Free Radio Gainesville Lives #13

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** UPDATED SCHEDULE (We've Added New Shows!)

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Due to the large numbers of proposals and interest in FRG, Free Radio Gainesville has approved shows to fill a partial fourth evening on 94.7 FM.

Programming will begin Saturday at 7pm with 2 hours of emo music (emotional). Rare Snail member Devender has returned for the summer to help out at the station and contribute a show. He'll have some help from some friends, so please tune in.

Then, our wacky leader of the experimental, S-squared, will move her show and expand it to two hours. Tune in to "Urgent Divergence" and hear the expanded show on Saturday evenings from 9-11pm.

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Committed Relationships

We hope that listening and participating in Cup o' Joe isn't as difficult and wrenching as a commited relationship but we do hope you'll at least participate in this weeks topic.

Join Que as he ponders this question about committed relationships: what is the most difficult thing about being in a committed relationship?

Listeners can get involved in "Cup o' Joe" every week as Que explores different realms of the human psyche. Listen to his show every Monday night from 7-9pm and get involved - we really want your participation. Send email to

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Here is the full schedule for our station as of today.

Sundays: 5-8pm: "Night & Day" with Hyper X. Power pop, folk, acoustic, local bands and da-da w/ "Making Contact", a syndicated half-hour progressive news show on varying topics every week (see schedule below), sandwiched in between at 6pm. 8-9pm: "All Things Not Considered" - an hour of local, national and international news of people's struggles against social injustice brought to you by Ernesto. 9-10pm: "DIY/Hardcore Hour" - DIY stands for do-it-yourself. Monica brings you her personal favs of local and national punk/hardcore bands. 10-Midnight: "Midnight Expressions" - hip-hop with Blaq DJ and Billy the Kid (no second guessin').

Mondays: 6-7pm - "The Eco Hour" - environmental news, music, poetry and commentary with a local, national and international focus. ** NEW SHOW ** (starts 5/25/98) 7-9pm: "Cup o' Joe" with Que. This week's theme is "COMMITTED RELATIONSHIPS" (see above). 9-10pm: "Loafer's Glory: A Hobo Jungle of the Mind" - syndicated show w/ Wobbly Utah Phillips. 10-11pm: "Blues, Jazz & Funk w/ Alvarez" - just what it says; she's rockin! ***NEW SHOW***

Wednesdays: 6-7pm: "All Things Not Considered" - an hour of local, national and international news of people's struggles against social injustice brought to you by Ernesto. 7-8pm: "Sing It Sista!" - women's voices through poetry and music hosted by Sara Zia, aka "The Lady". 8-9pm: "The ABC's of Vinyl" - picks from Jessica's record collection each week beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. ***NEW SHOW*** 9-10pm: "Community Collective" - local and regional art & events mixed with music. 10-11pm: "New Wave Hour w/ DJ Donna" - sounds of New Wave and the 80s w/ Gainesville's own DJ Donna. 11-12midnight: "Nomadic Broadcast Network" - spoken word with local poets in all its various and sundry forms w/ El Destructo and D.T.

Saturdays 7-9pm - "The Emo Show" w/ Devender & friends. ***NEW SHOW*** 9-11pm - "Urgent Divergence" - S-squared presents subculture shock radio with regular offerings of international and experimental music (Coming this summer - interviews with local innovators, activists and eccentrics).

Making Contact Schedule on Free Radio Gainesville (Heard Sundays at 6pm)

Sunday, May 17th - Blocking the MAI: Activism and Free Trade - On this program, you'll hear about the MAI, a far-reaching trade treaty that would grant transnational corporations greater leverage to invest in foreign countries, undermining local control over resources, social conditions, and environmental standards. Sunday, May 24th - Poetry, Democracy & Power - On this program, you'll hear from poets and activists who are challenging social and economic injustice through the power of words. Sunday, May 31st - The Color of Racism

All "Making Contact" tapes are donated to the Civic Media Center & Library after broadcast, so in case you miss an episode, head down to the CMC (1021 W. University Avenue) for a membership to check out the tape (hours are from Tuesday - Saturday; Noon - 7:30pm). Memberships cost $10-20 per year and gives the privilege of checking out any of their books, audio or videotapes. You also get their newsletter and the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting a grassroots alternative media source. And, hell, we really like the CMC.

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REMINDER: Band Drop-Off Box at Hyde 'n Zeke's

We have new way to get music in to our hot little hands. If you are in a band or have music that you want to donate to the station, there is a "Free Radio Gainesville Drop-Off Box" located at Hyde & Zeke's Records in the UF Plaza across from the University of Florida campus (the same plaza as University Copy Center and the Birkenstock Store).

We thought that this would be a logical way for bands to give us copies of their music. If you are in a band and you sell music to Hyde & Zeke's, why not drop a copy of your merch in the "Drop-Off Box"? This way you don't have to go through the motions of stuffing/sealing an envelope, getting postage on it and bringing it down to the post office. Just go by Hyde & Zeke's Records! And also, if you buy local music, I prefer to get it there at Hyde & Zeke's and so should you - Hyde & Zeke's are staunch supporters of local music and they are a small, independent record store that needs your support! As they say on the radio: Hyde & Zeke's - real people in a plastic business.

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The new t-shirts are being made as I type! The front will have our crusty "Radio is my Bomb" character on the front and the station frequency, PO Box and email address on the back. They will be Navy blue shirts with yellow ink and will come in sizes large and XL. We will also have 6 special women's cut tank tops as a special request from some of the female listeners out there, also in large and XL.

Send me an email if you'd like to reserve a shirt and please indicate what size you'd like or if you'd like one of the women's cut tee's. The cost is $8-10 on a sliding scale.

That's it for now. Please let me know if you would not like to receive this email newsletter or if you want to add someone else to it.

Howard Free Radio Gainesville