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    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - Nov. 30th - 6-8 PM - “Fort Laramie” “Jeff Regan starring Jack Webb” “Command Performance - Bob Hope + Lena Horne”
    November 29th, 2010

     If you ask anyone that is even vaguely familiar with the western radio or television genre, to name the most memorable western series… the answer is almost always Gunsmoke.   But the Producer-Director of Gunsmoke, Norman Macdonnell, got some high class practice for that show with a western drama entitled “Fort Laramie.”    This show focuses more on atmosphere and mood than on violence and action and is an excellent western drama series.

    Tonight I will feature the July 25th, 1955 “Audition” broadcast of Fort Laramie starring John Dehner ( shown above and later played Paladin on radio’s  Have Gun, Will Travel  as well as many other roles) entitled The Boatwright’s Story .

    Following the audition show, there were 40 episodes of Fort Laramie done from January to October 1956. However, the star was not John Dehner, it was Raymond Burr and he went from obscurity to national prominence a year later, taking on the title role in TV’s  Perry Mason

      

    “Dum dee dum dum”… The opening salvo in one of the best theme songs ever written.. Dragnet, starring Jack Webb as Detective Joe Friday.  Well, everyone has to start somewhere and Webb started as Jeff Regan,  Investigator in a series that ran from July to December of 1948 on CBS.  The series had a second life from 1949 to 1950 sans Webb.   

     Webb, with his staccato delivery,  had almost a cult following and Regan was the transition show into Dragnet.  In the Regan series, he worked for a man named Anthony J. Lyon… “I get ten a day and expenses… they call me the Lion’s Eye” … Lyon was played by Wilms Herbert.  Marvin Miller (shown with Webb in photo) was also a regular on the show.  Some of you may remember Miller as the butler who gave away a weekly check for one-million dollars on TV’s Millionaire series.

    The episode of Jeff Regan you will hear this evening is entitled The Lonesome Lady and was broadcast on July 24th, 1948.  

      

    Bob Hope (left with actress Jane Russell) was a frequent MC on the series known as Command Performance which was a variety program broadcast to our men and women serving overseas during World War II and featured guests that were requested via letters from the troops.  
    Lena Horne (right) was often requested and joins Bob on tonight’s show that originally aired on July 7, 1942.
    This is an excellent comedy-musical variety program designed with the goal of raising the morale of
    Americans during an era with the world at war.Join host, John Lovering, for two hours of radio as it used to be… consider this your personal invitation.

    Hear locally at 106.1 FM or worldwide at www.wscafm.org and click on the “Listen Now” button.
    More info?  www.heirloomradio.com   

    Don’t Dis’ My Ability - Tuesday - 4-4:30 PM - Nov. 30th - A Show For People Living With Disabilities And Those Who Love And Care For Them
    November 29th, 2010

     

    Join hosts Ronnie Tomanio, John Eubanks and Ali Ketcham for this informative, compassionate, and entertaining program.  You will not hear a program like this on corporate radio!

    Every Other Tuesday from 4 to 4:30 PM  locally at 106.1 FM or online at www.wscafm.org and click on “Listen Now”

    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - November 28th - 7-8 PM - Then… Lives in the Balance 8-9 PM - DJ Big Brother
    November 26th, 2010

     

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night November 28th at 7 pm to hear A World of Possibilities program from November 23rd titled Gross National Happiness: From Private Wealth to Public Well Being.  “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This most famous phrase from the U.S. Declaration of  Independence places happiness at the front and center of the role of government. Today we’ll hear from the Minister of Happiness in the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, where Gross National Happiness, rather than  Gross National Product, is the preferred measure used to guide national policy. We also hear from a Seattle city councilman who’s been inspired by Bhutan’s example to propose similar indices to shape policies for his prosperous high-tech hometown.

    On WSCA-LP 106.1 FM - Portsmouth Community Radio (streaming via www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org for those outside the broadcast signal limits) 

    Then stay tuned for some great music on Lives In The Balance from 8 to 9 pm.  

    Kind regards,  Brad  aka dj Big Brother
    djbigbrother@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

    “The people, unfortunately, are still very ignorant,
    and are kept in ignorance by the systematic efforts
    of all the governments, who consider this ignorance,
    not without good reason, as one of the essential
    conditions of their own power.”  ~ Mikhail Bakunin  1871
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    The Free Speech Zone   with dj Big Brother
              glimpses of sanity and truth
                     Sundays  7:00-8:00 pm
       WSCA-LP   106.1 FM   
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org
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    Lives In The Balance: songs of social and political import
        that you won’t hear on brain-dead corporate radio
                           with   dj  Big Brother                              
    Sundays  8:00-9:00 pm  WSCA-LP  106.1 FM   
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org
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    “Do the best that you can in the place where you are and be kind”
    ~ Scott Nearing

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    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - Nov. 23rd - 6-8 PM - “The Paranormalists - The Legend of Brown Willy” - Stan Freberg’s “The First Thanksgiving” - “The Jack Benny Program - Jack Dreams He is a Turkey” - Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song” - Want to be in an Audio Theatre production? - Looking to add New Cast Members and Original Scripts for 2011 - See End of Posting for Information
    November 22nd, 2010

    From the BBC and Crocanapple Productions comes another of the hilarious The Paranormalists episodes.  Tonight: The Legend of Brown Willy.

    The year was 1993, the place was Minehead in West Somerset , England… and they were The Paranormalist… Hitchard Screening, Murray Black, Linda and Pete Fortune… vowed to to find the truth…out there…somewhere.  Yes, whether tracking alien abductions over the Bristol Channel, pursuing Bigfoot across the Bodmin Moor, or discovering the Holy Grail and the whereabouts of Elvis Presley: no mystery is too big or too small  for The Paranormalists.   Tonight they travel to the Bodmin Moor to investigate “The Legend of Brown Willy”… or is it Bigfoot himself or itself  or herself?  Tune  YOURself  in to find out, and prepare to laugh!

    This program was originally aired in six parts, but I have edited it together so that you will not have to wait for the exciting conclusion… well, you will have to wait about 64 minutes, because that is how long this feature length edited program runs… but believe me when I tell you, the outcome and the process to get there is worth the wait!

    Stan Freberg is back with another cut from his 1961 comedy album The United States of America Vol 1 - The Early Years and his version of the first Thanksgiving… with fruits, vegetables, Indians, and Pilgrims… oh yes, and a turkey is mentioned in there somewhere. As only Stan Freberg can do it… and he does it well for Thanksgiving!

    “I had a dream!”  Martin Luther King?  Yes of course, but Jack Benny said it too… on his Jack Benny Program  on November 26th, 1943, but Jack had a dream that he was a turkey! Listen in as Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Don Wilson  Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Rochester, and Mel Blanc team up to act out Jack’s dream.  It is an upbeat and funny Thanksgiving program that was aired at a time when America needed it…. in the middle of World War II. 

    I will end it all with Adam Sandler singing his “Thanksgiving Song”… the “Ode to the Turkey!”

    Consider this your personal invitation to join Audio Theatre host John Lovering for an evening of  BBC comedy at its best and Thanksgiving programming that will make the holiday even brighter.   I give thanks that we still have these wonderful shows to enjoy all these years later… what a legacy these folks left us!  Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    Listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming live worldwide at www.wscafm.org and click on “Listen Now” button. More Info?   www.heirloomradio.com

    Interested in performing in a Portsmouth Community Radio Audio Theatre Production?  Send an email to jlovering@wscafm.org and I will tell you the steps involved to get you on our Vocal Actors List…. no experience necessary… just a love of acting….fun..  a willingness to participate… and learn!   Looking to add new cast members for 2011.  We generally record on Wednesday or Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings in Dover, NH.  Some shows may be performed live in front of a small studio audience.   I am also
    always interested in any scripts someone might have that we could adapt to audio theatre or that have been written for the medium.  Here’s your chance to get your play on the air!

    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - Nov. 21st - 7-8 PM - International Trade: Free, Fixed, or Fair? - Then - “Lives in the Balance” 8-9 PM - Host: DJ Big Brother
    November 19th, 2010

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night November 21st at 7 pm to hear A World of Possibilities program titled International Trade: Free, Fixed, or Fair?  A market based fair trade movement has sprung up in recent years from international development aid, social, religious and environmental organizations seeking to establish a more level playing field for international  commerce. Focusing initially on such products as handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, chocolate and flowers, certified fair trade accounted for $4 billion in 2008.  In this program we hear about the challenges of growing the movement from Paul Rice, the founder and CEO of Transfair a leading fair trade certification organization and Raymond Kimaro, a coffee farmer and General Manager of Kilamanjaro Native Cooperative Union whose products are fair trade-certified.

    On WSCA-LP 106.1 FM - Portsmouth Community Radio (streaming via www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org for those outside the broadcast signal limits) 

    Then stay tuned for some great music on Lives In The Balance from 8 to 9 pm.  

    Kind regards,  Brad  aka dj Big Brother
    djbigbrother@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

    “The people, unfortunately, are still very ignorant,
    and are kept in ignorance by the systematic efforts
    of all the governments, who consider this ignorance,
    not without good reason, as one of the essential
    conditions of their own power.”  ~ Mikhail Bakunin  1871
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    The Free Speech Zone   with dj Big Brother
              glimpses of sanity and truth
                     Sundays  7:00-8:00 pm
       WSCA-LP   106.1 FM   
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org
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    Lives In The Balance: songs of social and political import
        that you won’t hear on brain-dead corporate radio
                           with   dj  Big Brother                              
    Sundays  8:00-9:00 pm  WSCA-LP  106.1 FM   
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org
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    “Do the best that you can in the place where you are and be kind”
    ~ Scott Nearing

    SUPPORT PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY RADIO ~ JOIN NOW

    The Stage Door - Saturday - November 20th - 8 to 10 AM - Guests: Marguerite Matthews and Greg Gathers from Pontine Theatre
    November 17th, 2010

     

    This Saturday November 20th during my radio show Stage Door 8AM-10AM I will be having on a few well known local members of Portsmouth’s theater community.  The co-directors of Pontine Theater Marguerite Matthews and Greg Gathers will be joining me at 9AM as they perform Ogden Nash’s holiday classic “The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t” which will be followed by a live interview with these two well known staples of the Seacost theater scene.  Join me and my guests and listen how Pontine Theater all started and also about there upcoming show entitled “A Poet’s Christmas.” Tune in or listen live online! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - Nov. 16th - 6 to 8 pm - “The Day Lehman Died” - “Those Fabulous Sixties” - “The Adventures of Superman- The Steam Plant”
    November 15th, 2010

    The Day Lehman Died

    Tonight from the BBC World Service hear an Audio Theatre adaptation of what happened in the days leading up to the bankruptcy of Lehman Bros..  Though what was actually said is dramatized, it is based upon factual material including released notes and journals from some of the people involved in the process.

    On September 15, 2008, the Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy following the massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its, stock and devaluation of its assets by credit rating agencies. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. The following day, Barclays announced its agreement to purchase, subject to regulatory approval, Lehman’s North American investment-banking and trading divisions along with its New York headquarters building.  On September 20, 2008, a revised version of that agreement was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James M. Peck.

    This program was originally aired on September 6th, 2009 and is 58 minutes in length.

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    The Fabulous Sixties

    Next, you will hear about 35 minutes of a 90 minute production (we will air the conclusion during a future show)  entitled Those Fabulous Sixties  by a very creative editor and musician, Jim Ratte. 
     
     This amazing collection consists of over a thousand  musical hits and clips from the 1960′s woven by the magic of multi-layer editing into a marvelously creative and energetic piece of radio!

    We can pretty much guarantee you that your toes will be taping, and if you remember the sixties and enjoyed the music of that era, it will bring back a flood of memories.  Unbelieveable program!
     
    Those Fabulous Sixties is aired with the permission of Jim Ratte.  Visit his website for more information at  www.runawayexpress.com

    Finally, Clayton “Bud” Collyer stars as SUPERMAN in Episode #17 The Steam Plant!   What sinsister plot involves the local steam plant?  Hmmmm… hot water under pressure and sinister people can equal some pretty dangerous circumstances.   Will the Man of Steel save the city?  Tune in and find out!

    Join host  John Lovering for this educational, musically entertaining, and Sci-Fi thrilling program… consider this your invitation!   Listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming worldwide online at www.wscafm.org and click on “Listen Now” button.

    “Don’t Dis’ My Ability” - Tuesday - Nov. 16th - 4 to 4:30 PM
    November 15th, 2010

    Join our hosts Ronnie, John, and Ali for another “Don’t Dis’ My Ability” Show.  This program is for people living with disabilities and for those who love and care for them.

    Tune in locally at 106.1 FM or online at www.wscafm.org and click on the “Listen Now” button.

    Portsmouth At Large - Monday - November 15th - 9 to 10 AM - “Friends Forever” - Hosts: Valerie Chriske Smith and Liz Wright
    November 13th, 2010

    Hosts: Valerie Chriske Smith and Liz Wright

    Like many things, religion and our differing beliefs can be a source of turmoil. For some, this can lead to the hate and disrespect of others creating an oppressive and combatable community. Friends Forever saw this as a problem in both Ireland and Israel with the Protestants and Catholics and the Arabs and Jews. The solution: Community Transformation, and how else better to do that than through youth leaders, the future of their countries.  On Monday, Steve Martineau, Executive Director and Jeff McLean, board member will tell us more about the cross-community friendships being made through Friends Forever and how global peace is grown locally.

    Tune in to Portsmouth At Large with hosts Liz Wright and Valerie Smith alternating Mondays at 9AM, only on WSCA-LP, Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1 FM on your radio dial and streaming worldwide from www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org.  Educating the public on local non-profits, one non-profit at a time.

    P.S.  Did you miss a show you’d love to hear?  WSCA now archives its public affairs programming.  Check out our archived shows at: http://portsmouthcommunityradio.org/audioarchive/public-affairs#pal

    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - Nov. 14th - 7 to 8 pm - Lives in the Balance - 8 to 9 pm - Dj Big Brother
    November 11th, 2010

     

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night November 14th at 7 pm to hear Part 2 of Al Jazeera  English’s program: The Secret Iraq Files, plus an Anti War Radio/Scott Horton interview with

    On WSCA-LP 106.1 FM - Portsmouth Community Radio (streaming via

    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org

    for those outside the broadcast signal limits) Then stay tuned for some great music on Lives In The Balance from 8 to 9 pm.  

    Kind regards,  Brad  aka dj Big Brother

     

    djbigbrother@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

    “The people, unfortunately, are still very ignorant,
    and are kept in ignorance by the systematic efforts
    of all the governments, who consider this ignorance,
    not without good reason, as one of the essential
    conditions of their own power.”  ~ Mikhail Bakunin  1871
    ************************************************************************
    The Free Speech Zone   with dj Big Brother
              glimpses of sanity and truth
                     Sundays  7:00-8:00 pm
       WSCA-LP   106.1 FM   

     

    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org
    **************************************************************************
    Lives In The Balance: songs of social and political import
        that you won’t hear on brain-dead corporate radio
                           with   dj  Big Brother                              
    Sundays  8:00-9:00 pm  WSCA-LP  106.1 FM   
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org
    ***************************************************************************
    “Do the best that you can in the place where you are and be kind”
    ~ Scott Nearing
    Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, who discusses the disappointing end to John Durham’s multi-year investigation into CIA torture tape destruction, the Justice Department’s shilling for unlimited executive power without judicial oversight, Attorney General Eric Holder’s inaction over Bush’s “damn right” boast of waterboarding approval despite Holder’s clear statement that waterboarding amounts to torture and the mounting evidence that the US is no longer governed by the rule of law.

    SUPPORT PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY RADIO ~ JOIN NOW

     

    Board of Trustees Meeting - Tuesday - Nov 9th - 7 pm - At The Station
    November 8th, 2010
    The Burt Cohen Show - Tuesday - Nov. 9th - Noon to 1 PM - Guests:Tikkun’s Rabbi Michael Lerner and Political Strategist, Robert Creamer
    November 8th, 2010

    Hope is us! On Tuesday’s Burt Cohen Show, Tikkun’s Rabbi Michael Lerner: “10 Commandments to Revive Progressives After Defeat.”  On the 2nd half, political strategist Robert Creamer, author of “Stand Up Straight; How Progressives Can Win.” Both insist progressives must be there to offer a clear alternative when the right fails to deliver. Streaming Tuesday 11/9 noon to one ET @wscafm.org or at 106.1 FM

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