October 5th, 2021

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War Of The World's Scrap Pile In Orbit

More of the Tape & Record Show Enterprises archived "broadcasts" digitally preserved this evening from the 1980's audio cassettes...

"The TRS Scrap Pile: Episode 14. Broadcast Wednesday, June 20, 1984 at 7:00pm central. Theme Music: Burt Reynold's House/If You Love Me Tell Me Loud(John Morris/Mel Brooks). In this week's scrap pile: "King Tut"(Steve Martin), "Say, Say, Say"(Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson), Richard Pryor talks about the Mafia, and a comedy skit by Bill Dana as "Jose Jimenez". Also, part one of the three part Scrap Pile presentation of the Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds" radio broadcast.

The TRS Scrap Pile: Episode 15. Broadcast Monday, June 25, 1984 at 9:30pm central. Theme Music: Burt Reynold's House/If You Love Me Tell Me Loud(John Morris/Mel Brooks). In this week's scrap pile: "The Reflex"(Duran Duran), "Genius of Love"(Tom Tom Club), and part two of the three part Scrap Pile presentation of Orson Welles 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast.

The TRS Scrap Pile: Episode 16. Broadcast Monday, July 2, 1984 at 9:30pm central. Theme Music: Burt Reynold's House/If You Love Me Tell Me Loud(John Morris/Mel Brooks). In this week's scrap pile: The conclusion of Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds" radio broadcast, "Ball and Chain"(Elton John), Benny Hill as a poet in an interview, and a scene from the 1935 Bette Davis film "Dangerous"."

"Orbit's Independent Sampler: Episode 16. Broadcast Wednesday, November 12, 1986 at 8:00pm central. Theme Music: The Peter Gunn Theme(The Blues Brothers Band). Songs include: I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine/Dixieland Rock/Paralyzed/Just Because/Don't Be Cruel(Elvis Presley), That Means A Lot(P.J. Proby), Something Better(Mary Ann Faithful), Bad To Me(Billy Jay Cramer), You're On My Mind(The Birds)."

Don't expect to hear much "complete" content in the above "TRS Scrap Pile" episodes. Lots of news alert interruptions from the 1938 Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, to replicate the effect the original broadcast had. Quite obvious, when it applies to the TRSE version however, that we weren't ACTUALLY being invaded by Mars (much like these shows never ACTUALLY being "broadcast"), mainly because, the original CBS broadcast of the "Mercury Theater" in 1938 was an uninterrupted continuous hour, and our version is split up into three half hours.

In the "Orbit's Independent Sampler" episode transferred this evening, Dennis Goodwin makes the grim announcement that his record shop "Orbit Records" is closing soon. Dates may vary, since the TRSE versions of the broadcasts were edited from the weekly three hour actual KNLU broadcasts, there was a significant delay between the TRSE "pilot" of the show and the actual premiere, our version was half hours, and my memory is hazy after all these years, the original incarnation of the shop may have closed far earlier than this TRSE "broadcast" version. The shop was "revived" for a while a few years later however.