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    for April, 2011
    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - April 10 - 7 to 8 PM - Host: DJ Big Brother // Then: “Lives in the Balance” 8 to 9 PM
    April 8th, 2011

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night April 10th at 7 pm to hear 2 recent Riz Khan Al Jazeera interviews. First up: Attacking the US middle class? Politician and activist Ralph Nader examines the future of organised labour in the US.   Second:  Provocative intellectual Cornel West discusses how to fight social injustice when so many seem to have lost hope.

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

    “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
    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
    “Do the best that you can in the place where you are and be kind”
    ~ Scott Nearing


    Stage Door - Saturday - April 9th - 8 - 10 AM - Host: April Mulkern - Featuring: “Lord of the Rings”
    April 7th, 2011


    This Saturday April 9th on my radio show Stage Door I will be playing the Original London Cast Recording of “Lord of the Rings the Musical”in its entirety. Yes, this is a musical based on the well-known epic high fantasy book series “Lord of the Rings” written by J.R.R Tolkien.

     The music from this show is written A R Rahman, Värttinä, Christopher Nightingale with lyrics by Matthew Warchus and Shaun McKenna.  If you enjoy LOTR you will LOVE this musical.  Tune in at 8AM and sit back and enjoy “Lord of the Rings the Musical.”

    Listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming online at and click on the “Listen Now” button at the top of the page.

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    Scratchy 45s & Beyond - Saturday - April 9th- (10 to Noon) - Host: Supersport - Special Show: “Boston Radio 1920-2010″ with author Donna Halper (at 11:15)
    April 6th, 2011

    If you were one of those radio “geeks“ as I during the past several decades, and a fan of  Boston Area Radio , Full-Service and Top 40 radio formats of the past, then you’ll want to tune in to the “Scratchy 45s & Beyond” show on Saturday, April 9th at 11:15 AM, as I feature Donna Halper the author of  ”Boston Radio 1920-2010“, and we chat about her latest book. 

    Donna  (photo working at WNEU Music Library) will be my guest via the telephone and it is sure to be fun and interesting if you grew up loving radio when it was primarily community-based, live/local, informative and fun.  Now although many of the stations came out of Boston, in those days, it was not unusual to hear them along the Seacoast and Beyond, so they will certainly be familiar to you as well.   Donnas’ book is ”awesome“ with plenty of pictures, history, and is just a great read, written by a local radio historian.  I picked up the book, and couldn’t put it down until I read it through!

    So tune in on Saturday, April 9th where we will discuss the book, radio personalities such as Arnie “Woo-Woo” Ginsburg, Dale Dorman, Charles Laquidara and from the Seacoast Area: Norm Thibeault, Tom Bergeron amongst others.  Most likely we will chat about the “fun and localism” radio once presented to all of us growing up, as we listened intently to our transistor and tube radios.  You’ll hear the “roots” of my love for radio, jingle, and Personality radio.  I am in the process of digging out some old tapes (yes I said tapes) of air checks and putting a 4-5 minute piece together of radio stations, jingles, and on-air talents I grew up with providing the path for me to become a personality radio and jingle “junkie”!  I’ve attached a few pictures for you to enjoy compliments of Donna including former WHEB-The Star Station’s personality Norm Thibeault.

    Donna L. Halper

    About the Boston Radio: 1920-2010

    Boston’s radio history begins with pioneering station 1XE/WGI, one of America’s first radio stations, and includes the first station to receive a commercial license, WBZ; the first FM radio network, W1XOJ and W1XER; and one of the first news networks, the Yankee News Service. Nationally known bandleaders like Joe Rines and Jacques Renard were first heard on Boston radio, as was one of the first weathercasters, E. B. Rideout. The city has been home to a number of legendary announcers, such as Bob and Ray, Arnie Ginsburg, Dick Summer, Dale Dorman, and Charles Laquidara; talk show giants like Jerry Williams and David Brudnoy; and sports talkers like Eddie Andelman and Glenn Ordway. Many Boston radio personalities, such as Curt Gowdy, “Big Brother” Bob Emery, Don Kent, and Louise Morgan, found fame on television but first established themselves on Boston’s airwaves. Since 1920, Boston radio has remained vibrant, proving that live and local stations are as important as ever. For more information -  

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    Audio Theatre - Tuesday - April 5th - 6-8 PM - Host: John Lovering - Featured Shows: X-Minus One / Inner Sanctum / Lights Out / Superman
    April 3rd, 2011

     We begin our Sci-Fi Thriller Adventure night with X Minus One from January 4, 1956 comes “The Roads Must Roll.”  This is Sci-Fi at its best as we travel into the future where our transportation system consists of highways where people stand as the road itself rolls underneath their feet moving them from place to place.   However, a sinister plot is about to executed that will cause mayhem to the new transportation system… but why?

    The creaking door slowly opens on tonight’s thriller… Inner Sanctum, entitled “The Man Who Couldn’t Die” from October 30, 1945.

    Lights Out! Everybody!  The thrills and chills continue with a program entitled “Money, Money, Money” from the acclaimed Lights Out series.  Tonight’s show was originally aired on March 30, 1943.   As always, this show is better heard with the “lights out!”  Try it and hear how scary a radio show can be when listened to in the dark!  Lights out, Everybody!

    Clayton “Bud” Collyer stars as Clark Kent and Superman in The Adventures of Superman.   Tonight, the next to last episode of “The Emerald of the Incas.”

    Tune in locally at 106.1 FM  or streaming online at and click on “Listen Now” at the top of the page.  More information on Audio Theatre?

    If you have a show request or want information about joining our Audio Theatre Players Troupe, send an email to

    Don’t Dis My Ability - Tuesday - April 5th - 3:30 - 4:15 PM - Hosts: Ronnie, Ali, and Joh Topic + Guests: Special Olympics
    April 3rd, 2011


    Join John, Ali, and Ronnie as they welcome three young people and a staff member from the Special Olympics organization to today’s Don’t Dis My Ability.

    Tune in locally at 106.1 FM or streaming online at and click on the “Listen Now” button at the top of the page.

    Portsmouth at Large - Monday - April 4th - 9-10AM - Hosts: Valerie Smith and Liz Wright - Guest: Drika Overton, Founding Artistic Director of “The Dance Hall”
    April 3rd, 2011

    Hosts: Valerie Chriske Smith and Liz Wright


    For those of you who don’t know, a great new artistic space just opened up in Kittery. It is called The Dance Hall. This is a great space for artists who havn’t had any and a place where the community can both learn to dance and enjoy live music and dance. How this non-profit came into existence is a truly touching story of gratitude and generosity.

    We are very excited to welcome Drika Overton, experienced dancer and founding artistic director of The Dance Hall on Monday morning.

    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  Educating the public on local non-profits, one non-profit at a time. FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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