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I’ll Be On Cincinnati’s WAIF 88.3 FM On Saturday, September 1—Trash Flow Radio

I’ll be  on the radio on Cincinnati’s community radio station WAIF-FM 88.3 on Saturday, September 1.

( Above—A radio. Photo by Gregory Maxwell.  Here is some history of radio.) 

I’ll be on Trash Flow Radio with my friend Ken Katkin from 3-5 PM Eastern Time on that date.

You can hear the show on the WAIF livestream. 

Here is the Facebook page for Trash Flow radio.  

I was a weekly host on WAIF for a few years in the 1980’s. I co-hosted the punk rock show Search & Destroy with Handsome Clem Carpenter.

It was fun.

Here is a description of Trash Flow Radio from the host–

“Avant-garde punk, pop avant-garde, sad songs with loud guitars, loud songs with sad guitars, anti-Beatle exuberance,  pro-drug psychedelia, bargain-bin outsider music, revisionist rock history, music made by teenagers with “sXe” tattoos, and timeless DIY. Absolutely no major label recording artists (except the Ramones). Music from the catholic school, not the parochial.Gushes and rants, stark realism and surrealism, dangerous audio stunts, irritainment, and bad puns. Faint echoes of H.L. Mencken, Coyle & Sharpe, Jorge Luis Borges, Thurgood Marshall, Ron Rosenbaum, Jean Shepard, Lester Bangs, Kim Philby, J.D. Salinger, Bob Lassiter, Carl Reiner, and Eugene V. Debs. Hopefully, some guests. It’s always something. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”

I’m looking forward to be being on the air with Ken.

August 29, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments

I’ll Be On KPFT’s Queer Voices At 9:20 PM On Monday, June 11—The Freedom Of All People Is Connected

I’ll be interviewed on Houston radio station KPFT’S Queer Voices program on Monday evening June 11 at around 9:20 PM.

KPFT is 90.1 FM in Houston. Queer Voices begins broadcasting at 9 PM.

(Above–With any appearance I’m asked to make, I have the opportunity to run my publicity shot that you see above. This professionally taken photo was made last year at a Legal Sea Food in Warwick, Rhode Island. It sure was a tasty lobster.)

A theme of the interview will be the fact that the freedom of all people is connected.

This is the case if the issue is the Houston police beating of Chad Holley, or anti-gay slurs by a member of the Houston school board or efforts in Houston to place anti-immigrant measures on the November 2012 ballot.

The freedom of all people is connected and the work of freedom is up to each of us.

Queer Voices can also be heard as a podcast and can be heard live on the KPFT website. To hear the show live, click the listen live box at the upper right-hand side of the website.

( Below—A radio. Here is some history of radio.) 

June 10, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

New And Old

A computer with Facebook up, and a turntable with a record ready to play, are new and old ways to communicate and broadcast to radio listeners from the studio of Cincinnati’s WAIF-FM.

I was in this studio yesterday appearing on the weekly broadcast of Trash Flow Radio.

March 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

I’ll Be On Cincinnati’s WAIF FM-88.3 On Saturday, March 3rd—Trash Flow Radio

I always enjoy telling folks about my every-so-often public schedule.

I recall that Martin Luther King once said that attention is “Vitamin A for the ego.”

Here is the 2012 Texas Liberal Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List. This is the best such resource on the web.

I’ll be in-studio and on the radio on Cincinnati’s community radio station WAIF-FM 88.3 on Saturday, March 3.

( Above—A radio. Here is some history of radio.) 

I’ll be on Trash Flow Radio with my friend Ken Katkin from 3-5 PM Eastern Time on that date.

You can hear the show on the WAIF livestream. 

Here are some recent archives of Trash Flow Radio.

I was a weekly host on WAIF for a few years in the 1980’s. I co-hosted the punk rock show Search & Destroy with Handsome Clem Carpenter.

It was fun.

Here is a description of Trash Flow Radio from the host–

“Avant-garde punk, pop avant-garde, sad songs with loud guitars, loud songs with sad guitars, anti-Beatle exuberance,  pro-drug psychedelia, bargain-bin outsider music, revisionist rock history, music made by teenagers with “sXe” tattoos, and timeless DIY. Absolutely no major label recording artists (except the Ramones). Music from the catholic school, not the parochial.Gushes and rants, stark realism and surrealism, dangerous audio stunts, irritainment, and bad puns. Faint echoes of H.L. Mencken, Coyle & Sharpe, Jorge Luis Borges, Thurgood Marshall, Ron Rosenbaum, Jean Shepard, Lester Bangs, Kim Philby, J.D. Salinger, Bob Lassiter, Carl Reiner, and Eugene V. Debs. Hopefully, some guests. It’s always something. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”

I’m looking forward to be being on the air with Ken.

(Below–My appearance on WAIF allows me to run my publicity photo. You see me here identifying with the 99% as I enjoy a lobster in Rhode Island in 2011. )

February 17, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Radio Forerunner Of Gong Show

I read the following in E.L Doctorow’s novel World’s Fair, which is an account of growing up in New York City in years just before American entrance into W.W. II —

” …Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour, a radio program. Aspiring musicians were contestants on the program, and if they were no good, Major Bowes would ( bang a gong) to stop their performance. It made you laugh even though it could not have been funny to whoever it was who might have been rehearsing for weeks to be heard on the radio and hoping to win a professional contract from the appearance.”

While this is from a novel, the show did in fact exist.

This is pretty much the same as The Gong Show that ran in the late 70’s. I enjoyed the Gong Show as a kid. Today I’m sure I would find it very mean as I find many so-called reality shows. Though I think I might still watch the Gong Show because it was absurd. I think I would watch it but not admit that I do.

I’m sure plenty of people knew the Gong Show was an imitation of another show. But I never knew. 

Here is what is says in the Bible—What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.

Here is a link to the Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour.    

Here is information about Edward Bowes.

Here is information about The Gong Show.

Here is information about Gong Show host Chuck Barris.

Here is a review of World’s Fair.

April 8, 2008 Posted by | Books, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment