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In ROCKING GEOMETRY, Dr. William Lethbridge of Oxford University will discuss the basic theorems and postulates of geometry in everyday language, interspersed with great rock songs of the 1960s. In the first program of this ten part series, he will explain how the Pythagorean Theorem was a major influence on the early works of Eric Clapton. The second part is titled Hyperbolas and Bob Dylan. Fridays at 1715, 2230, Saturdays at 0615, 1345.

ITCHY FEET is a five part look at foot diseases in Great Britain. Each part will examine common foot ailments in various regions of the country; England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island. The final program will examine the surrounding smaller isles, e.g. the Channel Islands, Shetlands, & Isle of Mann. Prominent British doctors will be interviewed, as will several major politicians who succumbed to an epidemic of "Shetlands Foot Rot", apparently brought to the Parliament gymnasium shower by a less-than-hygenic Shetlands Islands MP (who was subsequently censored by Parliament). Mondays at 0145 and 2330, Tuesday at 0230, and Wednesdays at 0345. Apparently, they want to make this program as easy as possible for their North American audience to hear.

During the month of October, ASSIGNMENT will talk with US and world leaders on "What if the unthinkable happens and there IS a 'President Quayle'"? The BBC has promised that each broadcast of Assignment will be preceded by an announcement that the following program is not suitable listening for young children or people with heart conditions (especially George Bush). Tuesdays 0330, 0930, 1530 and Wednesdays at 2215.


In an effort to boost its sagging listenership, the Radio Moscow World Service will begin a new weekly program beginning the first week of November titled International Sex Bombs, Past and Present. A special series of QSLs is planned for the program. Wednesdays at 20 minutes past even-numbered hours, repeated on Saturdays at 20 minutes past hours divisible by the cube root of 27.

Beginning in December, Radio Mogadishu will start airing a repeat of its popular The History of Bleach program, first aired in 1981 (via Luigi Sadowski).

Radio Pyongyang has high hopes for its new series, The Role of Asphalt in the Peoples' Liberation Struggle. They don't give a day and time, however. According to their schedule listeners should "listen to all of our broadcasts every day of the week, and we promise you'll eventually catch it."

Radio Nacional de Colombia is in the midst of a nine-part classical music series featuring the nine symphonies of Beethoven played on a xylophone. They promise to do Mozart on a kazoo next. Tuesdays at 1530, 1930 and Fridays at 2200 on 17800, plus or minus 200 kHz.


The above article appeared in the 1991 edition of BLANDX, the DX bulletin parody magazine. More information about BLANDX is available from Don Moore.

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