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Program Information
The Sonic Cafe
Your College Degree Is Probably Worthless
Weekly Program
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
Feb. 16, 2023, 5:56 p.m.
Sonic Café, that’s Alice Merton reminding us to lighten up, turn down the outrage meter a bit and just get along. So yeah, I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 326. This time the Sonic Café tackles the world of higher education, with your college degree is probably worthless. Yeah, we’re talking to all of you ornithology, art, history, English, philosophy and even clarinet majors. Comedians Dave Dyer, Mary Mack, Chris Strait, Helene Angley, Jason Love are here to prove the point. All wrapped in a music mix pulled from 47 years including Third Eye Blind, Tinariwen, Cheap Trick, plus great jazz from Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, including a trip in to Sonic Café time machine back to 1976 for Boston from their first release we’ll spin Foreplay/Longtime. Oh and before we forget, listen for the debut of Sonic Café news you can’t use featuring the magnificent talents of the folks at the Onion News Network. So sharpen your pencils and pay attention as we demonstrate how your college degree is ahh probably worthless, from our little radio café way out here in the Pacific northwest, as always we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: She's Not Moving Out
Artist: Dave Dyer
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2022
Song 2: Why So Serious (Radio Safe)
Artist: Alice Merton
LP: Mint
Yr: 2019
Song 3: Tattoo Of The Sun [2017 Version]
Artist: Third Eye Blind
LP: Third Eye Blind [Disc 2]
Yr: 2017
Song 4: Clarinet Degree
Artist: Mary Mack
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr. 2022
Song 5: Imidiwàn N-Àkall-In
Artist: Tinariwen
LP: Elwan
Yr: 2017
Song 6: You Are In My Vision
Artist: Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
LP: Replicas
Yr: 1979
Song 7: Chinese Guys Are Hot
Artist: Chris Strait
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Year: 2022
Song 8: The Sun Never Sets
Artist: Cheap Trick
LP: Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello
Yr: 2016
Song 9: Company Immediately Calls Job Applicant Upon Seeing 'B.A. In Communications'
Artist: The Onion
LP: The Onion News Network
Yr: 2013
Song 10: Not The Same Anymore
Artist: The Strokes
LP: The New Abnormal
Yr: 2020
Song 11: Dismal Swamp
Artist: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
LP: Tone Poem
Yr: 2021
Song 12: Checking Account
Artist: Helene Angley
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2022
Song 13: Unpleasent Breakfast
Artist: The Hold Steady
LP: Open Door Policy
Yr: 2021
Song 14: Foreplay Long Time
Artist: Boston
LP: Boston
Yr: 1976
Song 15: IKEA
Artist: Jason Love
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2022
Song 16: She...Blessed Be The One
Artist: Harry Connick, Jr.
LP: She
Yr: 1994
Song 17: A Sorted Ending
Artist: Celer
LP: Capri
Yr: 2015
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 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 week. 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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