The Little City in Space Art of Gordon Mathews

Gordon Mathews (1930-2008) commercial artist, father of The Post Void Radio Theater‘s Stuart & Damon Mathews, created this dazzling LCS logo with ideas from the boys. LCS full-color logo enhanced

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Post-Voiders: Peter Stenshoel & Download Revue 2

Peter Stenshoel helped start the Post Void Radio Theater in 1977, the writing collective of the Little City in Space show. During his 1981-83 hiatus in Japan, he sent crafted tape compositions for LCS. Returning full time in 1983, he’s helped keep the show aloft to the present.img002 Peter is co-credited as originator of LCS’ conception as broadcasts coming from space for Earth. His inspiration derived from his heroes like Sun Ra and Philip K. Dick; the playful space-mythos of Gong. Peter’s role call up of agitated alien voice Paul Bunny is one of the most enduring regular features of LCS.

Here’s a commercial Peter created on LCS for Würsterkäsen Scenario Beer…listen & enjoy!

pictured: Peter Stenshoel, Damon Mathews 1984.Peter-Damon

LCS Download Revue #2 w/ guest Peter Stenshoel, featuring Little City In Space from October 27, 1984: The Most Three! News! Sports! Joblines! Paul Bunny! Dogmatix House of Excelsior! Eve Hallow! Jack Swekkmakk!Internet Archive logo New commercials for The Buyeria Mall and Hole Foods! Now hear this at archive.org

Little City in Space Download Revue #1

The broadcasts of the Download Revue (2001-2006), courtesy of KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree, were hosted by Little City in Space co-founder Stuart Mathews, and Chuck Isle, LCS fan since 1979. They accessed the memory library of the Bob-2000 computer to re-play old LCS radio shows; also feature new contributions from The Post Void Radio Theater, as well as the talents of Mark Masyga.DSCN9440-daBoyz

(l-r: Jerry, Mark, Stuart, Chuck)

Download Revue #1:  Valentine’s Day 1981 aboard the Little City in Space, with special KFAI guest Helen Highwater; Kari Gold; Eunice Stenshoel; Alex & Adam Merchlewitz. The Post Void Radio Theater, Jeff Pike, Damon Mathews, Peter Stenshoel & Stu Mathews read public service announcements, news, sports, joblines & weather for LCS, with The Paul Bunny Report.

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Listen to Download #1 at archive.orgInternet Archive logo

More Download Revues & Best-Of Collections: see Comments on our LCS page!

4 Post-Voiders: Jeff Pike, and Golden Cage Volume One

The stories of iconic, pivotal and tragic music legends comprise “The Death of Rock and Roll,” a book by Jeff Pike (Faber & Faber, 1993).

Prior to that, Jeff was a co-founder of The Post-Void Radio Theater circa 1977, a script-writing collective that started meeting two years prior to taking Late Nite Magic on KFAI and changing it to Little City In Space. Some people who started LCS shared “space” in houses and apartments, and played in a band, The Infinity Art Unit. Pictured pre-Void, Jeff (left) and Stu Mathews (right) met via fellow scriptwriter Peter Stenshoel.

The other member of the collective, Rob Ordahl, hosted Late Nite Magic on KFAI. His time slot was taken by Jeff, Stu, Peter and Damon Mathews, and broadcasts from satellite LCS-1 began December 17, 1978.  Pictured  at KFAI, Peter (left) stands over Late Nite Magic host Rob (right) in a solid state of hypnagog.

Jeff Pike (right) exited The Post-Void to pursue full-time writing in 1981, but his enduring contribution to LCS includes the ad he wrote for Meat Heap, made from alien body parts.

At last archived, The Golden Cage of Radio Volume One showcases Jeff’s on-air anarchy with his interruptions as Fred, an insurance salesman, and pompous Professor Wadsworth, during Peter’s interview with Burd DeComps (Johnny Olson). Compiled and created for LCS 18th Anniversary, Vol. One also features Weekend Upchuck with the Post-Void News Team (Damon, Stu, Pete, Jeff & Johnny) In Briefs; Jerry as Occam E. Razor; and David Stenshoel, pre-Boiled in Lead, singing and playing on his brother Peter’s musical commercial for Martian Marriage Cigarettes.

Listen now at archive.org

4 Post-Voiders #1: Damon Mathews

Damon Mathews was co-founder of the Little City in Space radio show in 1978. When Damon left The Post-Void Radio Theater in 1987, Jerry took his place. Damon returned for LCS anniversary broadcasts since 1993, and in 1997 released a CD of original instrumental music, MIDI Mischief, under his psuedonym, Dick Dammit. He’s sharing his music on Soundcloud and YouTube.
Here’s one of his classic commercials for LCS, for U.F. No! Repellant Spray:

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