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Listen to the original broadcasts of Close Radio, a weekly radio program that aired on Los Angeles station KPFK.

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Listen to original Close Radio broadcasts

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Listen on any telephone, including your cell phone, home phone, or the phone in the exhibition gallery. Call (408) 794-0885, enter the number of the broadcast you want to hear, followed by the # key.

Download PDF  Download the list of 111 Close Radio broadcasts for broadcast numbers. (PDF - 248KB)

Close Radio

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The Close Radio podcast presents a selection of 17 highlights from the Close Radio broadcasts, chosen by curator Glenn Phillips. Broadcasts will be released each week while the Evidence of Movement exhibition is open.

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About Close Radio

From 1976 to 1979, Los Angeles radio station KPFK hosted Close Radio, a weekly half-hour program that allowed artists to present sound and art projects via radio broadcast. Founded by artists John Duncan and Neil Goldstein, the program was primarily organized by Duncan and Paul McCarthy, with Nancy Buchanan and Linda Frye Burnham also participating as organizers at various points in the programs history. Over the course of more than 100 broadcasts by more than 90 artists, Close Radio challenged nearly every conceivable industry standard of radio broadcast, and collectively its projects present an encyclopedic array of strategies used by artists to present performative art works using only sound.

Close Radio