After a 3-plus year run, "Insanity on the Airwaves" will be disappearing from the airwaves, culminating with an 8-hour live episode on Sunday, December 16th, 2001, from 12 Noon to 8 PM Central Time. The show is ending because the show's creator, Keith "Keeter Man" Rose has been forced due to his "normal" life to leave Appleton for Carnival Cruise Line as a show band musician. This is not an end to any means - the door is being kept open for resurgence, whether it is an online-only version or a return to WLFM if conditions occur.
"Insanity on the Airwaves" has been a comedy & dementia radio program that provides a platform for the exposure for comedy & dementia artists and musicians in the time that comedy music is an underground movement while "alternative" music is mainstream of the music industry. "Insanity on the Airwaves" had a modest beginning with its first show on October 4th, 1999, started with less than 20 CDs and no on-air experience. Today, "Insanity on the Airwaves" has risen to be a premiere comedy/dementia show in the College Radio ranks, both broadcasting locally and via the internet since its start. MANY artists have contributed to the cause of keeping the art of comedy & dementia music alive. The following artists have contributed music to "Insanity on the Airwaves":
The Arrogant Worms The Bobs Ben Brooks Les Barker The Capitol Steps Cab City Combo Tim Cavanaugh Cole Slaw & the Baked Bean Band John Cougarstein The Cowards Peter Cook Da Yoopers Da Vinci's Notebook The Dan Orr Project Faust & Lewis John Forster The Four Postmen Tony Goldmark Dan Hart Happy Schnapps Combo Jim's Big Ego Lurlene the Trailer Court Queen Lester McFrawp Sean Morey The Mrs. Ackroyd Band No Time The Onion Radio News Rob Paravonian Henry Phillips The Polkaholics Power Salad Raymond & Scum Robomusic Darryl Rhoades Roto Rooter Good-Time Christmas Band Eric Schwartz Sponge Awareness Foundation Stanford Fleet Street Singers Sudden Death They Might Be Giants Throwing Toasters Those Darn Accordions Carla Ulbrich Larry Weaver Hot Waffles I would also like to thank the artists who either made live appearances on the show or did a pre-recorded interview with us: "Weird Al" Yankovic Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad Members of the Happy Schnapps Combo Tim Cavanagh Da Vinci's Notebook There have been some artists that have gone "above and beyond" the normal contributions. Tony Goldmark Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad This run would have not been possible for me to maintain on my own. I have been very fortunate to have many friends help from time to time. The "Insanity Crew," as it has been dubbed, has been: Devin "C-Dev" Kass Jamie "Plain Simple Garak" Le Blanc Jen "Junior Citizen" Zempel "Trivial" Todd Wilkinson Matt "Subman" Marks Marianna "Lady Omniscience" Allen I want to thank all of my listeners for tuning into the show - I hope that I have brought you all a good mix of comedy & dementia in these past 2 years. I have had a great time these last 3 years on the air, and I will miss stepping away from the board Sunday evening. I have written a parody to commemorate the final show that will be the last track played on "Insanity on the Airwaves." The song is a parody of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" entitled "Goodbye Insanity Show." Thank you to all that have been supportive of "Insanity on the Airwaves" and I hope that I sooner than later I can make the announcement that "Insanity on the Airwaves" will make its return. I forgot to mention that joining me in the final show will be Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad, and many of the co-hosts that have been on the show the past few years. Yours in Dementia, Keith Rose aka Keeter Man Host of "Insanity on the Airwaves" http://www.subtrivial.com/insanity/ -- Keith Rose, Sir Not Appearing In This Film KeeterMan on EFNet IRC AOL IM: KeeterMan27 ICQ: 7767635 Keith.R.Rose@lawrence.edu Low Brass Player At Large Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Gamma Zeta Chapter "Buy a new Game Boy For the fun and the fashion...Just for the passion!" -- Moxy Frnvous, "Stuck In The 90's"