Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 13

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. img004

(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. img005

Thank you Jerry Stearns for playing LCS on his program, Sound Affects, A Radio Playground every week featuring new and classic radio theater.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 11

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 Mathews at Film in the Cities, St. Paul

Stu Mathews at Film in the Cities, St. Paul

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.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 7

Highlight of show #7, re-broadcast on KFAI Sunday May 25 at 9:30 p.m. (CST), is Peter Stenshoel’s Slappy the Clown interview. Slappy,  “Clown of Industry,” is a roving resident of the orbiting community on a peculiar mission encouraging shopping Little Citizens to buy more things. Slappy is portrayed by Bill Prosser:

Bill Prosser

Bill Prosser

William Prosser (1942-1991) was a professor of theatre at Brooklyn College of City University of New York. He ran the Tennessee Williams Fine Art Center in Key West. He directed six productions of Williams’ plays, five of which the playwright saw, criticized, and quite often praised. In the book The Late Plays of Tennessee Williams, Prosser reassesses the playwright’s later works.

Thanks to Sound Affects: A Radio Playground host Jerry Stearns for repeating broadcast of Little City in Space on the last Sunday of each month. Shows are archived for two weeks following broadcast.  Sound Affects is a weekly showcase of the best audio theater, old and new.

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.

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

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!

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

Lonesome Cowpoke: Cattle Mutilation Song by The Weird Winonans

With a haunting melody, the disturbing lyrics to Lonesome Cowpoke by The Weird Winonans accurately describe the cattle mutilations phenomena based on witness and investigator testimony.

The song was written and sung by Leslie Eaton (pictured left); with Blanche Fubar (harmony vocal); Shlemant Bugerknight (violin)Billy X. Curmano (harmonica); Kelly Coyle (guitar); Stu Mathews (bass guitar); Peter Stenshoel (piano, arrangement, production);, with assistance from Jerry Stearns. Thanks to Chris Waterbury and The MacPhail Center for Music.

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