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Escape Velocity: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Mushroom Escape

I missed it by just under a year. I have spent most of my life wishing I could have been around to witness the moment when Eagle landed at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. I've read every book I could find on the subject, I've imagined the excitement that surely must have been felt around the world, and now it's time to mark that occasion with some very special programming on Mushroom Escape.

Christmas Day on Mushroom Escape

As you may or may not know, Mushroom FM has a sister station, which we proudly call Mushroom Escape. This station features radio drama and comedy, old and new. Of course, the Fun Guys at Mushroom FM are into the Christmas spirit this year as always, but Mushroom Escape has some great Christmas programming for you too. We have eight hours of material, which will play three times throughout the day. Following is a breakdown of what you can expect (all times Eastern North American time):

The Annual Christmas Novelty Special is Here Again!

It's one of many traditions around here at Mushroom FM: Bruce Toews and his Christmas Novelty Special. This year, the special is bigger and better than ever, with all your favorites plus a few new songs that Bruce hasn't played before. What kind of awful things have happened to Santa as he's been trying to make his rounds? What do Yogi Yorgessen, Tom Lehrer, Ray Stevens, and Cledus T. Judd have to say on the subject of the season? All these questions and many more will be dealt with, if not actually answered, on this year's Christmas special.

The War of the Worlds on Mushroom Escape

If you listen to The Dusty Attic on Mushroom Escape today (Monday), you will hear Ryan playing much of The War of the Worlds, the infamous radio broadcast from October 30, 1938. Ryan also discusses the broadcast in-depth and demystifies some of the facts and myths surrounding this iconic hour of radio.

The Return of Mushroom Escape

Many of you will remember, back in the days of Mushroom FM 1.0, a sister station which we had called Mushroom Escape, playing a variety of old-time radio.

Mushroom Escape is, as of right now, back on the air! Bruce Toews has spent a great deal of time over the last few months planning the revived station, learning a new automation system, and implementing it all, and he is sure you will enjoy the new station.

We have more of a variety than ever this time around - everything from Christian to comedy, mystery to quiz shows, theatre, science fiction, and a whole lot more.

Touring the Alphabet on the Early Years

Unfortunately, this week Steve Cutway is not going to be able to bring you the Early Years. So, scraping the bottom of the barrel, Mushroom FM has dug up Bruce Toews to sit in the air chair in steve's place.

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