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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Twilight Zone Classic The Obsolete Man
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
 For non-profit use only.
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Sonic Café. I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 91. Welcome to another Twilight Zone Classic here at the Sonic Café. This time we present The Obsolete Man, which aired originally in 1961. We like it because it presents a history some have already experienced and a future that might be again, if we are not careful. A future where science is outlawed and logic is the enemy … a future where independent thinking is discouraged and blind loyalty rewarded… a place where planned obsolescence is baked into the DNA of society and where the state rules supreme. Whew! Yeah! All that wrapped up in music mix covering 36 years. Listen for the Split Enz, Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, XTC and more this time as the Sonic Cafe presents a cautionary tale of what humankind may become if we refuse to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity that truly makes us great. Listen as we present The Obsolete Man, on another Twilight Zone Classic here at that little café on the big, blue Pacific coast. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: In The Flesh
Artist: Pink Floyd
LP: The Wall
Yr: 1979
Song 2: History Never Repeats
Artist: Split Enz
LP: History Never Repeats: The Best Of Split Enz
Yr: 1981
Song 3: Freedom Of Choice
Artist: A Perfect Circle
Yr: 2004
Song 4: Books are Burning
Artist: XTC
LP: Nonsuch
Yr: 1992
Song 5: Truth Is A Whisper
Artist: Goo Goo Dolls
LP: Gutterflower
Yr: 2002
Song 6: Mind
Artist: Talking Heads
LP: Fear Of Music
Yr: 1979
Song 7: The Dictator Decides
Artist: Pet Shop Boys
LP: Super
Yr: 2016
Song 8: Freedom
Artist: Blues Traveler
LP: Four
Yr: 1994
Song 9: God Man Slain
Artist: Bill Nelson
LP: Blue Moons & Laughing Guitars
Yr: 1992
Song 10: Find The Cost Of Freedom
Artist: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
LP: So Far
Yr: 1968

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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