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 The Sonic Cafe 
 American Sports Fanatics
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
 For non-profit use only.
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Sonic Café. Welcome to episode 95. I’m your host Scott Clark. This time the Sonic Café takes a look at sports in America. Well, not sports so much, as sports fans, or should I say sports fanatics. Listen for observations on American sports and fans from the Late Shows Trevor Noah, and comedian John Caponera. Then later comedian Keith Ernst argues that professional athletes take it all to seriously because playing sports isn’t even really a job at all. So yeah… We’ll wrap all this sports talk in a music mix spanning 32 years, including tracks from The Tubes, King Crimson, Cake, Flunk and more. Plus great jazz from Joshua Redman, listen for Hide and Seek, from his Freedom in The Grove release. And finally, after all this sports talk, the Sonic Café will give you a taste of an actual sports broadcast. Listen as we check in on the World Table Tennis Championship to see how the Semi-Finals are shaping up. Whew, all that and of course more this hour as the Sonic Café presents sports in America, from that little café on the coast, where every seat is a skybox. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Her Strut
Artist: Bob Seger
LP: Against The Wind
Yr: 1981
Song 2: Sports Fans
Artist: The Tubes
LP: The Best of The Tubes
Yr: 1985
Song 3: Hide And Seek
Artist: Joshua Redman
LP: Freedom In The Groove
Yr: 1996
Song 4: Keep On Dancin'
Artist: Sly & The Family Stone
LP: Fresh
Yr: 1973
Song 5: Lava
Artist: The B-52's
LP: The B-52's
Yr: 1979
Song 6: Sports In America
Artist: Trevor Noah
Yr: 2013
Song 7: Jolene
Artist: Cake
LP: Motorcade of Generosity
Yr: 1994
Song 8: Heartbeat
Artist: King Crimson
LP: Beat
Yr: 1982
Song 9: Sports Fans
Artist: John Caponera
Song 10: Living For The City
Artist: Stevie Wonder
LP: Definitive Collection
Yr: 1973
Song 11: World Championship Table Tennis
Artist: National Lampoon
Yr: 2017
Song 12: Left of Center
Artist: Suzanne Vega
LP: Pretty In Pink Soundtrack
Yr: 1991
Song 13: Sports Are Not Jobs
Artist: Keith Ernst
Song 14: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Artist: Robert Palmer
LP: The Robert Palmer Anthology
Yr: 1990
Song 15: On My Balcony
Artist: Flunk
LP: Morning Star
Yr: 2004
Song 16: The Glance of A Glittering Stranger
Artist: Bill Nelson
LP: Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul
Yr: 1984

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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