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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 Surround Yourself With Smart People
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
 For non-profit use only.
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Sonic Café. That was Matchbox Twenty with 3AM pulled from the 1996 album Yourself Or Someone Like You. So how you doin’? Glad you could stop by. Welcome to another hour of intelligent, eclectic music comedy and pop culture from the Sonic Café. I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 121. This time the Sonic Café brings you a music mix skillfully plucked from 44 years. We’ll hear from the New Radicals, Kool and the Gang, Cake, Jack Johnson, The Cranberries, Iggy Pop and many more. Plus classic jazz… listen for the late, great Dexter Gordon from his Clubhouse album release, a Blue Note album recorded in 1965 but not released until 14 years later in 1979.Then we’ll also explore the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you from Seattle based comedian and radio personality Drew Barth. And finally a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor. Oxygen. Oxygen, it’s America’s favorite gas… it’s FDA approved and recommended by 4 out of 5 doctors for there patients who breath air. So ah yeah. All that and more just ahead from that little café on the coast that’s always packed with the smartest people, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: 3 A.M.
Artist: Matchbox Twenty
LP: Yourself Or Someone Like You
Yr: 1996
Song 2: Someday We'll Know
Artist: New Radicals
LP: Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Yr: 1998
Song 3: Oxygen
Artist: Gary Owens
LP: Silly Show Sponsors
Yr: 1968
Song 4: Brick House
Artist: Commodores
LP: Commodores
Yr: 1977
Song 5: I'm Trying To Learn To Serve (Hidden Track)
Artist: Dishwalla
LP: Pet Your Friends
Yr: 1995
Song 6: Sick Of You
Artist: Cake
LP: Showroom of Compassion
Yr: 2011
Song 7: Jodi
Artist: Dexter Gordon
LP: Clubhouse
Yr: 1965
Song 8: Staple It Together
Artist: Jack Johnson
LP: In Between Dreams
Yr: 2005
Song 9: Linger
Artist: The Cranberries
LP: MTV Unplugged
Yr: 1994
Song 10: Surround Yourself With Smart People
Artist: Drew Barth
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2014
Song 11: Evil Woman
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
LP: Olé Elo
Yr: 1976
Song 12: Young Americans
Artist: David Bowie
LP: Changesbowie
Yr: 1979
Song 13: I'm Bored
Artist: Iggy Pop
LP: New Values
Yr: 1979
Song 14: Nobody's Perfect
Artist: Mike & The Mechanics
LP: Living Years
Yr: 1988
Song 15: Invocation: Ballad For A Child
Artist: William Kunstler
LP: Attica Blues
Yr: 1972

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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