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Sounds Unsound early January

Airs at: Sun, 01/14/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
First show of the year Read more

So Long , Jim & Tom

Airs at: Tue, 01/02/2024 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Vinyl Pajama Party
Today, on the first show of the new year, we look back on two individuals  who had a tremendous impact on yours truly: L.A. based DJ Jim Ladd, and legendary satirist, musician, and comedian  Tom Smothers. Plan for a wild retrospective, and a very good time! Read more

Radio Lost & Found for December 28, 2023

Airs at: Thu, 12/28/2023 at 10:00pm - Fri, 12/29/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
Hey, what do you know? It's the last episode of Radio Lost & Found of 2023! Not that that's of much significance, but it is. Lots of stuff to play. I played a lot of my favorite releases from 2023 but by no means was this a 'best of the year' type show. Who needs another on... Read more

Playful Presence: Improv and Mindfulness

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Playful Presence
Taj Baker has a conversation with fellow improviser Shannon Brown about improv as a mindfulness practice.  Improv scenes as well.  Read more

Talking Earth: German, Beckett, Brehm

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
This week's Talking Earth features Portland poets John Brehm, Mimi German and Larry Beckett. dan raphael is your poetry DJ.  John Brehm is the author of four books of poetry: Sea of Faith, Help Is on the Way, No Day at the Beach, and most recently Dharma Talk. He’s also the... Read more

Sounds Unsound late December

Airs at: Sun, 12/24/2023 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
Last Sounds Unsound episode of 2023. Read more

Sounds Unsound early December

Airs at: Sun, 12/10/2023 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
New stuff Read more

Sounds Unsound on 12/10/23

Airs at: Sun, 12/10/2023 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
Mostly new stuff Read more

Talking Earth: A Melange

Airs at: Mon, 12/11/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
Tonight's Talking Earth show is a melange.  In other words, a medley.  I just like the word Melange, and tonight's show will be a mix of guests Barbara LaMorticella reading a poem for late host Walt Curtis, and New Orleans musician and poet Dusty Santamaria talking with hos... Read more

Only Madness

Airs at: Sat, 12/16/2023 at 10:00pm - Sun, 12/17/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for The Last Hour
It does not matter what genre. This evening will be two straight hours of pissed off music. Read more