Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionised late night FM radio by serving his show as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation for nearly 50 years.
Long before today’s innovations in social media, Fass utilised the airwaves for mobilisation 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.
The list of luminaries who’ve appeared on the program is astounding: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Yoko Ono, Muddy Waters, Nam June Paik, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, just to name a few.
Bob Fass is still on the air today on WBAI 99.5FM in New York, approaching 50 years behind the microphone, and he remains as vital and current as ever
Unclassified. 87 Minutes