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Muppets Take Over Capital Radio

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Luke, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    If anyone has it in digital format you could just put it up as a realaudio file so people could stream it, or if you convert it to MP3 you could uplaod it to live365.com
  2. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    Hey Phil, do you think this is something you could do on Muppet Central?

    And yes I would appreciate it very much!
  3. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    Aaaugh! I missed it! I've been out of the loop so long. Any chance a person could hear the program even though it's no longer airing live? Does the radio have an archive on its website?

    (BTW, hello, everyone -- I'm not quite "back" yet; I still have another busy week ahead of me. But I hope to update you on what's been going on in my life soon. Looking forward to hearing from you as well!)
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Tom,

    Great to see you! Capital FM does archive old takeover shows on their site so hopefully it will be on-line later this week for those that missed it.
  5. JohnFranklin

    JohnFranklin Well-Known Member

    i can't believe they are top 40 anywhere. talk about horrible!

  6. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    ahh, i read the post wrong from the very beginging, i saw 8:00 PM, and didn't think of it as UK time,which at 8: 00 wouldn't have been bad because i worked till 8 and then would probaly have only missed 10 minuets of it, then i noticed today it was 3:00 Eastern time and it was 3:50 at the time;-) i had to work at four so i got to hear about 3 mins of the end but not the very end.

    i heard rizzo and Pepe talking and Pepe said something about them making Piggy angery and rizzo thought pepe was saying hungery, then Piggy chops one of them or both of them, gonzo introduces a song by kermit and someone? kermit and the girl start to sing and i had to go before the song ended.

    I hope it can be replayed!

    Zack)Rowlf the,Dog
  7. AruggeRadio

    AruggeRadio Well-Known Member

    I saved the File as an MP3. Its about 55-megs thought so its huge. I may break it down into smaller peaces, or just take the Audio Clips of the Muppets and send them to Phil to use on MC Radio. I'm very busy right now but I will try to get those to Phil so he can throw them up if he wants to.

    BTW I thought Animal was a voice totally missed also. But remember Steve's Kermit was pretty afoul the first time he did it so who knows give the guy a few tries.

  8. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member


    It's totally illegal to do that (rebroadcast) - when i kinda mentioned uploading it somewhere i meant doing it on the quiet.

    As for Capital archiving old takoever shows - i thought that was a text transcript thing ? Can anyone point to me to where the audio is kept.
  9. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  10. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else have poor quality audio from the archieve? I can't hear Kermit at all, but Piggy sounded all right at times, a little low pitch in her voice here and there. Fozzie sounded a little off too, but I think its just going to take some getting used to the new voices.
  11. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    The audio was wacky throughout the show - everyone had their own varying volume levels.
  12. AruggeRadio

    AruggeRadio Well-Known Member

    Well in the original broadcast the characters switched from the Left to the Right speakers to make it seem as thought the Muppet’s had all been in various places around the room. It sounds like this archive was in Mono, so you hear the reverb from the Right stereo speaker. That’s why I would assume there is the volume problems.

  13. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    I wondered if it was just my computer, but the more I listened, the more I realized it was mainly just Steve's mic that was going out. Kermit always sounded like he was a mile away (I could only tell it was Kermit as the other guys were addressing him directly).

    Have a lot of these take over shows had similar audio quality mishaps?

    I just saw Auggi's post, and converting from Stereo to Mono sounds like its likely the problem. If you listen to the John Denver and the Muppets Alblum on a Mono station, the same problem occurs (I know as I once played a cut on my college stations Mono broadcast)
  14. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member


    Thanks for posting that Phil! that was a hoot! too bad it's only 10 minuets but a great one at that!

    the Muppet ShowDVD's arent out yet are they? I mean rizzo kept pulgging it in;-)

    Zack)Rowlf the, Pepe, I wasn't there, I don't care! okay?Dog.
  15. MrTheFrog

    MrTheFrog Well-Known Member

    The Animal Voice Mystery

    Well lets try to figure out "The Animal Voice Mystery"...

    From the sounds of it, the only puppeteers there were Steve, Dave, Bill, and Eric.

    Steve and Dave had bad mikes, so Rizzo, Kermit, Beaker, Bunsen and Gonzo came in badly.

    Bill and Eric's mikes were fine, so Fozzie, Piggy, Pepe and the Chef came in clearly.

    Animal was coming in over one of the bad mikes.

    Fozzie and Piggy both spoke over Animal's lines, so it probably wasn't Eric.

    But so did Pepe, Rizzo, and Gonzo.

    So the question is....Is it a conspiracy? Were Animal's lines pre-recorded? Could one of our favorite puppeteers have the ability to throw their voice across the room? Was there a fifth puppeteer on the grassy knoll? Where is Sherlock Hemlock when you need him? What do you guys think?
  16. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I guess it depends where this was recorded. Steve was over for the Queens Jubilee so it's not impossible that the other puppeteers came over and recorded this at Capital's studios around the same time. If thats the case, Capitals studios (while high tech) are very low on omni-directional mics and the studios are full of directional stuff so a puppeteer making out they are in the distance is gonna come across badly anyway.

    The more likely thing is that they recorded it in the states, i think Capital own a few stations over there and i'm sure Henson themselves probably have the equipment what with Chaplin having recording studios. If thats the case i have no idea as to sound.

    As for Animal, the whole things sounds as if it were recorded link by link, without any edits or loops so i guess there must have been someone else there doing Animal - it didn't sound like Eric to me anyway. Perhaps it was Brian Henson, or a puppeteer from Henson UK ? There must have been someone very British there to have included all those references to Britain and Capital Radio's presenters.
  17. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    Did anybody make an audio recording of the complete show including songs (cassette or Minidisc or whatever)? I'd love to have this in good stereo quality... email me at jal@euronet.nl for a trade! (I have a big lot of Muppet audio to trade!)
  18. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    Joggy, You have a minidisc player? I'm so impressed! Didn't think anyone had one.
  19. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, I have one. It's one of my most treasured possessions. I use it for any sort of sound recording!
  20. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    I really wish they had caught on more over here in the states. I love them. The sound quality on them is fantastic, and they editing that you can do is pretty amazing too. One of my favorite toys to play with.

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