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The Blackmailers

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00am
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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.. 

Oct 2013 Ubu

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Oct 2013 Ubu

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have a full-packed show, as we present another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, as well as several other dramas, all peformed on live radio theater, done with Ubu Hour's excellent productions values to make this the finest radio theater experience for your Monday night enjoyment.  

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NeoPolitical

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 11/02/2008

Neopolitical: Unlike the old politics of Liberals and Conservatives, we have the bold new world of Neoliberals and Neoconservatives. Instead of fighting, we can all agree.

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: Neopolitcal
  • Length: 5:14 minutes (4.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Ubu Hour November Apology

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 11/02/2008

The Ubu Hour begins November's show with an apology for last month's last show, when we outed Ann Coulter as a dead-head, and also referred to Sarah Palin as Governor Porkin'. We repeat in this apology that Palin is not a pig.

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: November Apology
  • Length: 4:49 minutes (4.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Right To Vote

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 11/02/2008

Brion Gysin inspired word peice... performed by robots

  • Title: The Right to Vote
  • Length: 5:10 minutes (4.74 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Drill Baby Drill: Some rightwingers watch the vp debate

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 11/02/2008

Drill Baby Drill: Richard Liary and his rightwing friends watch the VP debate... a hilarious political spoof.  

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: Drill Baby Drill
  • Length: 4:26 minutes (4.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Sex Therapy Hypnotist

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 11/02/2008

Kevin Maniax and Bill Sleazemore want to get their many ballot measures passed in Oregon, but who Loren Pukes, their shadowy benofactor? A political radio drama that was part of the Ubu Hour election special...

How the Ubu Hour Saved the World

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

The Ubu gang kidnaps a certain governor's pregnant teenage daughter and hilarity ensues. Even God makes an appearance....

Lunaticerol Ad

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

  "And now a word from our sponser.".... Ad for Lunaticerol. Aired on The Ubu Hour 10/6/08.

The Humans Have All Gone

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

The ending of the 10/6/08 Ubu Hour show, where the humans have all deserted the studio and the robots have to take over, asking for money (YOU CAN DO IT BY CLICKING "JOIN NOW!") for the radio station because we really need it, and also giving the credits.  

An apology from the Ubu Hour

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

The Ubu Hour opened our Oct 6, 2008 show with an apology for the ageist attacks made on a certain presidential candidate in the last several shows.  We're very sorry. And then after that we beg ask listeners for money because this radio station needs your support. We don't get financing from big corporations, we get it from people like you. So why don't you click that button that says "JOIN NOW." Help us out, and keep weird stuff like this alive on the web.  

Ubu Syndacation Promo

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

The Ubu Syndication Promo - It was supposed to be top secret (in case the Ubu Hour got kicked off the air) but accidentally aired on 10/06/08, so here it is for the rest of the world. This audio track is the special promo that the Ubu Hour was planning on mailing to various media entities in a lame attempt to syndicate the show. Serves as a great look at behind the scenes at the Ubu Hour, where high quality radio theater gets made (cough, cough).  Please support the Ubu Hour and this community radio station by clicking on the "JOIN NOW" that you see at the top of your screen.   

 

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