Crap From The Past: A pop music radio show for people who already know plenty about pop music. Hosted by Ron “Boogiemonster” Gerber. Friday nights at 10 on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis.
Full website at www.crapfromthepast.com
Wednesday evenings on KAMP/Tucson: 1993
Thursday afternoons on KAMP/Tucson: 1992
Friday afternoons on WRUR-FM/Rochester: 1992
Talk to Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk to the whole Crap From The Past community at CFTP’s Facebook page.
Between the Songs, community-radio legend Ron “Boogiemonster” Gerber’s second book, documents the lessons that Ron’s learned during thirty years of on-mic practice—including twenty-five years of hosting his signature specialty show, Crap From The Past.
Between the Songs is in part an instruction manual for how to produce a radio show. Topics range from the introductory (speaking into a microphone, structuring a talk break), to the practical (what you need to sustain a weekly specialty show), to the extremely advanced (beat-matching, writing for radio, pledge drives, marketing, the duties of a program director). Ron even divulges the secret sauce of radio, which permeates literally every aspect of what goes out over the air, but which is never discussed publicly.
Between the Songs is also part scrapbook, detailing the history, motivation, and inspiration for Crap From The Past, including a year-by-year critique of the shows, as well as divulging an astonishing number of techniques that Ron cribbed from the greatest specialty show of all time, Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. Ron also discusses his music library in absurd detail, including the CDs he used at the time, discloses his secret personal BPM catalog from the 1980s and 1990s, and includes a comprehensive guide to compilation CDs.
If you’re on the radio, or if you plan to be there someday, Between the Songs will serve as your guide and companion for every step of the way.