Watch and share all the highlights from Soundwaves Xmas 2016…
…including Kevy Nova bursting onto the set to “audition,” Firefighting Santa, the epic KFOG reunion, host Dennis Willis hijacking an interview for a 30-year-old story and an autograph … and Will Forte and Kristen Schall’s highly inappropriate (and hilarious) introduction of a young man who started his nonprofit when he was 12. Many of the these clips are extended versions from what aired on TV. Enjoy!
WATCH THE OPENING!
The big opening to Soundwaves Xmas 2016 – with a hilarious pre-credits sequence from The Last Man on Earth’s Will Forte and Kristen Schaal. Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk then take the stage and preview the upcoming show, as well as introduce Bay Area media personalities on the set.
KGO’S NIKKI MEDORO
Nikki makes a case for embracing the goodness of the holiday season as a recipe for dealing with the aftermath of the election.
Peter Finch, Steven Kirk and Dennis Willis discuss how easy it is to make contributions to favorite charities while performing everyday online activities (like feeding Dennis’ Amazon addiction).
BUY LESS CRAP!
Dennis and Joe are discussing what they want for Christmas when the Ghost of Wasted Presents (Steve) bribes them with beer and makes them consider how much money is wasted during the holidays.
WILL FORTE AND KRISTEN SCHAAL INTRODUCE KIRAN
The stars of The Last Man on Earth were asked to introduce Kiran Sridhar, the teenager who started an inspiring nonprofit called Waste No Food. That was our first mistake. Side note: Will famously prides himself on not breaking character or laughing during a take, but comes very close here!
BRIAN COPELAND AND THE WAITING PERIOD
In this excerpt from Soundwaves Xmas 2016, Brian Copeland details his battle with depression and his life-affirming one man play The Waiting Period, which he is performing free for a year via an ongoing GoFundMe campaign.
After 20 years, Creature Features legend John Stanley has become Soundwaves Xmas’ “Grand Marshall.” He announces a number of new projects including a new TV show, a pair of comedy books and a new memoir.
DAN ASHLEY ANNOUNCES CHEAP TRICK!
ABC News anchor and PUSH lead singer Dan Ashley previews his annual benefit concert Rock the CASA and announces Cheap Trick as the headliner!
DECEMBER PEOPLE INTERVIEW
In the expanded sequence from Soundwaves Xmas 2016, Steven Kirk and Dennis Willis interview December People’s Robert Berry and Jack Foster about their annual holiday project, and a story Dennis has been waiting 30 years to tell!
FUTURE ARTS NOW: CHANNELING DESPAIR INTO DANCE
Suzanne St. John-Crane interviews Demone Carter about Future Arts Now.
FIREFIGHTING SANTA RETURNS!
The tradition continues! Bob Arazave (aka Firefighting Santa) appears to discuss the ongoing mission of the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program.
CLASSIC-ERA KFOG REUNION
In this expanded excerpt from Soundwaves Xmas 2016, Dennis Willis hosts a “classic era” KFOG radio reunion with morning show veterans Peter Finch, Renee Richardson, and “Irish Greg” McQuaid. They talk about new projects, legacies, Bay Area culture, and who is banned from even mentioning the station! If you were a Foghead, this is a must see!
KGO’S CHIP FRANKLIN
In this excerpt from Soundwaves Xmas 2016, KGO radio host Chip Franklin gets to the heart of the holiday season.
Dennis’ son Daniel Willis makes his 10th appearance on the show! Father and son get serious about bullying and the importance of treating each other as equals. The kid gets it!
PETER AND KEVY
Guitar wunderkind (and general goofball) Kevy Nova interrupts Peter Finch’s segment with a request to audition to play on the show. Holiday shenanigans ensure.
THE BIG FINALE
The gang together … heartfelt sentiments … a touching dedication … and a raucous closing credit sequence set to Los Bastardos de Amor’s cover of “Father Christmas.” Basically, Soundwaves Xmas in a nutshell.