Well, this should be interesting.
Don Joyce of Negativland fame hosts a special five hour Halloween edition of his "Over The Edge" radio show Thursday night (Oct 30th) / Friday morning (Oct 31st). PN18 organizer and Negativland / OTE gushing fanboy jonnyX has been in touch with Don and Naked Rabbit (Negativland webmaster & OTE archivist), since this edition of OTE coincides with the start of PN18. PhreakNIC attendees are invited to call in and help fill that five hour programming block with scary hacker and / or Halloween content.
Email from Don via Naked Rabbit:
>> Yes, I will be doing a 5 hour Halloween show, and all Receptacle input will be welcome (C'mon, eat up that time!) Let's just hope everyone is on a landline - so much better to listen to it's not even funny.
> He's up for it - make it count! I'll be listening!
From Negativland's website:
OTE sometimes employs “Receptacle Programming,” which means you. Phone callers are punched into our mix with no warning. Call 510-848-4425 to deposit your programming. When your phone stops ringing, you’re on the air. Don’t say “hello” – just begin.
A 10 to 15 second delay is occurring between our live broadcast and your radio or computer, which makes it difficult to interact with our show “live” on the phone. Turn down your radio or computer and only listen to our real time mix in your phone when calling the broadcast. (Only the little speaker in your phone is getting the show to you at the speed of light.) If you listen to anything else, you will sound drunk. When your phone stops ringing, you're on the air and in the mix.
Note: It's not uncommon for most or all of Negativland to appear in the KPFA studios for shows on Halloween, particularly the rare five hour shows. The show that follows OTE is "Puzzling Evidence," a Church of the SubGenius show; appearances from bigwig CotSG folks are frequent as well. If we're really lucky, we'll be able to participate in an OTE + Puzzling Evidence + Negativland + CotSG Halloween mashup...
Q: When are we supposed to call?
A: 02:00 to 07:00 Central, Friday, Oct 31st. Yes, they are on Pacific Time; deal.
Q: Where will the show be posted?
A: Here (low bitrate, mono, immediate) and here (higher bitrate, stereo, can take a few days). Eventually, the entire OTE collection will be posted to archive.org in cd-quality flac.