The HP Radio Show

This weekly radio show ran on Vancouver Co-operative Radio for eight years. Devoted to the idea that radio could be activated as an art medium, the two hosts developed an idiosyncratic style and a quick following. A form for new inventions, telephone music and various types of listener participation, the show made heavy use of sound effects, experiments with tape recorders and scripted serials with names like The Cavemen, Tayles from the Days of Sail, Captain Bonnard and Captain Lafarge and Carolyne in Space. Many of the artists who came to the Western Front would be incorporated into the show. By 1978, in a prime-time Sunday evening slot, the title was changed to The HP Dinner Show, “scientifically designed to help you prepare, eat and digest your dinner.”