Ubu Hour

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The Ubu 2013 Christmas Show

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:00am
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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
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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
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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.  

Ubu Hour on 09/02/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
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! 

Audio

The Return of Mr. Grey

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015
Mr. Grey has returned to town after 15 years and no one knows why. Competeing gangsters second guess each others motives. In an old hotel, events rapidly spiral out of control in this violent and surreal audio drama.      

Inspired by Shakespeare, film noir, David Lynch, Paul Auster's "The New York" trilogy, THE RETURN OF MR GREY is a gripping radio theater thriller.   

Originally aired as part of the August 2015 Ubu Hour program.   
  • Length: 32:04 minutes (44.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

PANTOMIME RADIO PROJECT

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015
THE UBU HOUR has been suspended from the airwaves this month. Instead we bring the world premier of a new radio theater series, THE MIME RADIO THEATER PROJECT, bringing local, regional and world class pantomime performances to the radio audience. Our debut show featured MIMIN' WITH THE LYMONS, as they perform before a live studio audience and KBOO radio listeners. Here is your chance to hear the broadcast, an hour of pantomime done by a beloved local mime group. And stay tuned to further episodes, as we bring you other pantomime performances.... for the very first time ever on radio!
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 58:50 minutes (53.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Brothers Karamatzoh - Act two

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015
Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, THE BROTHERS KARAMATZOH – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act Two – an introduction to Milton, the fourth, and least talented, Karamatzoh Brother. He can’t sing, he can’t dance, he can’t tell jokes. But boy, can he sell furniture.
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 13:27 minutes (18.47 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Notorious Li'l Kim Sketch

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015
THE NOTORIOUS LI'L KIM SKETCH - Okay, here's your chance to hear this inflamitory radio theater peice... We weren't suppose to air it.. everyone involved has disavowed any knowledge of this peice. It has something to do with the leader of an Asian country, a recently released Sony movie, and some other things.   If you want to know more, you will have to listen to the peice, and hope that no one is monitoring your internet usage.

The Unspeakable

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015
THE UNSPEAKABLE:  An audio peice about those things we can not say.. When truths are too painful to confront... When one can't confront something in the past...    THE UNSPEAKABLE:  Charred memories, emptiness, the desparate need to forget the unforgettable.   THE UNSPEAKABLE: A different, more serous side of the Ubu Hour..  
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 17:51 minutes (16.34 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Bill Cosby cut-up peice

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015
The Cosby bit.. this ran somewhere buried in the January show (I think) , but here it is by itself by request. 

Ubu Hour December 2014 The Holiday Show

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 59:15 minutes (54.25 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014
November Ubu was replaced with this investigative report, where Bob Crawley determines whether the Crowley cult has infilitrated the KBOO community radio station., " .

Also, another episode of the City That Once Worked.
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 60:33 minutes (55.44 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Rainy Night

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013
Radio drama RAINY NIGHT (followed by some movie cutups).. From the November 2013 Ubu Hour..
  • Length: 38:26 minutes (35.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ubu Oct 2013

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013
Here's what's on tonight's Ubu Hour 0:00 Dead air, as the Ubu-istas seem unprepared to start their live radio theater stuff.. in fact they haven't even finished the scripts.. 8:30 Another Episode of the City That Once Worked.. 29:20 The live radio theater script.. 35:50 A docudrama about the largest school massacre ever to happen in the United States.. 50:35 A short tribute to a long-time jazz programmer who was once on KBOO and provided one of the best moments in KBOO's 45-year history. 51:30 Excerpts from the Ubu Membership Meeting.. We hear Pa Ubu (as played by Zed Craugh) explain everything that's wrong with Ubu and why Ubu is doomed to failure. This is easily the best thing in the show, and why they chose to stick it in last ten minutes, when most people have tuned out or have fallen asleep is beyond me..
  • Length: 59:39 minutes (54.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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