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Airs at: Tue, 01/25/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Self Help Radio
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Self Help Radio is not a self-help radio show. The confusion is understandable. However, one may help oneself to a weekly examination of a particular theme featuring music, interviews with "experts," & quite possibly things that are "funny." It began in Austin, spent some time in Appalachia, & now gazes lovingly at the giant fir trees in Portland, Oregon. A fellow named Gary hosts it. It's a lot of hooey but sometimes the songs are good.  Find out more infomation about the show at its website,

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Self Help Radio 1/18/22: 1969

Airs at: Tue, 01/18/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Every year around his birthday, Self Help Radio's host plays a selection of his favorite music from a certain year.  The first time there was a Self Help Radio on his birthday week - in 2003 (the show began in October 2002 in Austin, Texas) - he chose to play music from the... Read more

Self Help Radio 1/11/22: Logs

Airs at: Tue, 01/11/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Yes, a radio show about logs.  Not something you were expecting, was it?  Outside of a few lumberjacks - maybe some loggers - & a few of those folks who drive those giant trucks that deliver the logs - who wants to hear a radio show about logs? We can't answer that, but we... Read more

Self Help Radio 1/4/22: A Handsome Show

Airs at: Tue, 01/04/2022 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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While it's quite normal for a theme-based radio show to focus on subjects that are nouns, which is to say, persons, places, or things, Self Help Radio often decides to focus on the often-ignored adjective.  In this spirit, we present to you a handsome show. Why not just sa... Read more

Self Help Radio 12/28/21: Indiepop A To Z # 67

Airs at: Tue, 12/28/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's another installment of the probably never-ending series!  Lots of delightful indiepop bands played in alphabetical order with only brief interruptions!  If you're not familiar with the genre (read the Wikipedia definition here) this may be a good introduction! & if yo... Read more

Self Help Radio 12/21/21: A Very Self Help Radio Christmas 2021

Airs at: Tue, 12/21/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Christmas! Radio! Christmas radio show! The folks at Self Help Radio (well, there's only one, that Gary guy) believe every deejay is allowed one Christmas show a year.  No more!  & so one should make it count. With that in mind, in addition to many new Christmas & holiday s... Read more

Self Help Radio 12/14/21: Gary's Favorite Music 2021

Airs at: Tue, 12/14/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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This one's pretty self-explanatory.  Host Gary plays a selection of some of his favorite music of the year.  It's one of those "end of the year" things. Please note: it's not a "best of" list.  Gary doesn't believe anyone has the authority to decide what's best in subjects ... Read more

Self Help Radio 12/7/21: Echoes

Airs at: Tue, 12/07/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Radio depends on sound. Sound is reproduced from a source & emanates from your radio. An echo is a copy of a sound bounced back from something like a wall or a mountain. Is a radio wave therefore an echo? No, but radio waves echo. Echo is a function of sound. I see I've los... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/30/21: Magda's Birthday Show 2021

Airs at: Tue, 11/30/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Who is this Magda? Why does she get a birthday show? She's the love of Self Help Radio host Gary's life, & every year Self Help Radio has existed, he has devoted a show to her on her birthday full of birthday songs. He doesn't repeat recordings - he may play covers of songs... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/23/21: Airports

Airs at: Tue, 11/23/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Airports are dreary places. A kind of purgatory between leaving & arriving. With often inexplicable art & commerce. & people in various states of anxiety. Doesn't that sound perfect for a radio show? This week's Self Help Radio delves into airport culture with music & inte... Read more

Self Help Radio 11/16/21: Socks

Airs at: Tue, 11/16/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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They're a popular gift.  They're a way to show support for things you love.  They absorb your foot sweat.  You may be wearing a pair right now.  They are socks.  & it's about damn time they got a radio show. Self Help Radio this week highlight & even celebrates socks.  In a... Read more