Tonight at (or around?) 10 p.m. on KCDZ 107.7 FM in Joshua Tree and the High Desert: Spook lights on Amboy Road, the conversion of Saul by blinding desert lights over the highway, and recordings of the pilots and tower staff from the night of October 7, 1965, when a dozen UFOs bedeviled Edwards Air Force Base for nearly five hours. (You can hear the entire recording at the Internet Archive, as provided by the U.S. Air Force.)
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Our theme music was composed by Pierre Gerwig Langer, and musical ambience in this episode included the following recordings:
Tonight we visit the great mystery of the Phoenix Lights, which was 20 years ago! Why did the governor of Arizona hide his own “otherworldly” sighting? Also on the show: We answer your letters and tell why Gram Parsons and Joshua Tree are forever connected. There’s a night-time hike with the Former Ranger, too. And you will enjoy an inspiring talk with Nicole Holland, owner of the beloved Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley. Subscribe to the podcast free of charge at iTunes, and listen live on KCDZ 107.7 FM in Joshua Tree and across the High Desert, 10 p.m. on Fridays!
Our theme music was composed by Pierre Gerwig Langer, and you’ll hear some of the following tracks and ambience on tonight’s broadcast:
Hot enough for ya? Well yes. But is it weird enough? Forecasts suggest it will be weird with a high probability of strange tales from the desert: the Mormon pioneers and their sinister Joshua trees, how the American desert gave birth to the atomic bomb, the enigma of Desert Plants National Monument, plus Part II of our illuminating visit with ExtraordinaryBeliefs.com documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell at his Pioneertown ranch.
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PHOTO: Ken Layne (Desert Oracle) and Jeremy Corbell (ExtraordinaryBeliefs.com) at Cultus Camp, Pioneertown, Calif.
Now is the time for DESERT ORACLE RADIO, premiering at 10 p.m. Friday, June 23, on KCDZ Z107.7 FM in Joshua Tree and broadcasting throughout the Mojave Hi-Desert.
Hosted by the magazine’s editor and publisher, Ken Layne, DESERT ORACLE RADIO is the perfect Friday night soundtrack, whether driving across the lonesome Mojave or at home with the coyotes howling outside. Expect evocative tales of lost mines, UFOs, missing tourists, secret military projects, local legends, weird animals and weirder people.
JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Mojave Desert radio becomes more mysterious on Friday nights as DESERT ORACLE RADIO premieres at 10 p.m. Friday, June 23, on Z107.7 FM. The half-hour program brings the strange world of DESERT ORACLE—the pocket-sized quarterly published in Joshua Tree—to High Desert radio.
Hosted by the magazine’s editor and publisher, Ken Layne, DESERT ORACLE RADIO is the perfect Friday night soundtrack, whether driving across the lonesome Mojave or at home with the coyotes howling outside. Expect evocative tales of lost mines, UFOs, missing tourists, secret military projects, local legends, weird animals and weirder people. Listen on your radio or at z1077fm.com, and download full episodes each week from iTunes.
DESERT ORACLE is the pocket-sized field guide to the mysterious American desert, available at local retailers or by subscription at DesertOracle.com. It has been featured by many media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Reader, KCET, and NBC Los Angeles. Ken Layne has presented DESERT ORACLE tales at venues and events including Desert Stories in Joshua Tree and Los Angeles, Valley Bar’s “Bar Flies” in Phoenix, “Desert & Denim” in Pioneertown, and for Red Bull Music Academy Radio.
For more information, contact KCDZ Z107.7FM Program Director Gary Daigneault at (760) 366-8471 or DESERT ORACLE RADIO host Ken Layne at email@example.com.