Why #BecomeUngovernable Radio?

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Truth be told, I contracted for this radio station just over two years ago. Somewhere in the back of my mind I had this dreaded feeling that we would all be shut down on social media someday. These slugs had already been compromised by greed and their obligation to cooperate with a government that continues to silence dissent and popular opinion. The shit on Facebook is just the beginning. They are now emboldened by their arrest of Julian Assange. They are in conrol. The judiciary in this nation is a slime pit of corruption and political end-games. Assange will never receive a fair trial here.  But I digress, and I do not wish to.

In short, whatever #BecomeUngovernable is doing on social media or elsewhere, we are replicating on this station. This will take a period of time. I can tell you this could easily be a full-time job. This is a disclaimer: You will find imperfections as we move forward. We simply do not have “perfection” as an option. If you follow this blog, which you can do in the sidebar with the click of a button, you will be kept up to date.

We have some excellent original programming coming up. You can check that out in Podcasts. In addition to the original programming already listed, we are talking to a few other people about developing podcasts for this station. We are also running lectures and information from the public domain that is essential to understanding why we must do something outside the realm of electoral politics to save ourselves. All of the planned programming is also posted on the blog early each morning.

I will not lie. This radio station pretty much reflects my personal taste in music. As far back as grammar school, my friends and I would hang out on our streets with the transistor radio tuned to WMEX in Boston. In those days, it was AM Radio that was king and playing all the best stuff. I can remember when WMEX scored legendary DJ Cousin Duffy from out on the Left Coast. Those beginnings are partly what this is about.

The other part is that these artists led a revolution in music. Their music was also in the forefront during the sixties. That’s why this station is what it is. There are exceptions, of course, like The Foo Fighters, REM, Soundgarden, and others. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers can also be considered an exception. Yet, they don’t feel that way because they have — more than any other post-sixties band — embodied what that music was all about. We have a few more being added still, but the focus will be on what you currently hear.

You don’t have to get an account, join, or fill out any personal information to join us on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. All you need to do is tune in. Nobody says you can’t be entertained, informed and awakened at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Programming for Friday, July 26, 2019

Good morning, Ungovernables! Hitting the salt mines early in the morning tomorrow, so I need to get this house in order now. Here’s your special programming for Friday, July 26th.

J. Geils Band

10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The J. Geils Band

That “other” Boston band, frenetic and funky is how they are described. I much prefer them to Band No. 1. But that’s me.

1:00 p.m.    Abby Martin on How Propaganda Engineers Consent for Empire

Abby Martin of the Empire Files talks to Mark Crispin Miller about the powerful role propaganda plays in our daily lives.

4:00 p.m.    The ‘All-Girl’ Revue

A couple of hours of nothing but the ladies of rock n’ roll.

7:00 p.m.     Alison Weir on the Global Effort to Criminalize Criticism of Israel 

It’s here and it’s real. We’d better find a way to combat this.

 

 

Programming for Monday, July 22, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It is yet another Monday, and we’re off to a full slate of special programming on this fine day!

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10:00 a.m.  George Harrison & Friends: The Concert for Bangladesh

“Cause” concerts are old hat now, but when George Harrison and quite a few of his friends took the stage on December 20, 1971, it was a first. This is where it all began.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: America, The Farewell Tour

Chris Hedges talks about his most recent book, how and why we came to be in this sorry state, and the eventual fall of Empire. I saw this tour when his book was first published. It is quite sobering.

4:00 p.m.   Heart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings the Love Songs of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan didn’t just write protest songs, and Maria Muldaur is one of that great class of women who graced the airwaves during the 70s along with Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt. In fact, they frequently visited each other’s albums!

7:00 p.m.   Chris Hedges and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink Talk Iran

Chris Hedges talks to Medea Benjamin about the very real and dangerous potential for war with Iran.

10:00 p.m.  Dylan & The Dead

A special encore performance of this great playlist!

Programming for Saturday, July 20, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s today’s playlist, and it’s a day dedicated to the women of rock!

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11:00 a.m.  Martin Luther King on the Three Evils of Society

A nearly forgotten speech given by Dr. King at the first and only National Conference for New Politics (see, we’ve been at this crap for a long time), focusing on war, racism and poverty.

1:00 p.m.   Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems

This is our very first hour featuring Emmylou Harris, but I promise it will not be our last! Some of Emmylou’s friends come along for the ride.

4:00 p.m.   War with Russia?

Chris Hedges interviews Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies at Princeton University on the dangerous game we are playing with Russia.

8:00 p.m.   The All-Girl Revue

No day dedicated to the women of rock would be complete without one of one of my very favorite playlists, so enjoy!

#BecomeUngovernable Radio gets major content upgrade

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We took our servers down a bit early last night for a major new content upgrade. We uploaded a bunch of new music. Here are some of the artists we’re able to feature this morning:

  • Tom Waits
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Pink Floyd
  • Jesse Winchester
  • Prince
  • Vanilla Fudge
  • The Police
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Deep Purple
  • Valerie Carter
  • Dolly Parton
  • Foreigner
  • Amy Winehouse

We have also added new informational segments on the 5G Rollout and the history of the formation of the state of Israel with Alison Weir.

We will have another planned shutdown next week for more uploads as we move along to our final destination.

Thanks for your support.

Programming for July 13, 2019

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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming for today!

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

An amazing talent has been silenced by the ravages of Parkinson’s Disease, but she’s left us a musical history like no other female singer of her generation, spanning every possible kind of music there is. Today, we put Linda Ronstadt in the spotlight she so richly deserves.

2:30 p.m.     Chris Hedges on America’s Sacrifice Zones

Listen as Chris Hedges talks about communities destroyed by mankind and left to die on the vine. Flint, Michigan, is but one such sacrifice zone.

4:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Chicago (2003)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers deliver a kick-ass performance in Chicago in 2003. It’s one for the books, folks.

7:00 p.m.     Howard Zinn: The Hidden History of the American Working Class

The common man and woman lost a strong, vibrant voice when Howard Zinn passed away in 2010. But what he has taught us lives on.

9:00 p.m.     Under the Influence: Various Artists

Whether it’s legal or illegal, we’ve all been there. These folks sing about it. This is a great playlist.

Both the new Tom Petty and Linda Ronstadt set lists will be added to the Playlist page!

 

Welcome to Day One!

Welcome to what feels to me like the umpteenth introduction of #BecomeUngovernable Radio. I promise, however, this one is for real. I promise to try daily to post special programming. Not only will we have some of the best music around, but we’ll have podcasts, interviews and, eventually, “live on air” programs. 

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#BecomeUngovernable Radio operates from 6 a.m. to midnight every day. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Times may change or be adjusted as demand requires and our audience grows!

At present, we have about 25,600 of our 50,000 songs uploaded. We will continue to upload over the next several weeks. As we upload more, we will add more special programming. 

For our official “launch” on Sunday, July 7, here is the planned special programming that will break up what we call the “General Rotation” (which we hope you will love).

9:00 a.m.  That Sweet Soul Sound

Generally speaking, a classic Motown play list featuring Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Aretha Franklin, to mention just a few.

1:00 p.m.  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live from Lucca, Italy (2012)

You haven’t experienced the Heartbreakers if you haven’t experienced them “live.”

4:00 p.m.  Interview: Chris Hedges with WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson

The politically-motivated imprisonment of Julian Assange and continued persecution of Chelsea Manning are issues of prime importance to us. This is an excellent and timely interview. 

7:00 p.m.  Linda Ronstadt, Live in Hollywood (1980)

Despite a prolific career, there has never been an official Linda Ronstadt “live” album until February of this year. All songs were chosen by Linda Ronstadt for this amazing performance coinciding with the release of Mad Love.