerry.  TV Previews / Commercials for Aquatic Fish Close-Up Toothpaste Halcyon Days Chewing Tobacco; The Oh-You-Supreme Being Candy Gift Box & Tax Shelter; Bullmoose Interchange (with the Locking Hindsight).

Random Abcess: Marc Myers & Jerry host January 14, 1984; ad for The Batter-Operated Fish Boss  / home tapers Craig Swanson (Alien Man);  Marc & Jerry (Taping Your Brains Out).

Marc Myers

Marc Myers

Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker excerpts from January 28, 1984. Chuck & Jerry with TV previews* / ad for The Huck L. Zowie Finger Indexer / Cassette compilation Supply Side at Work from Ohio by Bob Forward / Marc coins moniker “TV Guise”*

Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker – from February 11, 1984. With Peter (Little City in Space) Stenshoel, Marc Myers. TV Guise / ads for Resus Peanut-Butter Filled Monkeys; Alka – Dan; Digital Ernie’s Techno-Hut.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 3

img003Listen for the third installment in rebroadcasts of Little City in Space‘s syndicated series, Sunday January 26 at 9:30 p.m. (CST). The Post-Voiders return to their original radio roost, KFAI Minneapolis-St. Paul.

#3: Lug-a-Robot Week, Ernest Noyes Brookings, psychedelic filmmaker Mr. Bold Angles, Dad-Blasted Root Foam, J’onn J’onzz Manhunter from Mars, Alabama Neptune, also music by Leroy Anderson, Sun Ra. img003

Thanks to Jerry Stearns, host of Sound Affects, LCS can be heard the last Sunday of each month; available in KFAI’s archive for two weeks.

Pictured above, The Post-Void Radio Theater’s Peter Stenshoel & Stuart Mathews; Jerry Modjeski, right

Flask of Weird: 10-22-83

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The recovery of radio transcribed from ancient cassette tapes to digital continues with Another Flask of Weird from October 22, 1983. Returning to Minneapolis after his two year sojourn in Japan, guest Peter Stenshoel (acquaintance of AFOW host Chuck Isle) meets Mark Masyga & Jerry for the first time. Sponsors include Bodrigan’s Clamps of Indecision; Post-Haste Cereal; Chez Bob’s Detail Recount Store Halloween Sale ’83. The cast provide TV previews, records by Eric Dolphy, Horace Andy, Haruomi Hosono, The Doo-Dooettes, Jad Fair, J.B. Lenoir, The Insect Surfers, No-Y-Z, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Chico Hamilton, Jimmy Carl Black, Eugene Chadbourne, and rare audio by Twin Cities talents The Toy Lovers, Subject to Change, Lane Ellwanger, David Stenshoel, Bruce Labelle, Kyle Huggins & Michael Russell.  Listen at Archive.orgInternet Archive logo

Pictured flask designed by Gary Rodrique. See other flasks of weird at http://www.cafepress.com/+weird+flasks

AFOW airchecks from August 6, 1983, and recently upgraded mixes of February 5/January 22; also September 24, 1983 (with added material) available for listening.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series – Episode 2

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Sound Affects,  showcase of  radio theater, will feature the second episode from national syndication of Little City in Space, Sunday evening December 29, 9:30 p.m. CST. Listen live via KFAI, or later in archive here.

In 1989, The Post-Void Radio Theater created promotional materials to entice radio stations to air the 13-week syndicated series.

Thanks to Jerry Stearns, host of Sound Affects, for once-a-month reprise from LCS’ national program. Little City in Space observes 35 years history dating back to the very first broadcast on KFAI December 17, 1978!

Heroes & Villains

Captain Bamboo Steamer & first mate Tugg Neato

Captain Bamboo Steamer & first mate Tugg Neato

You can listen to the tales of Captain Bamboo Steamer, sailor boasting of “me fists the size o’ two bunk beds” in a Best Of collection, Heroes and Villains, that also features far-off adventurers “Ace” Banning and his sidekick “Chubby” in the old-time radio spoof, I Love Danger, Action, Murder and Keen Stuff Like That;  movie parody The Mummy’s Hand-Stand; commandos of The Scuba Patrol battle Count Dracula, Santa Claus, and a trampoline; Tommy and Jimmy are heroes of the saga Earth Versus The Flying Dorseys. dorsey_bros Villain Pablum Picassowhat tries to outwit crypt-kicking cartoon kid Danny Phantom.

Danny Phantom

Danny Phantom

Hear all these thrill-packed melodramas at Archive.org.Internet Archive logo

Illustrations by Wayne Modjeski.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series

img002The KFAI radio program called Sound Affects, a showcase of contemporary theater of the mind, begins re-broadcasting the Little City in Space syndicated series on November 24, 2013. Subsequent episodes of LCS air on the final Sundays of each month. (9:30 p.m. CST; listen live at KFAI.org). If you don’t catch the broadcast, it can still be heard in KFAI archives for two weeks. Just follow this link.

The Post Void Radio Theater inhabited the St. Paul studios of Film in the Cities for eight production-intensive months starting May 1989.  With access to state-of-the-art recording equipment, Stu Mathews, Jerry Modjeski, Peter Stenshoel (shown above) created new hour long Little City in Space shows for national syndication.

Sound Affects, hosted by Jerry Stearns, is heard on KFAI every Sunday evening. The Little City in Space 13-episode series will be heard on the last Sundays of each month through November 2014.Sound Affects logo

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