UFO Update: Project 1947 with Paul Bunny

1947 was a significant year for unidentified flying objects in the news. Researcher Jan L. Aldrich’s Project 1947 gathered bulletins from the amazing wave of sightings. Paul BunnyLittle City in Space‘s legendary commentator, recently emerged once again from his Energy Closet to read some of July’s remarkable reports with his authoritative, sometimes wacky take on the other-worldly, with Jerry. Listen: https://archive.org/details/UFOUpdate-Project1947

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Little City in Space: Peter, Paul and Miriam

Late night radio fun with longtime friends Peter Stenshoel, Paul Zaiser and Miriam Stonehill on the Little City in Space from aircheck of July 5, 1989 taped by listener Brian Anderson. Features include News from Nowhere, Sports, Paul Bunny commentary, Joblines; ads for Smilin’ Simon’s Attitude Adjustment Capsules, Post-Modern Flakes, Swekkmakk’s Bleeper Pad Lounge. Records by Ted Heath, Yashiro Aki, The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils. With the talents of Bob Zander, Mark Masyga. Listen: https://archive.org/details/LittleCityInSpace070589PPM

From July 19, 1989 excerpts of a solo-hosted LCS show by Peter, with guest appearances by Jack Swekkmakk, Halvor Johansen, Paul Bunny; sponsored by Smitherweenies and Gnarly School of Ash and Sack Cloth. Also featuring the talents of Mark Masyga. Listen at https://archive.org/details/LittleCityInSpaceJuly19th1989Internet Archive logo

Peter, Stu, Miriam & Paul

Peter, Stu, Miriam & Paul

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 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.

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 9

img004Sound Affects, A Radio Playground presents The Post-Void Radio Theater’s Little City in Space Show! High atop the Arthur Bagg building in Communications Central, hosts Stu, Pete and Jerry bring you news and entertainment from satellite LCS-1, featuring The Paul Bunny Report; paranormal investigator Alabama Neptune; public service announcements; commercials for Old Dotage Fig Paste, Mama Steve’s Rumba Toast, and Purago Paper Towels. Listen to KFAI Sunday July 27 at 9:30 p.m. (cst), or catch the show in station archives for two weeks.

(right) A resident alien from the Fubar Omniverse models the ultra-rare Little City in Space T-shirt.

(below) LCS radio beamed from outer space to Sitka, Alaska. img005

Little City in Space Syndicated Series Episode 6

JimHall1990 #6 includes a memorable encounter with Casey “Woo Woo” Ledbetter, the robot engineer of LCS-1‘s Commuter Snake that helps transport residents about the orbiting city. Jim Hall (left) portrays the beloved Casey on KFAI radio’s Sound Affects April 27 Sunday evening at 9:30 (CST), during the show’s once-every-month re-broadcast of LCS, also heard in the KFAI program archive for two weeks.

The skit inspired the former lead singer of Wall of Voodoo & solo performer in his own right, Stan Ridgway,StanRidgway-crop to compose “Snake Train,” a song tribute which appeared on Stan’s 1991 album, Partyball.

Stuart Mathews took these photos. Stan appeared at 1990’s Space Club Party in L.A., where LCS’ cranky Paul Bunny emerged from his Energy Closet and regaled guests with his extraterrestrial insights.

Hear Casey “Woo Woo” Ledbetter’s New Promo for Sound Affects!

 

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.

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!

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