Clyde Clifford of Beaker Street!

ARTxFM and KUHS present Clyde Clifford of Beaker Street as Saturday night’s Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Grassroots Radio Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. This event is open to the public. The cost is $10 and it includes a smoked BBQ dinner at 7 PM. Clyde Clifford’s presentation begins at 8 PM.

“Extended tracks and psychedelic effects made Beaker Street unlike anything on Midwestern radio in 1966. Clyde Clifford’s laid-back approach to broadcasting was a stark –and welcome– contrast to the high-energy commercial jocks on air at the time. The psychedelic rock music he delivered to his attentive late-night listeners blew the airwaves open for all kinds of music that had not been considered for radio play before. Beaker Street is widely recognized as the first underground music program in the Midwest. The nightime signal of “The Mighty 1090″ KAAY extended from Little Rock north into central Canada and south into communist Cuba. Reaching out through the wee hours of the night, Clyde Clifford became the voice of the America’s heartland.”

Reception to follow with entertainment from KUHS DJs Theronius Chunk and Kevin Masopust. Beverages from Superior Bathhouse Brewery.

You can view this event on Facebook.

Tickets are available here:

NOTE: Select Saturday’s date from the dropdown menu then the $10 Dinner event if you want to attend the Clyde Clifford lecture but not the entire conference.

We hope you will join us for this rare and historic event!

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  1. Many a night I plugged in ear buds and kicked back to listen to Beaker Street. It was one of the best programs on the air at the time. I miss it. I would fall asleep with the ear buds in and my dad would come in and “unplug” me! All my best to Clyde.

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