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.

The Specials

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

YearBroadcast DateDescription
1988Sep 22Back to School
1988Sep 29Science Fiction
1988Oct 6Woody Allen: Standup Comic (Side 4)
1988Oct 13"Weird Al" Yankovic Super Special
1988Oct 20Spike Jones
1988Oct 27Halloween '88
1988Nov 3Sexual Innuendo
1988Nov 10Ray Stevens
1988Nov 17Thanksgiving '88: Arlo Guthrie, "Alice's Restaurant"
1988Nov 24Thanksgiving Holiday (no show)
1988Dec 1Judy Tenuta: Buy This, Pigs (Side 2)
1988Dec 8Christmas '88
1988Dec 16Christmas Holiday (no show)
1988Dec 22Christmas Holiday (no show)
1988Dec 29Christmas Holiday (no show)
1989Jan 5"Sneak Preview" of upcoming shows/specials
1989Jan 12Time Slide (with Stand Up Comedy EXTRA)
1989Jan 19Off the air due to technical difficulties (no show)
1989Jan 26Barnes & Barnes (with "Weird Al" Peter and the Wolf EXTRA)
1989Feb 2"Sneak Preview" of upcoming shows/specials
1989Feb 10Oddball Cover Versions
1989Feb 17Tom Lehrer
1989Feb 24Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 1)
1989Mar 3Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 2)
1989Mar 10Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 3)
1989Mar 17Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Part 4)
1989Mar 24Spring Break (no show)
1989Mar 31Spring Break (no show)
1989Apr 7Stupid
1989Apr 14Money
1989Apr 21Bill Cosby
1989Apr 28"Weird Al" Yankovic Super Special, Volume 2
1989May 51988-89 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

YearBroadcast DateDescription
1989Sep 18Back to School
1989Sep 25Science Fiction
1989Oct 2"Weird Al" Yankovic Super Special (60 minutes)
1989Oct 9Monty Python (dedicated to Graham Chapman)
1989Oct 16Fall Break (no show)
1989Oct 23Oddball Cover Versions
1989Oct 30Halloween '89
1989Nov 6Kip Addotta
1989Nov 13Transportation
1989Nov 20Thanksgiving '89: Arlo Guthrie, "Alice's Restaurant"
1989Nov 27Ray Stevens
1989Dec 4Animals
1989Dec 11Christmas '89 (broadcast one hour early due to basketball game)
1989Dec 18Finals Week (no show)
1989Dec 25Christmas Holiday (no show)
1990Jan 1Christmas Holiday (no show)
1990Jan 8Off 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.

Bill Cosby/RAINN

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.

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