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Narada Radio Company Audio Drama

Graduating from "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", the Narada Radio Company will be presenting a variety of series in the coming years. We begin with "The Cellar", a planned series of one dozen episodes in the horror/suspense genre. Produced and directed by Pete Lutz.
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Dec 20, 2020

Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! This installment is our 2nd Annual Christmas Special, and Dave's choice, so he's bringing us an episode of "The Six-Shooter": BRITT PONSET'S CHRISTMAS CAROL. Will our discussion cause Paul to cry, "Fiddlesticks"? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! 

And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our nineteenth number (but 6th official episode of S2), this episode of "The Six-Shooter" from 1953. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas!

Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

Dec 18, 2020

LIGHTS OUT: Christmas Story (12-22-37)

In this story written by series creator Wyllis Cooper, three World War One soldiers from different countries share a railway car and their lives intertwine with those of the Three Wise Men. A touching story that incorporates an unusual (for its time) sense of racial tolerance. 

Dec 16, 2020

TEXACO STAR THEATRE Starring Fred Allen (12-20-42) with Guest Risë Stevens of the Metropolitan Opera

Fred Allen was famous in his day for his annual Christmas show that featured an unhappy Santa Claus who was striking against Christmas due to unfair treatment over two centuries. He would tell some random visitor to the North Pole the long, hilarious story of how he came to this sad decision.  Enjoy this classic of Old-Time Radio!

Dec 15, 2020

THE GOON SHOW (1956 broadcast) "Robin Hood and His Merry Men"

As part of our Christmas celebration for 2020, we present this hilarious sendup of the traditional English Christmas Pantomime, from the zany Goon Show, starring Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. Enjoy!

Dec 13, 2020

MIRACLE FOR CHRISTMAS (DRAMA)

It's the Narada Radio Company's 2nd of three very special holiday offerings for 2020, a loving remake of the classic radio drama, "Miracle for Christmas", from the Grand Central Station series, broadcast annually for several years. Our script is from the 12-24-1949 broadcast. In this heartwarming tale, a cynical ambulance driver resents having to work on Christmas Eve; but he soon realizes the importance of his job when the young doctor he is transporting from case to case appears to perform miracle after miracle. You will want to listen to this one again and again. 

CAST:

ANNOUNCERS: Michele Barnett, Dawn Robertson

MAC: John Bell

DR. MASON: Dana Gonsalves

SWITCHBOARD GIRL/ELLIE: Jessica Mathews

DR. GARRETT: Chuck Wilson

DISPATCHER: Dawn Robertson

DRUNK/YOUNG FATHER: Pete Lutz

VOICE IN THE CROWD: Ross Bernhardt

MUSIC BY Dr. Ross Bernhardt

DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY Pete Lutz

Recorded via Zoom in November 2020.

Dec 6, 2020

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (COMEDY)

Lovingly remade by the Narada Radio Company, this is Radio City Playhouse's adaptation of Paul Gallico's short story, originally broadcast 12/25/49 on NBC Radio. A newspaperman and his photographer are shanghaied on Christmas Eve by the Editor's bossy wife to find and deliver two goats and a red wagon. Hijinks and hilarity ensue as they reluctantly take on this challenge.

CAST:

Pete Lutz as PERRY BROWN

Dana Gonsalves as AL VOGEL

John Bell as TEX COURT and MR. PETTINGSOLL

Jessica Mathews as RUSTY

Michele Barnett as ANNOUNCER and MRS. BUANACASSA

Dawn Robertson as THE WAITRESS, MRS. PETTINGSOLL and THE BOY

Chuck Wilson as THE BUTLER and THE WAITER

John Bell, Jessica Mathews and Chuck Wilson as THE GOATS.

Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Direction and post-production by Pete Lutz

Recorded in Zoom in November 2020.

Dec 3, 2020

FIBBER McGEE & MOLLY: LOOKING FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, we'll be sharing a bunch of Christmas-themed shows, both old and new. We have four new shows coming your way: two OTR remakes, a Christmas story featuring Jake Dimes, Range Detective, and our 2nd Annual Old-Time Radio Essentials Christmas special. But because I enjoy the old stuff just as much as the new stuff, I wanted to share a few choice programs this month for our mutual enjoyment. So next up is this episode of "Fibber McGee & Molly". In this classic OTR comedy, the McGees are on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree for their home at 79 Wistful Vista. A hilarious romp thru yesteryear! Originally aired 12-21-1943 on NBC Radio, sponsored by Johnson's Wax.

Check the feed regularly this month for more of our holiday-themed shows! You can thank me by listening and enjoying. Season's Greetings!

 

Dec 2, 2020

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, we'll be sharing a bunch of Christmas-themed shows, both old and new. We have four new shows coming your way: two OTR remakes, a Christmas story featuring Jake Dimes, Range Detective, and our 2nd Annual Old-Time Radio Essentials Christmas special. But because I enjoy the old stuff just as much as the new stuff, I wanted to share a few choice programs this month for our mutual enjoyment. So first up is this episode of "Duffy's Tavern", an excellent comedy series that ran for nearly 11 years on radio. Archie's guest is Dorothy Shay, a terrific singer who billed herself as "The Park Avenue Hillbillie", and you'll find out why when you listen. 

Check the feed regularly this month for more of our holiday-themed shows! You can thank me by listening and enjoying. Season's Greetings!

Dec 1, 2020

Originally launched in 2016, we are re-releasing this episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre from Season Four without the "Narada Audio Drive-In" foofaraw, and without the Jake Dimes episode. Plus we added two holiday-themed installments of the popular "Bix Bixby Book Review". Enjoy and have a very merry holiday season!

PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E3: A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA 

1. SCROOGE & MARLEY'S REUNION (Live recording):

Pete Lutz, Micah Blain, Jason D. Johnson, Ross Bernhardt, Julio Herrera

2. Robert Frost's STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING:

Lisa Michaud

3. BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW (Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"):

Melody Gaines, Nick Wommack, Austin Hanna, Pete Lutz

4. THE MARCH SISTERS' CHRISTMAS (Live recording):

Pete Lutz, Victoria Fancki, Jessica Matthews, Paige Walker, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Wendy Sauer, Merilee Robinson, Richard Robinson

5. George Wither's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1622)

Austin Hanna, Geri Elliff, George Hatfield, Kristy Glick

6. THE BICKERSONS' CHRISTMAS EVE:

Dana Gonsalves, Victoria Fancki, Pete Lutz

7. BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW (Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book):

Pete Lutz, Nick Wommack

Nov 22, 2020

Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! In this installment, our 2nd annual Thanksgiving Special, Pete, Paul and Dave present another of Paul's selections, this time an episode of "Life With Luigi": THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION. Will our discussion lead to overeating? Will Dave go into a cranberry coma? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! 

And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our 18th installment (but 5th official episode of S2), this episode of "Life With Luigi" from 1949. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

Nov 8, 2020
ONE-WAY ROCKET TO PALOOKAVILLE (SCI-FI) tells the story of "Slugs" Dougherty, a 24th-Century ex-boxer who gets offered a chance to fight one more bout, but he has to make a seven-month rocket trip to a distant planet to do it. Chock full of engaging characters, this melding of two pulp genres -- sci-fi and sports -- will remind you of "X-Minus-One" or "Dimension-X". 
 
CAST:
 
ANNOUNCER: John Bell
SLUGS DOUGHERTY: Pete Lutz
EDDIE: Jason D. Johnson
THE STRANGER: Jack Ward
THE CREWBEING: Rachel Pulliam
THE TRAINER: Paul Arbisi
THE RING ANNOUNCER: Glenn Higbee
RADIO VOICE 1: Jeff Billard
RADIO VOICE 2: Lothar Tuppan
 
Written/Directed/Produced by Pete Lutz
Music by Jason Shaw through a Creative Commons License
Oct 30, 2020

PRESENTING...AN ALL-NEW MUSICAL AUDIO COMEDY -- In the style of a Marx Brothers movie! It's Do I Specter? I'll Say I Do! produced especially for World Audio Drama Day 2020.

Written, produced and directed by life-long Marx Brothers fan Pete Lutz, 63audio presents a scenario unlike anything seen in any Marx Bros. film: 

Mr. Woodrow Fillmore Protoplasm is a ghost-hunter, hired to rid Stately Manor on Long Island of the ghost of the widow's late husband, who refuses to cross over. A little later, he's also hired by an Italian piano player whose brother's ghost won't cross over, either. And then, Protoplasm's son meets up with yet another ghost, who's been hiding in Stately Manor for 30 years! It's spooks a-plenty for our heroes, and for you, our listeners!

Chock-full of Marx-style humor and hijinks, this new play also features two new songs, composed especially for this production by Pete Lutz, and orchestrated by Dr. Ross Bernhardt. Set your Ouija Boards for laughter!

DISCLAIMER: This production was recorded remotely during the month of September 2020 in the (soon-to-be-historical, we hope) COVID-19 pandemic. Sound quality of the actors' microphones as a result varies. We hope this does not take away from your overall enjoyment of this play. (But if it does, well, there's not much you can do about it.) Thank you.  Thank YOH!

CAST:

Lori Bryant as MRS. BRITANNIA NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

Frank Gugliemelli as CHIVES

Chris Messersmith as the Ghost of MR. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

Todd Faulkner as WOODROW FILLMORE PROTOPLASM

Nick Wommack as JAMISON PROTOPLASM

Jackie Ayers as LILLIAN STATELY

Grace Wagner as PROTOPLASM'S SECRETARY/MANICURIST

Les Marsden as RIGATONI and the Whistle of SHADOW

John Bell as MAYOR GOTTLIEB

Your Announcer is C. K. STANDARD

Additional music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

SPECIAL THANKS to the hosts of "The Marx Brothers Council Podcast", Noah Diamond, Matthew Coniam and Bob Gassell, for inspiring me (inadvertently) to write this play, and to Ms. Grace Wagner, for her enthusiasm for the project and very special contributions to the script.

Oct 25, 2020

Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! In this installment, Pete, Paul and Dave present another of Pete's selections, this time an episode of "Escape": THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, adapted from Poe's classic Gothic horror tale. Will our discussion lead to property values in the 19th century? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! 

And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our seventeenth installment (but 4th official episode of S2), this episode of "Escape" from 1947. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

Oct 18, 2020

As a special bonus for our listeners we present my audio adaptation of the classic horror film starring Bela Lugosi, "WHITE ZOMBIE". One of three special productions for the 2020 Transcontinental Terror series taking place on the Mutual Audio Network. Enjoy!

The story and dialogue were by Garnett Weston, and the screenplay was by Frank Lawrence and Laura Mae. It was adapted for audio and directed by Pete Lutz. Our cast consisted of the following players:

KRISTY GLICK as Madame "Murder" Legendre   

KENDRA MURRAY as Madeline

AILEEN CORPOS as Dr. Bruner         

PHILBOYD STUDGE as Beaumont and the Carriage Driver

MARK KALITA as Neil

CHUCK WILSON as Silver

EBONY ROSE and DAWN ROBERTSON as the Maids

And JACKIE AYERS as the Vulture

ZOMBIE VOICES were provided by Carl Thomas, John Bell, Jack Ward, and Arno Eggsleft

Your ANNOUNCER was C. K. Standard

Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Kevin MacLeod, Claude Debussy and Reinhardt Gliere. 

Oct 11, 2020

Simultaneously launched today on the Mutual Audio Network for Transcontinental Terror 2020, we present our first of three for this year, entitled "What the Cat Dragged In", written by Will Anderson and Pete Lutz. 

CAST:

Jessica Rainville as MAGGIE

Austin Beach as MATT

Philboyd Studge as MR. HERMS and THE E.M.T.

Delaney Brittingham as THE LITTLE GIRL

John Bell as SERGEANT KAPINSKY

Rachel Pulliam as OFFICER GARRITY and

Ryo-Ohki and Olive as THE CAT

ANNOUNCER: C. K. Standard

Our theme was "Private Reflection" by Kevin MacLeod, obtained under an Attribution Creative Commons License. 

Directed & Produced by Pete Lutz

Private Reflection by Kevin MacLeod:

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4241-private-reflection

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sep 28, 2020

With a planned release on World Audio Drama Day, October 30th, DO I SPECTER? I'LL SAY I DO! Is bound to go down in the history books as something that somebody wrote and a few other people performed! Who can ask for better than that, I ask you? Anyway, here's a sneak preview of three musical numbers that will be performed in this all-new comedy! 

First you'll hear Jamison Protoplasm and his father Woodrow Fillmore Protoplasm singing a snippet of "I've Never Met a Ghost (That I Believed In); that's followed by a small smackerel of Lillian Stately and Jamison singing the love duet, "Phantom Love"; and finally we'll hear Rigatoni playing a sample his obligatory piano solo (with his brother Shadow coming in on the harp towards the end).

Enjoy, and be sure to return to this spot (or a similar spot, or a polka-dot, or even a paisley -- whatever you like) on October 30th to hear the whole dang thing!

SONGS (c) 2020 by Pete Lutz

Composed by Pete Lutz, orchestrated by Dr. Ross Bernhardt; singers: Nick Wommack, Todd Faulkner, Jackie Ayers

Sep 6, 2020

Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! In this installment, Pete, Paul and Dave welcome Essential Listener Kelly, who brings us this episode of OUR MISS BROOKS from 1950, "School on Saturday", starring Eve Arden! Will our post-show discussion cause Kelly to give us all detention? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! 

And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our sixteenth installment (but 3rd official episode of S2), this episode of Our Miss Brooks from 1/20/50. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

Sep 5, 2020

Here's part 2 of our fourth and final Sonic Summerstock Playhouse offering for 2020, a beautiful Norwegian folk tale interpreted by Louis MacNiece for BBC Radio and originally broadcast in 1959. There was no recording available for us to take inspiration from, so we did everything based on the script's dialogue and sound/music cues. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most lovely audio dramas I've ever produced, and I hope you enjoy it. 

Angel Leigh McCoy as Helga

Karim C. Kronfli as Father and the North Wind’s Groom

Rachel Pulliam as Halvor and Longnose

Julia Eve as Mother and the Female Troll

Gareth Severn as the Prince and the Bear

Alex Moore as the Three Crones

Pete Lutz as the East Wind, the Parrot, and the Male Troll

Julie Hoverson as the West Wind and the Stepmother

Dana Gonsalves as the South Wind and the Prisoner 

Nick Wommack as the North Wind 

Additional voices by Alex Moore and Pete Lutz

Music composed and performed/sung by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Produced & Directed by Pete Lutz

 

Sep 4, 2020

COMING SOON to this feed, especially for World Audio Drama Day 2020 -- an all-new comedy tribute to those masters of comedy mayhem, the Marx Brothers! 

DO I SPECTER? I'LL SAY I DO! was written by Pete Lutz and inspired by his life-long love of Los Hermanos Marx, and includes representations of all four brothers, plus other familiar character archetypes from their films -- except this time, they're placed in a situation unlike any seen in their 13 movies. 

This new feature is cast with wonderful voices (a mix of amateur and professional actors) and terrific gags, which Marxian experts have deemed worthy of the brothers themselves! It includes two brand-new songs, "I Never Met a Ghost That I Believed In", and "Phantom Love", composed and with lyrics by Pete Lutz, and orchestrated by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, who has himself composed many wonderful musical passages for the Narada Radio Company.

So here is the opening fanfare and the overture for DO I SPECTER? I'LL SAY I DO!, and we sincerely hope you like it and will come back at the end of October to hear the full program!

Aug 30, 2020

Here's part 1 of our fourth and final Sonic Summerstock Playhouse offering for 2020, a beautiful Norwegian folk tale interpreted by Louis MacNiece for BBC Radio and originally broadcast in 1959. There was no recording available for us to take inspiration from, so we did everything based on the script's dialogue and sound/music cues. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most lovely audio dramas I've ever produced, and I hope you enjoy it. Part 2 follows next week!

Angel Leigh McCoy as Helga

Karim C. Kronfli as Father and the North Wind’s Groom

Rachel Pulliam as Halvor and Longnose

Julia Eve as Mother and the Female Troll

Gareth Severn as the Prince and the Bear

Alex Moore as the Three Crones

Pete Lutz as the East Wind, the Parrot, and the Male Troll

Julie Hoverson as the West Wind and the Stepmother

Dana Gonsalves as the South Wind and the Prisoner 

Nick Wommack as the North Wind 

Additional voices by Alex Moore and Pete Lutz

Music composed and performed/sung by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Produced & Directed by Pete Lutz

 

Aug 30, 2020

Created especially for Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 2020, we present a loving re-creation of several sketches from my favorite radio comedy duo, Bob & Ray. These sketches were drawn from their 1980s-era radio show for NPR. Directed by Pete Lutz and post-produced by John Bell, with music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt.

JOHN BELL as Bob Elliott

PETE LUTZ as Ray Goulding

Aug 28, 2020

Created especially for Sonic Summerstock 2020, we present a lost episode of the Old-Time Radio series, QUIET, PLEASE, entitled "Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall". Oliver is a man in an unhappy marriage, and under the thumb of his tyrannical boss. It seems the only way he can get any relief is to tell his troubles to his friend Eddie, over the phone. As we listen, we learn that someone else is listening, and has an unusual solution to Oliver's problems. Produced & directed by Pete Lutz

CAST:

OLIVER/ERNEST CHAPPELL: Pete Lutz

EVERWEIN: Dana Gonsalves

CAROLINE: Kristy Glick

DICTAGRAPH VOICE: Dawn Robertson

MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

 

Aug 23, 2020

"Adventures of the Federated Tec"! A series of 8 initial episodes of 7 dramatized stories featuring Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective. We call him the Federated Tec ("Tec" being short for detective), but you probably know him as something else. We've chosen Hammett's first few stories that have moved into the public domain, and have done our best to stay true to the originals -- and why not? The originals are just fine, as far as we're concerned.

So here is episode two, "The Gatewood Caper", adapted by Pete Lutz from Hammett's second published story, in 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "The Gatewood Caper" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Productions.

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Rich Wentworth

MR. GATEWOOD/MAN CALLING UP: John Bell 

THE FEDERATED TEC: Pete Lutz

MAID/APARTMENT MANAGER: Geri Elliff

SGT. O'GAR: Jason D. Johnson

DETECTIVE THODE: Mark Kalita 

AUDREY GATEWOOD: Angela Young

INSPECTOR LUSK: Paul Arbisi

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

SALESPERSON: Frank Guglielmelli

TELEPHONE VOICE/"PENNY" QUAYLE:  Jeff Moon   

THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us next time for episode three, "Slippery Fingers"!

Aug 19, 2020

As a lifelong fan of the Marx Brothers, especially Groucho, I felt compelled during my "songwriting period" (1993-94, a time in my life where a lot of shit was hitting the fan, and all of these songs kept pushing their way out as a way to cope) to pen a tune about the man. This is it. The guitar is by my best friend at the time, Bart "Goat" Gauthreaux, who served with me in the Navy and never said no when it came time to help me with a song, or just to jam for hours, him playing, me singing. 

After a Persian Gulf cruise, where most of these songs were written, Goat and I met in his living room one afternoon and recorded all of the songs we'd made together on a tape recorder with a built-in microphone. High-class, right? But it was all we had, and I'm glad we did it. For Posterity. For the memories. For our friendship.

So...the sound quality isn't all that great, but the guitar melody comes out nicely and so does my nearly thirty-years-younger voice, like a sweet bell, I'm proud to say. This is my tribute to a great man who is still loved by many, not really forgotten, as I allude to in the song.

Aug 14, 2020

Every summer since 2015, the Narada Radio Company has produced at least one remake of an Old-Time Radio program in celebration of Sonic Summerstock Playhouse. About a month after they're initially launched at Mutual Audio Network, I generally re-launch them here for my regular audience. 

This year and for the two years previous, we've put out four remakes per season, each from a different radio series. It's a lot of work and it forces me to put the regular series on hiatus, because I'm just this one guy, you know? But I love doing it, and I love participating in these audio community projects. We're a family of creators, and if we can come together and collaborate at least once per year, then we are doing a wonderful thing, in my humble opinion.

So for Summerstock 2020, the first of Narada's four installments is this 1952 episode of the excellent OTR series, Night Beat, which starred Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a reporter for the fictitious Chicago Star newspaper. I recommend you seek out this series, there are lots of free downloads available. You will love it, I guarantee. But listen to this one first. We have a top-notch cast which includes regular Narada players like Darren Rockhold and  Angela Young, plus Mutual Audio stalwarts like Lothar Tuppan, Jeff Billard, and John Bell. Next week's outlay will be another sample of a wonderful series, so don't miss it!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER – Darren Rockhold

RANDY STONE – Pete Lutz

EDIE – Angela Young

JIM GUTHRIE – Lothar Tuppan

RILEY JOHNSON – Jeffrey Billard

TINCHER – John Bell

FIRE CAPTAIN – James Scully

DOCTOR – Gareth Severn

P.A. SYSTEM VOICE  – Rachel Pulliam

MUSIC COMPOSED BY Dr. Ross Bernhardt

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