Friday, April 23, 2010

Graduating with Petra

The Petraology 233 Show which is aired Wednesdays beginning at 6pm on The Pocono Internet Broadcasting Company (PIBCO) in Stroudsburg, PA held a graduating ceremony on Wednesday April 21st in order to confers degrees in Petraology upon their graduates. According to the sisters Vera Petra and Clarisa Dear who co host the show, Petraology is an interactive study of Rock Culture and listeners to the show can earn Bachelor Degrees by answering a series of questions related to the musical form via the station’s website chat function or through the one found on facebook. Master’s Degrees in Petraology were awarded to other station DJs and others who made a special contribution to the show. There were also several Honorary Degrees distributed during the ceremonies as well.

The Event began with an interview with musical group Aces Over Eights who frequently perform at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA and other local venues. The graduation ceremony began soon afterwards with a speech by class of 2010 Valedictorian known as “Grasshopper.” Those receiving Bachelor Degrees included “Spudboy” of PIBCO’s Live Nude Girls Show airing Tuesdays beginning at 7pm, “Sal,” “Lexie,” “The Forwardian Dude” (yeah that’s me), and “Metalmorphosis Chic.” Mater Degrees were presented to “Grasshopper,” Lorelei of PIBCO’s Saturday Night 70’s Show aired Saturdays beginning at 7pm, Aurora Nova who is the drummer of the band “Truth and Tempest,” “SubJunk of PIBCO’s Suburban Junkyard Show aired Thursdays beginning 7pm, “Sniper,” “Julez” of PIBCO’s Mix Rape Show aired Saturdays beginning at 9am, Liz Wetson, and “Undercover Steve” of PIBCO’s “My Show” aired Fridays beginning at 9pm. Honorary degrees were awarded to Art Alexakis of Everclear, Dawn Alexander, Nick Douglas, Lyken 21, Derek and Mary Mcauley, Rob Miler, Oraine, John Russo of Reverse Order, Charle Sabin of Attention Deficit Society, The Sherman Theatre, Sherry Thomas, Adam Vodosky of Aces Over Eights, and Harrison Young of Earth Minor. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society 2010 Gallery at

The Pocono Internet Broadcasting Company (PIBCO) in Stroudsburg, PA is a new radio station that utilizes the internet to air its variety of programs. Access to the station can be gained through its website and is interactive most of the time. Many show feature not only recorded music but interviews with artists and musician along with life in studio concerts. PIBCO will celebrate its 1st Anniversay with a “Beatnik Blowout” on Friday April 23rd at The Mollies Restaurant in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 8pm. Please Contact PIBCO at 570-420-3389 for more information.

The websites of those mentioned in this article include The Petraology 233 Show at, The Pocono Internet Broadcasting Company at, Aces Over Eights at, The Sherman Theater at, Aurora Nova at, and Undercover Steve’s My Show at

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