Skunk(See link to play list at bottom). Fairfield's own Skunk River Medicine Show (photo left) and Georgia's blues/jazz singer Lizz Wright (photo right) are the featuredLizz Wright artists on this week's Fringe Toast radio show.  Morgan and Foster delivered an outstanding CD release performance locally this past weekend.  You will hear tracks "Sliding Delta" and "Cypress Grove Blues," renamed by DJ Andy Bargerstock as "Cypress Grooveyard" due to Morgan's master banjo reverb and Foster's inspired bass lines. Sultry Lizz Wright shares three tracks from her 2005 CD, Dreaming Wide Awake, including covers of Neil Young's "Old Man" and The Youngblood's "Get Together".  Note: Click on READ MORE.

  • Wed
    Dec 22
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Fri
    Dec 24
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

It's a GREAT TASTE Holiday Party!

Mexican chocolateKalona Organics egg nogA festive hour of GREAT TASTE will charm your ears on this week's holiday show.  We'll talk party food and, of course, enjoy some too. Come by the studio, bring your favorite holiday fare and spend an hour enjoying the tastes of the season. 

I'm bringing one of my absolute favorite finds of the year-organic egg nog made in Kalona.  It's extraordinary.  Also, a cold night deserves some delicious hot chocolate so we'll make a Mexican version.

Kathy should be back in time from Florida to add the genuine "hostess" advice necessary to make your family and friends gathering a great success.

Join us at the studio-7:00 PM CST for a very merry Great Taste..  If the location isn't convenient, catch the stream at live or the rebroadcast streaming Friday at 7 AM CST.

Space Santa



The Intercranial Whizbang Hour Annual Holiday Music Overdose continues.  

Take that stocking and stuff it, buddy.


Tuesday 12/21/10 8-10PM.


Rebroadcast Friday midnight after P5K.

Senate & House Pass the Local Community Radio Act

This bill marks the first major legislative success for the movement for a more democratic media system in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – On Dec 18th, a bill to expand community radio nationwide – the Local Community Radio Act – passed the U.S. Senate, thanks to the bipartisan leadership of Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John McCain (R-AZ). This follows Friday afternoon’s passage of the bill in the House of Representatives, led by Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Lee Terry (R-NE). The bill now awaits the President's signature.

“A town without a community radio station is like a town without a library,” said Pete Tridish of the Prometheus Radio Project, the group which has led the fight to expand community radio for ten years. Grassroots advocates and interest groups have fought for ten years to secure this victory for local media. 

The FCC created the low-power FM service in 2000, but closed the window for applications in 2003. There are 800 LPFMs operating nationwide, all of which are noncommercial stations. Once this new bill becomes law and applicants are approved, that number could potentially more than double.

Aw yeah, music fansDuffy

Mike Ragogna has another fandango of a week lined up for you.


Monday: Mexican superstar Thalia & Marshall Crenshaw.

Tuesday at 8am, enjoy conversations with singing sensation Duffy and the legendary Ronnie Spector!

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that
within me there lay an invincible summer."
~ Albert Camus

:::Obvious World:::
Sunday Nights 
Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p

  • Fri
    Dec 17
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Mon
    Dec 20
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Susan Klauber "Sound of the Sacred Beads" on next Writers' Voices

This week Writers' Voices explores spirituality and other cultures.

Susan Klauber

Poet and author Susan Klauber discusses her newest book "Sound of the Sacred Beads: A Poet’s Journey into India". The book follows Susan's journeys through India and its holiest places. She explores the people, culture, ancient wisdom, and mystery that she finds there. Since 1983, Susan has been based in Fairfield where she writes and pursues her interest in creating a better world through spiritual development.

Join hosts Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn for another enlightening conversation.

J. Carolos Aguirre, originally scheduled as the second guest on this week's show, has been postponed until sometime in 2011. Stay tuned for further announcements :)

By Evan Schlansky December 17th, 2010 One Hour Tribute at 2pm Sunday

"If you want to be a different fish, you have to jump out of the school."

Captain Beefheart

Avant-garde rocker Don Van Vliet, who performed under the moniker Captain Beefheart, died yesterday at age 69, due to complications from multiple sclerosis in a hospital in Northern California.

Van Vliet, who released the legendary double album Trout Mask Replica in 1969, was a great influence on outside-of-the-box artists like filmmaker David Lynch and Tom Waits. Frank Zappa, who attended high school with Van Vliet, signed him to his label Straight Records, and produced Trout Mask Replica, which bowed at #58 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums list. His last studio album was 1982’s influential Ice Cream For Crow. Van Vliet was also an accomplished painter, and spent much of the last two decades in seclusion, working on his art. Listen to "Moonlight On Vermont" from Trout Mask Replica.

"Tropical hot dog night, like two flamingoes in a fruit fight."

  • Thu
    Dec 16
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 19
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

A Weird Christmas

mel blanc

This week's show will help remind you that Christmas is at least supposed to be the season to be jolly. One thing is for sure: you will laugh.

Bob Rivers has made some of the best, over-the-top funny, Christmas-like songs ("It's the most fattening time of the year," "The 12 pains of Christmas"). And so has Mel Blanc, Warner Brothers/Looney Tunes' man of 1,000 voices.

Tis the season to be irreverant, and Steve Martin's "5 wishes for Christmas" and The American Comedy Network's "How the Grinch stole Hanukkah" will show you, and Tchaikavsky is torched by the original musical satirist, Spike Jones.

The playlist:

DTOne Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.

All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs. Prothero and the firemen.

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