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A Special Investigative Report

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Special Investigative Report

This month the Ubu Hour is off the air. Instead, Normally at this time KBOO programs radio theater, however tonight we offer the listener a SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT that delves into a secret cult that has allegedly infiltrating a certain media source. Reporter Bob Crawley conducts a full scale investigation after being tipped off by a caller to More Talk Radio, and leaves no stone unturned in this hour-long investigation.  Do not miss this devastating report on cults, the media, power, secrecy and more. 

KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour presents: KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS
Tonight Ubu Hour radio theater brings you:

KARAMATZOH PÈRE:  Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh by Orson Dostoyevsky – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City.  The Karamatzoh Brothers are to the Ritz Brothers what the Ritz Brothers are to the Marx Brothers.  And, if you've never heard of the Ritz Brothers, that will give you some idea. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act One – how Milton’s father came to America and acquired the family name.

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.

Audio

TSA PSA

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Here's a Public Service Announcement for the Transportation Security Administration.... Find out about exciting career opportunities at the TSA...

  • Length: 8:54 minutes (13.24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

Drone

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Drone - An audio drama peice about various drones...

  • Length: 16:05 minutes (23.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

The Tofu Hour

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010

The Ubu Hour gets pre-empted by the Tofu Hour. Hear a stimulating lecture from a famous professor about the wonders of tofu and other soy products. Unfortunately most of the broadcast was cut out by a pirate radio signal.

  • Length: 6:38 minutes (6.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Pirate Radio Pirates

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010

Here is the audio of the pirate radio station that interrupted the KBOO air-signal during the UBU HOUR. Evidentally these pirates were broadcasting from the Willamette River, with this 24-hour radio broadcast for pirates.. Pirate news and music.. 

  • Length: 50:32 minutes (46.27 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Night of the Exploding Eyes

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010

The eyes are the windows of the soul, Shakespeare once said, but what happens if these windows explode? THE NIGHT OF THE EXPLODING EYES is a shocking audio drama about eyeballs expanding and exploding out of peoples' heads. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Tinky, Helen, Conch, Steven, Chris, Spider Monkey, Rolf, Herb and Maria..     Warning: this piece contains profanity, violence, and even a depiction of skull fucking...Listener discretion is strongly advised.  

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010

THE UBU HOUR brings you a radio theatrical adaptation of  Samuel Coleridge's long poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, about death aboard a ship.. Produced by Joe Clement and performed by Dave Slacker, Mel, Rolf, Herb, Helen, and Joe.  

  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 23:12 minutes (21.24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Ubu's Blatent Use of Sex to Get New Members

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Thu, 10/07/2010

The Ubu Hour reached a new low this Membership Drive with the following pledge pitch, which sounds more like the come-on to a phone sex line than to become a member of a community radio station. Heavy breathing and moaning, creaking bed springs, seductive voices urging you to call the number (in this case the air room number, since the regular phone answers fled the building as soon as the show began to air)   Normally KBOO doesn't post audio of people asking for donations, but because this one is so utterly dispicable, in using eroticism to lure potential members, that we decided to post it so that other people could see just how low the Ubu Hour is willing to stoop... Please do not call the phone number.. instead you can click on the tip jar in the upper right corner and DONATE TODAY...  

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING AUDIO FILE CONTAINS MATERIAL SUITABLE FOR "MATURE" AUDIENCES ONLY. 

  • Length: 8:12 minutes (5.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

The Tea Party Skit

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

Have you ever wondered what kind of tea do they drink at a Tea Party? This skit may not quite answer that question, but what the hell..

  • Length: 9:10 minutes (8.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Penis

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

This peice was a soundfile discovered in Richard Francis's folder on the KBOO computer system. Richard was a long-time host of A Different Nature, here at KBOO, as well as the main person behind the various Dada and Surrealism Festivals we've had. He was a wonderful person, who is really missed, since he passed away in Sept of 2009. As for this peice, we are not sure if was intended for Desolo Vox Luna Theatrum (the great dada/surrealism show started by Richard that we air here on KBOO on every 5th Monday) or if it was for something else..  

Anyway, the orginal soundfile contained vocals only, so we decided to add a bit of music at the beginning and end (provided by the Master Musicians of Kazoo-ka) and a whole lot of sound effects, and voila, a new Ubu Hour peice... The title is Penis.. that was the title of the file, and we couldn't think of a better one..

It's a very funny peice.. though perhaps not appropriate for younger audiences or more sensative listeners..

 

  • Length: 7:51 minutes (7.19 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked Part 24

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

Another episode of the City That Once Worked, brought to you by Ubu Incorporated.. More hilarious political material, as Roy and Viv Ubu battle their corporate sponsors and even take on Glenn Bleck...

  • Length: 13:48 minutes (12.64 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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