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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Admiral... There Be Whales Here!
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café. That’s ZZ Top from their 2012 Futura album release. Hey welcome, I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 136. This time the Sonic Café has one whale of a good time in store for you with a music mix plucked from 47 years. We’ll check in with the War On Drugs, William Elliott Whitmore, Trombone Shorty, Sleaford Mods, XTC, Clarence Carter and of course many more. We’ll also go whale watching with comedian Jim Gaffigan, and take a lighthouse tour with comedian Dov Davidoff. Ahhh you know, all that fun stuff we do here on the coast. You’ll also hear words that will inspire you in another Matthew Mcconaughey moment, plus a public service announcement from the Save the Whales Foundation. Oh and I almost forgot, a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor, listen for a few words from Cluckin’ Bell, a huge corporation that can’t be stopped that’s Cluckin’ Bell. All that and more as we splash tunes from the briny blue pacific all over your radio, here at that little café on the coast, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Big Shiny Nine
Artist: ZZ Top
LP: La Futura
Yr: 2012
Song 2: Athena
Artist: The Who
LP: It's Hard
Yr: 1997
Song 3: Red Eyes
Artist: The War On Drugs
LP: Lost In The Dream
Yr: 2014
Song 4: There's Hope For You
Artist: William Elliott Whitmore
LP: Animals In The Dark
Yr: 2009
Song 5: Nervis
Artist: Trombone Shorty
LP: For True
Yr: 2011
Song 6: Silly Me
Artist: Sleaford Mods
LP: Key Markets
Yr: 2015
Song 7: Whale Watching/Sperm Whales
Artist: Jim Gaffigan
LP: Mr. Universe
Yr: 2012
Song 8: Magnet And Steel
Artist: Walter Egan
LP: Not Shy
Yr: 1975
Song 9: Snowman
Artist: XTC
LP: English Settlement
Yr: 1982
Song 10: Life House or Light House
Artist: Dov Davidoff
LP: Tonight Show
Song 11: Slip Away
Artist: Clarence Carter
LP: The Classic Rhythm & Blues Collection
Yr: 1967
Song 12: Solsbury Hill
Artist: Peter Gabriel
LP: Peter Gabriel (1)
Yr: 1977
Song 13: Velvet Snow
Artist: Kings Of Leon
LP: Aha Shake Heartbreak
Yr: 2004
Song 14: Squeal
Artist: No Doubt
LP: The Beacon Street Collection
Yr: 1995
Song 15: Scene #2 (Instrumental)
Artist: GAGLE
LP: Mushroom Jazz 6
Yr: 2008

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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