A Date With Darth Vader
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Imagine you’re young, naive and the biggest Star Wars fan ever. But you’re a girl—a young woman even— and fans are generally, you know, boys. But you’re brave and you decide go to a fan convention by yourself. Not […]

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OK, we’re all still hungover from the holidays, but Valentines Day is just around the corner and we had so much fun with the stories you called in for our “Big Something Holiday Spectacular!” (you can listen to it again, HERE, if you missed it) that we decided to do another.

This […]

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The Big Something Holiday Spectacular 2010
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Tune in to KRCC today at 2:15 p.m. (or stream by clicking the play button above) and come away with us on a journey of holiday stories full of dirty old sandals; divorce and toaster ovens; forgotten panties […]

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Meadowgrass, which starts this evening, isn’t the only reason to go to La Foret as you will see in this video tour of the campus with Abby Sienkiewicz.

Speaking of Meadowgrass, congratulations to Michael Comora who won the two weekend passes to Meadowgrass by leaving this fantastic little brush-with-fame story on our new […]

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We hope you’ve been enjoying the installments of our burgeoning Big Something Radio Progamme as much as we have. What we like most is seeing how the seed of a single story about a date with Lorne Greene led to a coming-of-age date with a Darth Vader, which was […]

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(Mike Matthews’ Webcor reel-to-reel recorder on which he recorded his interview with Lorne Greene on the set of Bonanza in 1965)

In this third installment of our constantly evolving Big Something Radio Programme, local retiree Mike Matthews tells his own Lorne Greene story. It’s a story about youthful dreams, a […]

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A Date With Darth Vader

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A Date With Darth Vader
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Welcome to the second installment in The Big Something Radio Programme. First, allow us to explain what’s going on:

We started off last month by producing one story—Noel’s mother’s date with Lorne Greene, which you can listen to Continue Reading

This story about a date with Lorne Greene that my mother told me a few weeks ago embodies what we hope to do with the nascent Big Something Radio Program: It starts with something simple like a rice diet and then leads to a providential encounter with a B-plus-list television actor and […]

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TBS Radio Program Teaser: Lorne Greene
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For some time now, we’ve been wanting to do more storyhunting and storytelling as part of The Big Something. After thinking about it for a while, we decided we could start gathering up stories, share them here as […]

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