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 The Sonic Cafe 
 The Sonic Cafe Sets Sail
 Weekly Program
 Tom Ferguson
 Scott Clark  
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Welcome to show 113. The Sonic Cafe sets sail. Hi, I’m Tom Ferguson and I will be filling in for Scott Clark this week while he is out to sea. We should probably go look for him. So I have decided to assemble a search party consisting of ten captains and two crew members. The party starts with great tunes from the Doors, Neil Young, Thomas Dolby, and Pink Floyd’s very own late great Richard Wright. Plus you’ll hear from crew members Wanda Sykes in charge of security fending off pirates and Jerry Seinfeld who will be in charge of our dive team. So strap on your floatation device and ride the waves here at the Sonic Cafe.
Song 1: Ride Captain Ride
Artist: Blue's Image
LP: The Sounds of the Seventies: 1970
Yr: 1970
Song 2: One of Our Submarines
Artist: Thomas Dolby
LP: The Best Of Thomas Dolby:Retrospectacle
Yr: 1982
Song 3: Drift Away
Artist: Dobie Gray
LP: Have a Nice Day, Vol.10
Yr: 1972
Song 4: Sail Away
Artist: Neil Young
LP: Rust Never Sleeps (Live)
Yr: 1979
Song 5: Swimming in Your Ocean
Artist: Crash Test Dummies
LP: God Shuffled His Feet
Yr: 1993
Song 6: Crystal Ship
Artist: The Doors
LP: The Best Of the Doors
Yr: 1985
Song 7: Pirates are Car Jackers on Water
Artist: Wanda Sykes
LP: I'ma be Me - HBO
Song 8: Pirates
Artist: Mr. Gnome
LP: Deliver This Creature
Yr: 2008
Song 9: Ship of Fools
Artist: World Party
LP: Private Revolution
Yr: 1987
Song 10: Holiday
Artist: Richard Wright
LP: Wet Dream
Yr: 1978
Song 11: The Tide is High
Artist: Blondie
LP: The Best of Blondie
Yr: 1975
Song 12: Scuba Diving
Artist: Jerry Seinfeld
LP: I'm Telling You for the Last Time
Yr: 1998
Song 13: Sharks
Artist: Morphine
LP: Yes
Yr: 1994
Song 14: Captain Madness
Artist: Megan Slankard Band
LP: Freaky Little Story
Yr: 2004
Song 15: Never Been Any Reason
Artist: Head East
LP: Flat as a Pancake
Yr: 1975

The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.

The program actually does originate from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. The Sonic Café can also be streamed from MixCloud (

Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. We are also happy to produce custom promos, station IDs, etc. Contact us via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.

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