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Note: regarding WKRP on TV and music licensing, Oingo Boingo, Fast Times etc.

As an aside, the reason the most excellent show – WKRP – is played so infrequently in reruns or released in box sets etc. is because of the huge challenges/expenses of licensing the music.

WKRP with “Dr.” Johnny Fever, Venus Flytrap, Bailey Quarters and a poster of Oingo Boingo’s Only a Lad

Even though the songs are only used for a few seconds, it’s not like they like they could edit out Foghat (or Three Dog Night, or Average White Band) when Venus Flytrap or Johnny Fever introduces “… and now here’s Foghat…” Though the various TV re-runs and some boxsets so try to replace music with generic similar tracks (to great failure) 

Though some movies tried to change the soundtrack to skirt licensing fees when released on VHS (notably, Fast Times at Ridgemont High was sued by Danny Elfman for removing the Oingo Boingo song at the end… Mr. Elfman won, the song was reinstated and he cashed out, again).

Artifacts: Cameras / and Radio (at Amandya Café, Higashi Okayama, Japan, 2020)

Artifact: Cameras and Radio at Amandya Café (Higashi Okayama, Japan, 2020)

Visit Amandya Café

Artifact: Camera, Minolta Autocord (at Amandya Café, Higashi Okayama, Japan, 2020)

Artifact: Radio (somewhere in Phitsanulok, Thailand)

Artifact: Radio (somewhere in Phitsanulok, Thailand)

Artifact: Radio (in an Okayama barn)

Artifact: Radio (in an Okayama barn)

Artifact: Sony Radio and friends (in a coffee shop in Kurashiki, Japan)

Artifact: Sony Radio and other music playing device (Kurashiki, Japan)

In a coffee and toast shop…

Artifact: Radio (in an Okayama bar window)

Radio (in an Okayama bar window)

Artifact: Radio (in a Sanur coffee shop)

Radio (in a Sanur coffee shop)

Artifact: Radio (in a Galle, Sri Lanka collection)

Artifact: Radio (in a Galle, Sri Lanka collection)

Letters and postcards aren’t the only way to send a delightful dispatch…

Of course, letters and postcards aren’t the only way to send a delightful dispatch to a distant friend… as another Canadian said “the medium is the message” as such, message depends on the medium. As such, choose the medium for your message to evoke emotion and put the story, no matter how brief, in a pleasing context.

Artifact: Radio (in a Muscat Gallery)

 
Tuning in, dropping out – static on this radio transmission, pick up the shortwave on 420mhz (moreorless)