M&H 010: World Series? Really? Tonight?

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‘Twas the night before Halloween and all through the studio / (something something something something something)… Borneo? Torpedo? Scenario? Pianissimo? frankenstein

OK, so that was a big fail.

Gonna be a particularly good show though. I can tell. Maybe not all that spooky or anything, but with Gary Smith copiloting how can it go wrong? Tune in and find out, I guess.

Tonight. 100.1FM, or streaming via wool.fm starting at 7PM Eastern Time. Live commenting during the show right here. Phone calls at 802-460-9665 ext 100 (there’s only one line — if it’s busy, call back. And turn off your radio, we’re on a delay. You’ll go directly to air, and will be recorded for later playback.) Feel free to stop by in person at 33 Bridge St during the show.

Cohost Gary Smith

In a rare step out from the shadows, Gary Smith is going to be our cohost this week. smith Smart and funny, it’ll be a good date. Most recently he’s been one of the driving forces behind Popolo restaurant in Bellows Falls; he’s also been instrumental in the life and life-support of WOOL, Black Sheep Radio. Locals might remember that string of great music shows a few years back that happened in the Windham Hotel; that was him. Locals might also remember Historea; that was him too. And he’s had his fingers in a lot more pies than that. He’s also had some vague and probably sinister connections to the music biz over the years.

Join us this Wednesday night on the radio in the broadcast area at 100.1FM from 7-9, or streaming live from anywhere in the world via www.wool.fm starting at 7PM Eastern Time. There’ll be live commenting during the show online at www.monstersandhamsters.com under the “M&H 010” post. Phone calls about whatever you want to discuss are welcome during the show, 802-460-9665 ext 100. (There’s only one line; if it’s busy, call back. We’re on a delay, so turn off your radio. You’ll go directly to air, and will be recorded for later playback.) We also have an open studio policy, so feel free to stop by 33 Bridge St during the show; we’ll try to stick a microphone in front of you, but you don’t have to say anything.

M&H 009: Surprisingly sedate! Mostly. After a While.

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With winter starting to tighten its icy grip (hard freezes coming the next few nights, folks), it seems appropriate to have funeral consultant Mark Kenney in the cohost chair on Monsters and Hamsters: timely dispatches from the southern Vermont / New Hampshire borderlands. But that’s just the guy’s day job — he’s no cartoony gloomy stereotype. He’s also a rocker with a music show here at WOOL.fm, a fun-lovin’ family guy, a Halloween enthusiast, a veteran, a laugher, and more. We’ll delve into that and other stuff for a bit before taking an extended look at our collective community social calendar with so-many-things-to-do in the region, throwing in some local news and left-field chatter about who-knows-what.

Join us tonight on the radio in the broadcast area at 100.1FM from 7-9, or streaming live from anywhere in the world via www.wool.fm starting at 7PM Eastern Time. There’s live commenting during the show online at www.monstersandhamsters.com. Phone calls about whatever you want to discuss are welcome during the show, 802-460-9665 ext 100. (There’s only one line; if it’s busy, call back. We’re on a delay, so turn off your radio. You’ll go directly to air, and will be recorded for later playback.) We also have an open studio policy, so feel free to stop by 33 Bridge St during the show; we’ll try to stick a microphone in front of you, but you don’t have to say anything.

Cohost Mark Kenney

Is he a funerary consultant or a Boston punk from the old days? He’s both – it’s a twofer! markkenney This week we’ve got him on the show along with that crazed, cackling laugh of his.

But he’s more than just your average neighborly end-of-life advisor and former southie pogoer. He’s done things. He’s got things to say… boy howdy, does he ever have things to say. Get an earful (did I mention that he’s the host of Ear Bisque along with Jana?) on the air this Wednesday night from 7-9. (And then stay tuned until Friday from 8-10 for Ear Bisque.)

M&H 008: Children of the Candy Corn: The Lard Files

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It’s homophonically appropriate that The Dish is cohosting episode eight. Episode ate! Get it?! She hosts a show about baking and cooking good stuff!

It’s gonna be a fun night; she packs a sense of whimsy that ranges from the homespun to the bizarre, and I never really know what direction things are going to take when she gets going. Me, I like that. You will too.

Cohost Melissa The Dish

We’re gonna bake it forward this week with Melissa The Dish in the cohost seat! melissa This lady’s a hoot, and she seems to have a story for just about anything that comes up. It’ll be a delightful time, and you’re more than welcome to join us — on the air, online, on the phone, drop in at the studio… it’s all good.

She also has a really fun show here on WOOL, called The Dish, on Tuesdays from 7-9PM: a mix of good music, mouthwatering recipes, and friendly talk. Same time as Monsters & Hamsters, but a day earlier. Easy.

M&H 007: Putting the Cohost to Sleep

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Celebrate our seventh birthday! Seven weeks, that is. According to Baby Center:7cake

This is prime time for learning! She may not be able to add to your conversation just yet, but she’s learning nonetheless. Pass a rattle or a bright plastic ladle horizontally in front of her. Then try moving it up and down, though she probably won’t be able to smoothly follow things.

We’ve got Jeff Starratt from Three Bags Full in the house — he’ll have on full clown makeup and a fright wig, floppy shoes and a big onesie. Stop on by the studio for a taste of that!

It’s also WOOL Board of Director’s meeting night so we’ll have that special ambiance as well.

Cohost Jeff S

Jeff Starratt, our own good Professor Funk and longtime host of the popular WOOL show Three Bags Full starratt1 (Fridays 4-7PM) will be assuming the position this Wednesday.

Born on October 9:

  • in 1888, the Washington Monument (it opened to the general public)
  • in 1873, the founder of Walgreens
  • in 1900, inventor of the bendy straw
  • in 1940, John Lennon
  • M&H 006: Kale and Turnips

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    Will this week’s cohost, Jana, run out of things to say? Will we end up talking about guinea pigs the whole time? Will we endlessly discuss the best use of a small patch of land? Will Dickie from the B-Side think it was a train wreck? (Listen to him on Thursdays 7-9PM EST!) Will we get phone calls? Will people stop by the studio? Will there be comments on this post? Will we inform and delight? Will we actually maybe even get through a couple of the papers?

    So many questions.