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PBS Radio Rocks by Not Rocking

| April 22, 2016

Elijah Hawkins has some pretty cool things to say about radio drama down under: In a time when most commercial radio stations play (in this writer’s opinion) either mass-produced crap or ‘80s pop, and when even triple j is waning, community radio plays an incredibly important role in the scene. PBS 106.7FM is one of […]

Dietrick Theater Performers

| April 20, 2016

Headed to Pennsylvania and aching to watch some live radio drama? Catch Owen Frazier and Rich Ryczak from Dietrich Radio Players  performing at the Open Mic this Friday (April 22nd) this evening. Find out all the details from this article at Abington Journal: Two members of the Dietrich Radio Players, Owen Frazier and Rich Ryczak, […]

Toodle-oo Downton Who

| April 14, 2016

Racontour Radio, the folks who brought mesmerizing re-creations of Dr. Who and War of the Worlds, are at it again with A Fond Farewell to Downton Abbey! “Downton Abbey: A Staged Radio Play Parody”. Friday the 15th. Check out the details from the Morristown Green: The theatrical troupe returns to the Morristown & Township Library on Friday, April 15, […]

Vintage Hitchcock Radio

| April 11, 2016

The Oskaloosa Herald shares an exciting live radio theatre performance: With “Vintage Hitchcock,” performed by William Penn University’s theatre department, you will visit neither London nor the 1920s, but you will become the audience of a radio show from several eras. “I really would like the audience to come in and take time to close […]

Iowa Weekend!

| April 8, 2016

Are you in southeast Iowa for the weekend? Check out The Ottumwa Courier‘s suggestions for 5 Things to Do This Weekend. I’m assuming its in reverse order of importance because their #5 is Live Radio Drama! From the article: 5. Laugh the night away with the Davis County Players this Friday and Saturday evening as […]

Vintage Live

| March 31, 2016

Live from the Vienna Community Centre some classic old time radio will be provided Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd. Be prepared for the “Adventures of the Thin Man: The Case of the Goofy Groom,” and “The Big Story: Manhunt in Manhattan.” Read all the details in the article Vintage Radio Plays Come to Life […]

From Radio Play to Stage Play

| March 21, 2016

More great Radio Drama that was translated and adapted for the stage as The Edmonton Journal Reviews Under Milk Wood. From the article: Originally released in 1954 as a radio drama and later adapted for the stage, this “play for voices” was written in the aftermath of the Second World War to portray a sense […]

The Pictures are Better

| March 17, 2016

“Radio is better because the pictures are better,” says Sam Mowry, Willamette Radio Workshop director and one of our all time favourite actors (catch his performance in EVP‘s Muse of Madness) From the article: The Magic of Old Time Radio Rings Through Kiggins: The Willamette Radio Workshop has carved itself a successful niche performing holiday and […]

Beacon in the Dark

| March 16, 2016

Beacon Arts Centre in Inverclyde, Scotland is celebrating new writers work by presenting a collection of four new radio plays staged for an audience and dubbed “The Podcast Sessions”. For over a decade now, we at the Sonic Society have believed that audio stories are uniquely positioned to tell stories in the most imaginative and […]

Solid as a Rock

| March 15, 2016

Singer Pamela McNeill will be featured tomorrow night at Granite City Radio Theatre. The program is put together by the Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and includes comedy, trivia, music and Shade’s Brigade, a crime noir radio drama. What: Granite City Radio Theatre. When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. Where: Pioneer Place on Fifth, 22 […]