July 31, 2016
Attack of the Groovy Bushman
Petey Jones is having a rough life. The government stole his idea for the Recyclotron; his TV privileges are being restricted; his wife Beatrice is in danger of being canceled for low ratings; and his 5-year-old son Sputnik wants a nuclear weapon, like every other family in Groovy Bush. The world is severely askew in this hilarious sci-fi story from Champaign, Illinois' Radio Mouth Bandits.
August 7, 2016
Return of the Groovy Bushman
The sequel to last week’s show. More adventures of Petey and Moebius, after the neighborhood nuclear war that left them as the only ones still alive. Not at all what they expected. From the Radio Mouth Bandits.
August 14, 2016
Twilight Zone Radio - Static
Stan Freberg stars in this episode of the radio version of the old Twilight Zone TV show. An old radio is taking bitter bachelor Ed Lindsay back to a happier time before what he considers worthless tripe on television, when he starts picking up radio programs from the 1930's and 1940’s, but no one else can hear them. Written by science fiction writer Charles Beaumont, the original starred Dean Jagger.
August 21, 2016
Twilight Zone Radio - 100 Yards Over the Rim
A pioneer from 1847 sets out to get help for his ill son, heading away from the wagon train and over the top of a hill into New Mexico in 1961. Jim Caviezel stars n the part that Cliff Robertson played in the original television version. One of the best of the series.
August 28, 2016
Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death
The Firesign Theatre reunited in 1998 after decades of doing solo work, and produced this first of three new comedy albums, doing what they always did best - dense audio satire. This one is about the Radio Now radio station staff as they stumble through format changes and the looming Y2K fiasco as the new Millennium approaches.
September 4, 2016
Spontoon Radio - If You Can’t Stand the Heat
Headline Chaser: Adventures of Michael Mooney, reporter for the Spontoon Evening Observer. Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 1938.
In If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Mooney hears from his mink lady-friend that local restaurants have been losing food right off their loading docks. He's a reporter: he can't help himself. He has to investigate.
Starring Don Cosgrove, local actor with a show in the just-completed Fringe Festival, and featuring Simon Jones (Arthur Dent in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) as the Observer’s publisher.
The Spontoon Archipelago is a group of islands in the Pacific inhabited by furry animal cartoons and seaplanes. The time is 1920-1945. Cartoonists from all over the world contribute comic strips and stories to the site. E. O Costello contributes radio scripts evocative of the time and place. This is one of those scripts brought to life as a collaboration of the Spontoons, KFAI Community Radio, and the Great Northern Audio Theatre.
September 11, 2016
Spontoon Radio - It’s Shot From Guns
Rosie’s Place - THE place for lunch on Meeting Island is Luchow's. Originally broadcast Sept. 18, 1938.
It’s Shot From Guns - A restaurant needs lots of clean napkins and table cloths, so Rosie sends dimbulb fox brothers, B'onss and K'nutt, out to do some laundry. B'onss sets up a washing machine powered by an airplane engine. And the usual wacky characters stop by Luchow's - like Nicholai Lopanearov, Rt. Hon. A. Cadbury Mouchoir, Cuthbert Calico and police Sargeant Brush.
Starring Jeni Warwick as Rosie, and featuring KFAI’s own Beryl Greenberg and Charles Brin.
September 18, 2016
Pledge Drive Show - Prose poetry and monologues
We entertain you, and you call up and contribute to the show as best you can. Or you can always go to here and make a pledge online. Be sure to mention Sound Affects where it says to Specify a Program.
Tonight we bring you single voice works that are funny and profound, surreal and in excellent voice.
September 25, 2016
Wooden Overcoats, Ep. 1, The Bane of Rudyard
On the overlooked Channel Island of Piffling, obstinate undertaker Rudyard Funn runs his family’s failing funeral parlour. But when new and sexy undertaker Eric Chapman sets up shop across the square and becomes an immediate sensation, Rudyard realises he’ll have to take drastic steps to stay in business.
A terrific series from the UK, now in production of their second season of the series. We’ll be airing all eight episodes of season one, so tune in again next week.