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 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.

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

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 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 5

KFAI’s Sound Affects broadcasts outer space comedy with The Post-Void Radio Theater’s fifth syndicated program: Sunday March 30 at 9:30 p.m.(CST)img007

img002Satellite LCS-1 inhabitants include the ghost of Billie Holiday, invisible coffee-drinking comic-book readers, and a polystyrene creature named Andy Williams. Advertising for Granite Memorial Pizza, Figaro’s Mind-Diffusing Plates, and Mr. Zitznix. KFAI archives shows two weeks following air date.

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

Little City in Space 15th and 16th Anniversary Shows

LCS96January 6, 1995, the Post Void Radio Theater fired up Little City in Spaces retro rockets for new fun and old memories invading KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree, followed by an on-board visit from Blanche Fubar on Fubar Omniverse.

This 16th Anniversary celebration brings together Jerry, Stu Mathews & Peter Stenshoel (left to right) as well as original LCS co-founder, Damon Mathews.

News From Nowhere / Joblines / Sports with Nick Hotplate / The *Secret* Paul Bunny Tape / The Return of Eve Hallow / The Most 3 / Bevvy the Beverage Bear / Families in Orbit.  Sponsored by Achey Breakey Steak Sauce / Fred Bomb Pops / The Bible Belt / The Jolly Gambler Department Store / Smitherweenies / The Lamprey Eel 

Debut: New music by Dick Dammit (right).img003(1)

Bonus: Blanche Fubar reads TV Guise update!

Listen to 16th Anniversary at Archive.org     

Internet Archive logoAlso Archived: LCS 15th Anniversary ! The Return of Paul Bunny / The NASA Snack Outlet and much more! From December 1993, with Jerry and Stu Mathews.

To listen click this link:  LCS 15th Anniversary Show

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

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