hey, the new Gratuitous Echo, which drops Saturday night the 14th at 9, wants in on all this Chuck E. Weiss tribute jazz! i mean, they don’t make em like Chuck E. any more, or, at least, not all that often. so to pay proper respects to one of the all-time cool cats, the second half of Echo will be a six song tribute to ole Chuck, featuring some of his under appreciated and superb songs, like the amazing Bomb The Tracks, the awesome rocker where Chuck comes out and asks Stalin, FDR, and Churchill why the hell you boys didn’t bomb the tracks that German trains were using to haul Jews to the Death Camps. an incredibly powerful and heavy piece of work, unexpectedly coming from the usually easy-going and carefree Chuck E, and it’s delivered with Chuck’s sly offbeat and semi-surrealistic style. it’s easily the best rock song i’ve heard in 2021, and it was released 7 years ago on Chuck E’s. “Red Beans and Weiss” cd. better late than never!
so if you dig Chuck E., or if you wanna dig him…….get down and get widdit saturday night at 9 on Echo. it’s half off night at the rebop shop, sucka!
Just got word from The Vector that our little KDAN got some ‘good ink’: HERE
As they say…stay tuned (up)!
ok, it’s obvious you people want stuff to be convenient. we here at Open Sky are totally down with that philosophy of life. sooooo…….now you can listen to Bruce’s red-eyed new radio show Gratuitous Echo when YOU want to. because we know that listeners are not just boss…. they ARE the boss! and so here’s the deal. on our home page here, (1) go up to DJs. click. (2) click on BVD (3) there on bruce’s page, you’ll find…..the GE of that week. go ahead and party with it! it’s there for you if you want it at 830 in the morning or 830 at night. you screeched, and we heard!
and this saturday night at 9 PDT, the 4th GE will drop, and it will replay on wednesday night at 9. but if those times don’t work for you…….
Gratuitous Echo….the radio show that is already shamelessly shilling for a dispensary sponsorship!
UPDATE: 20apr21- JayVee is back on in the Gorge, limping along on a backup transmitter at half power. Still, you can get it west of Wyeth! Old One is in the Shop of Hope, waiting for diagnosis.
It seems our near-40 year old KJYV transmitter is choking badly and may require replacement. Our crack technical crew is working on it. It may be mid-week before we return to air. Our stream and apps are working in the meantime.
Jive Radio bossjock bruce van dyke fires up the second edition of his new show Gratuitous Echo this Saturday night the 17th at 9. hope you can drop on by and check it out. it’s the new show that’s designed to serve all those listeners who are now on a first name basis at their local dispensary. ya know what i’m sayin? yes, these are somewhat stony little sessions! here, for example, is the playlist from GE 1, which debuted last saturday night……
Love–7 & 7 is
Jimi–up from the skies
Spirit–love has found a way
Fleetwood Mac–sands of time
B-52s–theme from a nude beach
so that was the first set. you get the idea. i think? anyway, you’re invited to get in your comfy chair, turn down the lights, strap on the headphones, and hop on board for excursion number 2 this saturday night from 9-10. you just don’t know where the GE magic carpet will take you to! the show also repeats on wednesday night at 9.