Self Help Radio

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Airs at: Tue, 11/02/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Self Help Radio
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Self Help Radio is not a self-help radio show. The confusion is understandable. However, one may help oneself to a weekly examination of a particular theme featuring music, interviews with "experts," & quite possibly things that are "funny." It began in Austin, spent some time in Appalachia, & now gazes lovingly at the giant fir trees in Portland, Oregon. A fellow named Gary hosts it. It's a lot of hooey but sometimes the songs are good.  Find out more infomation about the show at its website, selfhelpradio.net.

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Self Help Radio 10/26/21: Halloween 2021 - Pumpkins!

Airs at: Tue, 10/26/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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What is more essential to not just Halloween but the fall season than the magnificent pumpkin? This venerable fruit - first cultivated perhaps nine thousand years ago (!) - replaced potatoes & turnips as the vessel of choice for making jack o'lanterns when those stories fo... Read more

Self Help Radio 10/19/21: Radar

Airs at: Tue, 10/19/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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The show that is hardly ever on anyone's radar, &, when it is, quite quickly falls off their radar, had a show this week about radar. In addition to a history of radar, the host spoke with an archaeologist who uses Ground Penetrating Radar, as well as an inventor who develo... Read more

Self Help Radio 10/12/21: Eggs

Airs at: Tue, 10/12/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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The picture next to this paragraph is a painted easter egg collection owned by a neighbor of Self Help Radio's host Gary. They were painted on real eggs, perhaps decades ago, when the neighbor's kids were young.  Being store-bought, the eggs were unfertilized, & over time w... Read more

Self Help Radio 10/5/21: Sunlight (19th Anniversary Show)

Airs at: Tue, 10/05/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Self Help Radio may have rudely appeared, unkempt & unannounced, at KBOO late last year, but it has spent time on many radio stations in many places.  On October 9, 2002, it premiered on a station called KOOP in Austin, Texas.  Since then, it has been on stations in West Vi... Read more

Self Help Radio 9/28/21: Doors

Airs at: Tue, 09/28/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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In anticipation of this show, the host (Gary) counted all the doors in his home.  He decided against counting the refrigerator door, cabinet doors, closet doors, appliance doors, or other small doors that may exist - because there are lots of doors.  Instead, he focused on ... Read more

Self Help Radio 9/21/21: Borders

Airs at: Tue, 09/21/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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When the host of Self Help Radio was a child, he somehow came to believe that railroad tracks were the borders of cities.  It seemed logical to him that a city would be encircled with railroad tracks.  As such, whenever he was in a car, & the car went over railroad tracks, ... Read more

Self Help Radio 9/14/21: Dare

Airs at: Tue, 09/14/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Can you make radio on a dare?  Should you?  How daring is it to play three hours of songs that feature one kind of dare or another?  Does who dares, win?  How dare you!  Do you dare?  I daresay you do! In addition to all the songs you see listed below, the show features an ... Read more

Self Help Radio 9/7/21: One Night Only

Airs at: Tue, 09/07/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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For one night only!  Songs about one night & only one night on Self Help Radio! A brief correction: this is not the one night that Self Help Radio is on KBOO.  We apologize for getting the hopes up of many listeners.  Rather, this is the only night the theme "one night onl... Read more

Self Help Radio 8/31/21: Indiepop A To Z # 66

Airs at: Tue, 08/31/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Every four months Self Help Radio returns to a series started quite long ago somewhat far away at a different radio station.  The whats & whys are discussed on the show.  Suffice it to say, it's a strange obsession but we sure like the music! The show's 66th installment co... Read more

Self Help Radio 8/24/21: Catenary Wires Interview/Holograms

Airs at: Tue, 08/24/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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On this very special episode of Self Help Radio - Self Help Radio doesn't begin until about ninety minutes in. You see, I had the opportunity to talk with Amelia Fletcher & Rob Pursey of the Catenary Wires - & Swansea Sound - & a lot of bands they've been in.  That's what ... Read more