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Weird Radio

By Russell Dowden
The Official Podcast for Weird Magazine hosted by publisher Russell Dowden as he takes you on this fast moving unexpected journey of total weirdness that is the Weird Radio Show. Comedy, paranormal, conspiracy, UFOs, Extraterrestrials and the Secret Space Program.
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Secret Space Program: Insider 1997
Bob McCarty purchased a riding lawnmower in 1995 in Austin from my ex-wife at SEARS and struck up an interesting conversation with her claiming she was of Martian ancestry and went on to tell her about the Galaxy's political challenges....she said my husband would be interested in talking to you about this information and he gave her a card with his name and # from the San Marcos/ Wimberley area with the title DARE CORP. D.A.R.E. was an acronym for something i don't remember now. But he and I began a 3-5 year relationship over the phone talking about inside information that he was still privy to in the Aerospace industry. Bob claimed to have worked on the Apollo Missions to the moon designing flight systems and navigation hardware for TRW. He also said he worked for other contractors....... During 1997-98 I worked for a radio station in Weslaco TX as a phone salesman and I had the gear to record the calls as training  and accountability to my sales manager. Well I entered Bobs Company name into the computer and would dial the # often with the computer and record these fascinating tales of the the Governments Secret Space Programs.  Its amazing now when i hear the other whistle blowers in 2016-2020 talking about the things Bob McCarty used to tell me back in 1996! I had held on to 2 BOB tapes that were over 4 hours of conversations with him talking to me.......Sadly i just found out this week that some of these conversations had been recorded over ..... It appears someone recorded an ALICE IN CHAINS CD to one of my BOB Tape in or around 2005. I know who this was now... But what You hear above is the few minutes remaining of many many hours of talks with UFO BOB .  In 2010 when I myself would be living in Wimberley and San Marcos I hosted the WEIRD SHOW on and many of my guest were UFO related Giorgio Tsoukulous of Ancient Aliens, Jim Marrs, Stanton Friedman, Nick Redfern, Tim Schwartz, Heidi Hollis and many others . ..  however the local folk of San Marcos would tell me that I reminded them of UFO Bob, an old Hermit that lived near Wimberley at the Junction of HWY 32 & 12. UFO Bob would tell locals many stories about the Secret Government at several local Coffee Shops and was a local insider on UFO topics. I have no doubt that this was my pen pal via the phone line Bob McCarty. I never met Bob in person but he gave me a ton of information as a young researcher into the UFO studies when i was only in my early 20s at the time. Enjoy this small clip of my friend "UFO BOB" I hope to find more of these tapes in my  SETLAB shows box that I haven't located yet.   
April 19, 2020
Alien Abductions: Texas Wind
This show was dedicated to my friend Constance Clear, a psychiatrist whose work in the Alien Abduction phenomena in San Antonio had introduced me to the guest Texas Wind an Alias name she used for this episode. Constance who authored the book Reaching for Reality was close to Whitley and Anne Strieber of Communion in San Antonio. Constance had recently past away tragically in a motorcycle (3 wheeler) accident she sadly happened upon while in Arizona working on a new book about the HOPI Indians. This was in 2003 only a few weeks after her passing . My Radio friend hosted Clear Talk with Constance Clear on KENS/ WOAI AM 1200.  I'm still doing radio CC. Miss You, Russell 4/11/20
April 12, 2020
KOOP Evening News: Interns
Russell hosts the KOOP Evening News this Thursday and the station had a few High School students from the Austin area come in and intern for their future RTF classes the following fall.  The boys did good . This weeks show was the summer of 2003 and announced ground breaking technology changes from Japans cellular phone industry at the time. Amazing what we can do with these phones now 17 years later in 2020.
April 11, 2020
Hosting for KOOP 91.7 FM Station Manager Angela Keaton and her show  the Liberated Space, Russell plays clips of his old SETLAB radio shows with Sonny Salas at 88.1 KMBH in Harlingen TX. These clips feature Courtney Brown talking about the Greys, Martians, and the Draco -Reptilian group all these years later we are still talking about. Ken Eagle Feather is also profiled espousing an interesting theory of his on the reason for ANAL Probes. The SETLAB Clips are from 1999 and the entire show was from the summer of 2003. So its very odd for me uploading these in April of 2020. Proof my weird ass has been in the space of alien investigations for more than 20 years. Will we ever get DISCLOSURE? Enjoy. Russell
April 07, 2020
Suicide Drive
The Rockabilly band Suicide Drive stopped in to talk with Russell and Lisa co-hosting. Shane and Jakkan had lots of phone calls and gave away several T Shirts to the faithful fans from Clark Street in Pharr Texas! No Paranormal this week just some hell-raising Texas Psychabilly music.
April 06, 2020
KOOP Weird News
Russell in 2003 would often fill in for Station Manager Angela Keaton at KOOP 91.7 FM Community Radio here in Austin.  Actually I used to host the Thursday  edition of the KOOP Evening News at 5:30pm and then Angela would let me fill in for her on her show The Liberated Space at 6:30pm. This particular show had the NORML girl on the show with Ron Anderson a loyal advertiser of The Austin Para Times & owner of FLASHBACK a cool thrift store on the corner of Oltorf and South Lamar. This week i pulled some weird News Stories and Sam performed live in the studio with his guitar. While this was not a WEIRD RADIO episode it certainly was the beginning of what would later be Weird Radio only this is before in 2003.  We return all of us a Half Hour later and torture Austin listeners for another half hour on The Liberated Space. That show is up next. Russell 4-5-20
April 06, 2020
Smiles Lewis
Founder of the Anomaly Archives / Scientific Anomalies Institute, Stephen Miles Lewis, aka SMiles Lewis is our guest tonight on this 2005 Archive on 1580 AM KIRT in McAllen TX. Covering Topics of his Fascination with…Anomalous Experiences / Close Encounters with the Fantastic / UFOs UFOs & Consciousness: The Fantastic Facts About UFOs, Altered States of Consciousness, and Mind-at-Large.
April 06, 2020
Driver 23
Danny , Thom and the guys from Driver come in to the studio and take calls and talk about their music on 1580 AM. Ramsey & Russell take calls and the band gives away t-shirts . This was the 2nd half of the 2nd hour of the show that week.  Enjoy! Probably Feb 2005 when this originally aired. 
April 06, 2020
Jim Marrs 2
About a month later we had Jim on again and made sure our calling card didn't run out . . .crazy we had to use those back then for guests.. Jim Marrs is an award-winning journalist and author. After graduating  from the University of North Texas with a degree in journalism, Marrs  worked for and owned several Texas newspapers before becoming an  independent journalist/author. Marrs is the author of the New York Times  bestsellers, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, the basis for the  Oliver Stone film JFK, and Rule by Secrecy. His in-depth overview of  the UFO phenomenon, Alien Agenda, is the best-selling non-fiction book  on UFOs in the world, having been translated into several foreign  languages. He is a frequent guest on several nationwide radio talk-show  programs and television programs. Enjoy..... Russell
March 31, 2020
Dean Haglund  is a Canadian actor, known for the role of Richard "Ringo" Langly, one of The Lone Gunmen on The X-Files. Haglund is also a stand-up comedian, specializing in improvisational comedy (formerly with Vancouver TheatreSports League). In addition to The X-Files, he played the voice of Sid in Tom Sawyer, Haglund also portrayed Langly in the spin-off The Lone Gunmen,  which aired thirteen episodes in 2001. He is the inventor of the  Chill Pak, a commercial external cooling product for laptop computers. Enjoy our 2005 interview with Dean just before the DVD of The Lone Gunman was released.  Ohh . . .  the Event we were gonna do at the end of the show was THE WEIRD AWARDS!
March 30, 2020
Jim Marrs - 2005
Jim Marrs was on the Show often and I first interviewed Jim in July of 2001 while working for CBS Radio in Austin when he was promoting his new book Rule By Secrecy which also became a best seller prior to the Sept 11th attacks. This brief segment is from 2005 at KIRT 1560 AM in McAllen, He would later be on Weird Radio on our Clear Channel broadcasts in 2008 in Weslaco. * that show will upload soon below* I also interviewed Jim when hosting The Alex Jones show in 2012. We hung out a few times at the JFK anniversary memorial gatherings at Brave new Books in Austin in 2010 Jim Marrs is a celebrated journalist and the author of Our Occulted History, The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy.  Jim passed away  August 2nd 2017, 
March 30, 2020
Jelaila Starr: Nibiruan Council
Nibiruan Council messenger, mother, researcher, teacher, counselor, and visionary entrepreneur. After her spiritual awakening experience in 1992, Jelaila sought to  heal the emotional wounds of her past and thus began the Spiritual  Path.  In December, 1995, Jelaila was awakened to the knowledge of her  walk-in. The following January Jelaila began the first phase of her  mission, DNA Recoding. In July 1996, after six successful years Creative Referral Networks,  Inc. (CRN), a company she started in 1992, Jelaila felt a calling to  change her career focus. This change brought her into alignment with her  assignment as a galactic messenger. In January 1997, Jelaila completed her initial training as a galactic  messenger and founded The Nibiruan Council, named after the 12th planet  of our solar system, Nibiru. The Nibiruan Council was created to be a  vehicle through which Jelaila could publish her writings as a spiritual  visionary and messenger for the Ancient Elders’s teachings.  The focus  was on unconditional compassion, along with  knowledge of our origins as  a race, as well as, the bigger picture of our galactic and universal  history. This knowledge coupled with Jelaila’s simple, uncomplicated and  down-to-earth approach, enables her to reach across the boundaries of  belief systems that separate our world, to provide insight,  understanding and hope through a concrete formula for self empowerment.
March 30, 2020
Adam and the guys raise utter hell on this show. not a paranormal show.  
March 30, 2020
EXOPOLITICS: Dr. Michael Salla
Dr.Michael E. Salla, is a pioneer in the development of  ‘Exopolitics’, the political study of the key actors, institutions and  processes associated with extraterrestrial life. His interest in  exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources of  international conflict and its relationship to an extraterrestrial  presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, elected  officials or even senior military officials. Dr Salla’s groundbreaking Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (2004) was the first published book on exopolitics and explained the political implications of extraterrestrial life.
March 30, 2020
Driving the Nails
The Local McAllen band came on the show and spent some time in the studio in  July of 2005 with Ramsey & Russell. Open Phone Lines. 
March 30, 2020
Band: Illusive
Ramsey and Russell interview this local band from Mission Texas on Weird Radio. The Show was on the air originally around mid June of 2005 on KIRT 1580 AM in McAllen TX.  15 years ago . We are posting our Archives online this Spring before all the new Programs being airing in May 2020.  Stay Tuned to for more information. Russell
March 30, 2020