Dr. Chuck's Bag of Comedy
Far back in the mists of ancient time, I did a radio show on WXAC, my college radio station. It was called Dr. Chuck's Bag of Comedy. I've kept this written record of my show for so long that I really, really don't want to get rid of it! The show itself was highly inspired by Dr. Demento.
In the middle of each show, I'd run a "special" that would spotlight a particular theme (say a person or event).
September 1987 - May 1988
Hmm, too bad no specials from this year were written down... oh well.
September 1988 - May 1989
|1988||Sep 22||Back to School|
|1988||Sep 29||Science Fiction|
|1988||Oct 6||Woody Allen: Standup Comic (Side 4)|
|1988||Oct 13||"Weird Al" Yankovic Super Special|
|1988||Oct 20||Spike Jones|
|1988||Oct 27||Halloween '88|
|1988||Nov 3||Sexual Innuendo|
|1988||Nov 10||Ray Stevens|
|1988||Nov 17||Thanksgiving '88: Arlo Guthrie, "Alice's Restaurant"|
|1988||Nov 24||Thanksgiving Holiday (no show)|
|1988||Dec 1||Judy Tenuta: Buy This, Pigs (Side 2)|
|1988||Dec 8||Christmas '88|
|1988||Dec 16||Christmas Holiday (no show)|
|1988||Dec 22||Christmas Holiday (no show)|
|1988||Dec 29||Christmas Holiday (no show)|
|1989||Jan 5||"Sneak Preview" of upcoming shows/specials|
|1989||Jan 12||Time Slide (with Stand Up Comedy EXTRA)|
|1989||Jan 19||Off the air due to technical difficulties (no show)|
|1989||Jan 26||Barnes & Barnes (with "Weird Al" Peter and the Wolf EXTRA)|
|1989||Feb 2||"Sneak Preview" of upcoming shows/specials|
|1989||Feb 10||Oddball Cover Versions|
|1989||Feb 17||Tom Lehrer|
|1989||Feb 24||Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 1)|
|1989||Mar 3||Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 2)|
|1989||Mar 10||Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 3)|
|1989||Mar 17||Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 4)|
|1989||Mar 24||Spring Break (no show)|
|1989||Mar 31||Spring Break (no show)|
|1989||Apr 21||Bill Cosby|
|1989||Apr 28||"Weird Al" Yankovic Super Special, Volume 2|
|1989||May 5||1988-89 Year-End Retrospective|
January 12, 1989 - Time Slide Special: Played one song from the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's.April 7, 1989 - Stupid Special: Played "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Haa!" eleven (11) times and called it different song titles by different artists (i.e. Melissa Etheridge, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin).
September 1989 - May 1990
|1989||Sep 18||Back to School|
|1989||Sep 25||Science Fiction|
|1989||Oct 2||"Weird Al" Yankovic Super Special (60 minutes)|
|1989||Oct 9||Monty Python (dedicated to Graham Chapman)|
|1989||Oct 16||Fall Break (no show)|
|1989||Oct 23||Oddball Cover Versions|
|1989||Oct 30||Halloween '89|
|1989||Nov 6||Kip Addotta|
|1989||Nov 20||Thanksgiving '89: Arlo Guthrie, "Alice's Restaurant"|
|1989||Nov 27||Ray Stevens|
|1989||Dec 11||Christmas '89 (broadcast one hour early due to basketball game)|
|1989||Dec 18||Finals Week (no show)|
|1989||Dec 25||Christmas Holiday (no show)|
|1990||Jan 1||Christmas Holiday (no show)|
|1990||Jan 8||Off the air due to station move (no show)|
December 18, 1989 to May 14, 1990 - 22 weeks off the air: No specials were broadcast during this time period. New studios were moved to the basement of the administration building and broadcasting was to resume in June.
Back when the station was celebrating its 40th anniversary, I was contacted by someone at the alumni newspaper and asked to talk about my experiences. The article, titled "It's Better than Static," was published in the summer of 2005.
Back in the 1980s, nobody thought twice about listening and laughing along with Bill Cosby. However, in the 21st century, we learned about his past, and now he's paying the price.
Sexual assault is no laughing matter. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is a nonprofit anti-sexual assault organization, and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Please consider making a donation via their website, www.rainn.org.