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Peter Stenshoel helped start the Post Void Radio Theater in 1977, the writing collective of the Little City in Space show. During his 1981-83 hiatus in Japan, he sent crafted tape compositions for LCS. Returning full time in 1983, he’s helped keep the show aloft to the present. Peter is co-credited as originator of LCS’ conception as broadcasts coming from space for Earth. His inspiration derived from his heroes like Sun Ra and Philip K. Dick; the playful space-mythos of Gong. Peter’s role call up of agitated alien voice Paul Bunny is one of the most enduring regular features of LCS.
Here’s a commercial Peter created on LCS for Würsterkäsen Scenario Beer…listen & enjoy!
LCS Download Revue #2 w/ guest Peter Stenshoel, featuring Little City In Space from October 27, 1984: The Most Three! News! Sports! Joblines! Paul Bunny! Dogmatix House of Excelsior! Eve Hallow! Jack Swekkmakk! New commercials for The Buyeria Mall and Hole Foods! Now hear this at archive.org
The broadcasts of the Download Revue (2001-2006), courtesy of KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree, were hosted by Little City in Space co-founder Stuart Mathews, and Chuck Isle, LCS fan since 1979. They accessed the memory library of the Bob-2000 computer to re-play old LCS radio shows; also feature new contributions from The Post Void Radio Theater, as well as the talents of Mark Masyga.
(l-r: Jerry, Mark, Stuart, Chuck)
Download Revue #1: Valentine’s Day 1981 aboard the Little City in Space, with special KFAI guest Helen Highwater; Kari Gold; Eunice Stenshoel; Alex & Adam Merchlewitz. The Post Void Radio Theater, Jeff Pike, Damon Mathews, Peter Stenshoel & Stu Mathews read public service announcements, news, sports, joblines & weather for LCS, with The Paul Bunny Report.
Sponsored by Mister Marble Head; Chicken Box; Lou Freedom’s New Used Transformation; and Toast.
More Download Revues & Best-Of Collections: see Comments on our LCS page!
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Tags: adam merchlewitz, archive.org, Chuck Isle, Damon Mathews, Download Revue, Helen Highwater, improv, Jeff Pike, KFAI, Little City In Space, Mark Masyga, Peter Stenshoel, Post Void Radio Theater, radio theater, satire, Stu Mathews, The Musical Transportation Spree
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Musical Transportation Spree hosted live musicians in the KFAI studio August 8, 1997 with David “Ludwig Sears” Wright (violin), Peter Stenshoel (keyboard), and Stu Mathews (electric bass, conga drum) of The Infinity Art Unit. Here’s “Summit Time,” one of several improvised segments (look for the rest soon at archive.org) with MTS hosts Jerry and Chris adding tape loops and ambience.
During a late Saturday night Little City in Space show in 1980, broadcast via KFAI studios at the Walker Church in south Minneapolis, LCS producer Stu Mathews taped Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead who were giving their spoken testimonials on behalf of the non-profit, volunteer-run radio station. After finishing recording, Mickey and Bill gave money to Stu for helping as they left the KFAI Walker Church studios to rejoin the rest of band in Minneapolis for a concert.