Archive for October, 2011
Listeners to CSR FM may have been left a little bewildered on Thursday. After dropping off air for a week, Konkers did play out with Episode 3 but, unfortunately, there was no sign of the new additional material that we had produced especially. It’s all rather perplexing and a little disappointing. CSR was frequently unpredictable in the past, but I thought those days were over. Casual listeners this week experienced no introduction, no continuity announcements, nor indeed any acknowledgements from the DJs at the end of the previous show as to what was coming up next. The show was orphaned on the airwaves, with Geoff’s opening monologue bizarrely adrift coming directly after the news bulletin. It amuses me to imagine some unsuspecting lorry driver or kebab shop owner tuning into the professional news bulletin, only to have it inexplicably followed, without a lead-in, by Geoff Island’s little voice umm-ing and ahh-ing about Mr Owl and his unrequited love for Maggie. If CSR clarifies what went wrong, or indeed what’s going on, we shall be the first to tell you about it. UPDATE: CSR played out the introduction (including the new Geoff sketch) a week later, re-edited to fit alongside...
Last-minute news just in from CSR is that Konkers episode 3 and the special new feature will not be broadcast this week as scheduled. The Bakery kitchen delivered all the ingredients, but alas it seems CSR were too busy to turn the oven on. The studio has been e-mailed asking for an announcement at 6pm, but nothing appeared on air.
It’s been far too long since we last caught up with him. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to announce that Geoff Island is back! How is he coping in this post-University land of rioters, David Cameron and economic recession? Thursday 6pm www.csrfm.com (repeated Sunday 11pm) Our thanks again to Daryl Smith for being kind enough to ask for Konkers to return in this way for the show’s (nearly) fifth birthday. This brand new, never-before-heard mini special will be followed by episode three, as the show continues its repeat run.
Konkers continues its fifth anniversary repeat run on Canterbury’s community station CSR FM tonight. Episode 2 broadcasts at 6pm on 97.4fm (East Kent) or csrfm.com There will be no special features accompanying episode 2, but following on from last week’s phone interview, there shall indeed be some brand new Konkers material broadcasting alongside episodes later on in the run. We’ll keep you updated… In the mean time: the freshers of Konkerbury are settling in for their first week of lectures. But what are the mysterious goings-on in the sinister campus library? Will we ever hear from Peter Farthings again? And just how will Walter the Oxbridge reject cope with all these regional accents?