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.

Chuck Isle

Chuck Isle

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

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Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 12

FlyingSaucerMagThe centerpiece of the 12th national LCS program is Project: Bluesuit, a spoof of UFO cover-ups and rumors like Jackie Gleason‘s alien encounters. Joined on LCS-1 by the mysterious, unwelcome radio presence Master Control, it’s creepy for Halloween. Listen on Sound Affects Sunday October 26 between 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. (cst), available in KFAI archives two weeks following broadcast.

Audio wizard Brian Anderson (photo) co-created and mixed Project: Bluesuit, via his ZXQ Studios. Brian also created the alter ego, Alabama Neptune (UFO commentator) heard on LCS as well as on Brian’s KFAI radio series, ZXQ Universe (1990-1993).

Brian Anderson, ZXQ Studios

Brian Anderson, ZXQ Studios

 

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.

Listen to Little City In Space

The Little City in Space show, created by the Post-Void Radio Theater, returned to KFAI in 1988. Jerry joined regulars Peter Stenshoel (center) and Stu Mathews (right) at this point, as LCS  found new fans who had never heard the show’s initial 1978-1985 run.

Long-time LCS regular features returned: The Paul Bunny Report News from Nowhere , Sports and Joblines. New sponsors included Holy Cola; Starplate of Lavonne; Wursterkaasen Scenario Beer; Hokey Smokies. There were new voices of Occam E. Razor, Carl Toad, Sergeant Stratofender, and The Listener. Mark Masyga contributed fake ads for Post-Modern Flakes; The Freud Daddy; Wiggly Vehement Gum and more.

Just go to our Little City in Space page here at ScorchedEar and scroll down to Comments to find links to shows from 1988-1990.

The LCS-Y2K  Show braced listeners for yet another  kooky calendar shift in 2000 with the Post-Voiders girding their loins for who-knows-what’s-gonna-be happenings globally and aboard LCS-1! Listen at archive.org now!  Internet Archive logo

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

The Golden Cage of Radio, Volume 3

Listen now, and get your sub-sonic levels adjusted inside The Golden Cage of Radio Volume 3 with The Little City In Space 1980 “Cancelled Edition,” featuring Jack Stand at Swekkmakk’s Bleeper Pad Lounge, Paul Bunny, News, Sports, Weather, early KFAI cameo appearance by Chuck Isle, and bonus time-slips: The Post-Void Radio Theater in 1996, Ma and Ra Kettle Go To Jupiter, and frothing at the beaker, Chef Vortex!

The Golden Cage of Radio Volume 2: TV Guise

The Golden Cage of Radio: TV Guise from Another Flask of WeirdLittle City in Space; The Philip K. Dick Van Dyke Show.
The Golden Cage of Radio anthologies are more than just airchecks: this material was carefully selected, edited and presented to be a treat unto itself.
This volume, available for listening now, contains TV Guise previews; Visit to the Radio Mortuary; The Chocolate Sprout; Hill of Beans Coffee; Paul Bunny; Joblines; Commander Komoniosis; Our Alien Life Forms; Robo & Stu; News From Nowhere; Dogmatix House of Excelsior; Sports with Nick Hotplate; Fred’s Friendly Foods; Eve Hallow.
Bonus: The Philip K. Dick Van Dyke Show by The Post-Void Radio Theater, recorded before a live audience at Minicon.

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