Free Radio Gainesville Lives #6

OK everyone, heads down! Time for the sixth edition of Free Radio Gainesville Lives!

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We lead off this week with a word about the . . . FREE RADIO GAINESVILLE BENEFIT at the Covered Dish - Tuesday, March 31st - Squeaky, the Crustaceans, and Cloud Nine.

With the permission and help of the gracious Bill Bryson, 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 issues and lots more! Where else can you get such a variety on one station?

We're very excited that the day of the benefit is drawing near. Expect lots of interruptions from the DJs on stage and a heap o' interesting literature about the Free Radio Movement. Also excpect the roving interviewer and be ready to answer his/her questions. You could be on the radio!

Here are some Internet pages of interest:

SqueakyNet -

CrustaceansNet -

Covered DishNet -

Next week on Sunday, March 22nd, we have tentatively scheduled songwriter/guitarist Loyal Frisbie who has recently wowed crowds around town with his angel outfit and hyper-fast guitar playing with his band Cloud Nine. Also, catch Cloud Nine performing at a benefit for Habitat for Humanity at the Covered Dish on Thursday, March 19th with the Usuals.

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We're proud to announce the addition of a new day at Free Radio Gainesville. Our slowly expanding broadcast schedule is about to take another baby step and we hope you join us for it's creation. Our new program to start our new day is called Cup o' Joe with Que (pronounced "K"). Cup o' Joe will discuss different themes every week and wind taped interviews, listener comments and music around that theme.

Tune in this Monday, March 23rd at 7pm for the debut program of "Cup o' Joe" where Que's theme will appropriately be "Creation" and we welcome any comments either about the creation of our existance or examples of daily creation performed by individuals. The question would be then "What do you create and why?". Email them to us at and tune in on Monday.

BTW, we are always looking for new shows to add to our schedule at FRG and we welcome any suggestions from the community. It is important to us to reflect the diversity in the community (of which there is a LOT!), so if you have show ideas and people to do them, please contact us at FRG.

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

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 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 Blaq DJand Billy the Kid (no second guessin').

Mondays: 7-9pm: "Cup o' Joe" with Que. This week's theme is "Creation".

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. 8-9pm: "Necessary T" - Gay/Lesbian/Bi/TransGender News & Music 9-10:15pm: "Urgent Divergence" - international and experimental music of all kinds, alternates bi-weekly with "Community Collective" - local and regional art & events mixed with music. 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 22nd - The Public Interest and Nuclear Priorities - a discussion of the Department of Energy's long history of secrecy and lack of public acountability. 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 - Nuclear Fronts: Atomic Business and the U.S. Government Sunday, April 5th - Unofficial Channels: Dialogue for Middle East Peace - Over the past few years some Palestinians and Jews -- both in the United States and Israel - have been circumventing official negotiation channels and developing a dialogue among themselves.

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 video tapes. 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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A rowdy weird time was had this past Sunday, March 15th when the Bill Perry Orchestra dropped in on "Night & Day" on Sunday with Hyper X. They performed a wide range of songs from their repetoire, including Fish in My Heart, Coffee, and Trans-y Sitar-y Thing. You can catch the BPO live at the Civic Media Center and Library later in April on Friday, April 24th. You must catch their Zappa-esque act in person; don't accept substitutes!

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Free Radio Gainesville now has it's own e-mail address! It is:

Our mailing address (as always) is:

Free Radio Gainesville PO Box 15094 Gainesville, FL 32604

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

Howard Free Radio Gainesville