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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 It's Mr. Obvious!
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
 For non-profit use only.
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Sonic Café, so glad you could drop by for the program. I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 84. This time on the Sonic Café our headphone friendly music mix includes tracks from Spoon, the Soul Bossa Trio, Jimmy Eat World, Herbie Mann, The Jayhawks and more. And then later we’ll open up our phone lines here at the Sonic Café to give you a chance to speak with Mr. Obvious, our very own self-help guru. Then we’ll also squeeze in a little avant-garde jazz from Joe Henderson, pulled from the Milestone Years Box set. All that … and of course more coming at you this hour, as we bring you yet another episode of intelligent, eclectic music, comedy and pop culture, from that little café, that sits high on cliff overlooking the big blue Pacific… we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Tired Of The Show
Artist: Bent
LP: Intercept!
Yr: 2008
Song 2: They Never Got You
Artist: Spoon
LP: Gimme Fiction
Yr: 2005
Song 3: Pretty Beat Up
Artist: The Rolling Stones
LP: Undercover
Yr: 1990
Song 4: Mother
Artist: Florence + The Machine
LP: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Yr: 2015
Song 5: Tin Tin Deo
Artist: Soul Bossa Trio
LP: Soul Bossa Trio
Yr: 1995
Song 6: Sure And Certain
Artist: Jimmy Eat World
LP: Integrity Blues
Yr: 2016
Song 7: Mr. Obvious And The Cub Scout
Artist: Bob & Tom
LP: Wild About Harry (Disc 1)
Yr: 2003
Song 8: I Got A Woman (LP Version)
Artist: Herbie Mann
LP: Waterbed (US Release)
Yr: 1975
Song 9: In The Beggining, There Was Africa
Artist: Joe Henderson
LP: The Milestone Years (Disc 6)
Yr: 1973
Song 10: Need It
Artist: Johnny Marr + The Healers
LP: Boomslang
Yr: 2003
Song 11: Another Lesson In Love
Artist: Danger Radio
LP: Used And Abused
Yr: 2008
Song 12: Lies In Black & White
Artist: The Jayhawks
LP: Paging Mr. Proust
Yr: 2016
Song 13: Wolf Quartet*
Artist: Matt Berry
LP: Kill the Wolf
Yr: 2013

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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