April 2009 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

4/3/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

From his experience in the rough terrain of Death Valley [Charles] Manson decided that dune buggies were just the vehicles for his mobile snuff squad. They were great for outrunning cops in the abyss. They were light enough so that two or three of the gore groupies could lift them over boulders and precipices… Dune buggies, ah sacred dune buggies — they were battleships. He would later outfit dune buggies with huge gas tanks giving them a 1000-mile assault field. They put machinegun mounts on them and Manson’s command buggy was fixed so that it could be slept in. There could be food dune buggies, ammunition dune buggies, dope supply dune buggies, etc.

— Ed Sanders, The Family: The Story of Charles Manson’s Dune Buggy Attack Battalion

4/10/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

Don’t you leave me here
Don’t you leave me here
If you must go, leave a dime for beer
Don’t you leave me here

— The Charlatans, Alabama Bound (1966)

4/17/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

KFAI is in the midst of its Spring Pledge Drive. We are very proud of this station, one of the premier community radio stations in the nation, as it enters its 31st(!) year of broadcasting. PLEASE consider pledging to KFAI and Radio Rumpus Room today. You can pledge on the Web at www.kfai.org (extra credit if you specify you are pledging to Radio Rumpus Room) or call us at 612-375-9030 to pledge during the show, Friday between 9-10:30 p.m. Thanks for listening to Radio Rumpus Room, and thanks for supporting the station that makes shows like this possible! — Ron and Jean

4/24/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

Huge thanks and much gratitude goes out to our listener friends who contributed during KFAI’s Spring 2009 Pledge Drive! Thanks as well to KFAI DJ/programmers Ken Hippler (Good ‘n’ Country) and Blanche Fubar (Fubar Omniverse) who sat in with us tonight!