I guess KCRW, an NPR member station in Santa Monica, isn't in the business of giving radio shows away because it took some doing for Pee-wee Herman to score one. In fact, it's quite the saga! On Twitter, he basically begged and clawed his way to his DJ dreams. The whole thread is worth a read, if for the hilarious typewriter-written letter alone.
A synopsis of the story, from the press release, penned by Pee-wee himself:
Dear most esteemed journalists, it's Pee-wee Herman here and I am going to be a DJ on a new radio show airing on KCRW! I'm so excited, it's my very first one! I mailed them a letter, which got lost (apparently!), and then tagged them on Twitter and THEN they didn't believe it was me until my biggest, bestest, most amazing fans called and called and jammed up their phone lines (hee hee)! Thank you fans because they are going to get me some donuts and leave me the keys to the studio while they are on vacation!
Wanna hear P-dubs spin? Of course you do! Tune in to KCRW (streaming too) on Friday, November 26 at 6 p.m. PST for the Pee-wee Herman Radio Hour. I already know it's going to be great. I mean, key players from the Playhouse are going to be there too.
Join me and my friends Chairry, Magic Screen, Miss Yvonne, and some surprise special guests (HINT: they are super famous!), while we listen to some of the greatest music ever recorded!
[puts batteries in the transistor radio, raises antenna]