Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ear On Arkansas Parody

KAAY's "Ear on Arkansas" was another satirical "news program", this one spoofing Arkansas's "Eye on Arkansas" TV news program.  Again, rescued from A. J. Lindsey's site before the players quit, I'll let A.J. explain in his own words and his original post:

"I've referred to "Ear On Arkansas" in some old posts and one of the Timeless Tracks has a discussion of Ear. Briefly, it was a weekly 30 minute satirical review of the news in Arkansas. This was one of the features that made KAAY unique and not just another music station. Over the years, many different individuals assumed the responsibility of putting the program together. As I listen to some of the Ear recordings, I realize how times have changed and things that were important them, can hardly be recalled. Also, in 1967 no one would have guessed that the Arkansas Gazette (the old grey lady) would cease to exist. Here are a few cuts from an album that was pressed and given away about the year 1967. There was a second album done for 1968. Listen now to about 40 minutes of Ear On Arkansas"
---A.J. Lindsey, Nov 14, 2006

I was personally given one of those albums by Charlie Scarbrough ("Charlie King") a while back; it is in great shape, but I dare not put it on a turntable without a way to back it up to digital...maybe in the future, but it is in safe storage for now.  Please enjoy!

(or download here)

From A.J.'s blog:  http://kaay1090.blogspot.com/search?q=ear+on+arkansas

Thanks, Dave, for the audio!

Bud S. (staceys4@hotmail.com)

1 comment:

  1. FYI, I have donated digital copies of both editions ('67 and '68) of "The Ear Year" to The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies so they will be preserved for future generations.

    Just wanted to let you know they now have copies of both albums.