Radio as archeology is fascinating. On Ariel View, Chris T. played tapes from Dallas's KILIf AM from November 22, 1963, the day President John F.Kennedy was killed. There are endless levels to listen on, but here are a few:. Listen to the air checks as old style, just-the-facts journalism. Listen to the air checks as pre-Beatles top 40 radio. Listen, especially, to the adds: popular culture before rock permeated that culture. Popular culture with naivete the Kennedy murder brought to an end.
Now to present day, free-form FM. Brian Turner played the dark psychedelia of Les Rallizes Denude, Though organic and 1960's influenced, the bass and trippy nuance remind me of Portishead's "Half Day Closing," played by Irene Trudel. Some say Portishead extracted this bass line from "American Metaphysical Circus" by The United States Of America, played by KBC on Bitslap.
Liz Berg did a set that included 1970's synthesized cinema music from Ilayaraaja, and hip-hop from Volume Five of Madlib's Medicine Show. There are tracks between these two, but I found the use of driving vocals in both to create two very different tone colors was a powerful thread binding Liz's set. Listen and see if you agree.