The Show About...

Wednesday 9-11PM

It could be pop, it could be soul, it could be songs with the word "fire" in the title, it could be that obscure college /jangle pop/new wave//shoegazer band you used to love could get some wind for the sailboat*

It's the "Show About...". Each week, we take a theme or a meme or a genera or whatever pops into our little heads  and see where it takes us for two hours.

Like the show? Send us a goofy  postcard. We'll read 'em on the air (keep it clean, kids).

"The Show About"

c/o Delmarva Public Radio

P.O. Box 2596

Salisbury, MD 21802

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* (and if you got THAT reference, then these are the days my friends- you probably own both "It Bites" albums and used to spend waaaay too much time reading "Star Hits" as a kid....)

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DPR Programming Notes
3:25 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

The Show About...Science Fiction

Flying saucers and little green men drop by this week on the Show About. Grab your ray gun and space go-go boots! Wednesday at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Here's Zager and Evan's "In the Year 2525"

and a little vintage fluffy hedgehog era David Bowie

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DPR Programming Notes
11:03 am
Tue February 10, 2015

The Show About...Love

Its not hard to come up with songs about The Show About just set his phasers for "random" and came up with a  collection of love (both falling into and out of) songs, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Spotify Version

Your free samples this week are Lou Rawls (the coolest and smoothest singer ever)

DPR Programming Notes
12:58 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

The Show About...Sophisti-Pop

Fashion plates unite! Put on your sharpest suit and gel that's Sophisti-pop this week on the Show About.  Sophisti-pop was a genera of late 1980's UK pop blending elements of jazz, soul, and new wave.  No grungy guitars or screaming vocals this week. Occasionally, sophisti-pop just skirted the edge of adult contemporary blandness, but when it was good, it was very, very  good.

Your teaser this week is Prefab Sprout....

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DPR Programming Notes
8:55 am
Mon January 26, 2015

The Show About...The Paisley Underground

Wednesday at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

Before alternative music was alternative music, it was called "college rock", mainly because the only place you could hear it was on college campus radio stations.  The Show About this week looks at one of the many (unfortunately mostly forgotten) sub-genera of college rock...The Paisley Underground.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:39 am
Wed January 21, 2015

The Show About...Winter

Wednesday at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

It has been cold, damp, and icy lately around here...which set The Show About to thinking about songs about winter!  To whet your musical is a little Gordon Lightfoot.

and...for a complete bit of stylistic whiplash...Aussie rockers Midnight Oil perform a song about global cooling.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:33 am
Tue January 13, 2015

The Show About...Foreign Phrases

Le Chat Noir- is that a roll of T.P. she has there?

The first postcard of 2015 came with a request. "How 'bout songs with foreign words on the title or lyrics?" Sacrebleu! You'll hear everything from  "Le Freak "  to "Que, Sera Sera" on the next show. Enjoy as your host mangles not one but three or more different languages!

Wednesday night at 9 on WSDL, 90.7

Enjoy these little tibits from Doris Day Les Rita Mitsouko...

DPR Programming Notes
2:32 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

The Show About...Starting New

Happy 2015!

My New Year's Resolution for this year is to start promoting this little musical mutt called "The Show About..a bit better. What a coincidence, because the first song this week will be Spike Jones and His City Slickers "Happy New Year!"

So, our theme for this week is "New" many songs can you think of with the word "new" in the title?

DPR Programming Notes
1:56 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

The Show About...New Wave New Year!

Wednesday, December 31st 9PM-Midnight!

Break out the big shoulder pads, the hair gel, and the skinny ties for  special three hour version of "The Show About". Its a New Year's Eve New Wave Dance party!

DPR Programming Notes
10:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Postcards from Paradise...for the Show About

The Show About...Seafood

Build it and they 

The Show About is a funny fellow...he's not on Facebook, not on Twitter, and doesn't really want to be....we think it has to do with his time spent as a  international spy for Luxembourg  in the late 1970's.

But...he does love him some postcards! We'll keep a running slideshow of TSA tagged postcards here.

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