Pee-wee Herman goes eclectic.
Signal: “I know you are, but what am I?” ”
After a viral Twitter campaign, the iconic character of Paul Reubens ‘”Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” will air his first radio show on KCRW-FM (89.9), one of Los Angeles’ public radio stations and affiliate on National Public Radio.
“I sent them a letter, which got lost (apparently!), Then I tagged them on Twitter and THEN, they didn’t believe it was me until my bigger, better and more incredible fans call, call and block their phone lines (hey hey)! ” Herman said Monday in a press release allegedly written by him and sent to “esteemed journalists”.
“Thank you fans because they will bring me donuts and leave me the keys to the studio while they’re on vacation!
The aspiring disc jockey and self-proclaimed music lover will be joined by his friends from “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” Chairry, Magic Screen, Miss Yvonne and a few “super famous” surprise guests while listening to “some of the greatest music ever recorded”. “(John Paragon, the actor who played Genius Jambi in” Pee-wee’s Playhouse, “passed away earlier this year.)
The show will premiere on November 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT. It’s a unique gig “for now,” a KCRW spokesperson told The Times, adding that it was the first time a fictional character has hosted a show for the beloved local station.
“So you better get out your transistor radio and listen to my amazing voice!” Added the “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” star.
On Twitter Monday, he asked the station staff to have his favorite donuts – “but ZERO crullers” – ready and waiting for him.
KCRW is a community service of Santa Monica College and known for its music programming, including “Morning Becomes Eclectic”. It is streamed in and around LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs and San Luis Obispo, Berlin, Germany, via the smartphone app developed by KCRW and online.
Earlier this year, the Santa Monica-based station came under fire after a former news producer alleged she had engaged in racist behavior while working there.