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Nine Years

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Nine Years/Cats Are Psychopaths/My Fathers Belt
Tonight the Ubu Hour offers three very different radio plays

NINE YEARS - Ron Dimijad has just been released from prison after serving nine years. Soon he'll be home with his wife and daughter. His new life is about to begin.. but what lies in wait?   With the plot stolen from an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NINE YEARS offers a new take on the classic radio theater suspense drama. 

CATS ARE PSYCHOPATHS - An experimental radio drama about cats and psychopaths. Maybe about other things too. Actually no one really knows what this peice is about.. the spaces between the lines? The corporate take-over of the airwaves? Dedicated to many different cats we know..

The Blackmailers

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour: The Blackmailers

Tonight the Ubu Hour presents THE BLACKMAILERS, a psychological thriller murder mystery with shifting points of view. .
                      A religious fanatic attempts to blackmail a pair of adulterers. A sex tape. An attempt rape. A dead body in a motel room. A woman fleeing the scene of the crime. A man trapped in a bathroom. A husband willing to do anything to cover up the crimes of his wife. Secrets and lies.. and somewhere beneath it all.. the truth.. these are all elements in the Ubu radio drama THE BLACKMAILERS



THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY
Tonight the UBU HOUR offers:

THE OPENING:  Hugh rides his bike through the city streets at dusk, and catches hints of dialog . A man talks on a cellphone. A couple chat at an outdoor patio. A woman waits outside a movie theater.  and then he finds himself with all these people at the opening of a strange film and a torrent of raw emotions that it provokes. .  

THE FROZEN DISNEY:  Rumor has it that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen until some future time when science discovers a cure for death. True or not, Disneyland imagineers thought it would make for an entertaining theme park ride. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we’re privileged to give our KBOO listeners a sneak preview.

Chafed Elbows

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Chafed Elbows

Tonight from the Ubu Hour archives... CHAFED ELBOWS: Hapless Walter Dinsmore undergoes his annual November breakdown at the 1954 World’s Fair, has a love affair with his mother, recollects his hysterectomy operation, impersonates a cop, is sold as a piece of living art, goes to heaven, and becomes the singer in a rock band, but not necessarily in that order.

Ubu Hour April 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour April 2014
Here's what the Ubu Hour has for you for April:

RICK STEVES’ BEAVERLAND THROUGH THE BACK DOOR:  Join us for this radio travelogue, as Rick tours one of Oregon’s oldest communities – Beaverland -- a magical little town located just a stoned throw away from the bustling metropolis of Portland.

THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED is having a disagreement over who is going to control the water, and then there's that 22 pound cat...

IT WAS LIKE A NIGHTMARE..  She killed a man in cold blood. A surreal tale of murder and love and mystery created from cinema plunderphonics ..   

The Triumph of the Swill and The State That Once Worked

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
March Ubu Hour
            Ubu Hour radio theater... tonight the radio peice TRIUMPH OF THE SWILL... no one's really sure what this peice is about, something to do with audio terrorism, talk radio, capitalism, the enviroment and other things... 

            Also, another episode of the CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. actually this one mostly takes place in the state capital south of The City That Once Works, as Governor Crotch-slobber tries to build the twenty-lane bridge to nowhere...

Welcome to Violence

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to Violence
      
People have often complained that the Ubu Hour wallows in far too much sex and violence. On tonight's show, WELCOME TO VIOLENCE, we give you a solid hour of mostly violence, with a little bit of sex thrown in. How is this any different than other Ubu shows? We've done away with such minor contriviences like dialog, plot, and characters.. to bring you a show packed solid with violence and sex. Gun battles, fist fights, car chases, explosions.. Think of it as a cake that's all frosting with just bits of crumbs of cake in this hour-long mashup of scenes of violence and sex taken from movies.
      
   

January 2014 UBU

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
January 2014 UBU
Do we have a fabulous show for you tonight, on the first Ubu of 2014, as we continue to bring you edgy radio theater.

Some of what tonight's show has to offer are as follows:

SOYLENT GREEN DAMAGE CONTROL - What happens after your corporation has been caught selling dead people as food? A comedic look at behind the scenes with the executives of the Soylent Green corporation after they've been exposed.

Yet another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where in a good-will gesture Mayor Snarly Hales opens up his house to the citizenry of the City That Once Worked.

The Ubu 2013 Christmas Show

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The Ubu Christmas Show
     Fuck! December has barely started and Ubu Hour is assaulting and insulting the listener audience with another one of their so-called Christmas shows..
             The War on Christmas has begun! And the Ubu Hour is proud to bring you the opening salvo!  

Ubu Hour December 2013: A Rainy Night/Patchouli Moonbow and more

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/05/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
November 2013 Ubu
Tonight on UBU HOUR Radio Theater we have a grab-bag of treats for you..  including:

PATCHOULI MOONBOW, HIPPIE TIME TRAVELER: Caught in a temporal vortex created by a malfunctioning I-phone during a heavy sweat lodge session at Burning Man, Patchouli Moonbow now travels through time dispensing advice to the unlightened throughout history.. In tonight's episode Patchouli travels to 1943 Warsaw and hilarity ensues.

A RAINY NIGHT:  On a typical Portland winter rainy night, James feels insecure when his girlfriend Sara leaves on her bike for some nebulous reason. When he begins to watch an old noir film on television, things begin to get surreal, as the levels begin to unfold.. 

Audio

Robot Skit

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Thu, 04/09/2009

This untitled melodrama too crass for our normal voice talent, so the entire peice is performed by robot voices...  
 

Our Little Mayor Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2009

OUR LITTLE MAYOR PART 2 continues the adventures of the gay mayor of an major metropolitan city, whose act of onsensual sex with another adult leads to mayhem...
 

Ubu Script 172

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2009

UBU SCRIPT 172 is a surreal tale of a writer trying to deliver the goods to the KBOO studio in time for a radio theater show. Based on a true story....
 

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: Ubu Script 172
  • Length: 28:58 minutes (26.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

NATIONS OF THE WORLD EXPLAINED

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

NATIONS OF THE WORLD EXPLAINED - A very silly peice where the Ubu-istas manage to offend nearly every nationality and ethnicity ...

Our Little Mayor

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

OUR LITTLE MAYOR - When an openly gay public official has consensual sex with an adult, all hell breaks out with the media..

Devour

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

DEVOUR - Medical professionals try to save a mighty creature in this fable about a broken system and the experts who try to stimulate it back to life..

  • Artist: Rolf Semprebon
  • Title: Devour
  • Year: 2009
  • Length: 13:42 minutes (12.55 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

SLAYTHEON

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009


SLAYTHEON - Weopons 'R' Us satire...

  • Artist: G Violetta
  • Title: Slaytheon
  • Year: 2009
  • Length: 4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

BECAUSE THEY BELEIVE IN GOD

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

BECAUSE THEY BELEIVE IN GOD - A group of robots make light of the pathetic condition of humanity.
 

Lydia's Funeral Part 1

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 02/01/2009

Part 1 of LYDIA'S FUNERAL, an hour long audio-noir suspense drama.

Jerome and April meet at the funeral of a mutual friend, Lydia. The closer they get to each other, the darker and more sinister becomes the relationship as their lives spiral downward... all centered around the mysterious woman Lydia.

This radio theater peice involves mystery and romance, raw emotions, lies and secrets, submission and domination, seduction and twisted eroticism.  Contains profanity, nudity, drug use, voilence, and kinky sexual content, (however most of this occurs in part 2...)

Lydia's Funeral Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 02/01/2009

Part 2 of LYDIA'S FUNERAL, an hour long audio-noir suspense drama.

Jerome and April meet at the funeral of a mutual friend, Lydia. The closer they get to each other, the darker and more sinister becomes the relationship as their lives spiral downward... all centered around the mysterious woman Lydia.

This radio theater peice involves mystery and romance, raw emotions, lies and secrets, submission and domination, seduction and twisted eroticism.  Contains profanity, nudity, drug use, voilence, and kinky sexual content, (however most of this occurs in part 2...)

 

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