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The Eiderdown Turnstile differed from "Radio Free Living Room" and "Off The Beaten Path" in that we didn't concentrate on just current releases, we played stuff from the 60s and 70s as well. We started out with the self-imposed format, (old and new) psychedelia and hardcore, and branched out from there, eventually (occasionally) featuring heavy metal, old-time country music, rap and R&B and funk and blues, reggae and ska, and noise and nihilism. It used to be called ‘free form’ radio, where the format was totally open to any musical genre, you don’t see it that much anymore, formats have become more restricted (even at listener sponsored radio stations) because there’s more fundraising dollars there.

So we worked at WMNF for about 10 years overall, and worked with a lot of great people, and hoped to eventually get moved to a more accessible shift, even as our musical tastes became more obscure. We were on late Monday night, midnight to 3am, eventually changed to 11pm-2am. And it was never the same after Craig moved to Orlando, so I kept it going for a while (with John Barsdis and Sean Jerkins’ help), and then eventually called it a career in the early 90s.

And it was at this time that we first started interviewing musicians, Plan 9, Sonic Youth, fIREHOSE, Butthole Surfers, Camper Van Beethoven, Spot 1019, Eugene Chadbourne, and Moe Tucker. And we did our best to give a boost to the local scene, playing Charlie Pickett, Psycho Daisies, Voodoo Idols, U-Boats, Monday Mornings, Grassy Knoll Gunmen, Immediates, Strange Agents, Pariah and others.

The Eiderdown Turnstile would like to thank WMNF program director Randy Wind, Tony Orr, Tony Cona, Bill Hamilton, Rob Lorei, Cam Hendrix, Michael Mainguth, MC Kostek for the shout-out in CMJ, the late great Kenny K, and everybody who listened.
- Jeff Schwier/the 561/1-6-14 .
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Jeff, Craig, Johnny, Charlie

Free Form Radio, Fall 1982
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August 5, 1985 (First Show)
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August 12, 1985
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August 19, 1985
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September 2, 1985
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September 9, 1985
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September 16, 1985
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September 23, 1985
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September 30, 1985
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October 7, 1985
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October 14, 1985
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October 21, 1985
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October 28, 1985
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November 4, 1985
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November 11, 1985
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November 18, 1985
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November 25, 1985
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December 2, 1985
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December 16, 1985
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December 23, 1985
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December 30, 1985
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January 6, 1986
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January 13, 1986
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January 20, 1986
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January 27, 1986
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February 3, 1986
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Craig with Moe Tucker

February 17, 1986
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February 24, 1986
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March 3, 1986
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March 10, 1986
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October 3, 1986
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October 13, 1986
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October 20, 1986
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October 27, 1986
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November 3, 1986
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November 10, 1986
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November 17, 1986
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November 24, 1986
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December 1, 1986
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December 8, 1986
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December 15, 1986
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December 22, 1986
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December 29, 1986
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January 5, 1987
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January 12, 1987
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January 19, 1987
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Jeff and Craig WMNF air studio circa 1986
Off the Beaten Path was hosted by Bob Slade who took over from Eric Moss after Radio Free Living Room ended.

Thanks to DJ Skidmark and Jeff Lemlich for providing the tapes.
January 1989
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Early 1989
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Autumn 1989
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November 1989
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December 1989
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June 4, 1990
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Autumn 1991
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December 1991
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February 3, 1992
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February 24, 1992
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April 27, 1992
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August 10, 1992
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September 28-29, 1992
[Side A] [WVUM Alternative Top 9]

November 1992
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Off the Beaten Path

December 1992
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June 21, 1993
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August 23, 1993
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September 20, 1993
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December 1993
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September 1994
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October 1994
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Radio Free Living Room was a program broadcast on Monday nights on non-profit radio station WLRN in Miami, starting in August 1980. Eric Moss was the host. Florida music archivist Jeff Lemlich recorded some of the programs, and was kind enough to allow Mike Hooker to transfer and convert his 30-year-old cassettes. Mike Hooker passed them on to us. Sound quality is only so-so, but there’s lots of obscurities you maybe never heard before.

Thanks to Leslie Wimmer, Ted Gottfried, Eric, Jeff, Mike, and the late Dave Parsons.

Guests include Walter Cz, Debbie Rage, Bill Ashton, Bonnie Pearl, Pete Moss, Eddie O’Brien, Scott The Jew, David Camp
Unknown date
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February 1981
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1981
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April 1981
[April 1981] [April 13, 1981]

July 1981
[July 1981]

September 1981
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September 21, 1981
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November 1981
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February 1982
[February 19]
Radio Free Living Room

June 1982
[June 14]

July 5, 1982
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July 1982
[July 19 and 26]