October 13, 2013A KFAI Pledge Drive show - so be sure to call in and support Sound Affects. It's a War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary celebration.
What's That Alien Doing In Your Shorts?
Fearless Comedy Productions asks the question: What if aliens attacked and nobody much cared? Written by Tim Wick.
The Refertilization of the Weed Planet 313
Written and produced by Ron Jon Newton, in Australia. The Weed Planet 313 has been designated as the next planet for refertilization. An army of pods rich with organic compounds is dispatched to begin the process of making the new world habitable.
Tonberry and Glass.
The mysterious case of the Housing Insurance claim. Ben Warren, of Cascade Studios, sends this entry to the WotW contest.
October 20, 2013A KFAI Pledge Drive show - you can also help support Sound Affects by calling 612-375-9030 and make a pledge any time.
Lone Star: The Rhizo War
A mysterious beast that invades other worlds is becoming immune to nuclear strikes used to combat it. Two men are sent to evacuate a planet before they send it into nuclear winter. Written by J. M. Geist for Phantomgeist Productions.
Neverwhen: The Adventures of Indigo Harkway, "Fourth Planet"
In a Steampunk version of 1905, Indigo Harkway, inquiry agent, is sent to New Jersey to investigate a crashed meteorite. Written and directed by Bret Jones at Stagestruck Audio Theatre in Kansas.
Herbert West vs. The Martians
A tripod from another world descends on the icy wasteland that is post-apocalyptic New England. But Herbert West, reanimator, is there to meet it. Marvel as an alien technology faces scientific necromancy. Takes place in the Our Fair City universe. Written by Jim McDoniel and directed by Geoffrey Gardner in Chicago.
October 27, 2013All these shows were produced in the United Kingdom.
War of the Cotswolds
Action Science Theatre sent in this entry by Dan Bond, Brian Macken and Dan Booth. What do you do when aliens land in the playing field of your school? In this story the science teachers stand between mankind and total destruction.
The Jester's Slippers
An epic medieval fantasy. Two heroic warriors step forward to lead the struggle agains the alien tripods that have come by shooting stars and threaten to destroy the realm. Written and directed by Matthew McLean at Yap Audio Productions.
The contest winner from Wireless Audio Theater in the UK. Recorded live on location at Horsell Common, Virginia Water and Woking, some of the places prominent in the original H. G. Wells story.
A government team is sent to Surrey to investigate a meteor strike, but most of the team is killed by a terrifying enemy. One scientist finds herself alone in a world being conquered by invaders from Mars.
November 3, 2013
From the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater. ( Note: This program was produced before the Boston Red Sox won another World Series.)
The Boston Red Sox haven’t won the World Series since 1918. Zachary Devlin, an up-and-coming catcher and hitter, may change all that…but first he’s got to survive his first game in Fenway Park. Someone is sending notes to the Sox’s general manager, proclaiming in broken verse that if Devlin plays in the annual Cape League exhibition game, he will be killed. Luckily for Zack, Captain Underhill is a big baseball fan, and he’ll go to any lengths to protect the kid…including suiting up for the game himself.
Big Fun Radio Funtime! - Sept. 12, 2013
Excerpts from Fearless Comedy's live show at the Bryant Lake Bowl in September.
November 10, 2013The Queen is in the Counting House - Act 2
Counting House is an intriguing ‘baseball murder mystery’ wherein Captain Underhill not only saves a young ball player’s life, but ‘reverses the Curse’ by removing ‘The Curse of the Bambino’ from the Red Sox. This program was produced with the full cooperation of the Boston Red Sox, and features the real Fenway Park, the real Fenway organ, and such notables as former and current Red Sox radio announcers, Ken Coleman , and Joe Castiglione.
Written and Produced by Steven Oney.
Big Fun Radio Funtime!
More excerpts from the Fearless Comedy Production at the Bryant Lake Bowl in September. The next Big Fun Radio Funtime show is December 1st.
November 17, 2013
It was this date in 1966 that the four members of the group first performed all together on Radio Free Oz in Los Angeles. Peter Bergman, the Wizard of the Oz show, called them the Oz Firesign Theatre, because he noticed that they were all born under Fire Signs of the Zodiac. The Disney company sent a letter saying they owned the word OZ, and so he dropped it from the name (discovering later that of course they didn't own any rights to the Oz name).
Anyway, tonight we bring you excerpts from many different Firesign Theatre comedy albums from those early years. Some might be quite familiar, and others are more obscure. All are very funny, smart comedy, prescient cultural commentary, and often require repeated listenings to "get" everything. Headphones are not necessary, but will aid in total immersion in the "Beatles of Comedy"!
November 24, 2013
Number One in a 13-part series that originated on KFAI in its earliest of days. This series was made for syndication to Public Radio Stations in the late 1990s. Filled with comic characters, orbiting local media, and unexpected music.
We will bring the entire series back to KFAI on the last Sunday of every month, starting now.
See more from the Little City In Space at archive.org.
December 1, 2013David Cummings sits in for Jerry, bringing you some great shows from the Golden Age of Radio, including an interview with Fred Allen, and shows featuring Bob Hope as Clark Kent, and shorts with Bob and Ray.
December 8, 2013
The struggle between the Amalgamation and the evil Consortium heats up as rebels assault the planet Quatro Cinco. Lieutenant Nancy Coy (Marina Sirtis, 'Counselor Troi',"Star Trek: The Next Generation") is assigned to rehabilitate Kurk Manly - once the greatest and most handsome startup pilot in the Galaxy, now reduced to a staggering drunk - and put the interstellar kibosh on the rebellion. From the Radio Repertory Company of America.
Plus selected short subjects.
December 15, 2013
Comes to us from Producer Angelo Panetta at the Radio Repertory Company of America, in New Jersey.
Written by Larry Weiner, with original music score by Angelo Panetta. Featuring Marina Sirtis (ST:TNG) and Richard Fish.
Plus selected short subjects from Fearless Comedy's Big Fun Radio Funtime! show at the Bryant Lake Bowl.
December 22, 2013
The thrilling conclusion: Deep dark plots, bone-rattling space battles,and rollicking Airplane-flavored humor combine with a wonderful original score to make this feature-length story a treat for the ears that will sweep you away.
We'll be featuring more from the Radio Repertory Company of America early next year, with episodes of detective Garson Krebs.
Plus selected short subjects.
December 29, 2013
Number 2 in the series from the Post Void Radio Theater. Music, news, and other silliness from that orbiting Airstream village that passes overhead only once a month now, giving us the sky-high low-down on what's happening in the galaxy.
Produced by Jerry Modjeski, Stu Mathews and Peter Stenshoel. There are many archives of other LCS shows available for download at archive.org.
Coming Soon to a Radio near you!
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.