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The Month of Mayhem

Sunday, Mayhem 1 11:00am — Saturday, June 11 2:00am

Once again, KFJC celebrates the Month of Mayhem, with a full schedule of specials crafted by our hosts and DJs. This year's line-up includes programs about Detroit techno, the golden era of jazz, 1960s psychedelic and garage sounds, music with horns, girl groups, and much more. Full Mayhem schedule can be viewed at KFJC.org/Mayhem.

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Monday, Mayhem 2 11:00am — Wednesday, June 15 11:00pm

KFJC and Foothill College are celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Tune in to hear new and archived specials focusing on Asian and Pacific Islanders' important contributions to music and sound historically and today. Remember to take a look at KFJC's Broadcast Forecast and Mayhem to see what you may have missed and do visit the KFJC Broadcast Archives to listen to the past two weeks worth of programming, including specials from Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The Tromso Techno Mob

Friday, Mayhem 27 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 28 2:00am

Hosted By Goodwrench
Tromso, Norway is a city up near the Arctic Circle that has been dubbed the “techno capital” of Norway, with a disproportionally large number of electronic music producers for a city of its size and location.  This special will introduce some of the major techno artists from Tromso. 

Hungry Freaks: The Goodrich Brothers and Their Zines

Saturday, Mayhem 28 2:00am — 6:00am

Hosted by Naysayer
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 15, 2014.
Back in the 1990's, two brothers decided to take their mutual interest in exploitation films, grind house culture, weird soundtracks, rare music and outsider life style and showcase that in a zine format. "Hungry Freaks" was born out of this. The issues that were published covered a lot of territory, being at the forefront of what became a cultural phenomenon of interest in the odd, unusual and extreme. One issue was recognized by the New York Museum of Modern Art for it's artistic quality and was put on display in the museum. For four hours Miles and Sebastian will talk about "Hungry Freaks", as well as play music that influenced them, that they reviewed and that they currently listen to. (see playlist)

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Saturday, Mayhem 28 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Hosted By Carson Street
In 2008 guitarist Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi left behind their solo careers to start a new band; one that would combine their shared musical roots of blues, jazz, and gospel. They saw a great future together during their first performance with members of the Derek Trucks Band and a guest horn section. We will listen to that future for three hours with the greatest blues/rock band ever.

Unsheathed in the East: Swords of Metal, Grindcore and Noise from the Asia Pacific

Saturday, Mayhem 28 3:00pm — 6:00pm

Hosted By Teachers Aids
Lake Cocytus heralds Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by disclosing offerings from black metal, doom, grindcore, death metal, and noise from Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, and more.

Getting Horny with Sir Cumference

Sunday, Mayhem 29 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Hosted By Sir Cumference
Sir Cumference goes pop with big horns, and he wants your help. Sir Cumference likes a bit of Madness, and Oingo Boingo – but also big bands, and drum corps. Heck, even Jimmy Nail’s “Ain’t No Doubt” and George Ezra’s "Anyone For You" has fun bursts of horns in their songs. Do you have a favorite song with a strong, or just plain fun, horn section? Email your suggestion, and any narrative about your choice, to Sir Cumference at horny@pi2r.me. Then listen on Sunday afternoon, May 29 from noon to 3 to hear your’s and other listener’s selections.

For The Record - Uncle Sam & The Swastika: 25 Years Later

Sunday, Mayhem 29 7:00pm — 8:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Reprising the first of the Archive Shows (originally recorded on 5/23/1980), this program examines the corporate relationships between German and American firms that were instrumental in the rise of the Third Reich. Miscellaneous Archive Show M11—“Uncle Sam and the Swastika: U.S Industrial Support for Nazi Germany” contains insights that are even more relevant and more frightening than they were in 1980. As the 25th anniversary of the original broadcast passed, Mr. Emory re-broadcast the show, with editorial comment before and after its playing. In particular, Mr. Emory noted the hauntingly contemporary insights that author James Stewart Martin imparted at the conclusion of his landmark text All Honorable Men. Mr. Martin warned that the American component of the trans-Atlantic fraternity that had funded and armed Hitler might choose to bring fascism to America “as a calm judgment of business necessity.”

For The Record - Deep Politics and the Death of Iris Chang, Parts 1 & 2

Sunday, Mayhem 29 8:00pm — 10:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Late last year (2019), the city of San Jose (California) opened a park dedicated to the memory of the late author Iris Chang.
These broadcasts update and supplement discussion of Iris Chang’s alleged “suicide,” highlighted in FTR #509. Of particular significance is the fact that the Golden Lily loot and the decisive political and economic factors stemming from the material covered in Gold Warriors, the other books by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave, and Ms. Chang’s The Rape of Nanking, have enormous and ongoing significance.

Fargo Noise Fest III

Monday, Mayhem 30 2:00pm — 6:00pm

Hosted By Abacus Finch
Terrorizing the deepest recesses of midwest noise, SEAGRAVE STUDIOS will host its third iteration of sonic atrocity second weekend in June. in attendance we'll hear from the likes of COCK ESP, COMPACTOR, PCRV, WHITEY ALABASTARD, AMBIGERE, SUPPORT UNIT and many more. Abacus finch hosts audio appraisal and interviews memorial day afternoon.

For The Record - The JFK Assassination and the Vietnam War

Monday, Mayhem 30 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Considerable attention has been devoted by the media to a TV documentary by Ken Burns about the Vietnam War. What has not been covered by Burns et al is the fact that JFK’s assassination was the decisive pivot-point of the policy pursued by the U.S. in the conflict.

Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues Part I

Wednesday, June 1 7:20am — 8:00am

Hosted By Ann Arbor
The Pandemic Players present Ian Dudley’s Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues. As a follow-up to last Mayhem’s adventure with Marlowe and the Spacewoman, this exciting adventure in two parts will air on Wednesdays June 1st and June 8th at 7:20 a.m. during Ann Arbor’s Unbedtime Stories. Ian Dudley is a South Bay author who adapted this work, especially for the KFJC Pandemic Players. This adventure is a whodunnit involving an art theft at a museum.

The Life and Times of Walt Dickerson

Friday, June 3 10:00am — 2:00pm

Hosted By Goodwrench
Walt Dickerson was a jazz vibraphonist most associated with the post-bop scene.  He specially treated his mallets, resulting in a very facile, shimmering style of playing. Due to a 10-year hiatus in his career, his catalog is limited, but very rewarding nonetheless. Expect 4 hours of breathtaking mallet abuse…

The Belleville Three, Part 1

Friday, June 3 10:00pm — Saturday, June 4 2:00am

Hosted By Goodwrench
The Detroit techno scene was jump-started by three high school friends – Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson. They all founded their own record labels (Metroplex,  Transmat, and KMS). Expect some examination of the origins of techno and career retrospectives for these three pioneers.

The Angel and the Badman - the Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris Stories

Sunday, June 5 6:00am — 9:00am

Hosted by Lucky Jae and dr doug
You've heard of Robert Johnson at the crossroads of blues before. This is the tragic story of two people meeting at the crossroads of Country and Rock 'n Roll. Gram Parsons struggled all his life to find the perfect musical intersection of the two. Enter Emmylou Harris and magic happens. Hear their stories, presented in two pre-recorded parts - a his and hers if you will. Lucky Jae presents the Emmylou Harris story on her June 5th show @ 6:00am. dr doug rides shotgun on that adventure. And then two days later, on his June 7th show @ 2:00am, he and Lucky Jae examine Gram Parsons' fateful life journey.

The Angel and the Badman - the Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris Stories

Tuesday, June 7 2:00am — 6:00am

Hosted by dr doug and Lucky Jae
You've heard of Robert Johnson at the crossroads of blues before. This is the tragic story of two people meeting at the crossroads of Country and Rock 'n Roll. Gram Parsons struggled all his life to find the perfect musical intersection of the two. Enter Emmylou Harris and magic happens. Hear their stories, presented in two pre-recorded parts - a his and hers if you will. Lucky Jae presents the Emmylou Harris story on her June 5th show @ 6:00am. dr doug rides shotgun on that adventure. And then two days later, on his June 7th show @ 2:00am, he and Lucky Jae examine Gram Parsons' fateful life journey.

Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues Part 2

Wednesday, June 8 7:20am — 8:00am

Hosted By Ann Arbor
The Pandemic Players present Ian Dudley’s Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues. As a follow-up to last Mayhem’s adventure with Marlowe and the Spacewoman, this exciting adventure in two parts will air on Wednesdays June 1st and June 8th at 7:20 a.m. during Ann Arbor’s Unbedtime Stories. Ian Dudley is a South Bay author who adapted this work, especially for the KFJC Pandemic Players. This adventure is a whodunnit involving an art theft at a museum.

The Belleville Three, Part 2

Friday, June 10 10:00pm — Saturday, June 11 2:00am

Hosted by Goodwrench
The Detroit techno scene was jump-started by three high school friends – Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson. They all founded their own record labels (Metroplex, Transmat, and KMS). Expect some examination of the origins of techno and career retrospectives for these three pioneers.

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