I recently came upon a program I recorded in June 1993. The program? A novelty music show unlikely named "Th'XNTRYK Show." I thought I'd be the next Dr. Demento. I spun vinyl and acquired the beginnings of my CD collection during the show's run.
|The first season of the show|
was actually on Tuesdays.
|Major Lee Clueless was an improv|
segment on the show. Wonder
what ever happened to that guy.
|By 1993, more segments had|
been added, including an odd
news segment called People
Th'XNTRYK Show never earned me any money, but it did get me started in radio -- which lead to me changing majors in college, which lead me to a career in television and eventually out into writing for a living. Humble beginnings.
I've been gnawing over this a few days, and I've decided to share this recording with you. You might or might not like it. You'll also notice my voice has deepened and slowed in two decades. I present it here, uncut, the entire recording. Sadly, I don't know if more of this show exists -- it was a three hour program at this point, airing late on Sunday nights. By June 1995 it was five hours airing Monday nights, and it was a doozy. KXRJ folks may remember the Monday night run.
|This poorly preserved image from an April 1993|
Arka-Tech shows that even early in my career,
I was no stranger to publicity stunts.