Radio Unnameable

2012

Radio Unnameable

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Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized late night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today's innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions. Radio Unnameable is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass's immense archive of audio from his program, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now. -- (C) Official Site

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  • You're overwhelmed by the feeling that you've seen this tale of corporate greed and arrogant mismanagement before. Still, the filmmakers tell it with gusto.

    Nov 29, 2012 | Rating: 3/4
  • Radio Unnameable is at its best when it tries to find some visual analog to Fass' vibe, courtesy of cinematographer John Pirozzi, who takes beautiful snapshots of a sleepless city.

    Oct 18, 2012 | Rating: B

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  • Directors Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson weave together archival visual and aural materials along with new interviews with Fass, his wife, Lynnie, and other WBAI alumni.

    Sep 21, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A treasure trove of both visual and aural footage makes this terrific doc a keeper. Its affectionate appreciation of one man's long, strange trip through history make it a helluva lot of fun.

    Sep 20, 2012 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • It can make you wish - or, if you're lucky, remember - that you were a sleepless New Yorker in 1967, kept from loneliness by a gentle, soulful voice on the radio.

    Sep 18, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • A sporadically hard-selling homage to a cult hero from an overchronicled era ...

    Sep 18, 2012 | Full Review…

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