Self Help Radio

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Airs at: Tue, 09/28/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Self Help Radio is not a self-help radio show. The confusion is understandable. However, one may help oneself to a weekly examination of a particular theme featuring music, interviews with "experts," & quite possibly things that are "funny." It began in Austin, spent some time in Appalachia, & now gazes lovingly at the giant fir trees in Portland, Oregon. A fellow named Gary hosts it. It's a lot of hooey but sometimes the songs are good.  Find out more infomation about the show at its website,

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Self Help Radio 9/21/21: Borders

Airs at: Tue, 09/21/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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When the host of Self Help Radio was a child, he somehow came to believe that railroad tracks were the borders of cities.  It seemed logical to him that a city would be encircled with railroad tracks.  As such, whenever he was in a car, & the car went over railroad tracks, ... Read more

Self Help Radio 9/14/21: Dare

Airs at: Tue, 09/14/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Can you make radio on a dare?  Should you?  How daring is it to play three hours of songs that feature one kind of dare or another?  Does who dares, win?  How dare you!  Do you dare?  I daresay you do! In addition to all the songs you see listed below, the show features an ... Read more

Self Help Radio 9/7/21: One Night Only

Airs at: Tue, 09/07/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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For one night only!  Songs about one night & only one night on Self Help Radio! A brief correction: this is not the one night that Self Help Radio is on KBOO.  We apologize for getting the hopes up of many listeners.  Rather, this is the only night the theme "one night onl... Read more

Self Help Radio 8/31/21: Indiepop A To Z # 66

Airs at: Tue, 08/31/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Every four months Self Help Radio returns to a series started quite long ago somewhat far away at a different radio station.  The whats & whys are discussed on the show.  Suffice it to say, it's a strange obsession but we sure like the music! The show's 66th installment co... Read more

Self Help Radio 8/24/21: Catenary Wires Interview/Holograms

Airs at: Tue, 08/24/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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On this very special episode of Self Help Radio - Self Help Radio doesn't begin until about ninety minutes in. You see, I had the opportunity to talk with Amelia Fletcher & Rob Pursey of the Catenary Wires - & Swansea Sound - & a lot of bands they've been in.  That's what ... Read more

Self Help Radio 8/17/21: Lunch

Airs at: Tue, 08/17/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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The image on this page was taken by Self Help Radio's host Gary.  It's a view from his room to the front yard of his home in Fort Worth, Texas.  Obviously he doesn't live there now.  But when he lived there, he could look out to a giant oak in his front yard.  Occasionally ... Read more

Self Help Radio 8/10/21: Waterfalls

Airs at: Tue, 08/10/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Waterfalls are so lovely. & there are so many of them nearby! This week Self Help Radio thought they deserved a show. & what a show they got!  There are twenty (20!) songs called "Waterfall" on this show!  & also, no guests.  For some reason, no guests were booked for the ... Read more

Self Help Radio 8/3/21: The Kids

Airs at: Tue, 08/03/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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This week, Self Help Radio played songs & talked about "the kids."  The kids that were both all right & (it turns out) all shite.  The kids that just wanted to have fun, & would never been divided if they were just united.  All kindsa kids.  Dumb ass kids, skinny indie kids... Read more

Self Help Radio 7/27/21: A Flat Show

Airs at: Tue, 07/27/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It is a tradition of Self Help Radio to occasionally explore a word as a theme.  Some words have many, many meanings.  The word "flat" is one of them.  By the count of one dictionary, the word has fifty-three (53!) different definitions, as an adjective, noun, & adverb.  By... Read more

Self Help Radio 7/20/21: 1985 Continued

Airs at: Tue, 07/20/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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In a previous show - why, it's this one here! - Self Help Radio featured my favorite music from 1985.  The reasons are explained on the page linked, but perhaps we can also explain it here: On shows around the time of its host's birthday, Self Help Radio explores its favor... Read more