Newsworthy Ghost Island

Extra-Lengthy Show on Saturday by David
February 27, 2007, 11:23 pm
Filed under: State of the Show

We’re up for an extra hour of programming on Saturday, so stay tuned for even more of what you’ve hopefully come to know and love. Two. Full. Hours.

We’ve got HUGE… tracts of audio.



February 24, 2007, 3:35 pm
Filed under: Episodes

Episode The Third

Here’s this week’s show. I’m really proud of how it turned out; the original broadcast was nearly flawless from a technical standpoint, and I’m especially fond of Minions, the 19-minute story that was given us by the Ghost of Clive Vanderhaus, the famous English radiojournalist.

Also, his name is a google bomb. Er. No, that’s not the word. What’s the term you use when a quoted phrase, searched for in Google, yields zero results? as in, it appears nowhere on the internet? (except now it will appear here on NGI! Bwaha!) I know there’s a word for that exact term: “thing-that-there-is-only-one-of-now-that-you’ve-written-it”.

Anyway, if you think of it, leave a comment. Or write us a letter! Thank you, those of you that have already written in. We love to hear from you! If you request songs, we may play them. It depends.

Tell us what you think of the show today; we worked hard on it.

-David R

Show 3 by David
February 24, 2007, 12:55 am
Filed under: Playlists

1. The Beatles – You Know My Name, Look Up The Number

2. Humble Pie – The Light

3. Newsworthy Ghost Island – Villainous Luncheon

4. The Lemurs – My Definition

5. Queen – Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

6. Newsworthy Ghost Island – Minions

7. Rolo Martinez – Mi Son Mi Son Mi Son

8. Albert Hammond, Jr. – Everyone Gets A Star

9. Guster – Dear Valentine

Episode Two! by David
February 17, 2007, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Episodes

Episode The Second!

Episode two is up on the feed! We had some fine, fine adventures this week, and David, Alex, and I are more than pleased to share ‘ em with you.

Now, as long as we’re trapped on this island, we might as well make the best of it, and make the best of the show! If you’ve got any questions or comments, or if you’d just like to drop a line and say hello, email us at

Send us your question or whatever, a vague notion of where you’re from, and how to pronounce your name. It’ll be sort of like Prairie Home Companion, except we may edit the content of your question slightly to protect the innocent, and we may make fun of you.

You’re probably wondering why we have an email address – and, if we do, why can’t we just use it to get off the island?

Well, if I told you that, you wouldn’t want to listen to the episode. And then I’d cry.

Anyway, you all stay warm out there. Though it’s balmy as Burt’s Bees out here (wherever we are), I’ll wager that it’s probably pretty cold wherever our American listeners are. Namely, our families.

-David R

Show 2 by David
February 17, 2007, 12:57 am
Filed under: Playlists

1. Spoon – Back to The Life

2. Badly Drawn Boy – A Peak You Reach

3. Newsworthy Ghost Island – The Journalists Discover A Computer

4. Trio Mocato – Nereu Nereu

5. Chris Thomas Key – Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

6. Common People – William Shatner (feat. Ben Folds)

7. Newsworthy Ghost Island – Aliens

8. Zoo-tons – Tired of Hangin’ Around

9. Strong Bad – The Theme From Dangeresque II: This Time, It’s Not Dangeresque I

10. Bird and Bee – Again and Again and Again and Again (Warning! HAUNTED song)

11. Emily Simon – Flowers

12. Thomas Newman – Drive Away (End Titles)

by David
February 11, 2007, 10:36 pm
Filed under: Episodes

Good evening, and welcome to the Newsworthy Ghost Island blog. Newsworthy Ghost Island is a weekly radio show broadcast on KWUR, Washington University in St. Louis’ underground radio station. Here is the first episode:

Episode 1

Show 1 by David
February 11, 2007, 12:57 am
Filed under: Playlists

1. Tally Hall – The Bidding

2. Andrew Bird – Measuring Cups

3. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Hypocrite

4. Newsworthy Ghost Island – The Human Chord, Episode 1

5. The Decemberists – Sons and Daughters

6. Blur – Parklife

7. The Shins – Spilt Needles

8. Yoshida Brothers – Overland Blues

9. Nellie McKay – Cupcake

10. Newsworthy Ghost Island – The Mambo

11. Cab Calloway – Everybody Eats When They Come ‘Round To My House

12. Toots and The Maytals – Funky Kingston