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    for September, 2010
    Stage Door - Saturday - October 2nd - 8 to 10 am - Host: April Mulkern
    September 29th, 2010

    This Saturday 8AM-10AM on my radio show “Stage Door” I will be re-broadcasting a spoken word poetry night that occurred at the Portsmouth Museum of Art last week. The poets featured that night were Wayne Atherton, poet-author of the book “Humanimal” and Portsmouth Poet Laureate Mark DeCarteret and they shared new poems as well as older favorites. Be sure to tune as I will also be playing other spoken word poetry from T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Langston Hughes and many more!

    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - September 28th - 6 to 8 pm - Americana Theme - Featured Shows: Lum ‘n Abner / Down Our Way / Duffy’s Tavern
    September 28th, 2010

    This is a rather obscure old time radio show from the early 1930′s that zeroed in on the simple life so common in many American small towns.

    Eli Jenkins is the show’s main character. He is the town’s grocer and when anyone in town is having trouble, they go to Eli. 

    Jenny, Eli’s wife,  is a great cook as is evidenced by the fact that Eli has put on a lot of weight since marrying Jenny.

    This series shows listeners both the up and somewhat down sides of living in a small rural town.  The show has lots of small town politics that can focus on everything from who is the best horseshoe player in town to the hurt feelings over who might have won the pie contest at the local fair.

    Down Our Way features a weekly segment of choir music woven into the plot as the local choir regularly gathers at Eli’s grocery store for their rehearsals.

    Chester Lauck as Columbus “Lum” Edwards and Norris Goff as Abner Peabody are the stars of “Lum ‘n Abner.”  Coming to you from the “Jot ‘em Down Country Store, Library, and Museum” in Pine Ridge, Arkansa… this wildly popular series brings hillbilly Americana to life from the 1930′s through the 1940′s.  

    Lum ‘n Abner is a wonderfully warm and humorous series loaded with pure down home folks.   Tonight’s episodes include: Phinus Takes Waves Prisoner - When Lum’s father mistakes a group of  U. S. Navy Waves as Yankee soldiers from the Civil War trying to invade Pine Ridge, he immediately defends his territory… he is afterall, a Civil War veteran!   Next, the 50th Wedding Anniversary finds everyone in Pine Ridge about to celebrate the big occasion!

    These shows were originally broadcast on May 29th and 30th in 1944.  They are 15 minute episodes.

    Ed Gardner stars as “Archie the bartender” at “Duffy’s Tavern” … the best tavern on Third Avenue in NYC!   Tonight Archie Runs for Political Office in a show originally broadcast on February 2, 1951.   Don’t miss the radio version of “Archie Bunker’s Place” created by Norman Lear but based on the radio program, Duffy’s Tavern.

    You will find the malapropisms and laughs are very plentiful!

    Clayton “Bud” Collyer stars as the man of steel from the planet Krypton, aka Superman in The Adventures of Superman!
    Tonight, Episode 15 from March 15, 1940 entitled “Left to be Killed!”   Look, up in the sky… it’s SUPERMAN!

    Join host, John Lovering, as he shares his passion for Audio Theatre.  Take a break and enjoy part of the American Culture that was from a simpler time, yet, certainly influenced who and what we are as a nation today.   Many of the classic radio shows reflect the culture and politics of the time they were aired, so in a way, listening to Audio Theatre on Portsmouth Community Radio is not only entertaining, but a history lesson!  

    Listen locally at 106.1 fm or Streaming online at and click on “Listen Now”

    More information about Audio Theatre and our own Audio Theatre players can be found at :

    Seacoast Business Connection with host Mark Miller - Monday - September 27th - Noon to 1 pm - Guest: Joe Paquet of Axis Business Solutions
    September 24th, 2010

    Tune in at noon when we talk to Joe Paquet of Axis Business Solutions about how he took a common service and changed it to become a completely new and innovative offering in the IT industry. Oh, yeah, his also a rock-n-roll drummer!

    Soul Vaccination - Thursday - September 23rd - 6 to 8 pm - Host: Jenny Freeman - Tonight’s Featured Artist: Earth, Wind & Fire
    September 23rd, 2010


    Hear - Earth Wind Fire Clip 

    Tune in tonight  night for the music of funk legends Earth, Wind & Fire
     Soul Vaccination, alternating Thursdays from 6-8pm, hosted by Jenny Freeman.  

     Only on WSCA-LP, Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1 FM on your radio dial and streaming worldwide from

    Stay Tuned with Host Shawn Henderson - Friday - September 24th - 1 to 5 pm - Guest: Jon-Pousette Dart, at 2 pm
    September 22nd, 2010

    on Pousette-Dart makes his debut appearance on Stay Tuned
    at 2 pm - September 24th

    Jon captained the Pousette-Dart Band through four albums for Capitol Records between 1976 and 1980, a run that acquainted a generation with his formidable gifts as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and all-around musical adventurer. During this time, the Pousette-Dart Band became one of the busiest touring groups in the U.S. working with such acts as the Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, James Taylor, Peter Frampton, Yes, the J.Geils Band, Eddie Money, Journey and Billy Joel.
    Jon’s last album was nominated for 7 Grammy Awards!   Don’t miss this very special guest with host Shawn Henderson.  

    Listen Locally at 106.1 FM or streaming online at and click on “Listen Now”

    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - September 21st - 6 to 8 pm - Comedy - Mystery - Drama
    September 21st, 2010

    Dick Powell stars as Richard Diamond, Private Detective in “The Ralph Baxter Case.”  Originally broadcast on NBC on April 28th, 1950 sponsored by Rexall.  This well written, cleverly acted program features just the right mix of comedy, mystery, and drama.  The show also stars Virginia Gregg as Diamond’s girlfriend, Helen.   The script was written by Blake Edwards of “Pink Panther” fame.

    Next, The CBS Radio Workshop, the second generation of excellent dramatic and experimental radio from CBS.. the first being The Columbia Workshop.

    This series featured the writing of William Saroyan, Lord Nunsany, Irving Reis, Dorothy Parker, and Norman Corwin.  Actors regularly heard were: Orson Welles, William Conrad, Karl Swenson, Mary Jane Croft, Parley Baer, Stan Freberg, Eric Sevareid, Hans Conreid, Lurene Tuttle and Larry Haynes.  The announcers included Hugh Downs, Stu Metz, and Bob Pfeiffert.   Directors:  Orson Welles, Willian N Ronson, Max Wylie, Douglas Coultier, and Davidson Taylor.

    The names listed above include some of the most brilliant and creative talents ever heard on radio.

    The series ran from 1936 to 1947, with 1942-46 off during World War II.  In 1956 to 1957 The Columbia Workshop was revived as The CBS Radio Workshop and it is from this revival that tonight’s program comes to you.  It is an adaptation of an 1841 short story by Edgar Allan Poe entitled “Never Bet Your Head. A Moral Tale.”  

    This adaptation is renamed “Never Bet The Devil Your Head” and our leading character is Toby Dammit who consistently uses the phrase, “I’ll bet the Devil my head that….” until one day, the Devil takes him up on his offer!   The show stars John Dehener (radio’s Have Gun, Will Travel  Paladin), Eleanor Audley, Dawes Butler, Howard McNeal, Hugh Douglas, Richard Beals, and Alan Botzer.  This program was originally broadcast on CBS on July 28th, 1957.  Don’t miss it… it is classic Audio Theatre at its absolute best.

    Bud Abbott (substituting in this program for the ill Bud Abbott is Hanley Stafford) and Lou Costello had a wildly popular comedy variety show in the 1940′s.  Their classic routines were often heard as part of the banter at the beginning of the show… lots of “one-liners” as only Abbott and Costello could deliver them.

    Tonight’s show is from March 20th, 1947 and the guest star is the actress-singer Marilyn Maxwell.  Get your smile on…  you are going to need it.

    Jim and Marian Jordan are Fibber McGee and Molly and were many most standards two of the most popular comedians on radio from 1935 to 1959. You do not remain on a mass media schedule for twenty-five years unless you are not only talented, but popular.

    Tonight’s fifteen minute episode is entitled “Movies are Your Best Entertainment” and was orignally broadcast on NBC on February 19, 1945.

    By the way, the program was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.

    Join host, John Lovering, for two hours of classic old time radio with anecdotal and historical information tossed in for good measure.  Heard locally at 106.1 FM or streaming online at and click on “Listen Live”

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    Don’t Dis’ My Ability - Tuesday - September 21st - 4 to 4:30 pm
    September 21st, 2010

    Join hosts Ronnie, John, and Ali for thirty-minutes on this unique program that is for and about people living with disabilities and those who care for or about them.

    Each week the program features a new topic that is sure to “educate and motivate” those that live with disabilities.

    Listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming online at and click on “Listen Live”… heard only on Portsmouth Community Radio - WSCA-LP - Portsmouth, NH.

    Portsmouth At Large - Monday - September 20th - 9 to 10 AM - Four Excellent Guests - Read About It Here!
    September 19th, 2010

      Courtesy of Jenny Freeman:

    Despite the Internet, libraries continue to see more traffic than ever.  Here in Maine and New Hampshire, our libraries have kept pace with technology.  Our libraries are also committed to keeping books on the shelves, not in the bonfires.  I’m very excited that we’ve been able to pull together a library show on both the local and state level.  We will be welcoming Maine State Librarian, Linda LordNew Hampshire State Librarian, Michael York; Robert Waldman, Director of the York Library; and last but certainly not least Mary Ann List, Director of the Portsmouth Library to our studio this  morning. 

    Today will be my last show on Portsmouth At Large.  It’s been a great three years and I want to thank Liz Wright, Peg O’Neil, and Valerie Smith for all the great interviews we’ve conducted.  But I’m not leaving the station and you can still tune in alternate Thursdays from 6-8pm to hear me on Soul Vaccination! 

     Tune in to Portsmouth At Large with hosts Liz Wright, Valerie Smith and Jenny Freeman, alternating Mondays at 9AM, only on WSCA-LP, Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1 FM on your radio dial and streaming worldwide from

    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - September 14th - 6 to 8 pm - “Chiller-Thriller Night!”
    September 14th, 2010

    Lights Out… Everybody!   Our first show this evening will feature Boris Karloff in a March 16th, 1943  Lights Out episode entitled
    “The Dream”  written and directed by Arch Oboler.  In this program a man  claims he has never had a dream, until a woman appears to him at night instructing him to kill.   The woman’s laugh and scream will chill you to the bone!

    Next,  the creaking door slowly opens and you are greeted by “the host” (Paul McGrath) as he introduces tonight’s Inner Sanctum
    entitled “The Dark Chamber” starring Kenneth Lynch and directed by Hyman Brown.   This series was inducted into the
    National Radio Hall of Fame in 1988… listen in and you will know why Inner Sanctum Mysteries was one of the most popular
    of all the radio “chiller-thrillers!”

    Finally, Ernest Chappell is both the host and the star in a Quiet Please episode written by Wyllis Cooper entitled “If I Should Wake Before I Die.”
    This award-winning series features a tale told in the first person in a totally natural style.  Chappell was an expert in making the listener believe
    the tale of horror was happening to him in real time.  This show was first aired on February 27th, 1949 …. it is a top notch  program!

    Listen live at 106.1 fm or online at and click on “Listen Now”

    Host:  John Lovering

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