August 22: Special edition of Break Your Radio

What makes this show so special? Three hours of musics, stories, and comedy at an absurd time of day (3-6am). In the radio world, 10pm to 6am is our “safe harbor”, during which time the FCC is asleep and doesn’t mind us broadcasting inappropriate language. Children and the faint of heart, this episode may not be for you; however, this is the perfect show to stream when you can’t or don’t want to sleep.

It begins with a couple of hilariously inappropriate tracks: Lynda Barry and “pussy stank”. The show continues with comedy, generally, with some music tossed in there: Lynda Barry, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Sandra Bernhard, Charles Bukowski, Eric Bogosian, Steve Martin…This was the first time I’ve had a chance to explore much of the comedy we’ve got at the station, as a lot of it contains “indecent material”. It was the first time I’ve ever heard (of) Eric Bogosian, which for me was a meaty treat of a discovery.

I will never, ever tire of Reggie Watts’s “My history thus far”, although I try to play the 15-minute track sparingly on the radio. Amazingly, trolling the interwebs doesn’t seem to bring it up anywhere.

I’m fairly certain that this is the show during which I answered a phone call from a woman who must have been looking at the paper to start off her Monday morning:
“Hello, this is WCBN.”
Getting right into it, “Hi. I’m doing a crossword puzzle, and there’s a four-letter word starting with ‘F’–‘What ichthyologists study’.”
“Fiiissshhh! Glad to help, ma’am.”

(3 hours)
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