Best of Little City in Space

cf0ad4bc9f3e209f10979581cf8fefd8The 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.

Listen: https://archive.org/details/BestOfLCS1989Internet Archive logo

Thanks to the voices of Joan Timmis, Chuck Isle and Dan (Dr. Science) Coffey.

 

 

Little City in a Flask

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.Internet Archive logo

Little City in Space: NPR Pilot

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/LittleCityInSpaceNprPilotIiSecretReagent

Internet Archive logoAlso featuring the talents of Blanche Fubar, Bob Rynkiewicz, Chuck Isle, Mark Masyga, Elizabeth Thurber, Joe Shalita, Rob Ordahl, Lola Mathews. Produced & written by The Post-Void Radio Theater.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Flask of Weird: 10-22-83

Weird Mysteries Comics Classic Covers #1 Flask

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.

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.

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