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ROCK FIGHT #7 Is Coming Your Way!

December 1, 2011
3:31 pm

December 12th features John Hell and the return of Rotten Ronnie Donovan to the RV studios, as he and I host ROCK FIGHT 7!!! From 6-10PM we’ll be throwing down in an all-out BOOTLEG battle royal! Ronnie and I are diehard live bootleg collectors, and twice a year we go mano-a-mano to prove who has the best collection of them all. (we all know it’s me).

The theme this time is “Lucky 7”. Help us out. Are there any bands or songs that we should play that night? Remember, we’re playing live versions. We both have huge collections, so chances are we’ve got the music.

Tune in, Monday December 12th, 6-10PM on Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF, http://www.radiovalencia.fm

To see previous setlists as well as links to the podcasts of Rock Fight 6 click around on this site.

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A Season in Hell #65: Radio Valencia: Pamela Parker Visits

November 28, 2011
8:03 pm

Pamela Parker of the Pamela Parker Band stopped by tonight to premier a new song. She’ll be playing this Friday at the Boom Boom Room in SF. Go check her out. She shreds. She’s also going to be joining Eric McFadden at Cafe DuNord on December 10th. It’s about time he got back in town. Two great shows that you really must go see.

It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Mr. Plow Theme: The Simpson’s
I Love the Living You: Roky Erickson
All You Fascists Bound To Lose: Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry

Hell Broke Luce: Tom Waits
Soul Rebel: Bob Marley & Lee Scratch Perry
Down Home Girl: The Coasters

Fever: Fela Kuti
Filling A Hole: Eric McFadden

Interview with Pamela Parker

Carnival: Pamela Parker Band

Interview with Pamela Parker

Devil Moon: Eric McFadden
Big Sky->Baddest of the Bad: Reverend Horton Heat
The Big Three Killed My Baby: White Stripes
Victim of Changes: Judas Priest

Wild Horses: Old and in the Way (11-04-73)
Real in Real Time: Giant Sand (03-19-94)
Funky Crime: Red Hot Chili Peppers (04-28-89)
Mississippi Queen: Mountain (12-28-71)

Sing Me Back Home: Keith Richards (03-13-77)
Don’t Do It: The Band (12-28-71)
Do It Again: Steely Dan (04-30-74)
Plow King: The Simpson’s

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

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Vote for Radio Valencia, Best Radio Station in Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay 2011

June 9, 2011
10:18 pm


It’s that time of year once again: the time to get out your #2 pencils and vote for your favorites in the 37th annual San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay.

It’s the issue we all love. It’s the issue we hold onto the longest. It’s the one that we get angry at our six year old’s for using as liner for their hamster cages.

This year I want you to do something very, VERY important. I want you to vote Radio Valencia as the Best Radio Station in the Bay Area. Truth be told, we are the best radio station in the bay area. Don’t believe me? Have you even taken a listen to us yet? We are without a doubt, the BEST RADIO STATION IN THE BAY AREA!

I’ve been doing non-commercial (and a small amount of commercial) radio in the Bay Area since 1988. The best radio is radio that takes chances. Radio Valencia takes chances when it comes to content and programming. We have the best, most eclectic and relevant music programming, and the most interesting interviews.

You can also vote for your favorite DJ. I’ll leave that one up to you. Though I’m tempted to ask you to vote for me (as I have endlessly sent Tweets out asking for you do so), I’m going to refrain here. Do listen to Radio Valencia, and do vote for us. As for your favorite DJ, go with what your conscience is telling you.

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Radio Valencia is on the air!!!

August 11, 2010
9:24 pm


It’s been a while, but I’m back on the “air”.

Since my departure from FCCFreeRadio last March, I’ve been involved in creating a new and very much improved, radio station in SF, Radio Valencia.

A Season in Hell, Monday’s 8-10pm.

My old friend Chicken John, whom I have done many shows since 1995, including Church of the Bleeding Ulcer, You Asked for it, Lost Vegas, and the Power Tool Drag Races, asked me to help him set up a true community radio station. It didn’t take me two seconds to jump at the opportunity.

After consulting with some roustabouts, that included Trademark G. of Evolution Control Committee, and Wrybread of Photoboof, it was decided that we can make this happen.

That was in April.

Today we flipped the switch!!!

We have 30 people on staff, and 24 two-hour weekly shows, featuring some of the best SF has to offer, including the Ask Dr. Hal Show, KROB, Drinks with Tony, and The Sound of Plaid (ECC), just to name but a few.

I’ve been involved in bay area radio since 1988, and micro-powered radio since I co-founded Radio Free Burning Man back in 1994. I have not been this excited about a radio station since I witnessed the immediate response RFBM would get from that community.

I truly believe that Radio Valencia has the power to drive the community as the bulletin board with the megaphone, all neighborhoods deserve to have.

At this moment the website is a shambles and the board looks like it’s had one too many beers spilled on it, but that’s what I love about community. Everyone is coming together to make this thing happen. In time the website will kick ass, we’ll have a new board, and other flashy bells and whistles a radio station needs to rock.

At least the automated playlist which plays when there is no live show, doesn’t suck.

A station with no meetings? A station with no mandated promos to play? A station where the DJs are encouraged to create art two hours a week, with no interruption? A station that is actively searching for inspired people to come and play with us, no strings attached? A station that hopes to inspire a community? That’s my kind of station. Sign me up!

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