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Calcom and Talk of the Town Recordings from 1985

With memories of chicken weenies dancing in our heads, we continue into our second year of telephone entertainment. We ride up until tape #49, which we declare as the end of our first "season". We came back with a Cinco De Mayo Special. A little experiment with "The Talk of the Town" would take place but it was a flop. With the new answering device, we also experimented with recordings in stereo.

LA-034 (01/06/85) - MIA

LA-035 (01/13/85) - MIA

LA-036 (01/20/85) - MIA

LA-037 (01/23/85) - Karen's Doggie Dilema

LA-038 (02/02/85) - 'Wolfy's Back!'

LA-039 (02/10/85) - Paul Mack Really Does Listen to Calcom

LA-040 (02/18/85) - Ken on The Toilet - Ken On Target

LA-041 (02/25/85) - Hey, That's Bad!

LA-042 (03/01/85) - Kramer Phone (nominated for an ARTE Award)

LA-043 (03/04/85) - The Aftermath of Kramer Phone

LA-044 (03/06/85) - Wet Dream

LA-045 (03/08/85) - Kramer Kisses Up

LA-046 (03/12/85) - We Are The World

LA-047 (03/16/85) - Homeless Hangups and Some Really Bad Singing

LA-048 (03/20/85) - Pray For Bob

LA-049 (03/25/85) - This Is It!

The Second Season

In April 1985, we installed a dual line coupler designed by Jim Clothesline. This allowed us to play programs on auto reverse tape decks similar to the 'big lines'. The first program to air on the new output equipment was the ''3rd Annual ARTE Awards', we then played some reruns throughout April. On May 5, we started making tapes again. 700-8500 was the main output number, we now had an input line at 700-9316 (referred to as the 'Instant Input' line) and an auxilliary output program on 700-9345 (called 'Channel 3').

LA-050 (05/05/85) - Cinco De Mayo Special with Nino Telephun

LA-051 (05/12/85) - Well Well Well

LA-052 [ Side 2 ] (05/19/85) - My Telephone Is Acting Crazy

LA-053 [ Side 2 ] (05/26/85) - It's a Zero! Check!

LA-054 (06/03/85) - Choke! Hurl! (only side-2 available)

LA-055 [ Side 2 ] (06/10/85) - In Memory of Gina (Van Nuys)

The 'Talk Of The Town' Series

REC tried to veer away from the 'Calcom' name by presenting a series of tapes called 'The Talk Of The Town'. During the 'ToT' series, REC dropped the Channel 3 format, made some number changes, re-added the Van Nuys number and took the second coupler and split the audio so the left channel audio played over one line and the right channel was played over another line. Callers with two telephones on two phone lines could hear the show in stereo. Those who experienced it thought it sounded real great!

LA-056 [ Side 2 ] (06/17/85) - In Memory of Steve Televenture

LA-057 [ Side 2 ] (06/24/85) - In My House

LA-058 [ Side 2 ] (07/01/85) - Mack Goes Wilde

LA-059 (07/08/85) - Kidnapped with Kelly Van Nuys

LA-060 (07/15/85) - REC Annual '84/'85

LA-061 [ Side 2 ] (07/22/85) - Stereophone Preimere ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-062 [ Side 2 ] (07/29/85) - Hurriciane Bob ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-063 [ Side 2 ] (08/05/85) - Get Out Your Shower Massage, Liz is Back! ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-064 (08/12/85) - You're So Fruity Bernay with Don G. Calcom ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-065 (08/19/85) - A New Don ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-066 [ Side 2 ] (08/26/85) - The O. B. Nerd ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-067 (09/02/85) - No Phones, No Lights, No Motor Cars ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-068 (09/09/85) - Plagerization Series - This is NOT Telephun ))STEREO-PHONE((

LA-069 [ Side 2 ] (09/16/85) - Plagerization Series - Freeky Com

LA-070 [ Side 2 ] (09/23/85) - Freeky Com 2

More 1985 Tapes

With the bad stigma that was already attached to the 'Talk of The Town' name thanks to KIEV radio with personalities like George 'putt putt' Putnam. REC has switched back to the California Comments (CalCom) name throughout the rest of '85 and some of '86.

LA-071 (09/30/85) - Q On Sports

LA-072 [ Side 2 ] (10/07/85) - That Dreaded Pete Cole Tape (tape damaged)

LA-073 (10/14/85) - Extra Cheese and Extra Dough

LA-074 [ Side 2 ] (10/21/85) - Ma Bell's Been A Bad Mother

LA-075 (10/28/85) - A B C's and 2 1 3's

LA-076 [ Side 2 ] (11/04/85) - Kerchunk Kerchunk Kerchunk Kerchunk

LA-077 (11/11/85) - Pro Wrestling Special

LA-078 (11/18/85) - Hampster Love

LA-079 (11/25/85) - Where is Uranus?

LA-080 [ Side 2 ] (12/02/85) - Please Don't Run Away

LA-081 (12/09/85) - MIA

LA-082 [ Side 2 ] (12/16/85) - A Week Before Xmas

LA-083 (12/23/85) - XMAS '85