Friday, March 27, 2009

The Love Workshop Box Set

Finally after working on this for several years, "The Love Workshop Box Set" is now finished and available as a 6 CD set from Radio Free Phoenix. This collection features 35 episodes (restored, remastered & speed & volume corrected) of this great lost comedy show that aired on KDKB back in 1976. This Box Set has been officially sanctioned by Russell Shaw along with material from "The Razz Revue" magazine courtesy of Bob Boze Bell. "The Love Workshop" featured Wonderful Russ (Shaw) & Todd Carroll along with a cast of others including Bill Compton, Mariah Fleming, Lee Powell, Nina Joy and others whose names are now lost to history.

In the booklet notes for the set, Russell Shaw writes, "It was our benefactor, Bill Compton who allowed us to have it on the air. It was Bill who put it on the air and it was Bill who kept it on the air over the endless objections of station management"

Now you can buy and listen to this amazing CD set from Radio Free Phoenix. Here's the link:

Love Workshop Box Set

All proceeds go towards paying the basic operating costs of, one of the last free form rock station on the planet!


Anonymous said...

Betcha I was the first on my block to get one!

Ron Wortham

Andy Olson said...

And the first one in your state too!

Tom Wright said...

These recordings are vile, grotesque, and offensive in the extreme. Highly recommended!

Mariah Fleming said...

Tremendous job, Andy!!! Thanks for the long labor of love you put into the Love Workshop Box Set. As Tom Wright said so well, it was "vile, grotesque, and offensive in the extreme. Highly recommended!"

It took guts (and at least a spoonful of insanity) to put that, and so many other creative, one of a kind moments on the air. Thank goodness for the staff of KCAC and KDKB who were never afraid to rock our collective boat.

From the music, to the satire, to the award winning news programs, clever ads and riveting music sets we were so lucky to have at our fingertips, it was a time that still figures large in our consciousness.

Thank to you, Andy, that 'real radio' experience lives on. Your phenomenal knowledge of music is shared by long time, beloved Valley radio personalities like Liz Boyle and your staff of passionate, real radio lovers.

How lucky we are that in addition to the great programming at RFP, we get to be delighted by the always open vault of memories that only RFP can offer to its 'real radio' hungry listeners.