As most of us are aware, Clyde Clifford’s Beaker Street will cease to exist on Little Rock’s KKPT-FM 94.1 “The Point” after February 6, 2011. This radio program is an institution in Arkansas, dating back to 1966 when it began airing on KAAY-AM 1090.
This past Sunday night, Little Rock NPR affiliate KUAR-FM 89.1 conducted an interview with Clyde, aka Dale Seidenschwarz. He explains how radio has changed over the past several years, not necessarily for the better. Today’s tight corporate playlists are making it increasingly difficult for unique programs like Beaker Street to be heard on commercial radio outlets. This despite the fact that Beaker Street still enjoys a huge, loyal audience. There has been a huge outpouring of support for Clyde and his show these past weeks on Facebook and elsewhere online.
Thanks to Michael Hibblen for producing this video and making it available on YouTube: