Free Radio Gainesville Lives #5

Keep yourself perked because the fifth edition of Free Radio Gainesville Lives is coming atcha!

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Bill Perry Orchestra

I am pleased to announce that longtime local music supporter and manager of Hyde 'n Zeke's, Bill Perry, will be bringing his ensemble into the studio to play. That's right, you've seen them at clubs, you've read about them in magazines, you've seen their internet site (, now you can tune in the radio and hear them live!

The Bill Perry Orchestra is an avant garde music group that is a cross between the Monkees and Hell. The BPO will play for about 30-45 minutes from 5-6pm this Sunday, March 15th so fasten your seatbelts and tell a friend. Only on Free Radio Gainesville, 94.7 FM.

Also, check out other Bill Perry resources on the Internet at

Next week on Sunday, March 22nd, we have tentatively scheduled songwriter/guiarist Loyal Frisbie who has recently wowed crowds around town with his angel outfit and hyper-fast guitar playing with his band Cloud Nine. Later in March, Cloud Nine will be performing at a benefit for Free Radio Gainesville at the Covered Dish (see below).

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

Sundays: 5-8pm: "Night & Day" with Hyper X. Pop, folk, acoustic, hardcore, local bands and da-da w/ "Making Contact", a half-hour progressive news show on varying topics every week (see schedule below), sandwiched in between at 6pm. **March 15th - Bill Perry Orchestra LIVE in-studio with Hyper X. 5-6pm. **March 22nd - Loyal Frisbie (Cloud Nine) LIVE in-studio with Hyper X. 5-6pm. 8-9pm: Radical News Hour w/ Ernesto and Riff-Raff the Radio Rat 9-10pm: DIY/Hardcore Hour w/ Monica 10-Midnight: "Midnight Expressions" - hip-hop with DJ Blaq and the Kid (no second guessin').

Wednesdays: 6-7pm: Radical News Hour w/ Ernesto and Riff-Raff the Radio Rat 7-8pm: "Sing It Sista'" - women's music of all different kinds with Lady Sun. 8-9pm: "Necessary T" - Gay/Lesbian/Bi/TransGender News & Music 9-10:15pm: "Urgent Divergence" - international and experimental music of all kinds. 10:15-11pm: "Pillars to the Culture of Our Third Revolution" - political hip-hop hour with Rich Parker.

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

Sunday, March 15th - Poverty & Resistance: Welfare Reform: This edition explores the recent changes to US public assistance programs and what poverty activists around the country are doing to support themselves and their communities. Sunday, March 22nd - The Public Interest and Nuclear Priorities: Jackie Cabaso of the Western States Legal Foundatino discusses the Department of Energy's long history of secrecy and lack of public accountability. Lauro Silva, Deputy City Attorney of Santa Fe, New Mexico, disputes the legitimacy of the Environmental Protection Agency's review process to examine the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant or WIPP, a proposed nuclear dump. Myla Reson of Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping, a group opposed to WIPP, says the EPA is not protecting the public. Philip Klasky of the Bay Area Nuclear Waste Coalition says that an initial environmental study of Ward Valley, a proposed nuclear waste site, was compromised form the get-go when the federal Bureau of Land Management used data collected by the dump contractor, US Ecology. Also, a commentary from syndicated columnist Norman Solomon about the US nuclear legacy. Sunday, March 29th -

Remember that 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. Memberships cost $10-20 per year and gives the privilege of checking out any of their books, audio or video tapes. You also get their newsletter and the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting a grassroots alternative media source.

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Free Radio Gainesville Benefit at the Covered Dish - Tuesday, March 31st - Squeaky, the Crustaceans, and Cloud Nine

We have needs here at Free Radio Gainesville, like the need to get a new mixer. We currently have a borrowed mixer from a local musician (you know who you are - thanks!) but we can't borrow it forever. Because we need to raise money for the mixer and various other equipment like mic stands, microphones, renovations, we've organized a benefit at Covered Dish (210 SW 2nd Ave). Performing will be SQUEAKY, THE CRUSTACEANS and CLOUD NINE. The benefit will be Tuesday, March 31st and the doors will open at around 9pm and the show will start between 10 and 10:30pm. Please come out to support your only source for local music, radical news, experimental and international music, women's music, queer isues and lots more! Where else can you get such a variety on one station?

Here are some Internet pages of interest:

SqueakyNet -

CrustaceansNet -

Covered DishNet -

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