An encore broadcast of a show from 2014, featuring Avant Garde legends The Residents, recording on the occasion of their 40th anniversary (and KBOO's 45!), and also featuring an interview with Residents' 'artistic director' Homer Flynn, who confirms the long held notion that KBOO was the first radio station to 'break' their music:
KBOO-FM was the first known radio station to air The Residents' music in 1973, with then-program director William Reinhardt befriending the group and promoting them heavily on his program The Radio Lab. KBOO was also the home of Barry "Schwump" Schwam, whose "Frog Opera" fascinated the group and led them to sign Schwump as the first outside artist on their label Ralph Records.
In 1977, Reinhardt hosted a Residents-themed radio festival on KBOO, during which he aired The Residents' then-unreleased demo tapes The Warner Bros. Album and B.S. in their entirety. This broadcast is thought to be the source of the bootlegs of these demos, which circulated among collectors and on the internet for many years until their official releases in 2018 and 2019.
It's a fun show and worth hearing again for not only its historical significance, but also a good overview of the music of The Residents for those unfamiliar.
Original episode hosted by Erin Yanke and Rich L.