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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Flashback: NewsRadio
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, that’s the Dave Matthews Band from 1996. So how you doing, I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 173. This time the Sonic Café flashes back to the 1990’s with the best of the TV sitcom NewsRadio. To be specific the years of 1995 to 1999, the years NewsRadio aired on NBC. NewsRadio was the fictional radio station WNYX in New Your City. It featured an ensemble cast including Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Joe Rogan and many others including the late, great Phil Hartman, as newscaster Bill McNeal, in what sadly would turn out to be his final role. We’ll feature classic NewsRadio clips mixed with a collection of pure 90’s tunes including Blues Traveler, Dishwalla, Coolio, Natalie Merchant and more. Oh and a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor. Listen for NewsRadios’ Bill McNeal with a few words from Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor. Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor… DAAAM. All that and more as the Sonic Café flashes back to the best of NewsRadio and the late 90s… straight ahead from that little café on the coast that brings you an eclectic mix of music comedy and pop culture… DAAAM, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Crash Into Me
Artist: Dave Matthews Band
LP: Crash
Yr: 1996
Song 2: Scar Tissue
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
LP: Californication
Yr: 1999
Song 3: The Real Deal with Bill McNeal
Artist: Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman)
LP: NewsRadio
Yr: 1995
Song 4: Run-Around
Artist: Blues Traveler
LP: Four
Yr: 1994
Song 5: Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor DAAAM_1
Artist: Bill Mcneal (Phil Hartman)
LP: NewsRadio
Yr: 1995
Song 6: Counting Blue Cars
Artist: Dishwalla
LP: Pet Your Friends
Yr: 1995
Song 7: No Smoking
Artist: NewsRadio
Yr: 1995
Song 8: Gangsta's Paradise
Artist: Coolio
LP: Gangsta's Paradise
Yr: 1995
Song 9: A Long December
Artist: Counting Crows
LP: Films About Ghosts (The Best Of)
Yr: 2003
Song 10: Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor DAAAM_2
Artist: Bill Mcneal (Phil Hartman)
LP: NewsRadio
Yr: 1995
Song 11: Wonder
Artist: Natalie Merchant
LP: Tigerlily
Yr: 1995
Song 12: Complaint Box
Artist: NewsRadio
Yr: 1995
Song 13: Thank U
Artist: Alanis Morissette
LP: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Yr: 1998
Song 14: Jimmy James On Advertising
Artist: Jimmy James
LP: NewsRadio
Yr: 1995
Song 15: Bitch
Artist: Meredith Brooks
LP: Blurring The Edges
Yr: 1997
Song 16: Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor DAAAM_3
Artist: Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman)
LP: NewsRadio
Yr: 1995
Song 17: The Way
Artist: Fastball
LP: All the Pain Money Can Buy
Yr: 1998
Song 18: Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Artist: Green Day
LP: Nimrod
Yr: 1997
About the Producer:

Scott Clark has always had a lot of music in his life. Growing up outside of Chicago, he was mesmerized early on by the radio of the sixties and seventies and began collecting records at a very early age. From 45’s and LP’s to cassettes and CD’s and now digital… he really never stopped. Today everything in his library is digitized because he got sick of lugging all that stuff around.

The concept for the Sonic Café is to deliver the high production values and feel of the radio he grew up listening to. But unlike the tight, repetitious playlists of those commercial stations, feature a massive range of artists, genres and tunes. The whole idea is to package it in an eclectic, engaging, no repeat format that brings both new and old together in a unique, entertaining, and most importantly fun and fast paced way. There’s really nothing on the radio today, or in the past, that compares with it.

About the Sonic Café:

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves up eclectic, intelligent music, comedy and pop culture. The program originates from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

An episode is released each Friday. All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

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