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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #19: Final Champ 101.3 show

Posted May 21, 2015 by Floydian Slip

As we lead up to “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000 the week of June 8, we’re digging into the archives to share relics from the show’s past.

Champ 101.3The longest time “Floydian Slip” spent on any single stand-alone station was the nearly 14 years we spent on Champ 101.3 (WCPV) in Burlington, Vt.

Champ was the third station to carry the show, and the second commercial station out in the “real world” to play host to “Floydian Slip.”

We came on-board when Rich Haskell was the station’s program director. Rich is a huge progressive rock fan — though we’ll forgive his putting Genesis above Floyd on his favorites list — as well as a great all-around guy, and his enthusiasm for the show was integral to its evolution.

He responded the same day he received our pitch in the mail, and we were up and running a couple months later after the station found a sponsor for the show.

We started out on Champ Thursday nights at 10, before being moved to 9 p.m., and eventually getting moved to Sunday nights at 7, where we aired the vast majority of our shows.

Our time with Champ marked one of our most important steps forward: Netcasting. Starting with our time at WEXP in 1995, we began promoting the show heavily on the Internet. Ironically, the vast majority of people who heard about the show, couldn’t tune in to listen. But that changed when Champ eventually started netcasting 24/7.

Near the end

Amazingly, “Floydian Slip” survived several ownership and personnel changes at the station, the likes of which are notorious for ending quirky little endeavors like “Slip.”

The end finally came in spring 2009, shortly after the station changed hands yet again, and the new owners shifted focus away from classic rock before switching gears entirely when they flipped to an all-sports format.

We were grateful for the chance to come into the studio one more time to record a farewell show after getting the pink slip. (Pink slip. Get it?) It’s pretty uncommon for management at any station to allow a jock in front of an open mic after they’ve been let go.

Champ continues today as 101.3 ESPN. Rich co-hosts the station’s afternoon drive show.

The final “Floydian Slip” on Champ was show #701, which aired Sunday, June 7, 2009.

I have a listener to thank for capturing the audio and sending it to me, since I didn’t roll tape on that final show. Unfortunately, his name is lost to me now.

 


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“Floydian Slip” coming to WQRL 106.3 FM (Benton, IL)

Posted May 19, 2015 by Floydian Slip

wqrl“Floydian Slip” will begin airing on WQRL 106.3 FM in Benton, Ill., starting May 23. The station will carry the show Saturdays at 1 p.m. CT.

“Q106″ is a 25,000-watt Classic Hits station serving the Metro Lakeland area of Illinois, just north of Salem, Ill., to Sturgis, Ky., and from Anna, Ill. to Mount Vernon, Ind.

More than 65 affiliate stations have joined the show’s Random Precision Radio Network, created in Summer 2009 when we began syndicating our show from our Vermont studio.

Shine on, Benton!


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“Floydian Slip” preview #997

Posted May 19, 2015 by Floydian Slip

lp-wywhJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #997:

  • Floyd from Obscured by Clouds (1972) and Atom Heart Mother (1970)
  • A track from Wish You Were Here (1975)
  • David Gilmour solo from ’78
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 65 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #18: Website v.4

Posted May 18, 2015 by Floydian Slip

As we lead up to “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000 the week of June 8, we’re digging into the archives to share relics from the show’s past.

The “Floydian Slip” website was one of the first Pink Floyd resources on the web. We went online in 1995, and we’ve re-built the site four times for a total of five fundamental designs.

This was the final design before we moved to what you see now at floydianslip.com.

It likely went live in April 2001 and stayed online until the version you see now, which we put in place when we syndicated the show in 2009.

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“Floydian Slip” songlist #996

Posted May 18, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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  1. See Emily Play
    An Introduction to Syd Barrett (2010)
  2. Dramatic Theme
    More (Film soundtrack) (1969)
  3. Free Four
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  4. Learning to Fly
    A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
  5. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
    Animals (1977)
  6. Lucifer Sam
    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
  7. Pushin’ Too Hard (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    The Seeds (The Seeds) (1966)
  8. All Lovers Are Deranged
    About Face (David Gilmour) (1984)
  9. Hey You
    Is There Anybody Out There?: The Wall Live 1980-81 (2000)

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“Floydian Slip” coming to CJLO 1690 AM (Montreal, QC)

Posted May 17, 2015 by Floydian Slip

cjlo“Floydian Slip” will begin airing on CJLO 1690 AM in Montreal, Quebec, starting June 7. The station will carry the show Sundays at midnight ET (Saturday night/Sunday morning).

CJLO is a 1,000-watt non-commercial station serving the greater Montreal area from the Loyola campus of Concordia University.

More than 65 affiliate stations have joined the show’s Random Precision Radio Network, created in Summer 2009 when we began syndicating our show from our Vermont studio.

Shine on, Montreal!


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“Floydian Slip” preview #996

Posted May 12, 2015 by Floydian Slip

harvest-lpJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #996:

  • Floyd from Animals (1977) and Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  • Live material from Is There Anybody Out There?: The Wall Live 1980-81 (2000)
  • David Gilmour from About Face (1984)
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 65 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Winners: Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd

Posted May 11, 2015 by Floydian Slip

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide: Pink FloydCongratulations to our winners of copies of Uncut magazine’s “Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd”:

  • Christopher Clark, Bradford, PA
  • Felipe MacAuliffe, La Serena, Chile
  • Wade Roberts, Waterloo ON

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“Floydian Slip” songlist #995

Posted May 11, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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  1. Things Left Unsaid
    The Endless River (2014)
  2. It’s What We Do
    The Endless River (2014)
  3. Ebb and Flow
    The Endless River (2014)
  4. Money
    The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  5. The Nile Song
    More (Film soundtrack) (1969)
  6. Mother (Film version)
    The Wall (1979)
  7. The Devil’s Eye (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Crusader (Chris De Burgh) (1979)
  8. Us and Them
    The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

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Floydian Slip’s Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios #17: T-shirt #2

Posted May 10, 2015 by Floydian Slip

As we lead up to “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000 the week of June 8, we’re digging into the archives to share relics from the show’s past.

We started offering the first “Floydian Slip” T-shirt in late 1996 or early ’97, shortly after moving the show to Champ 101.3 in Burlington, Vt.

Not long after that, we reworked the shirt, going to a two-sided, two-color design, shown here, on a natural unbleached fabric.

Altogether, we probably sold a few hundred shirts at floydianslip.com before demand seemed to taper off. At that point we stopped making them in batches of a hundred, and started printing them on-demand.

Now you can buy “Floydian Slip” shirts, as well as coasters, mugs and just about anything else you can slap a logo on, at our Cafe Press store.

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