Ubu Hour

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Ubu Hour on 09/02/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:00am
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Two Tales of Heroes: THE AVENGER and NAKED CAME I

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have two different tales about HEROES and their HEROIC deeds.....

In THE AVENGER, our hero is a masked crusader who secretly surveys his community at night - monitering his neighbors, especially the hot wife of a Senior Software Developer.   

The lurid thriller NAKED CAME I involves a heroic rescue of a woman after a botched kidnapping attempt.. A sexy violent story with raw emotions.. 

Ubu Hour on 08/05/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:00am
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August Ubu Hour

It's a variety-packed Ubu Hour for August, as we present some short politcal peices, a couple short movie mashups, and some surreal stuff as well...  including:

Bicycle Peice #7.. where Roy and Viv Ubu are desperite for ideas for scripts, and their main script writer is out riding a bike and stalking women.

Another Dead Baby Joke... Yes, it's yet another dead baby joke. Some might think the Ubu Hour is obsessed with dead babies, but it's not us! It's these various state legislators who are obsessed with dead babies, and what they are doing is not a very funny joke.

And also some stuff about the Zimmerman verdict, freedom, different kinds of fences, and more...  

Bicycle Peice 

Ubu Hour on 07/01/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:00am
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CITIZEN KOCH

Tonight Ubu presents CITIZEN KOCH. This radio theater docu-drama is actually the tale of another peice called "Citizen Koch," a documentary about the influence of money on politcals since the Supreme Court ruled on Citizens United a few years ago. Unfortunately, that documentary will not be shown on a lot of PBS stations.. we will bring you that story, concerning the Koch Brothers, WNET Public Television in NYC, and the power of money. Part docu-drama, part spoof, you won't want to miss this Ubu episode..

Ubu Hour on 06/03/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:00am
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Fingers

A naked man is discovered at the side of the road. He is in shock and fear. He repaats the word "fingers" over and over again..  24-hours earlier he was fine when he began the journey that took him beyond the edge and put him in this state.. Tune in to radio theater suspense and chills, with the audio drama FINGERS, adapted for radio theater from the 1941 movie "The Five Million Fingers of Damien Hand."   

Ubu Hour on 05/06/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour May 2013

More crazy radio theater on Ubu Hour... tonight we bring you:

A new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where sinister forces attempt to poison Portland's water supply with toxic waste chemicals from fertilizer manufacturing.. 

And THE BIG RUN: Have you ever dialed a wrong number, and then started up a conversation with a complete stranger? Thus begins a sequence of events, in a twisted tale about hypnosis, domestic terrorism, in the explosive psychological thriller... THE BIG RUN.

Ubu Hour on 04/01/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:00am
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Unceasing Sea

It's April Fools day on the Ubu Hour.. so instead of the usual absurdist comedy and silliness,  we bring you THE UNCEASING SEA, a dark, serious radio drama about a couple near the end of their life, as they listen to the ocean and ruminate about life and death, language and climate change. 

And we bring you the plunderphonic radio theater peice BREATH DEEP.. which delves deep into madness and psychological thrills...

And as an extra special treat, we have BATTLE OF THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PITCHERS, where you'll hear many of your favorite KBOO fund raisers duke it out on the playing field raising money for the station and giving out the phone number in an exciting sports competition...

Ubu Hour on 03/04/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour March 2013

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we bring you the noir suspense drama THE DEPTH OF NIGHT, written and produced by Rolf Semprebon. A bizarre tale of surveillance, murder and more.

Followed by JAZZ BOOK ON TAPE, a surreal audio play written and produced by Jason Samilski

And some other stuff too! 

Ubu Hour on 02/04/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:00am
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Tonight on UBU HOUR: An audio drama that poses the question: Is a picture worth a thousand words? In a dystopic future where the power grid has failed and civilization begins to crumble, this question is examined in a hyper-violent and mysterious tale of murder and seduction and revenge, where sometimes the picture is not what it seems, and where words become lies.

 Tune in at your own peril to: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS...

Ubu Hour on 01/07/13

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:00am
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Inauguration/Zones

Tonight on UBU HOUR:

More hi-jinks in The City That Once Worked, as Swill O'Riley and Ann Coultergeist fume about the INAUGURATION, and someone falls off a cliff.

Also, ZONES, set in a futuristic world where society has been devided into three zones. However, the wealthy in Zone 1 have plans to further entrench their power.. .

Ubu Hour on 12/03/12

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/04/2012 - 12:00am
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Tales from the Old Testament/The War on Christmas

Ubu Hour Holiday Show..

First up, Swill O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist discover yet another front on the war on Christmas: The Mayan Calender predicts the end of the world a few days before December 25th!

And.. because it's the holidays, instead of our usual fare of lurid sex and violence, Ubu Hour will instead feature a wholesome tale from the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. This story, taken from the Book of Judges, will warm the hearts of the whole family.. A Biblical epic about loss and redemption, sin and good-will, love and sacrifice. .  

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The City That Once Worked Episode ?

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 01/03/2011

Another wacky episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. this one involves FBI agents, an angry Muslim teenager, a free dental clinic, and the city's annual Holiday Tree raising...

  • Length: 21:04 minutes (31.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

Golden Oldies Intro

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 01/03/2011

The intro to this month's Ubu Hour... dedacated to all that radio brings.. golden oldies, classic rock, talk radio and all the other stuff meant to put you in a comfortable place so other voices can try to sell you something. Sure this is only an "intro" to the show, but it's 10-minutes long and gives one a good idea about how low the Ubu Hour is willing to go in an effort to be different but really not being different at all.
 

  • Length: 10:48 minutes (16.08 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

The Tofu Hour

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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

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Ubu Hour
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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

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Ubu Hour
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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

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Ubu Hour
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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

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Ubu Hour
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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

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Ubu Hour
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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

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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

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Ubu Hour
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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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