Peakecast: Thomas Peake Memorial Podcast An audio tribute to a well loved man

December 19, 2009

Peakecast Episode Three

Filed under: Shows — dave @ 5:02 pm

Glenn Peake, Arthur Davis and Thomas Peake, 1996; photo by Elisabeth McKnight

This episode is one of Personality Crisis that Thomas Peake and Arthur Davis did at WREK on December 10, 1995. This was a fill-in episode with them covering for Jon Kincaid. Amusingly in the introduction they have no idea where Jon is or why they are filling in, but they cover nonetheless. This was digitized as the first of many shows to come from the archives of Thomas himself, lent to the project by Dena Peake.

As always, we are the lookout for any recordings that can be discovered of the last great Brother Peake. If you find any of these recordings, please let us know at Also, please leave us any feedback or comments on the shows. This project exists to be of service to those who knew, loved, were fans of and miss Thomas Peake. Let us know how we’re doing and how we can be of service to you. And don’t forget the Peake Foundation!

Update: Here are scans of the sheet that was included with the cassette, which is the playlist itself and a flyer for the 1995 Shaking Ray Levis Snake Oil Festival.


  1. […] the next episode of the Peakecast out before this show and I made it today by about 22 hours. Peakecast Episode Three is out in the world now and captures Thomas and Arthur Davis spinning tunes as guest hosts of […]

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  2. Those playlist sheet scans turned out great! Considering how tiny they were since Thomas photoreduced them to fit into the cassette case.

    As I recall, Personality Crisis used to run until 11:30, 90 minutes in length. For a while Jon followed it with a half hour syndicated program called “Music View”, hosted by John Fox, but otherwise he just went into evening/overnight programming. Of course Personality Crisis runs a full two hours now, and we’re all the better for it.

    It’s not on the tape, but from the playlist you can see that Thomas and Arthur basically kept doing their thing until midnight anyway!

    Comment by chrisc — December 22, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

  3. I’m totally blown away that you guys got this stuff up here. In addition to Thomas, WREK and myselft, Julie Wolffe contributed several of the albums we played that night. Thematically, it was about the vibe more than the actual lyrics or even the musical style, hence Conway Twitty as the opener. As usual with Thomas, everything about doing the show together was easy, low conflict and fun–and you got to share something good at the end of the day (or evening, in this case).

    Comment by Arthur Davis — January 14, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

  4. My buddy Guy Phillips, who spent about a year at Tech before tranferring out, wrote this:

    What I loved about the tape was that it made me listen to things I wouldn’t have otherwise listened to. That’s what I love about independent radio. I was familiar with the names of some of the bands, but for whatever reason never took to them. It was radio at its best.

    Comment by Arthur Davis — February 12, 2010 @ 12:05 am

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