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Stan Freberg LP "Freberg Underground!"

Did Stan Freberg Invent the Comedy Podcast?

While on vacation this past weekend, I spotted a 1966 Stan Freberg comedy LP in a used bookstore. The album, Freberg Underground Show #1, audaciously announces on its cover that it is “Introducing a ZOWIE! new medium: Pay Radio!” Modeled after Freberg’s radio shows, the album replicates the same format, but was free from network […]

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Radio Survivor's Top Radio Shows - Jennifer's #4: Dr. Demento Show

Radio Survivor's Top Radio Shows – Jennifer's #4: Dr. Demento Show

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Dr. Demento show began in 1970 on Los Angeles freeform station KPPC as a “rarities” show. By 1974 the popular radio program, which specializes in a mix of music and comedy, moved into syndication all over the country. Hosted by former college radio DJ (at the Reed College […]

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