Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thank you, Marconi!

Besides showcasing the best album-oriented rock of the day, the early KDKB was also big on comedy, from the Firesign Theater and Cheech & Chong to Phoenix's own Love Workshop.
At some point in the week, the station also offered the National Lampoon Radio Hour, a launching pad for many who would later go on to write for or perform on Saturday Night Live, SCTV and other key comedy shows. For some reason, these programs have been hard to find on the Internet, but I recently came across a blog called Egg City Radio offering about 40 of the shows for downloading.
Here's my favorite: "The California Show," featuring the likes of John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Brian Doyle Murray, Joe Flaherty, Doug Kenney, Harold Ramis and more. From October 19, 1974. Enjoy!

1 comment:

udermuder said...

a bit of firesign theater is podcast online show daily with bits, tunes and commentary. check it out
nice little journey to back in the day with reminders of how similar things r today to what we railed against then. berg and oz from fst