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The Musical Innertube

Don Rooney and John Timpane talk to people you'd talk to -- if you had a microphone!

Aug 30, 2022

On October 7th the salsa music program "Alma Del Barrio" will celebrate 50 years on the air on KXLU-FM in Los Angeles! Kiki Soto tells how he helped put the show on the air, how he and dozens of others kept it going, and why salsa is an important musical style. 

Aug 23, 2022

Baseball is a funny game -- you can win 100 games and miss the playoffs, and a Wild Card team can win the World Series. Sweeny, Nick, Rob, John and Don look at the favorites and the surprises in this year's race for the pennant.

Aug 18, 2022

Netflix is the streaming service that helped create "binge watching." But now it's losing subscribers and may have to insert ads in programs. Is this the end? Media expert Robert Thompson has some ideas.

Aug 9, 2022

The most musical thing about the Musical Innertube is our theme song, played by the virtual band Car Radio Dog. Musicians Richard Lindsey and Kevin Timpane join John to talk about their virtual band.

Aug 2, 2022

Last year, a broken foot kept Julie McKelvey off Denali.  This year, she topped that mountain, and climbed the highest point at the bottom of the world to boot!