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 The Sonic Cafe 
 The Illinois Concert
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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The evolution of radio continues here at the Sonic Café. I’m your host Scott Clark, welcome to episode 76. That was the Barenaked Ladies with One Week, there hit from 1998. A tune so packed with pop culture references we just had to play here at the Sonic Café where we’re all about pop culture, intelligent, eclectic music and comedy. This time our music mix is pulled from 46 years. Listen for Bowling for Soup, The Whitest Boy Alive, Nirvana, Blossom Dearie, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Byrds and more. Plus comedian Jim Gaffigan explores bowling… which according to Jim, is the only sport that has an ash tray built right into the equipment. So yean, and finally the Sonic Café presents Eric Dolphy on solo bass clarinet playing, God Bless The Child, recorded at a University of Illinois concert in 1963 by the campus radio station. Forgotten for decades, the concert tapes were discovered and finally released on CD in 1999 as The Illinois Concert. We find this fascinating for two reasons. First, that college students we’re digging great jazz like this at the time… and second, because we believe you can never get enough bass clarinet, and wonder how different our world would be today if more people felt the same way. So yeah, all that and more just ahead from that little café in the Pacific Northwest, that brings you the most bass clarinet possible… we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: One Week
Artist: Barenaked Ladies
LP: Stunt
Yr: 1998
Song 2: Fire on High
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
LP: Burning Bright
Yr: 1992
Song 3: Running From Your Dad
Artist: Bowling For Soup
LP: Drunk Enough To Dance
Yr: 2002
Song 4: Figures
Artist: The Whitest Boy Alive
LP: Dreams
Yr: 2006
Song 5: God Bless the Child
Artist: Eric Dolphy
LP: The Illinois Concert
Yr: 1963
Song 6: About A Girl
Artist: Nirvana
LP: MTV Unplugged In New York
Yr: 1993
Song 7: Bowling
Artist: Jim Gaffigan
LP: King Baby
Yr: 2009
Song 8: Eight Miles High
Artist: The Byrds
LP: Positively '60s [Disc 1]
Yr: 1966
Song 9: Can't Stand Your Funk
Artist: Mahavishnu Orchestra
LP: Visions Of The Emerald Beyond
Yr: 1975
Song 10: Just One Of Those Things (Brazilian Girls Remix)
Artist: Blossom Dearie
LP: Verve Remixed, Vol. 3
Yr: 2005
Song 11: 25 Or 6 To 4
Artist: Chicago
LP: Greatest Hits Vol 1
Yr: 1975
Song 12: Razor Boy
Artist: Billy Goodrum
LP: Me, Myself & Irene
Yr: 2000
Song 13: Triage
Artist: Groove Collective
LP: Declassified
Yr: 2002

The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.

The program actually does originate 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.

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.

Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. The Sonic Café can also be streamed from MixCloud (

Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. We are also happy to produce custom promos, station IDs, etc. Contact us via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.

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