January 2009 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

This is important if you actually listen to this show: Radio Rumpus Room is being preempted this week, Jan. 9, for somebody’s live broadcast, BUT ONLY THE FIRST HALF HOUR’S WORTH. We are going to utilized the last half of this abbreviated timeslot to do a 30 minute tribute to one of the greatest songs of all time: Stan Jones’ Ghost Riders In The Sky. Lotsa wildly different versions of this one; we guarantee this’ll hold your interest!

Update on our still-AWOL 128 kbps MP3 archives: We remain one of a handful of KFAI shows that are not being archived in this higher-quality format. The requsted fix requires the station engineer (currently on a long holiday hiatus) and we’ve been told we’re on the list. Say your prayers — it couldn’t hurt!

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This was a special Ghost Riders In The Sky edition of Radio Rumpus Room!

Note: The first half houir of this show was preempted by the end of a live broadcast from the Walker Art Center. The truncated (one-hour long) RRR starts 30 minutes into the archive. The all-Ghost Riders segment starts a half-hour into our show, or 60 minutes into the archive.

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All the usual stuff this week, plus a tribute to the recently departed Patrick McGoohan, of fab Sixties TV shows Secret Agent and The Prisoner.

P.S. The good news: It appears KFAI’s 128 kbps MP3-archiving software has finally caught up with Radio Rumpus Room. The bad news: Now every programming flaw will be available to you archive-lovers in slightly increased fidelity.

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Inexplicably, listeners called and emailed us to say they actually liked this week’s show. The RRR Research Organization will spare no expense in the coming weeks to determine how that occurred.

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I’m a lie detector
And if you lie to me
I’ll detect you too.

— Thee Mighty Caesars, Lie Detector

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