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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 Goes WAY Over The Top!
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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If I Only Knew, from 1994, that’s the very excitable Tom Jones here at the Sonic Café, so ah, how you doin’? I’m your host Scott Clark, welcome to episode 143. This time the Sonic Café slams the transmission into over drive and keeps it there as we present a mix that goes way over the top. Listen for music from The Meatmen, Frank Zappa & the Mother’s of Invention, Snarky Puppy, Speech Debelle, William Shatner, The Presidents of the United States of America and many more. We’ll also hear Jack Nicholson and Patrick Stewart in a couple of way over the top movie moments. Then as a public service, the Sonic Café presents the latest in security trends. Listen as comedian Nate Bargatze explains an over the top way to protect yourself without fighting or a gun. And finally, a big Sonic Café shout-out to our newest sponsor. Listen for a message from Blox. Blox uses a patented formula, developed by the Pentagon, that’s guaranteed to keep your home and family germ free. Keep germs on the run with Blox. All that and of course more, as we turn the dial up to 11 and go way over the top, this time from that little café on the coast, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: If I Only Knew
Artist: Tom Jones
LP: Greatest Hits
Yr: 2003
Song 2: I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
Artist: Robert Palmer
LP: The Very Best Of Robert Palmer
Yr: 1985
Song 3: I Love Beans
Artist: The Meatmen
LP: Dr. Demento Covered In Punk
Yr: 2018
Song 4: The Simple Life
Artist: Snarky Puppy
LP: Culcha Vulcha
Yr: 2016
Song 5: BLOX Kills Germs
Artist: GTA Vice City
LP: GTA Vice City
Song 6: Montana
Artist: Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
LP: Over-Nite Sensation
Yr: 1973
Song 7: Radio Silence
Artist: Thomas Dolby
LP: The Golden Age Of Wireless
Yr: 1983
Song 8: Garbageman
Artist: William Shatner
LP: Dr. Demento Covered In Punk
Yr: 2018
Song 9: Pena
Artist: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
LP: Trout Mask Replica
Yr: 1970
Song 10: Lump
Artist: The Presidents Of The USA
LP: The Presidents Of The USA
Yr: 1995
Song 11: You Can't Handle The Truth
Artist: Jack Nicholson
LP: A Few Good Men
Yr: 1992
Song 12: The Key
Artist: Speech Debelle
LP: Speech Therapy
Yr: 2009
Song 13: Locutus of Borg
Artist: Patrick Stewart
LP: Star Trek
Yr: 1990
Song 14: Appreciate
Artist: Paul McCartney
Yr: 2013
Song 15: Buys A Tiger
Artist: Nate Bargatze
LP: Tonight Show
Yr: 2014
Song 16: What's He Building-
Artist: Tom Waits
LP: Mule Variations
Yr: 1999
Song 17: These Go To Eleven_Edit
Artist: Nigel Tufnel
LP: Spinal Tap
Yr: 1984
Song 18: If I Had A Tail
Artist: Queens Of The Stone Age
LP: ...Like Clockwork
Yr: 2013
Song 19: The Mermaid Song
Artist: Patti Smith
LP: The Rum Diary
Yr: 2011

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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