KFAI 90.3 & 106.7 FM
  • March 9, 2014

    Garson Krebs, Private Eye
    Garson Krebs, Private Eye

    The Radio Repertory Company of America presents a tongue-in-cheek private detective with all the answers... and all the problems!

    This week it's The Divice.

    From April 1949 it's Old Time Radio detective Pat Novak For Hire, starring Jack Webb. This episode is Escape From Prison. A priest hires Pat to intercept an escaped inmate before he can get into even more trouble. But there turn out to be all sorts of complications. The dialogue in this series is full of extremely ripe metaphors and wonderful allusions that make it a lot of fun to listen to.

    Jack Webb started in radio on his own Jack Webb Show, a comedy sketch series. After that he was several detectives: Pat Novak For Hire, then Jeff Regan, Investigator, and eventually into the famous Dragnet.
  • March 16, 2014

    Garson Krebs, Private Eye
    Garson Krebs, Private Eye

    The Radio Repertory Company of America presents a tongue-in-cheek private detective with all the answers... and all the problems! This week it's The Man With a Past.

    This time our Old Time Radio detective is Richard Diamond, starring Dick Powell. A light-hearted kind of guy, in contrast to so many of the darker hard-boiled types on radio.

    Broadcast in 1949-50. Dick Powell read for the part of Johnny Dollar in that series, but chose to do this Richard Diamond series instead. One of the benefits might be that he ends each episode singing a song to his girlfriend, (Virginia Gregg).
  • March 23, 2014

    Black Jack Justice
    Garson Krebs, Private Eye

    The Radio Repertory Company of America presents a tongue-in-cheek private detective with all the answers... and all the problems!

    This week, Club of Fear. A valuable painting is stolen from a local club, and Garson is hired to find out how it was done.

    This time our other hard-boiled detective is only Old Time in style. Black Jack Justice is from the DecoderRing Theatre in Canada, and he's a doozy. The writing is really excellent, and this episode, The Learner's Permit takes all those OTR Detective clichés and throws them against the wall leaving a colorful mess of language and stock characters.
  • March 30, 2014

    Jerry, Peter and Stu
    The Little City In Space, Episode 5

    Satellite LCS-1 inhabitants include the ghost of Billie Holiday, invisible coffee-drinking comic-book readers, and a polystyrene creature named Andy Williams. Promo by Firesign Theatre‘s George Tirebiter; advertising for Granite Memorial Pizza, Figaro’s Mind-Diffusing Plates, and Mr. Zitznix.

    Seymour at scorchedear.com.
  • April 6, 2014

    Big Fun Radio Funtime!
    Golly folks, this one is a Pledge Drive Show, so I hope you'll give us a call, please, and lend us your financial support for the show and for the station. You know you want to. The number is 612-375-9030, or you can do it online anytime at kfai.org. It's easy and helpful.

    For your entertainment we'll bring you short sketches from the Big Fun Radio Funtime Show at the Bryant Lake Bowl on March 7, 2014. Including:
    • Sir Valiant and the Dragon of Dread
    • Sam Blade, Private Eye
    • Omaha
    • Brains Anonymous
  • April 13, 2014

    Jack Flanders & The Secret of the Crystal Maidens
    The Secret of the Crystal Maidens, Part 1

    We're looking at a brand new Jack Flanders story here, assuming it arrives in time - it's that new!

    While exploring a cave in Belize, Jack Flanders hears a voice calling his name. Deep within, he discovers a woman who appears to have risen up out of the cave floor. Her entire body is covered in tiny calcite crystals. Jack wonders, "Is she a Mayan goddess of the Underworld?" But then he wakes up.

    From ZBS.
  • April 20, 2014

    Secret of the Crystal Maidens
    The Secret of the Crystal Maidens, Part 2

    The new Jack Flanders story from ZBS.

    Jack keeps having these dreams, being lost in a cave until finally in the jungles of Belize, he finds the cave he’s been dreaming about. And within, he discovers something even more extraordinary, the skulls of two crystal maidens. The words they whisper to him not only affect his future, but also the lives of those who hear his story.

    Written by Meatball Fulton, with original music by Tim Clark.
  • April 27, 2014

    The Post Void Radio Theater
    The Little City In Space, Episode 6

    From high atop the gravity well, in a more or less stable orbit, comes the monthly broadcast from Communications Central on that floating Airstream trailer of fun. Presented by the Post Void Radio Theater.

    More info at scorchedear.com.
    More shows at archive.org.
  • May 4, 2014

    To Be announced.

Coming to a Radio near you!

Little City in Space

The Little City In Space


This show was a mainstay on KFAI from very early in its existence in 1978. Highly inventive and well-produced, it lasted many years. In 1999 Stu Mathews, Peter Stenshoel and Jerry Modjeski used a grant to produce a 13-week syndicated series for public radio. Sound Affects is proud to bring you that entire series over the next year. On the Last Sunday of each month we'll bring you one of those marvelous Little City In Space shows, starting in November 2013.

Thanks to Peter Stenshoel for the shows, and to Jerry Modjeski for helping to engineer the opportunity. See more about Jerry Modjeski's several shows on KFAI at his website, ScorchedEar.com. Lots of Little City in Space material is available at Archive.org.