Ubu Hour

Experimental radio theater with dada/surreal elements...

 

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Ubu Hour Aug 2015

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour Aug 2015
Tonight on the Ubu Hour:

MONSANTO DREAMS:  It seems there’s been nothing but bad news in America lately. The death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail, the House passing a bill that prohibits the labeling of GMO foods. And that’s just a start. However, on tonight’s Ubu Hour, we find out that what most of us consider bad news can, for a select few, be the stuff dreams are made of.

Elephant

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:00am
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ELEPHANT (based on Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros"

Tonight, on Ubu Masterpiece Radio Theater, the audio play ELEPHANT, based on Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS, a classic of the French Theater of the Absurd.   Instead of rhinos, people start turning into elephants in this surreal story that critiques conformity and mass movements...     Written by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Alexander, Yvette, Babar, Yahuda Bangs, Victor Rattlehead, Twilight Callisty, Rolf, Matama Jones, Randy Saucepan, Chris Andrea, and William Resnick.          

untitled Ubu Hour show...

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:00am
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Ubu June 2015
Oh, no... tonight promises to be another train-wreck of a show, when no one shows up with a script for the radio theater...How much can things devolve into complete chaos in an hour?  All participants in tonight's episode deny the existance of thier participation... Perhaps it's all just a bad dream for them, for the listeners, and for everyone else who contributes to the quality programming that is heard at any other time on KBOO radio, but tonight between 11 pm and midnight. This hour will be best forgotten by those few who will actually listen.. as the Ubu stumbles into another utter disaster of wasted time on the airwaves.....

Ubu Hour May 2015

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour May 2015
UBU HOUR - Radio Theater..
Tonight we adapt the 1973 motion picture F FOR FAKE to an audio drama.. starring Orson Welles and Lush Rimbaugh.. 

and we also have yet another plunderphonic audio drama peice FOOTSTEPS AND DOORS.


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The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00am
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Wonder Woman
Tonight on UBU HOUR ACTION HERO RADIO, we bring you an aduio drma about the comic book heroine WONDER WOMAN. A totally new adventure, uncensored and  unauthorized by DC Comics...   Wonder Woman takes on a band of rapists known as the Wolf Pack, and a sinister group of burka-wearing terrorists who want to destablize one of our allies in the Middle East.  

And then there's the drama HOW'S THE BOOK COMING ALONG, a plunderphonic audio drama about imagination, writer's block, fictionalization and some other stuff.

ALEC in Wonderland/Alice in Plunderland

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00am
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ALEC in Wonderland/Alice in Plunderland
In this radio theater fantasy drama, Alice returns to Wonderland to find that things are not quite the same... ALEC, also known as the Amereican Legislative Exchange Council, has incroached into Wonderland...  journey into the world of the Mad Tea Party, the Red Queen Palin, and more in this audio drama satire..    (this show originally aired Sept 5, 2011.)

Ubu Hour on 02/02/15

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Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:55pm - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Experimental radio theater with dada/surreal elements

Ubu February 2015

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
Ubu Feb 2015
Tonight on the Ubu Hour:

Mayor Sharkey Scales conspires with Ubur while Jason has a hissy fit, in a new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.

Also, in MO AND CHARLIE, we make fun of the Prophet. 

And more....
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Jan 2014 Ubu

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Jan 2014 Ubu
The UBU HOUR is on suspension, so tonight we debut a new radio theater show, THE MIME RADIO THEATER PROJECT, bringing the art of mime to the radio for the very first time ever. For our 1st show we bring MIMIN' WITH THE LYMAN'S, a 7 to 8 member mime troupe from the Seattle area, who will provide an hour of mime for a studio audience as well as the listeners out in the airwaves.

As for the UBU HOUR, this was what would have aired if not for the suspension:

Ubu Holiday show 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:00am
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Ubu Holiday edition Dec 2014
It's holiday time here at UBU HOUR.. and tonight we celebrate several holidays that occur on this day, December 1st, from Self-Governance Day (celebrated in Iceland), to Military Abolition Day (Costa Rica), to World Aids Day.

Also we catch up on the latest on the War on Christmas with our friends at  Faux News, Swill O'Reily and Ann Coultergeist.

And we offer a new version of the Dickens Christmas classic, as The City That Once Work's scrooge mayor gets visited by some strange apperitions.

And we'll bring you another episode of Thrilling Tales from the Bible... 

It's an action packed Ubu for the holidays....   

Audio

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)

Free Your Rubbers

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

Another peice discovered in the Richard Francis archives.. Not much is known about it.. We were short on material here at the Ubu Hour, so what the hell, we decided to run it..

  • Length: 5:57 minutes (5.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

SHE OPENS HER EYES

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/06/2010

SHE OPENS HER EYES - An hour-long radio theater peice about a man who rescues a woman from being drowned by a pair of thugs, only to realize she's not what she seems to be. Inspired by grindhouse and pulp fiction, this audio drama contains lurid sex and violence, sci-fi and psycho-noir themes, and a lot more.. As one participant describes it (the out-take can be heard after the closing credits) this thing went from Michael Clayton meets Terminator to Cannibal Beach Bimbos..  WARNING: This peice contians pervasive profanity, several scenes of viserally brutal violence and strong sexual content. Listener discretion is strongly advised.. .

  

  • Length: 58:14 minutes (39.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

 

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