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    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - May 1st - 7 to 8 pm - Host: DJ Big Brother - Then “Lives in the Balance” 8 to 9 pm
    April 28th, 2011

     

     

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night May 1st at 7 pm to hear a “Two Beers With Steve” podcast interview with author, obsessive financial observer, trained scientist and experienced business professional, Chris Martenson who discusses his new book, The Crash Course.  Martenson has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming in the near future. He explains how our economy, energy systems and environment face increasing challenges, and explores likely implications for us in the future. He also covers topics such as the effect of the growth based paradigm on our culture and his feelings towards complexity. .

    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  

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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 
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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!
     www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org

    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - April 26th - 6 to 8 PM - Host: John Lovering - Featured Programs: Box 13 starring Alan Ladd / Dr. Kildare / Adventures of Michael Shayne / Superman
    April 24th, 2011

    Join host , John Lovering for two hours of classic radio programming from the 1940′s…. great then… and now!

    First, Alan Ladd (photo above)  stars as Dan Holliday, a newspaper reporter who is an aspiring author.  He gets his story ideas by putting an ad in the paper that he works for…”Will Go Anywhere and Do Anything… Write Box 13.”  Now an ad like that is bound to bring out a few people who could be considered a little dangerous… and that is exactly what happens. 

    The premise of Box 13  is  novel  and each episode is action-packed with lots of twist and turns.   Combined with excellent acting and musical score this program,  heard from from 1947 to 48,  produced  52 popular episodes.  Tonight you will hear “Blackmail is Murder” from 1947… a syndicated program.

    Next, it is Lew Ayers (photo above - left)  and Lionel Barrymore (photo above - right) starring in The Story of  Dr. Kildare, an episode entitled “Dr. Robert Lane” from February 15, 1940.  This was a syndicated series that was based on the movie version of Dr. Kildare.  Each week the story focuses on a different case … with young Dr. James Kildare (Lew Ayers), fresh from a country practice now in the big city,  most of the time at odds with the veteran and crusty Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore).  The stories are interesting and well acted… but though this is listed as a “drama”… there is a good deal of humor in the script as well.   This radio show was the precursor to the 1960′s television series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare.  Fun to listen to and will bring back some memories from those of you who remember the actors or the radio-tv series.

    Jeff Chandler stars at Michael Shayne, a New Orleans PI in this highly electric series entitled The Adventures of Michael Shayne.  Tonight’s episode is entitled “The Case of the Blood-Stained Pearls”  and was originally aired in 1948 when the Mutual Broadcasting Network produced this syndicated series.  Each program starts out with an action scene, usually involving gunfire or mayhem of some kind with Michael Shayne up to his neck in a whole lot of trouble.   Listeners spend the rest of the half-hour trying to figure out how Shayne is going to get out of the situation he finds himself in and solve the crime!  It is a fun show to listen to, especially if one compares it to the general type of detective and storylines from the genre of the time.  This was a very different program…very creative.

     

    Superman (Clayton Bud Collyer)  is here again..  with Part 1 of a New Adventures of Superman entitled “The Donellis Protection Racket”… will our red-caped superhero be able to beat the well-organized crime syndicate?  Anyone want to bet?   These 12 minute episodes were heard five days a week and were on the air from 1940 to 1951.  This juvenile adventure series became number one after being on the air for only a few weeks…. kids… and many of their parents loved this show, which always left you hanging until the next episode!  Good listening… just plain escapeism fun… and a bit of a laugh as well as you hear how Superman describes every detail of what he is doing or about to do… he has to … this is radio!

    Tune in locally at 106.1 fm or streaming online at www.wscafm.org and click on “Listen Now” at the top of the page.

    Want more information about Audio Theatre or our Audio Theatre Players troupe?  Goto  www.heirloomradio.com and follow the Audio Theatre links.  Questions, comments, or show requests - email jlovering@wscafm.org .  Thanks for listening.

    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - April 24th - 7 to 8 pm - Host: DJ Big Brother - Then: “Lives in the Balance”
    April 21st, 2011

     

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night April 24th at 7 pm to hear a Bonnie Faulkner/Guns and Butter Show interview with Webster Tarpley entitled: Austerity Psychosis Grips Washington, D. C.  Tarpley discusses: Obama’s budget speech at George Washington University on April 13th, 2011; how the Fiscal 2011 Budget Resolution causes a revolt in Washington, D.C.; the Independent Payment Advisory Board as a death panel; House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s genocidal Budget Resolution for the year 2012; Medicare and Medicaid under bipartisan attack; how PIMCO sells the US short; and how speculators drive up the price of oil.

    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

    SUPPORT PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY RADIO ~ JOIN NOW!

     

    Soul Vaccination with Jenny Freeman is BACK!… Thursday - April 21st - 6 - 8 PM - “We’re Going To Memphis!”
    April 21st, 2011

    After a winter hiatus, I’m back on the air tonight!  And we’re going to Memphis.  I’ve got Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Al Green, Eddie Floyd and so much more queued up and ready to go.

     Whether you’re in your car, your kitchen, or still at the office, tune in to Soul Vaccination tonight from 6-8pm for what you need.    Only on WSCA-LP, Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1 FM on your radio dial and streaming worldwide from www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org.  –Jenny Freeman

    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - April 19th - Host: John Lovering - Featured Shows: Gunsmoke - Two Episodes / The Cisco Kid / Jeff Regan, Investigator
    April 18th, 2011

    Tonight we begin with two back to back episodes of the best Western ever heard on radio… Gunsmoke, starring William Conrad (above photo) .  First up will be a June 23rd, 1957 episode called “Home Surgery.”   Next, from July 7th, 1957, “Word of Honor.”

    Gunsmoke, created by Norman MacDonnell prided itself in crisp, well-written scripts, authentic sound effects, outstanding music, and of course incredible acting.   Parley Baer  is “Chester,”  Georgia Ellis plays “Miss Kitty,”  and Howard McNear is “Doc.”  The setting is Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870′s.  

    Gunsmoke was heard on radio form 1952 to 1961 producing 413 episodes.   The TV version ran from 1955 to 1975 with 635 episodes, the longest running television series to date.  There is a reason this program was so popular…listen in and find out why!

    Jack Mather as "The Cisco Kid"

    Next,  in tonight’s episode,  Jack Mather stars as The Cisco Kid and Harry Lang plays his sidekick Pancho.  The series, called a “juvenile Western adventure series” ran from 1942 to 1956 with over 600 radio episodes aired.  Other actors played Cisco and Pancho at different times, but Mather and Lang were the longest running stars of the series.

    Tonight’s show is entitled “The Divining Rod of Michael O’Flaherty” and was originally broadcast on the Mutual Network in March of 1955.

    It’s a fun show, combining action, adventure, romance, and humor.  This program had many toy spinoffs including lunch boxes, toy gun and holster sets, collecting cards, and more!   Many of these items are worth quite a bit of money in today’s market.  Check your attics… there may be a goldmine of  ”Cisco” memorabilia up there!

    Jack Webb stars in the precursor to Dragnet, as he plays a private detective… a private eye… for a business man known as Anthony Lyons (played by Marvin Miller).   Jack Webb’s character is called Jeff Regan and he calls himself the “Lyon’s Eye” on Jeff Regan, Investigator.

    In this series, if you listen to Webb’s delivery of lines, the cadence, the monotone… you can almost hear Sgt. Friday from Dragnet.  It is as if he was trying to develop the character that would eventually be his signature character in radio and television.

    Tonight’s episode is entitled “The Lady with the Golden Hair” and is from July 31st, 1948.   This show is very well written and acted and features a veteran ensemble cast.  It is well worth hearing again or for the first time!

    Join host, John Lovering , for a couple of hours of classic old time radio programming tonight and every Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm.

    You can listen locally at 106.1 fm or streaming live online at www.wscafm.org and click on “Listen Now” at the top of the page.

    For more information about Audio Theatre and our Audio Theatre Players: www.heirloomradio.com

    The Seacoast Jazz Appreciation Project - Sunday - April 17th - 4:30-5:45 PM - The Press Room
    April 15th, 2011

    From: Terry MacDonald -  Host: Jazz Straightahead  (Wednesday 6-9 AM - WSCA-LP) 

    The Seacoast Jazz Appreciation Project
    Sunday, April 17th, 4:30-5:45 pm
    The Press Room, 77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH

    Charlie Jennison Quartet

    Note: This is a free event! However, if you wish to stay for the evening performance from 6 to 9 pm, the normal Press Room cover charge of $10 ($5 for students) applies.

    The Performers/Presenters: 

    Charlie Jennison: Charlie began his jazz career in 1961 playing at rotary clubs and at other local functions while still in junior high school. Moving to New Hampshire from Florida, he formed a jazz combo at the University of New Hampshire from which he graduated in 1969 with a degree in Music Education. Jennison has studied with such major jazz figures as Jerry Bergonzi and Charlie Mariano. The defining moment in Jennison’s career came early in his career when he met pianist Tom Gallant, a teacher at the Berklee School of Music at that time, an alumnus of Woody Herman’s band, and, as we knew him in Portsmouth, as the leader of the host group of Sunday Night Jazz at The Press Room. Jennison played with Gallant for more than 30 years.

    Mark Shilansky: One of the most in-demand pianists on the Seacoast and in the Boston area, Mark is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music. He’s a graduate of both University of New Hampshire and the New Conservatory of Music, a composer, producer and vocalist as well as a pianist. He has performed and recorded with musicians and singers that include Jerry Bergonzi, Jamie Baum, Rebecca, New York Voices, Luciana Souza, George Garzone and Kenny Wheeler, to name just a few.

     Nate Therrien and Ken Clark: Bassist and drummer, respectively, both Nate and Ken are Seacoast-area jazz musicians with impressive credentials, frequent sidemen in the groups of the best jazz musicians on the scene.

    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - April 17th - 7 to 8 PM - Host: DJ Big Brother - Then- “Lives in the Balance” 8 to 9 PM
    April 14th, 2011

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night April 17th at 7 pm to hear “The Billionaires’ Tea Party: How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution”, a documentary by Taki Oldham.  In the summer of 2009, shortly after Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress swept to power promising a new era of hope and change, a citizens protest movement emerged out of nowhere threatening to derail their agenda. Some said this uprising was the epitome of grassroots democracy. Others said it was a classic example of ‘astroturfing’ — an elaborate corporate public relations effort designed to create the impression of a spontaneous uprising. Curious to find out for himself, Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham goes undercover and straight into the heart of the movement. He visits raucous health care town hall  meetings where irate voters parrot insurance industry PR; learns that home-grown “citizen groups” challenging the science behind climate change are funded by big oil companies; and infiltrates a tea party movement whose anti-government rage turns out to be less the product of populist rage than of corporate strategy. In the end, The Billionaires’ Tea Party offers a terrifying look at how corporate elites are exploiting the anxieties of ordinary Americans — capitalizing on anger, resentment, and paranoia to advance a narrow, often anti-democratic, agenda. Special thanks to Taki for providing this audio version of the documentary film to me.

    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

    SUPPORT PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY RADIO ~ JOIN NOW!

    Pawsitive Thoughts - Friday - April 15th - 6 to 7 PM - Host: Jean Proulx - Special Guest: Dr. David E. Guggenheim, The Ocean Doctor.
    April 14th, 2011

    Tonight, on Pawsitive Thoughts,  host Jean Proulx will welcome Dr. David E. Guggenheim (photo)  via phone.   Dr. Guggenheim is a world renown scientist and explorer who is very much involved in the conservation movement.

    Dr. David E. Guggenheim is an ocean explorer, submarine pilot, marine biologist, and conservation policy expert based in Washington, DC. His programs offer captivating adventures from the most mysterious parts of our planet…thousands of feet below the surface. He is an accomplished speaker, entertaining and educating audiences ranging from small groups of students to audiences of 1,000 or more. Dr. Guggenheim provides a unique perspective as both a scientist and a Washington, DC-based policy expert focused on today’s most important conservation issues.

    Don’t miss this very special Pawsitive Thoughts edition on Friday - April 15th from 6 to 7 pm - listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming live online at www.wscafm.org and click on “listen now” at the top of the page.

    Radiogazette - Friday - April 15th - 9 AM - Host: Ann Haggart - Guest: Jon Brooks, NH Artist and Craftsman
    April 13th, 2011

    Meet Foo our SPCA animal up for adoption.  And just as importantly, meet Jon Brooks, NH artist and craftsman — he’s having a special exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.  (Photo: Bluetable 1969 by Jon Brooks)

    Radiogazette - Fridays - 9 AM - 106.1 FM locally or streaming online at www.wscafm.org and click on “listen now” at top of page.

    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - April 12th - 6 to 8 PM - Host: John Lovering - Featured Shows: Night Watch / Burns and Allen / Adventures of Phillip Marlowe / Adventures of Superman
    April 11th, 2011

    Policer reporter Don Reed rides with the Culver City, CA.  Night Watch  patrol  in this June 18, 1954 broadcast of the precursor to televisions “Cops”  show.  Tonight’s featured real case is entitled “Kenny Narco and the Headplate.”  The cases are real… no script… no sound effects… no background music.  What you hear is what happened as Don Reed recorded the audio using a battery powered reel tape recorder and a microphone hidden in a police flashlight.  Always a fun show to hear… and it seems to point out that not much changes in terms of the crimes and the criminals, even after 56 years!

    George Burns and Gracie Allen star in a wonderfully comedic show from February 8, 1950. .. The Maxwell House Coffee Burns and Allen Show.  Tonight “Gracie’s Dented Fender. “  No one played malapropisms better than Gracie Allen, but in real life she was a brilliant comedian.  George fully admitted that without her, he would have never made it in Hollywood.   These shows are still funny today and always a joy to hear once again.

    Gerald Mohr stars in The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe… a wildly popular detective-mystery series from the 1940′s.  Tonight’s episode is entitled “Where There’s A Will” and was originally broadcast on October 17th, 1948.  The scripts are crisply written, superbly acted and the plots are always interesting.  This show is an excellent example of a genre that was extremely popular on radio throughout the Golden Age from 1935 to 1956.  Listen in and find out why the show was enjoyed by millions of listeners.

    Tonight Clayton “Bud” Collyer returns as Clark Kent and Superman in the conclusion of the six-part adventure known as “The Emerald of the Incas” from April 12, 1940 on the most popular juvenile adventures series ever heard on radio, The Adventures of Superman.   You don’t have to look up in the sky… just tune to 106.1 FM locally or streaming online at www.wscafm.org and click on “listen now” at the top of the page.

    Join host, John Lovering for two hours of classic old time radio… and exercise your imagination at the same time!

    More information on Audio Theatre can be found at www.heirloomradio.com .   Interested in joining our Audio Theatre Players?  Send email to jlovering@wscafm.org  and receive our information.  It is fun… and no experience necessary… just a desire to act on the radio!

    The Burt Cohen Show - Tuesday - Noon to 1 pm - Guest: historian William Hogeland
    April 11th, 2011

    Deja Vu? Some of our modern economic troubles might seem strangely redundant to members of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Back then, there was much discussion among members about how to preserve the power of the wealthy against too much democracy. On this show, historian William Hogeland will provide insight into the original intentions and how the current power over our finance system was created. The struggles of toady go way back.

     Noon to one at wscafm.org 106.1 or streaming online at www.wscafm.org and click on “listen now” at top of page.

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