Waffle, who hosts the show on a campus, Cal-State Long Beach to be exact, began his semester not knowing if "The All-U-Can-Eat Buffet of Musical Madness" was going to be on the air due to personal reasons and scheduling conflicts, according to Waffle.
"I did manage to go on the air at his usual time and did many good shows in the last few months. But now it looks like the fates are against us and the Buffet is down for the count," continues Waffle.
He gives the reason for ending his duties at his Buffet show was due to personal scheduling conflicts beyond his control.
Tomorrow's show, entitled, "The Last Buffet of Chris" will highlight memories of the past four years of the show and we will reminisce over the all the great guests and good times the show aired. This is happening on very short notice but Chris will be trying to get some of his old friends back in the station today to say goodbye.
The All-U-Can-Eat Buffet of Musical Madness was a comedy/music show similar to the Dr. Demento radio show that broadcasted live over the Internet, Saturdays from 11-1 pm PST. It can only be heard using Windows Media Player at http://www.kbeach.org.
The show has aired live from Cal-State Long Beach, off-and-on, for the past four years since 1997, the middle age of the Internet. But Chris hopes that someday, he may be back once again next year saying, "The Buffet is BACK!"
"Until then, thanks for all those who ever listened and enjoyed the comedy," says Chris.
In a related story, Chris sent out a press release shown below:
(Cypress, CA.) The Best of The All-U-Can-Eat Buffet of Musical Madness lives again on MP3 with a brand new track!
"The Best of The All-U-Can Eat Buffet of Musical Madness, Vol. 1: So You Gonna Got Some Songs To Perform" celebrates the first two years of the comedy radio show with live music performances, jokes and sketches. The original CD, release in 1998, finally sold out of it's initial run at Alcon 2000. Now, in conjunction with MP3.com, it is available again with a brand new track, "Safety Spiel (The New Buffet Intro)" by Pook!.
This news comes on the heels of the recent announcement that The Buffet is going off the air.
Host Chris Waffle stated, "It is very sad that the show can no longer go on for now. But hopefully, this album will ease the pain and suffering of those fans who have witnessed such a great loss."
Chris also stated that he was so pleased with the way the re-released album came out on MP3.com, he is going to be working on a second volume featuring live performances from the last 2 1/2 years.
The All-U-Can-Eat Buffet of Musical Madness was a comedy/music show that broadcasted live over the internet every Saturday from 11-1 pm PST using Windows Media Player at http://www.kbeach.org. The "Best Of" album features 18 tracks with some very early and rare live performances from Throwing Toasters, Raymond & Scum, Lester McFwap and others.