What happens when a legendary morning shock-jock abandons his post, leaving the feeble-minded intern in charge? Carnage and mayhem...but funny carnage and mayhem. Free Radio is improvised comedy that chronicles the Cinderella story of one dim-witted intern, Lance (played by Lance Krall) who answers his call to greatness by jumping in to host a popular radio show when the real host defects to satellite radio. What follows is a glorious train wreck of botched celebrity interviews, on-air tantrums and generally lovable buffoonery. The twist? Lance's hosting effort is so spectacularly awful, that ratings actually go up. This, of course, forces his frustrated manager, James (played by Brian Huskey) and co-host, Anna, (played by Anna Vocino) to put up with him for the sake of the ratings. The new show, "Moron in the Morning" continues to be a fan favorite. Completely improvised, Free Radio offers a fresh alternative to the typical sitcom, showing just how far real A-List celebrities will go to tolerate a complete moron. In season two, luminaries from "Lost's" Dominic Monaghan to actor Hank Azaria and musical artist Akon are subjected to the idiot storm that is Lance and "Moron in the Morning." While runaway celebrity interviews make up the bulk of the show, Free Radio also goes behind the scenes to depict our loveably dim hero's struggle to deal with his newfound fame and earn the respect of his co-workers.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Free Radio - Radio Free Europe (song) - Netflix
“Radio Free Europe” is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1981 as the band's first single. A re-recorded version appeared on their 1983 debut album.
Free Radio - Re-recording and I.R.S. single release - Netflix
R.E.M. signed to I.R.S. Records in 1982. I.R.S. asked R.E.M. to re-record “Radio Free Europe” in 1983 for their debut album, Murmur. The band agreed, because they had felt that they'd improved significantly since the original 1981 sessions. The 1983 version has some slightly different lyrics and a slower tempo, and is not as well-liked by the band as the original; indeed, the liner notes for the 1988 compilation album Eponymous (on which the original Hib-Tone version is featured) stated that “Mike and Jefferson think this one [referring to the Hib-Tone version] crushes the other one like a grape.” Peter Buck has also stated that he “[didn't] think we captured it the way we did on the single.” Original producer Mitch Easter also commented on the re-recording, saying it was “more pro, but a little too sedate.” The re-recorded version of “Radio Free Europe” was the first single from Murmur. It was the first R.E.M. single to reach the charts, peaking at number 78 on the Billboard singles chart and remaining on the chart for five weeks. The song also reached number 25 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. A live performance at Larry's Hideaway, Toronto, Canada, from July 9, 1983, was released on the 2008 Deluxe Edition reissue of Murmur.
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