The Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard, Episode 24
From an old converted barbershop inside the area’s largest all-nude strip club comes the twenty-fourth episode of the Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard.
Moving from print media, Mark Maynard brings his interview style to the world of AM radio. This show finds Mark throwing all applicable national fire code laws in the trash and setting them alight as he fills the AM1700 studio with nearly 30 participants—including two elected officials, two heads of law enforcement, and the superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools—for his most ambitious show to date. He talks directly with teens about issues that affect them and how adults may to help to improve their safety, their educational experiences, their job prospects, and their lives. It was uncomfortable for the adults to hear, but the kids didn’t pull any punches as they told their elders exactly what’s going on in their daily lives. It was just the kind of straight-talk the adults needed. Whether or not they were actually listening is something the kids will just have to monitor. In the second hour, Eli Stevick and Dylan Beckwith of the band Soft Milk try their best to destroy the AM1700 sound system with a couple of songs about eating ants and the collapse of the international financial markets. The show ends with Mark learning it’s always best to fake a listener phone call from outside the studio, rather than from inside.
Released 22 August, 2015
Recorded live at AM1700 Radio in historic, downtown Ypsilanti, MI.