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Episode 047: A Tribute To Shark

By Aaron Static Render:

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017 and Uncontained episode 47. This episode is a little different than other episodes of Uncontained. Episode 47 is a tribute to my former Program Director, Gregg Scharnau, most commonly known as “Shark.” On December 20th, Shark lost his battle with cancer making my radio family one smaller. Shark was a supportive boss. He let me interview local bands or comics to spotlight local talent. If there was a major band that came through he knew I was a fan of, he would send me to the show to do the meet and greet—or in some cases interview them, such as Corey Taylor from Slipknot. During my time at KRNA I recorded numerous spots (ads) for bands with the overemphasized radio announcer voice. I remember the day he gave my first non-concert spot for Penguin’s Comedy Club in Cedar Rapids, but told me “Static, I need you to record this spot for me but please don’t use the ‘I’m gonna kill you voice.’” Even after I left KRNA, Shark would put me on air from time to time, like if I was back in town visiting. It was always fun talking to Shark.For this episode, I dug up an old on-air conversation with Shark, and the following three interviews I did while I was at KRNA. Two include past Uncontained guests:Freaklabel I talk to Scott Arens, Adam Miykris, and Ben Carrillo of Freaklabel about their 5th anniversary show. You can hear the lead singer of Freaklabel, Scott Arens, on episode 3 of Uncontained talking about his new band Two Bit Scoundrels.Freaklabel Releases:Live and Brutal MonolithTom GarlandIn my interview With Tom Garland, I talk to him right before he had his first show with Steve-O from Jackass. We also talked about some of the worst shows he’s had to do, including a set during the NBA Finals. Tom Was my guest on episode 1 of Uncontained. Tom is currently touring with Rob Van Dam. You can see when he’ll be performing near you at Garland’s Releases:Leash Your KidsTom Garland’s UnleashedCorey TaylorIn the third interview on this episode I talk to Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour. I hope to have him on Uncontained in the future! In the KRNA interview I get answers to questions I wondered about Slipknot for a long time, including the story behind the song Eyeless off of their self-titled release. Slipknot Releases:SlipknotIowaVol. 3 The Subliminal VersesAll Hope is gone.5: The Gray ChapterStone Sour Releases:Stone Sour Come Whatever MayAudio Secrecy House of Gold & Bones Part 1House of Gold & Bones Part 2Meanwhile in BurbankStraight Outta Burbank

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