Programming for Saturday, August 24, 2019

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

The Grateful Dead

10:00 a.m.   The Grateful Dead Live at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco

The world’s ultimate jam ban will never die!

1:00 p.m.     Martin Luther King and The “Lost” Speech on Vietnam

4:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Olympic (2002)

7:00 p.m.    Abby Martin Interviews Bill Binney

Bill Binney, NSA whistleblower, is interviewed by Abby Martin on the state of surveillance in Empire.

Tom Petty’s Childhood Home Saved!

I’ve been talking about expanding the scope of this blog, and I finally found a way to kick that off! For me, this is a real ‘feel good’ musical story and I’m happy to make this my first non-programming post.

After Tom Petty passed, his childhood home was put on the market, no doubt by someone hoping to cash in. The first interest in the property came from a fan who was also a real estate developer. He announced his intention to buy the property and turn it into a “museum.”

Tom Petty childhood home

Enter Jane Benyo Petty, Tom’s ex-wife. She stepped in and purchased the property for $175,000. While there are no immediate plans to do anything with the property except make sure it is not “disturbed,” Jane said that she felt it should be kept in the family and felt certain that Tom Petty would not want it to be turned into a museum.

Programming for Monday, August 5, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s yet the beginning of another work week (unless your last one never ended), and we hope we can make your life a little brighter. Here’s your playlist for today!

The Arawak Indians

10:00 a.m.   Petty Theft: The Covers

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers loved to play the music that influenced their music, and they did it just about the best of any band ever. From Chuck Berry, to The Beatles, to JJ Cale, it doesn’t get any better than this.

1:00 p.m.     Howard Zinn: The Three Holy Wars

There are three wars you don’t criticize here in Empire: The Revolutionary War, The Civil War and World War II. Howard Zinn will criticize all three, thank you.

4:00 p.m.    Under the Influence: Various Artists

Pick your poison; we’ve all been here.  Lynyrd Skynryd, Jonathan Edwards, Little Feat, and a few other artists will tell you how they feel about being under the influence.

7:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths and Omissions: Revisionist American History, Ep. 2

In Ravage, Kill, Mangle and Destroy, Deb Della Piana talks about the horrors unleashed upon the indigenous people by Christopher Columbus and his successors.

 

Programming for Saturday, August 3, 2019

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! And so the weekend begins (unless you’re in retail, like I am where the shopping never stops). Here is your programming for today!

Bobby

10:00 a.m.   The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

One of the big goals of this station is to elevate the pioneer women of rock. People like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Laura Nyro, and others whose playtime on rock radio over the years has been stifled by focus on the men. It’s as simple as that. Linda Ronstadt achieved the popularity of a Mick Jagger as a female in music at a time when music was very anti-female, and finally — five decades later — her story will be told. She is but one of the featured artists on this great playlist.

By the way, Volume 2 of this playlist will debut next week. 

1:00 p.m.    Robert F. Kennedy’s ’68 Election Townhall Speech

I adore nobody. I fully respect several, however, and this man is one of them. Would we have had a different nation? In my heart of hearts, I believe yes. Perfect? Utopia? I hate to tell you this, but that does not exist anywhere. But I will tell you something else as well. Had John and Bobby Kennedy lived out their normal lives, we would not be here. We would not be in utopia. We would have our problems and issues. But we would not be here. And I also believe this was not coincidence.

4:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Olympic (The Last DJ Tour)

I say it all the time: It does not get any better on the road than this. If you haven’t experienced this band live, you haven’t experienced this band. This is, without a doubt, one of the tightest bands ever in the history of music. We’ve got a ton of stuff like this and, apparently, Mr. Petty left behind enough unfinished business to keep us going for a very long time.

7:00 p.m.   Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist American History, Ep. 1

Deb Della Piana takes on the ghost of Christopher Columbus, not one of the good guys no matter what they want you to believe. This will be the final airing of this episode before the first airing of Episode 2.

 

 

 

Programming for Friday, August, 2, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! TGIF, baby! We’ve got a great day ahead that includes two brand new playlists for your listening pleasure. Both are “don’t miss” events!

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10:00 a.m.   Badass Guitarists, Volume 1: Various Artists

This playlist could have gone on forever. Instead, we’ll break it down into small bites. It lasts longer that way. From Mike Campbell of The Heartbreakers (The guitar solo at the end of Runnin’ Down a Dream has a life of its own and is untouchable) to Slowhand, to Jimmy Page, this is the best of the best here.

1:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist American History, Ep. 1

This is a repeat performance of the very first episode from last Sunday before we release Episode 2. This will repeat one more time tomorrow as well. This episode is entitled Christopher Columbus Was Not a Hero. Learn about the man heralded as one who found the new world but who, in reality, unleashed a nighmare on the peaceful Native Americans already living here.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Shelters

We don’t often spotlight new music, but we are today. Tom Petty had a ton of musical projects in the fire, one of which was mentoring a young band named The Shelters. In fact, he produced their first record in 2016, which was recorded at The Clubhouse, where Petty and The Heartbreakers recorded. Give a listen to the Shelters. They’ll also be added to the Standard Rotation.

7:00 p.m.   The Secret World of U.S. Elections

Back before Julian Assange was vilified by a clueless American public following the lead of the fraudulent mainstream media, he gave us some insights into the reality of our elections. Trust me when I tell you it has not improved. In fact, like everything else when left unattended, it has gotten worse.

Programming for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I’m off to a late start with the posting, but the station has been up and running for hours! Here is your programming for Sunday, July 28.

This day marks the debut of Lies, Half Truths, and Omissions: Revisionst American History. In our crosshairs tonight is Christopher Columbus, the man who got the ball rolling on Native American genocide. Tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m.

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10:00 a.m.   Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan in Concert with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Somewhere around 1986, Bob Dylan asked Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to go on tour around the world with him. It marked the beginning of a great friendship that ended up with the formation of The Traveling Wilburys. This is the result.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on The Empire of Illusion

If you think nothing you are living right now is real, Chris Hedges will help you sort that out. The reality is that nothing is as it seems here in Empire.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones

Great band. Great music. Great memories.

8:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist History in America

Tonight the subject is Christopher Columbus, a man who has been made larger than life for many years, who has a national holiday, and literally millions who do not know his true legacy because we were never taught it.

Attention Listeners! The station will be taken offline at 9:00 p.m. for a fresh infusion of music files, and a system update.

Programming for Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Good morning, Ungovernables! Working the early shift, so I wanted to get this posted. We are up and running every day at 6 a.m.

Neil Young Performs Live At Wembley Stadium
LONDON – SEPTEMBER 14: Neil Young from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performs live on stage at Wembley Stadium on September 14 1974 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

One of a rare breed, like Tom Petty, who has remained true to himself through a long, winding, and glorious career. A prolific singer/songwriter.

1:00 p.m.    Alison Weir: The Global Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel

Alison Weir, founder of the If Americans Knew Blog, breaks down this insidious global effort to stifle free speech and criticism of the state of Israel.

4:00 p.m.    Mudcrutch Madness

If you don’t know the band Tom Petty left Gainesville with back in the day, you might want to get to know them. Bringing them back together in 2009 was one of the best ideas Tom Petty ever had.

7:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: A Radical Green Party Strategy

Although somewhat dated, this is a valuable look back. What if the Greens had adopted this strategy instead of pursuing the path they did? It’s a pretty safe bet that they are not in a position to win any time soon on the national stage. Perhaps if they’d listented, things might be different for all of us today.

 

Programming for Sunday, July 21, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How are we on this fine morning? Here is your playlist for today. Giving it a break today: More music, less chatter. Hey, it’s Sunday! and it’s a Dylan kind of day.

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10:00 a.m.  Dylan and The Dead

Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead collaborate on some Dylan tunes both on vinyl and on the road. The team took to the road in 1987, and the album was released on February 6, 1986 by Columbia Records.

1:00 p.m.   Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers decided to team up after Dylan complained that they never got anybody “cool” to open with. The rest is musical history, as two of the world’s greatest songwriters also became the best of friends, winding up in The Traveling Wilburys together (their playlist makes its debut on this station next week).

Across the Borderline is a record of Dylan and Petty live in Sydney Australia. There’s a great interview at the beginning of the playlist talking about how this collaboration all came about. It’s fascinating!

4:00 p.m.   Martin Luther King: Why I Oppose the Viet Nam War

The mainstreamers always invokes “I Have a Dream” when someone asks about Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches, but this is one of King’s most inspirational speeches ever. If ever we need some kind of anti-war voice, it’s now.

 

Programming Note: We will be taking down the servers at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening for a major upgrade and the addition of new music.

 

Programming for July 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re up and running and here’s your special programming list for Sunday, July 14!

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10:00 a.m.     Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton, Live From Madison Square Garden, New York, February 2008

Two legendary musicians combine talents and song lists from two very illustrious careers.

1:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of the Traveling Wilburys

Once upon a time, five of the most talented musicians on the planet decided to get together just to have some fun. The rest is musical history. There has never been a supergroup like this one: Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison, joined by legendary drummer Jim Keltner.

4:00 p.m.      The Secret World of U.S. Elections

Journalist John Pilger spends some time talking to Julian Assange of WikiLeaks about the state of our nation’s election cycle. With November 2020 looming on the horizon, this is a timely interview.

7:00 p.m.      The New Enslavement of the American Working Class

Like Chris Hedges and George Galloway, we expect Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to be a fixture on this station. He is an important voice in our movement, and this is a great jumping off point.

 

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!