Live Election Coverage Tuesday

Special LIVE election coverage with Amy Goodman and the crew!

9AM – LIVE – One Hour Special
2PM – Democracy Now!
5PM – Seven Hours of Live Coverage with Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzales, Rex Latchford and etc.

In between… lots of great music for your head! On the Galaxy’s Most Important Radio Network.

7/6 – Snowden Releases Samples of NSA Data Capture

Only two days after Independence Day, The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and associates have published news indicating that the information disclosures by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden are much more extensive than previously thought.

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

Files provided by Snowden show extent to which ordinary Web users are caught in the net

In today’s Washington Post, an analysis of data samples showing the exact nature of data collected by the NSA, and it includes a tremendous amount of information about ordinary U.S. citizens that the Federal government has repeatedly denied it is collecting.

Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post.

Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net the agency had cast for somebody else.

Many of them were Americans. Nearly half of the surveillance files, a strikingly high proportion, contained names, e-mail addresses or other details that the NSA marked as belonging to U.S. citizens or residents. NSA analysts masked, or “minimized,” more than 65,000 such references to protect Americans’ privacy, but The Post found nearly 900 additional e-mail addresses, unmasked in the files, that could be strongly linked to U.S. citizens or U.S.residents.

The surveillance files highlight a policy dilemma that has been aired only abstractly in public. There are discoveries of considerable intelligence value in the intercepted messages — and collateral harm to privacy on a scale that the Obama administration has not been willing to address.

The entire story can be found here:

The constant, ongoing release of the Snowden information trove is bad news for the Administration and National Intelligence Community, as nearly every release shows them to be either outright liars and prevaricators, or unaware of what’s going on directly under their noses (other than the substances they are apparently inhaling, of course).

The Administration seems bent on destroying its credibility entirely. From trumped up boards of inquiry to ongoing and repeated denials of illicit spying on American citizens, and inept, ill considered spying on allies, the Administration seems unable to read the writing on the wall and to come clean to the American people. In the midst of all the denials, one thing the Administration hasn’t denied is the authenticity of the Snowden documents.

Shovelling Music

~ BE st shoveling music EVA !!!!! I hope to shovel more and have victory ale with my cheap head phones ~ Turning to the busy street near driveway mouth ~ Playing air shovel, in the present ~ Showing them my swirlie heavy psych swagger ~ Winter 2014 ~ WOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ~ Going out now to prep for the flakes ~best workout just take it slow and swirlie ~

Morning Emissions

Morning Emissions is 60 minutes of news followed by freeform radio goodness.

Here’s a transcript of this morning’s Morning Emission:

Good Morning! It’s Wednesday, February 12th, and there’s only one more shopping day left before Valentines Day. It’s getting down to the wire… are you ready?
The planet’s surface has been warming up a tad… more on that in a few moments… Mincka, Peter Patriot, and I remain bound in the period where we can’t produce DayPages in time for broadcast, but you can still find them at The do-nothing congress gone done something – they raised the debt limit. How dandy for them. Ice skating at Sochi sparks war between the US and Canada. A 25 year study of 90,000 women finds no impact of mammography on deaths. Food industries go to war over sweeteners. And Barbie makes the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Speaking of real, Weather is next on Radio InfoWeb mornings…

[sorry, no transcript of the weather forecast :) ]

One more way we help gently pry your eyes open in the morning. Check it out on the audio stream…

Some Pre-Game Super Bowl Paranoia

As usual, YouTube is a trove of diamonds in the rough on the topic of False Flags, Illuminati, and Super Bowl warnings. How relevant? You decide. Here are some links to get your started:

Disturbing imagery with a catchy beat: SUPER BOWL XLVIII – Possible FALSE FLAG ATTACK & ILLUMINATI…


Super Bowl 2014 Harbinger! False Flag? …

Super Bowl busted as RIGGED by Hollywood? Will 2014 be the last?

Super Bowl 48 Behold a Pale Horse

Don’t Watch [Superbowl] XLVIII — Superbowl Occult Imagery

Attention Artists! Check what you’ve been missing: Putting misleading references to 9/11, the Illuminati, and Satanic Imagery could gain you a greater audience!

Belew and Zappa Web Extra

As Tyrone might say, here’s how the McCheese is made. Well, one way anyway. Sometimes I get together with Tyrone on IM, and we trade music links. Sometimes, they wind up as a radio segment. Here’s one that did, and I’ve promised myself to post these more often. So, enjoy these links, and enjoy the music on the Radio InfoWeb stream as well! If the links have gone bad (as they will with time), the music on the stream remains!

David Bowie “Stay” ’78 Adrian Belew

Tyrone really likes the way Adrian, as a very young man, rips this up! Bowie obviously concurs.

David Bowie “Rebel Rebel” Belew ’78

After that experience (above), I thought I’d try out one of my favorite Bowie oldies that brings back good memories. Here it is from the same live set on German TV.

Frank Zappa – City of Tiny Lites

Adrian Belew tries this out on a track on the InfoWeb set you’ll hear on the stream. It’s not included here. Adrian’s version gave me a taste for hearing composer Frank Zappa perform it…

Frank Zappa – City Of Tiny Lites (live 1980-10-25)
Buffalo (2007) live in Buffalo, NY, October 25th, 1980

Frank Zappa – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Steve Vai – Stunt Guitar & Background Vocals
Ray White – Vocals & Rythm Guitar
Ike Willis – Vocals & Rythm Guitar
Tommy Mars – Keyboards & Vocals
Bob Harris – Keyboards, Trumpet & High Vocals
Arthur Barrow – Bass & Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums, Vocals

Of course, there are many other versions on YouTube. Feel free to listen to them all! :) – this gave me a taste of one of my favorite tongue-in-cheek Zappa tunes, so here it is…

Frank Zappa – The Illinois Enema Bandit

See you on the air! Hear you later? – Rex

Status – 12/18/2012


Monday was a baaaaad day. The computer that runs the schedule blew up in Dr. Octopus’ face, causing minor burns to one of his tentacles.

In the ensuing chaos, we made changes. You’ll notice the high frequencies in the stream are no longer crushed by coming through an FM radio signal. The program is now direct-to-stream! We hope you enjoy that improvement which was an unplanned by-produce of recovery and salvage operations!

The computer had to be replaced and the new one configured: that took a while. During that time, the stream was on backup which meant the programming schedule was blown, and there was no Fourth Tower of Inverness.

Monday and Tuesday’s episodes of The Fourth Tower were combined, and ran on the normal schedule Tuesday.

Now that everything has changed, we’ll be changing some more. Look for some new alternate programming streams at different bit rates arriving just in time for Christmas!

Changing Times, and Beaches, in NYC

The Beaches dot the landscape. But then, they’ve always done that.

However, as I drove to the SpaceZepplin terminal, I was musing at how things have changed. For example, I was listening to Radio InfoWeb as I drove using the Tunein app on my iPhone. Such a scenario was unimaginable when the program I was listening to, recorded in 1997, was made. But at Radio InfoWeb, we’ve always imagined the unimaginable: making radio intended for interstellar space travellers. We’re almost there, kids.

Then came the promo for The Fourth Tower of Inverness, the upcoming daily radio serial (or is that cereal?) that is designed to strengthen your consciousness and brain for the difficult time ahead. The narrator of The Fourth Tower is Dave Herman. That took me back. Dave had been knocking around NYC area radio. He got his big break in 1970, about the time I was DJ’ing at a pirate radio station out on Long Island. He took ABC’s “Love Network” live on WABC-FM, which rapidly became the infamous WPLJ. The mission was to make FreeForm radio commercially successful. It even worked, for a short while. Here at Radio InfoWeb, we’re still carrying on that mission, and haven’t given up yet… no not at all.

Enter Dave, our new announcer. Dave is serious… in a kind of unhinged way. You hear him every day, every time you turn on the radio or TV. He’s a “golden throat”. Now his unhingedness is unleashed on your psychedlic brains. But I digress.

Until recently, we had only scraps of reel-to-reel tape with bits and pieces of the original Fourth Tower series. Although you can now purchase the “unabridged” version on CD,  it’s not in the daily serial format for radio. It kind of loses something in the process, because every episode is a cliffhanger. But now, you can hear Dave Herman narrate in all his glory from those days, fresh off his hot, if short, gig with the ABC malcreation that, sadly, did not live long… degenerating into “top hits rock” in the usual format.

The TuneIn app held up through the torturously varying communications landscape caused by the degrading cellular network; courtesty Hurricane Sandy. TuneIn transcodes the Radio InfoWeb stream into something more digestible by iPhones (as well as iPads and iTampons) than the 128K stream that works better over WiFi and hardwired connections. Thus, it’s better, so far as I know (I haven’t tried it yet) than the upcoming Radio InfoWeb app, a sneak preview of which is shown below…

– Rex Latchford

Radio InfoWeb iOS app

The Radio InfoWeb iOS App