Radio AM to FM: August 15, 2003
Mark and Brian Host Pier Party
KLOS's (95.5 FM) morning duo Mark and Brian spent the evening at the Santa Monica Pier last Tuesday, helping to raise awareness of recycling.
It was all part of the Party at the Pier, which included live music from Dishwalla, a screening of the movie Jaws, and of course Mark and Brian, helping to spread the word that all those plastic water bottles that health-conscience people often toss into the trash when empty should actually be recycled.
Tomorrow at 8 pm, KPCC's (89.3 FM) The Plays the Thing will air The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse. Starring Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis and Mark Richard, Wooster tells the story of Bertie's aunt pressuring Jeeves to steal a silver creamer. Along the way, Jeeves nearly gets lynched, arrested and engaged by mistake.
Cerritos College's internet radio station, wpmd.org, has some Bruce Springsteen on tap in celebration of Springsteen's Sunday concert at Dodger Stadium.
Airing in its entirety, WPMD's Rock 50 presents Springsteen and the E-Street Band's The Rising, with song-by-song commentary from Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, in its entirety tomorrow from 11 am to 1 pm.
The Rising was Springsteen's first album recorded with the E-Street Band in 18 years when it was released last year. For his part, Marsh didn't seem overly enamored with the release when he wrote about it last Summer, though it was listed as one of the albums he plays in the office (see www.counterpunch.org/marsh0831.html); it should be interesting to hear his commentary tomorrow.
The KFI Zone
I haven't had a chance to sample it for myself, but the mail is running fairly positive regarding KFI's new Twilight Zone Theater, Sunday mornings from 1 to 5 am.
The show is described as "the brand-new remake of the original," referring to the popular 1960s television program, The Twilight Zone. From what I have been told, the program is quite good and well worth checking out ... if you can stay up that late. Or record it.
Joe, who wrote in via the internet, had a comment regarding the recent Howard Stern vs. Bob Hope controversy, wherein Stern said on the program that he was so much more the King of All Media than was Hope.
"This was tongue and check like all the other comments he makes. The only radio show I heard Bob Hope on for the past 10 -15 years was Sterns and he and Stern exchanged jabs. "
I would be remiss if I didn't mention how enjoyable the music is on KLAC (570 AM). And K-SURF (1260 and 540 AM), for that matter. I've been playing it while working in my garage lately, and it certainly makes the work easier.
Copyright © 2003 Richard Wagoner and The Copley Press.
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