Good news for lovers of the audio form. KZME 107.1 FM in Gresham, Oregon has begun broadcasting a new program dedicated to the spoken word and audio storytelling. It’s called the Society of the Inner Ear and it airs Sundays at 2pm pst and features the work of not only the Willamette Radio Workshop, but Dry Smoke and Whispers, Afterhell and Ollin Productions and a wide variety of both old and new programs. TSotIE will be a cornucopia of different style, genres and experiments and I’m sure there will be something to tickle your imagination and while away a Sunday afternoon or two. The program began with an homage to the masters of audio mirth, The Firesign Theater. A nice dedication to a group that inspired all of us involved and timely tribute with the passing of Peter Bergman.
This weeks show begins an 8 week cycle where the members of the Society will each produce 2 shows to share with the listening audience what we like and what you can expect from us. Tomorrows shop (April 15th, 2012) has Marc Rose and me (Sam A. Mowry) sharing the works of Stan Freberg, Ken Nordine, Monty Python and show casing one of our favorite collaborations, Archibald MacLeish’s Fall of the City. A nice combination of funny and touching, timely and dramatic. Along the way Marc and I chat about how these various and disparate folks helped shape our love for audio and influence our work even today. I hope you can tune in, you can also stream it here:
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