Monday, December 21, 2015
The Oidar Wavelength Christmas Special (1974)
Direct from 1974 and the kindness of Brent Turner, we present the Christmas episode of the Top 40/Sci-Fi radio show The OIDAR Wavelength! The premise? The OIDAR Wavelength is a musical program from the future, playing oldies from the 20th Century, and somehow, we back in the seventies were/are able to hear the program due to some space/time continuum. In between the (sometimes good, sometimes horribly wretched) musical fodder, a mysterious announcer known only as "Programmer #9" relates twisted news and human interest stories from the future, the programs' present. And this is the Christmas episode! It seems that Mr. Turner was at a local swap meet and came across a whole box of OIDAR Wavelength reel to reel tapes! And he sent some programs to me and now I share them with you! Remember, this was originally broadcast in 1974. In Los Angeles, the OIDAR Wavelength aired on KKDJ, a typical Top 40 station, usually starting just after the midnight hour. Included with the broadcast are several commercials, including one for an outfit called Tapeworks. When you hear the ad, you will feel much, much better about your job! Enjoy The Show! Merry Christmas from the future!