Hosted, posted & despatched by Andy Bell & Hikaru Freeman
After 252 programs the Full Catastrophe is leaving the airwaves.
Do not be sad, the boys would not want that. They wanted presents !
TFC has covered the waterfront of emotions since it started in March 2008. The last show was no different.
The program has been reinvented on a regular basis in terms of presentation, but its heart never changed.
This sometimes perplexing, never dull and not-as-strange-as-it-seemed program had integrity.
And so it goes.
A wonderful journey ends.
This blog will stick around and become a place for Andy to offer some genral observations of the human, musical and Australian condition. If you want to still hear him, give ABC 1 a shot at 7.30 on Friday nights! His Twittering moves to @obelloz.
Hikaru moves on to his very own show at 1800 on Saturdays on Joy 94.9, “The Affair” will be a very different brouhaha for Hikaru, give him your ears and much more.
Without the remarkable participation of the listeners, Tim Harrison and Hikaru Freeman, TFC’s caravan may not have got as far as this.
Andy did about 235 of the 252 shows and, in a 30+ year broadcasting career, says he hasn’t done anything better.
And the final closedown is from radio and involves clipped tones, a coughing fit and the end of what was far more important in a radio sense than little old TFC.
Closing – Alan Bennett
Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
Overture – Momoe Yamaguchi