The Post Void: Damon,Peter and Stuart

LCS promo photo - Stu&DwPeterTVThe Post-Void combo that has probably done the greatest number of Little City in Space radio shows is Damon Mathews (left), Peter Stenshoel (on TV) and Stuart Mathews (right). (Photo by Gordon Mathews)

They were present (with Jeff Pike) when LCS started in 1978; after a two year sojourn in Japan, Peter re-joined as a regular in 1983; Damon, Peter & Stu performed in the Little City in Space movie; andDamon-Peter-Stu after LCS left KFAI in 1985, the trio spent many hours creating audition tapes for National Public Radio.

Little City in Space *Download Revue # 13 Post-Void political satire: crazy candidates vie for votes. Damon, Peter & Stu use their floating space platform to deliver hilarious speeches. Listen archive.orgInternet Archive logo

*Stu Mathews, Chuck Isle host Download Revue: Shows from LCS’ past, plus new material from members of the Post Void Radio Theater. A feature of KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree.

JUST ARCHIVED: Early LCS! December 1978 – January 1979 see comments on Scorchedear’s Little City in Space Page for links to airchecks.

January 21, 1979 – Little City logoStuart, Damon & Peter welcome KFAI listeners to orbiting satellite LCS-1. Gems of mirth at the birth of the long-running show. Listen to 1-21-79 at archive.org

Movie: Little City in Space (1984)

LCS-2mins-StuDamon-corWhen the Post-Void Radio Theater was engaged by Czech filmmaker Miroslav Janek for his latest project, the result was a 1984 movie called Little City in Space.

In the scene pictured left, Post-Voiders Stuart and Damon Mathews are shown doing a broadcast.

Despite the title of the movie, it’s not about the Little City in Space show, instead it’s about the little radio station LCS originated from, 14-watt KFAI in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Interviews featured volunteer programmers such as blues legend Lazy Bill Lucas (pictured right)LCS-32mins-LazyBill

LCS radio’s alien newscaster Paul Bunny was filmed & discarded by the director, with other sequences. However, a Post Void creation survived the final cut: their commercial (introduced by Peter Stenshoel, left) LCS-40mins-PeterS-corfor Atomic Waste Bar and Grocery featuring Damon Mathews (below left, as announcer; and Charles Brin, right) seen at 40:00 when streaming or downloading the movie free at: http://dafilms.com/film/161-little-city-in-space/LCS-41mins-Damon-Charles1

Thanks Drew Miller and Robo for images.

Another Flask of Weird: Vintage 1982

Still Frame from Miroslav Janek’s film, Little City in Space, Jerry and Chuck, 1982

Listen to the glib set o’ lips of Chuck Isle (right) and Jerry (left) deliver verbal mambo and advertising mumbo, combining words with sound effects on Another Flask of Weird in crazy commercials like Throbbing Red Oatmeal; Mama Steve’s Rumba Toast; The Clever Rodent Cafe’; Kung-Fu Auto Mechanic; Conan, the Hanna-Barberian; Magic Gesticulations Shampoo; Griff’s Pylons; and of course the ever ubiquitous Chez Bob. With Mark Masyga, Andy Schultz.

Upper: Still Frame from Miroslav Janek’s film, Little City in Space, Jerry and Chuck, 1982.

Lower: Kitty Wells, Johnnie Wright, Jerry, Chuck, 1999.

Listen now at archive.org

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