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Hey welcome to episode 26 of the Sonic Café. I’m Scott Clark. This time the Sonic Café goes over the top … way over the top. Many of you remember Casey Kasem. The creator and host of American Top 40… we capture Casey in the studio … going way over the top, in a segment that never made it on the air until now. And also listen for our favorite over the top villain… Simon Bar Sinister… in the pilot episode of Underdog. All that plus a music mix spanning forty-six years. So Hip, Hip, Hip and away-over-the-top we go… here at the Sonic Café.
Song 1: DDD (Dirty Disco Dub)
Artist: The Orb
LP: The Dream
Song 2: Shut Up and Dance
LP: Where's The Party?
Song 3: Mescalin
Song 4: Ma Ma Ma Max Headroom
Artist: Max Headroom
Song 5: Arschloch
Artist: Die Fantastischen Vier
LP: Vier Gewinnt
Song 6: Little Snack Bar
Artist: Berto Pisano
Song 7: Smiling Underneath
Artist: Ani DiFranco
LP: Paste Magazine Sampler 49
Song 8: Mediocrity Gets You Pears (The Shaker)
Artist: Against Me!
LP: Searching For A Former Clarity
Song 9: Casey Kasem - Meltdown (Radio Safe)
Artist: Casey Kasem
LP: Casey Kasem Meltdown
Song 10: Whacking A Salesman
Artist: Christopher Young
LP: The Rum Diary (Soundtrack)
Song 11: Revolution 1
Artist: The Beatles
LP: White Album 2
Song 12: White Light of Stupidity
Artist: Firesign Theatre
Song 13: Listen Here
Artist: David Sanborn
LP: Songs From The Night Before
Song 14: Pretzel Logic
Artist: Donald Fagen with Michael McDonald
LP: Live At The Beacon
Song 15: Simon Says (pilot episode)
Artist: Simon Barsinister
Song 16: Criminal
Artist: Fiona Apple
Song 17: Hang On St. Christopher
Artist: Tom Waits
LP: Frank's Wild Years
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The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.
The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.
The program actually does originate from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.
Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.
All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.
Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.
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Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (SonicCafeRadio@gmail.com)
Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. Send us a request via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.