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323 Projects Presents


KLAM RADIO by Lenae Day & Anna Kryczka


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

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KLAM 109.5 takes the best and worst parts of radio and puts them all together into one mega-station that comes to you live from the fabulous Dry Arroyo Casino in San Ranchito, California! Focusing on the absurdity and humor of everyday radio forms, KLAM Radio considers the resilience of radio culture in the digital media age as well as its strange power and prevalence in the Southland. KLAM Radio is a collaboration between performance artist Lenae Day and writer Anna Kryczka. Day and Kryczka have put together a group of talented Los Angeles artists, musicians, performance artists, comedians designers, writers, and public personalities to give KLAM its voice. KLAM inverts gender roles and subverts expectations around commercial and public radio. Tune into KLAM and you’ll encounter the characters that see themselves as the movers and shakers of remote San Ranchito, whether they’re hosting shows or advertising their local business. As a whole, KLAM 109.5 won’t KLAM up on you and works to unfold a portrait of an imagined California desert town, its people, their aspirations, gossip, disagreements, passions and politics.
















K.L.A.M. RADIO 109.5 FM Station Managers Larry and Jerry Frumkin

WEEKDAY PROGRAMMING

5-9 am - TOPICAL in the Mornings with Ricki and Stacy:

Join Ricki and Stacy, two pals of indeterminate genders as they host their recklessly enthusiastic morning radio show. As you might guess, they are talking about what's topical and announcing the latest winner of a Topical Cruise on Topical Tuesday. This morning pot of KLAM is brought to you by Topical ointments.

9-10 am - Gabbin’ Gals:

Melinda, Gladys, and Joyce are three sassy women talkin' sports. Voiced by men. The gabbin gals really know their stuff and also feast their eyes on the sports butts of the world. These three San Ranchito women aren’t shy about their opinions!

10 am-12 pm - ONE America with Post-Race Ray:

One America, is hosted by self-appointed local big shot Ray, some folks call him Post-Race Ray. Ray takes calls and discusses local race dynamics from his unbelievably short-sided “liberal” political stance.

12-1 pm - Video Journeys

Join local film buff, Phyllis McGillicuddy and her granddaughter Lenae as they review some of film’s finest confections rented from the local video store - Titletown Videos, Ice Creams, and Massages. Phyllis rates each film with a unique bouquet of flowers.

1-3 pm - Let the Men Talk:

Ever thought that men just don’t have a voice in the country? Are you concerned about the incursion of the “f” word into popular discourse? Join Richard “Big Dick” Johnson, voiced by a woman, and his cronies as they loudly carve space for their anger to be heard.

3-5 pm - Stagnant Air:

Veteran interviewer Molly Blech interviews local and worldwide celebrities. She sits down with local music legend, Dirty Earl Magnum to discuss his life and career.

5-5:30 Jerry’s Evening News:

Join KLAM’s nighttime manager Jerry Frumkin as he reads the headlines ripped straight from today’s Llorona Tribune.

5-9 pm - Cordelia:

Cordelia is here to listen 5 nights a week. She lends a sympathetic ear to those struggling with matters of the heart and then selects a wildly inappropriate metal song to fulfill the callers dedications. Join Cordelia on Sunday mornings for brunch at Fettitini’s, you’ll find her sipping a world famous Fettitini Martini and jamming out with her KLAM out.

9pm-12 am - Into the Night:

Classical music guru Leonard Grapentine takes San Ranchito into the night, classical style. His encyclopedic knowledge of all the Baroque hits is only interrupted by his uninspired reading of the mandatory ads for the station’s underwriter the FABULOUS Dry Arroyo Casino and that unbeatable buffet deal: UNLIMITED CLAMS.

12-1 am - The Doctor is Really In:

Want to get to bottom of that bump on your left pinky toe? Don’t worry. It’s probably cancer! Call up Rich Perlag and share your symptoms, real and imagined, and participate in San Ranchito’s hour of insane Perlag-ian diagnoses. This program is sponsored by DocsforReal.com

1-1:30 AM - Help Me Rhoda:
Join local beauty expert Rhoda of Rhoda Rouge as she makes over San Ranchito’s movers and shakers in her pink RV, Dolores.

1:30-3 am - DJ Molson Ice and the Ice Men:

CSU Ranchito junior and San Ranchito’s mashup master, Molson Ice only got this program because his hip uncles, Jerry and Larry manage the radio station. His pals, the Icemen, really want to nerd out about their favored bands and moments in musical history, whereas Molson Ice wants a platform for those mashups he’s been crafting in his dorm room.

3-5 am - The Truth EXPOSED

Bearded and hatted mystery man, broadcasting from his bunker in an undisclosed location, shares his latest apocalyptic and conspiratorial conjectures. Fellow conspiracy theorists are invited call in and commune with our host who requests to remain anonymous. This program is generously sponsored by Crystals Crystals.


KLAM 109.5 is generously underwritten by local businesses:

Wake & Bake
The Fabulous Dry Arroyo Casino
Crushable 2015
Merv’s Mevrolet Dealership My Morning Pot
My Morning Brew The Coffee Gallery
EZ-DIAMONDS Tracy’s Wig & Tan
Schmermler Auto Group Titletown Videos, Ice Cream, and Massages
TOPICAL Ointments Kryczka, Paymore & Associates
The Clothing Corral Wanda Wilman’s Foyota Dealership
Tucker’s Treasures Glazed Expressions
Dr. Vino, Etc. Fettitini’s
Ricki’s Autobodies Brad’s Discount Knees and Hips
Gently Used Marriage Supplies Grocery Town
Jurado’s Forbidden Fruit
House Full of Toys Crystals Crystals
Scones & Guns DocsforReal.com
Schlanger’s Pharmacy Gringo’s Gas
Smoothe Naturals The Manhole
Things to Remember Brown to Less Brown Cowboy Carpet Cleaning
Stone’s Decks & Clubs The Golden Sizzler Desert Steakhouse & Bar
Curt Cuttenberg’s Yoga Station

Social Media:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/klam109.5

Instagram & Twitter - @KLAMRadio

Characters on Social Media:

Faye Pringle: Facebook, Instagram - @fayepringleconsulting

Phyllis McGillicuddy: Personal Facebook, Prescott Pictures Society Facebook, Instagram - @PhyllisLovesFilms - Twitter - @PhyllisMcGillic

Caitlin Cassidy: Instagram - @desertartbabe

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Lenae Day is a Los Angeles based performance artist with solo shows at Mark Moore Gallery and Disjecta Contemporary. Her work takes the form of fabricated archives, utilizing commercial media forms to create and document conceptual universes. Her publications: DAY Magazine, Modern Candor and DAY Weekly are available in art book stores around the world. lenaeday.com

Anna Kryczka is a doctoral candidate in the University of California, Irvine’s program in Visual Studies and holds a Master’s degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research focuses on the criticism and display of mid-century American art, design, media, material culture, and architecture. Kryczka's work has appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture and the Journal of History and Technology. Her book, co-edited with Robert J. Kett and based on a 2013 co-curated exhibition, Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California was published in March of 2014. She is currently a member of a Jet Propulsion Lab funded interdisciplinary research group focusing on the economic, cultural, and environmental challenges facing Southern California’s desert communities.

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