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Shortcuts

Series produced by Peter Bochan

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Mixing music, dialogue from soundtracks, press conferences, sound effects and other sources, Shortcuts has presented a wide variety of themes over the past forty years, including programs on growing up, growing old, going crazy, being afraid, alone, in love; shows on music, space, race and politics from Watergate to Obama Care, plus retrospectives featuring the major events of each passing year. Recorded and mixed digitally, shortcuts features no narration, it's message evolves from the careful juxtaposition of the various elements.

Daily News: "a stunning stereo mix of music, news, movie dialogue, commercials and other sound sources...shortcuts is a theme-oriented program with no narration, a splice-of-life montage.... After the Three Mile Island catastrophe, Bochan produced "A Shortcut to Harrisburg" in which a Nuclear Regulatory Commission official repeatedly assured the public that "everything was under control" while Elvis Costello sang "Accidents Will happen" in the background."


"The yearly Shortcuts series has become a genuine pubradio tradition-- something we radio folk look forward to, secure in knowledge our listeners are gonna love it. It's a musical voxpop & sound-bite tour of the past year, and a tour de force of sonic-editing sweat, song, speech, and segue. 2007's Shortcuts got it all: global warmth, Imus' hot seat, The Sopranos swan song, steroids in baseball, and Bhutto's assassination. Instant nostalgia, history and overview. Weeks after we broadcast the 2006 Shortcuts we were still getting gushing listener calls" "What was that great hour you played with news-clips and pop-culture and music and all kinda mixed together and..." etc., etc. Shortcuts is an annual audio extravaganza and audience pleaser.

(Producer) Barrett Golding , KGLT
Bozeman, MT
January 4, 2008 Hide full description

Daily News: "a stunning stereo mix of music, news, movie dialogue, commercials and other sound sources...shortcuts is a theme-oriented program with no narration, a splice-of-life montage.... After the Three Mile Island catastrophe, Bochan produced "A Shortcut to Harrisburg" in which a Nuclear Regulatory Commission official repeatedly assured the public that "everything was under control" while Elvis Costello sang "Accidents Will happen" in the background." "The yearly Shortcuts series has become a genuine pubradio tradition-- something we radio folk look forward to, secure in knowledge our listeners are gonna love it. It's a musical voxpop & sound-bite tour of the past year, and a tour de force of sonic-editing sweat, song, speech, and segue. 2007's Shortcuts got it all: global... Show full description


47 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Fight Them!
A look back at the year--2003

  • Added: Jan 02, 2007
  • Length: 59:44
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A year end retrospective of 2005

Bought by WMBR and KVMR


  • Added: Jan 06, 2006
  • Length: 59:36
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long retrospective of the year 2006

Bought by KGLT, KUT, KVMR, North Country Public Radio, and WNED


  • Added: Dec 22, 2006
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
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An hour-long retrospective of the year 2007

Bought by Remix Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WJFF, Marfa Public Radio, KWIT and more


  • Added: Dec 29, 2007
  • Length: 59:33
  • Purchases: 11
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Mix

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KMUN, WNMU-FM, KZYX, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2006
  • Length: 29:27
  • Purchases: 50
Caption: The King of Pop
A tribute mix to the "King of Pop" who changed and shocked the world over his short fifty years in front of us all.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2009
  • Length: 28:23
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The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas. This pro...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KVMR, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 10, 2008
  • Length: 29:14
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 23
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Historical look at Presidential Elections

Bought by KBRP Community Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Feb 19, 2008
  • Length: 27:36
  • Purchases: 2
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The 45th Anniversary Mix

Bought by KMUN, KMUN, KZYX, WUIS, WRVO Public Media and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2009
  • Length: 55:31
  • Purchases: 6
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1968-The 40th Anniversary Mix

Bought by WJFF, KGLT, and KFAI


  • Added: Feb 15, 2008
  • Length: 37:32
  • Purchases: 3
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What Is Life? What's the Meaning of It All?

Bought by WAMU, Moab Public Radio, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Mar 17, 2009
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Tribute to The Godfather of Soul!

Bought by WYSO, KFAI, KGLT, and WYSO


  • Added: Dec 27, 2006
  • Length: 25:25
  • Purchases: 4
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A Classic Halloween Special recorded and mixed on a two track machine and spliced together by hand--"from the bodies I took from graveyards..."

Bought by KMUN, KMUN, WCAI / WNAN, KUT, KUT and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2006
  • Length: 54:37
  • Purchases: 16
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Sounds and Emotions of 9/11

Bought by KMXT, KISU, WAMU, KUT, WMNF and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2006
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 10
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A Father's Day Special, a classic mix of memorable music, clips and interviews with Dad

Bought by Moab Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUT, PRX Remix, KGOU and more


  • Added: May 17, 2007
  • Length: 27:37
  • Purchases: 6
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A Presidential look at misconduct, dirty politics and Impeachment

Bought by KVMR, KZYX, KMUN, KTNA, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2006
  • Length: 58:40
  • Purchases: 9
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George Carlin's 7 Dirty Words - RIP Mixes (clean)

Bought by XRAY.fm, Moab Public Radio, KGLT, Marfa Public Radio, and KVMR


  • Added: Jun 23, 2008
  • Length: 21:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Barack Obama-The Campaign for President

Bought by KUER, KUCB, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WMNF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2008
  • Length: 54:17
  • Purchases: 24
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A hour-long retrospective of the past year, including the historic election of Barack Obama* mixed with the sounds, music and major events of 2008.

Bought by KUT-HD, Marfa Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWIT, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jan 01, 2009
  • Length: 59:14
  • Purchases: 10