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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Corporations Are People Too
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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We’re the Sonic Café. Hey welcome, I’m Scott Clark and this is episode one hundred and nine. So do you work to live? Or do you live to work? This time the Sonic Café exams the often complicated, stressful realities we confront in our day-to-day working lives. Once on the clock most of us enter a world of life sucking deadlines, mind numbing meetings and sometimes-questionable ethics. Where the only objective that really matters is the bottom line. And the only person that really matters is the corporation itself. Because after all, corporations are people too, right? And though each job seems to hold such promise at the start, struggles between management and the rank and file often result in a not so pleasant conclusion in the end. Listen as the Sonic Café presents a trio of career ending movie clips from Kevin Spacey in American Beauty, Russell Crowe from the Insider and we’ll listen in as Jimmy quit his one hit wonder gig from That Thing You Do. All that wrapped in an eclectic music mix we’ve pulled from over 40 years including Lee Dorsey, Green Future, the Kaiser Chiefs, Thunderball, The Animals and of course much more. All just ahead, from that little café on the coast where it’s always easy to punch in, but not so easy to punch out, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Workin' for a Livin'
Artist: Huey Lewis & The News
LP: Greatest Hits (Remastered)
Yr: 2006
Song 2: Working In The Coal Mine
Artist: Lee Dorsey
LP: 100 Hits 60s
Yr: 1966
Song 3: Dirty Work
Artist: Steely Dan
LP: Can't Buy A Thrill
Yr: 1972
Song 4: Finest Worksong
Artist: R.E.M.
LP: Document
Yr: 1987
Song 5: Honey Rythm And Butter
Artist: Green Future
LP: Easy Tempo Vol. 3
Yr: 1997
Song 6: A Million Miles Away
Artist: David Byrne
LP: Uh-Oh
Yr: 1992
Song 7: Retirement
Artist: Kaiser Chiefs
LP: Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Yr: 2007
Song 8: Heart Of The Hustler
Artist: Thunderball
LP: Scorpio Rising
Yr: 2001
Song 9: We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Artist: The Animals
LP: Original Hits
Yr: 1965
Song 10: Good Company
Artist: Queen
LP: A Night At The Opera
Yr: 1976
Song 11: Early To Bed
Artist: Morphine
LP: Like Swimming
Yr: 1997
Song 12: Nobody's Business
Artist: Lou Reed
LP: Coney Island Baby
Yr: 1976
Song 13: Draggin' The Line
Artist: Tommy James & The Shondells
LP: Best Of Tommy James & The Shondells
Yr: 1971
Song 14: Take Care Of Business
Artist: Nina Simone
LP: Verve Remixed 4
Yr: 2008
Song 15: The Man From M.E.T.R.O. Takes Five
Artist: The Metrolites
LP: In Spy-Fi
Yr: 2004

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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