End of an Era / Mental Health Care Announcement: Doctor Demento
is retiring from the airwaves after 40 years in the looney biz. If you're one of his patients, that's the bad news: "He has come to agree with his manager and his family that it's necessary. The broadcast has been losing money for some time."
The good news is that he'll continue producing shows for his own website's
visitors every week for $2 a pop, for all you junk music junkies.
"Wally Ballou here, reporting for the Matinob with Ray and Bob
from the World Wide Internets..." Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding
are better known as Bob and Ray
. Spending over four decades
on the radio
, and Broadway
, beginning in Boston in 1946, they pioneered absurdist, satirical, dry, improvisational sketch comedy, influencing a legion of future comics (and others). The duo was inducted into the NAB Hall of Fame
in 1984. They last appeared on the radio in NPR's "The Bob and Ray Public Radio Show"
from 1982-1987. [more inside]
[NSFW]"The following program is in living color and has been rated X by the Vietnam academy of maggots. The purpose of this program is to bring vital news, information and hard acid rock to the first termers and non-re-enlistees in the Republic of Vietnam. Radio First Termer operates under no Air Force regulations or manuals. In the event of a vice squad raid this program will automatically self-destruct." Radio First Termer
was a pirate radio show broadcast by "Dave Rabbit," an anonymous USAF sergeant, for 63 hours between January 1st and 21st, 1971, out of the back room of a brothel in Saigon, gracing the dial at 69 MHz and 690 AM.>>
Fearing reprisal from his superiors, Dave Rabbit
then shut Radio First Termer
down and, after returning to the States, went back to living a normal life. 34 years later, while helping his son on a homework assignment, Dave came across old recordings of his show
. He's since revived his old persona
, and has also brought Radio First Termer back to the warzone--to Baghdad, Iraq. [more inside]