KFAI 90.3 FM

2020

  • October 11, 2020

    The Rubber Clock

    An industrial spy is hired to find out how a Japanese firm is able to beat its competition every time in the releasing of new technology.
    From
    Act One Audio's sci-fi collection.

    Startech B16-K

    Ted buys the amazing new Startech automatic coffee maker. He thinks it is just great, while his wife is frustrated with his obsession with electronic toys. They both find that the Startech B16-K has a mind of its own.
    From the CBC radio series
    Vanishing Point, 1985.
  • October 18, 2020

    Don
    Membership Drive Week

    A program of personal stories by Jerry, who plays pieces that influenced him over the years. Including:

    Simulated Exhilaration, an excerpt from a 1988 music show improvised with guys from The Little City In Space.

    Don’t You Get It?, a brief poem for our time created just for this program.

    Paultalk, a standup comedy routine Jerry used in a college variety show.

    The Boy Who Cried Dinosaur, from My Brother Was An Only Child, by Jack Douglas.
  • October 25, 2020

    In The Embers
    In The Embers, Part 1

    Small voices suddenly appear, sounding frightened, extracted via laser from a piece of burned wood from a 1920s barn fire. From this a life begins to take shape, and then begins to talk, and sing. Story with much to say about our times.

    Winner of an Audio Publishers Association
    Audie Award for Best Audio Drama, created by the Great Northern Audio Theatre. Includes excerpts from the Blackstone Audio “Making Of” documentary about the play.
  • November 1, 2020

    In The Embers, Part 1
    In The Embers, Part 1

    A technical difficulty last week caused the program to be truncated, and the second half of the hour was not broadcast, so we are going to do it all again, with a different opening sequence from the Making Of documentary. So some of it will seem familiar, but not all.

    Winner of an Audio Publishers Association
    Audie Award for Best Audio Drama, created by the Great Northern Audio Theatre. Includes excerpts from the Blackstone Audio “Making Of” documentary about the play.

    And the second part next week.
  • November 8, 2020

    In The Embrs, Part 2
    In The Embers, Part 2

    Digger and Kit get to know each other better, and Kit finds interesting things in the computer, while Digger tries to figure out how she does that.

    And there’s more from the
    Making Of, interviews with the director, composer and actors in this play.

    Written and produced by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns. Starring Robin Miles and Edwin Strout. Original music by Brian Price and Mike Wheaton, vocals by Robin Miles.
  • November 15, 2020

    Pawn Sacrifice
    Pawn Sacrifice

    The story is set many thousands of years in the future. A young mother explains to her daughter why she is said to have "two fathers" and how the colony ship survived its encounter with the dreaded Galactic Fellowship.

    Written and produced by Anthony Birch. The voices for Gana and Cortana were generated through voice-modification software. From the
    Human Science Fiction podcast.

    The video of the recording sessions is available here:
    https://youtu.be/a6XLm4zyVtk
  • November 22, 2020

    Dope Humor of the 70s
    Dope Humor of the Seventies

    A brand new 2-record set on vinyl from the
    Firesign Theatre will be released on November 27th by StandUp! Records.

    Tonight we’ll hear over a dozen tracks from the new vinyl, and we’ll talk to David Ossman, one of the four or five crazy guys, about the new album, and about the Firesign legacy.

    NOTE: The Dialogue With Martian Trombone play mentioned early in the interview, is available on the Great Northern Audio website.
  • November 29. 2020

    Sci-Fi Radio series
    Vintage Season

    Oliver Wilson doesn’t understand why so many people are suddenly interested in his old house - some are renting, and others want to buy it but only if they can move in right away.

    It’s a beautifully written time travel tale from C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner, published under the pseudonym of Lawrence O’Donnell in 1946. It seems to be mostly written by Catherine Moore, but her husband was almost certainly involved.

    The audio play comes to us from the
    Sci-Fi Radio series, adapted by Jonthe E. Andrews. Directed by Jon O. Williams.
  • December 6, 2020

    Not Insane
    Not Insane

    The
    Firesign Theatre keeps telling us that. Not Insane. Here’s the album that was made from the soundtrack to their film of the live stage performance, Martian Space Party. Confused? Wait’ll you hear this! Surreal radio comedy of the best kind. It’s all about the Surrealist People’s Party Convention as they are about to nominate George Papoon as their candidate. Of course there’s other nonsense going on, too, such as the lost Shakespeare play, Anything You Want To.
    On the
    Laugh.com label.

    Plus short subjects of a political nature by the Firesign, and Peter Sellers, and the Sound Stages of WMNF in Tampa, and The Android Sisters.

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