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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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Mar 29, 2020

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the ninth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  

We at the Narada Radio Co. hope you are all doing well during the COVID-19 situation, and will continue to do so. This is a scary time, so we're doing our best to provide some scary fictitious stuff to distract you from reality.  See below for info on some upcoming special productions!

And with that in mind...we proudly present "The Shadow on the Screen", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Henry Kuttner -- An up-and-coming Hollywood horror-film director wants to buck studio rules and make a true masterpiece of horror, so he seeks guidance from a shunned master of the craft -- with somewhat gruesome results! ENJOY, my friends!

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

RADIO REPORTER: Gareth Severn 

FILM PRODUCER: Alan Clower 

TOD GREENE: Jeff Billard 

ANA HERNANDEZ: Ebony Rose 

ANDY WORTH: Jonathan Montgomery 

EDITOR: Russ Walker 

ARNOLD KEENEN: Orlando Segarra 

FILM VOICE: Darren Rockhold 

WOMEN (2 voices): Sarah Leight 

SUSIE: Kristi Copeland 

MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

SOUND EFFECTS: freesound.org and the Public Domain

COMING NEXT MONTH, exclusive to the Mutual Audio Network: Two special, short audio plays, produced especially for the stay-at-home folks. They're not virus-related, they're just for entertainment, so make sure you're subscribed to Mutual on your podcatcher. The first one is 'BURN!', which will release 4/5; the second is 'THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE', launching 4/12. DON'T MISS 'EM!

Mar 22, 2020
Episode 12 -- "Tanglefoot", Quiet, Please (Season 1 Finale)

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Paul Arbisi, and newcomer David Feldmann; to determine whether or not it 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 twelfth installment (and David's first selection), this episode of Quiet, Please 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 !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...we hope you enjoyed "Skulls in the Stars", and are looking forward to episode 9, "The Shadow on the Screen", which launches next week!

Mar 8, 2020

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the eighth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  I apologize from the bottom o' me heart for the delay in bringing you this new episode. I hope you will agree that the wait was well worth it.

I'm pleased to report that we ended up with a full dozen entries in our script-writing competition. Our judges came through with a spectacular top three, and there was a fourth that was pretty dang good, too -- so they all have won guaranteed slots in  season two of The Cellar. 

And now...we proudly present "Skulls in the Stars", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Robert E. Howard -- Solomon Kane wanders the swamps and moors of old England and meets up with an evil entity -- but can he defeat it before it defeats him? ENJOY, my friends!

Co-producer: JOHN BELL

Music by Dr. ROSS BERNHARDT

Cast in Order of Appearance:

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

DOCTOR: Carl Yowell

WOMAN: Tanja Milojevic

BOY: Zoe Jenkins

SOLOMON KANE: Owen McCuen

THE GHOST: Jason D. Johnson

GHOST'S VICTIM: Russ Walker

EZRA THE MISER: Sarah Golding

VILLAGERS 1, 2, 3, 4: Jason D. Johnson, Russ Walker, Geri Elliff, Pete Lutz

CROWD: All Cast including John Bell

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

VERY SPECIAL THANKS go to my outstanding script-doctors Robert Tinsley, Neil Jones and Craig Robotham.

NEXT EPISODE: "The Shadow on the Screen", to be released March 29th!

Feb 23, 2020
Episode 11 -- "C-Chute", X Minus One

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Paul Arbisi, and newcomer David Feldmann; to determine whether or not it 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 eleventh installment (and Paul's selection), this episode of X Minus One from 1956. 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! 

Help us welcome new co-host David by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, 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 !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" has been sent to our composer, Dr. Ross Bernhardt, and he'll be starting to score this episode in the coming days.

Jan 19, 2020
Episode 10 -- "Opening a Gas Station", The Abbott & Costello Program

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 tenth installment (and Jane's selection), this episode of The Abbott & Costello Program from 1945. 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! 

And on a sad note, we pay tribute and say farewell to one of our co-hosts. 

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, 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 !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" is being guest-produced by my friend John Bell, of the "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast, and I'm going to produce several episodes as well before releasing them.

Dec 22, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Welcome, friends, to the Narada Radio Company's second year of performing -- LIVE, in front of an audience -- our adaptation of the 1947 broadcast of "The Lux Radio Theatre: 'It's a Wonderful Life'"! Once again, we performed at the historic Rialto Theater in Aransas Pass, Texas, over two weekends in December 2019, to small, yet appreciative audiences. (BUT -- this is not the same show as last year! It's an extended version: some lines from a 1947 "Camel Screen Players" radio broadcast, plus additional dialogue, were added to this production, for our audience's benefit.)

Please do your best to overlook the technical and sound anomalies present in this recording. They couldn't be helped, and couldn't be removed fully in post-production. 

I want to thank all of you listeners, and my terrific Narada members, for helping us have a really wonderful year! We created seven new audio dramas in 2019 for "The Cellar", four for Sonic Summerstock, and two for World Audio Drama Day, and we brought live audio drama to three venues in South Texas. Not only all of this, but I put out nine episodes of our new podcast, "Old-Time Radio Essentials". What will 2020 bring? Tune in and find out!

CAST OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE":

Dana Gonsalves as GEORGE BAILEY
Jessica Mathews as MARY BAILEY, A BOY and ZUZU 
Michele Barnett as CLARENCE 
Chuck Wilson as JOSEPH and the DOG
Pete Lutz as FRANKLIN, POP BAILEY, MR. POTTER, OLD MAN COLLINS, MR MARTINI, THE BRIDGEKEEPER, and NICK
John Bell (of the BELL'S IN THE BATFRY Podcast) as MR. GOWER, JOE, ERNIE BANKS, ED, THE ANGRY MAN, and CHARLIE

Tamara Merson Wren as DR. CAMPBELL, TOM, MR WELCH and COUSIN TILLY 
Teddy Giggy as MRS. HATCH, EUSTACE and BERT THE COP
Russ Walker as ANNOUNCER 1 and HARRY BAILEY, 
Geneva Aubrey as YOUNG GEORGE, MRS THOMPSON, JANIE BAILEY and THE WORRIED WOMAN

Dawn Robertson as A BOY, MA BAILEY and PETEY BAILEY
Gene Giggy as UNCLE BILLY 
Royce Harrell as ANNOUNCER 2, SAM WAINWRIGHT, RANDALL, and the SHERIFF 
Ross Bernhardt as BYSTANDER, HORACE and MR. CARTER

MUSIC BY: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

LIVE SOUND EFFECTS PERFORMED BY: Pete Lutz

FESTERSHIELD CIGARETTES commercials and jingles written by Pete Lutz

FESTERSHIELD PERFORMERS:

Russ Walker as THE PRIVATE

Pete Lutz as THE SERGEANT

Dawn Robertson as THE DRIVER and THE CRYING KID

Dana Gonsalves as THE COP

John Bell as THE DISPATCH VOICE

Gene Giggy as SANTA CLAUS and

FESTERSHIELD QUARTET: Ross Bernhardt, Chuck Wilson, Teddi Giggy, Geneva Aubrey

HUGE THANKS TO JOHN BELL (and the lovely Mrs. Bell) for traveling all the way from Alabama and spending two weeks in performance with us! 

SPECIAL THANKS AND MAD LUV TO RUSS AND SUZY WALKER for making the historic Rialto Theater available for these performances. If you're in the Corpus Christi area, make the drive to Aransas Pass for a show at the Rialto. It's community theatre at its finest!

Dec 15, 2019

Episode 9 -- "Christmas Show 1950", The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 ninth installment (and Pete's selection), this episode of The Bing Crosby Show from 1950. 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! 

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, 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 !

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" is being guest-produced by my friend John Bell, of the "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast.

But with luck an' if the creek don't rise, our next feature will be a special Jake Dimes, Range Detective Christmas show, "Santa's Stolen Sack". Watch for that before Christmas Day!

Nov 17, 2019

Episode 8 -- "Gracie Buys a Live Turkey", The Burns & Allen Show

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 eighth installment (and a selection from Essential Listener Melissa), this episode of Burns & Allen from 1942. 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! 

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, 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 17, 2019

Here's a re-release of a play that was originally launched 10/30/19, just 18 days ago, for World Audio Drama Day, on the Mutual Audio Network. It's called "Undead Man With a Horn", written, directed and produced by Pete Lutz in October 2019, especially for WADD '19.

In this spoof of vampire stories, jazz trumpeter "Little Jimmy Tommy" Dorsal receives a deadly hickey on October 30, 1938. Now, it's up to a police lieutenant and a private detective to track him down before anyone else is bitten.

With the voices of the following Mutual Audio Network Members:

JOHN BELL

PETE LUTZ

RICH FROLICH

TANJA MILOJEVIC

BRIAN BOCCHICHIO

JEFF BILLARD

LOTHAR TUPPAN

JACK WARD



Nov 10, 2019

Here's a re-release of a play that was originally launched 10/30/19, just 11 days ago, for World Audio Drama Day, on the Mutual Audio Network. It's called "MURDERADIO", written by Pete Lutz in September 2019; recorded, directed and produced by Pete Lutz in October 2019, especially for WADD '19.

When a late-night talk-radio host invites listeners on Halloween Night to call in and tell him about their favorite murders, he gets more than he bargained for when one caller takes him a bit too... literally.

With the voices of:

Michael "Pudge" Aradillas (Host of "The Halftime Report" on KSIX AM & FM Radio in Corpus Christi, TX) as Chunk Chunkowski

Karim C. Kronfli as Caller Three

Austin Beach (of Broken Bard Productions) as Deputy Martinez

Plus the following Narada Radio Company members:

Jesirae Kesler as Caller One

Philboyd Studge as Caller Two

Jackie Ayers as Elaine

Ebony Rose as Jo'Dee

Your Announcer was Federal Stonecipher

Next week: Our second WADD '19 production, "Undead Man With a Horn"!

Oct 27, 2019

In March 2019, the Narada Radio Company was invited to perform at the Rockport Little Theatre, Rockport, Texas. The choice of show was mine, and I had to hold auditions from local actors, rather than choose my own regular Narada players. As a result of this, two old theatre friends appeared at auditions, and my show was blessed, because I had my "Norma Desmond". We performed only three shows, and got only two recordings, from which I offer what you see here. 

It's interesting to note that we created more than 90 live sound effects in this production, many of which I invented myself. Our audiences enjoyed watching our two SFX ladies creating the sounds.

The script came originally from the "Lux Radio Theatre" adaptation, but I added dialog from the screenplay here and there; and I wrote new commercials to replace the Lux spots, but for some reason the commercials didn't record very well, so I cut them out of the final recording. The show overall doesn't suffer from this loss, however, and in fact cuts down your total listening time. Please enjoy this presentation of BIG STAGE AUDIO THEATRE!

 

CAST:

ANNOUNCERS... Rick Nielsen, Aileen Corpos

PETUNIA DOVETONSILS (Your Host) ... Geri Elliff

HANDSOME MAN, ARTIE, and CECIL B. DEMILLE... Joe Martinez

JOE GILLIS... Chris Starnes

NORMA DESMOND... Becky Nielsen

BETTY... Dawn Robertson

MAX... Pete Lutz

SHELDRAKE, OLD STUDIO GUARD and POLICE LIEUTENANT... Jason D. Johnson

LANA, SKOLSKY, and DeMille's ASSISTANT... Narice Hopp

FINANCE COMPANY MAN #1 and YOUNG STUDIO GUARD... Geneva Aubrey

FINANCE COMPANY MAN #2 and MORINO... Aileen Corpos

POLICE CAPTAIN... Rick Nielsen

DETECTIVE... Jessica Mathews

 

MUSIC... Dr Ross Bernhardt.

SOUND EFFECTS... Kathie Ricketts, Jessica Mathews

Oct 20, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to the seventh number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series. PLUS the special script-writing competition ends one week from today, on October 27th. I'm very happy to say that we've received 10 pretty solid entries and I'm looking forward to more before the deadline. The winners (there will be two) will be guaranteed slots in a future season of The Cellar. 

And now...we proudly present "The Theory of Mutual Repulsion", adapted by our director/producer Pete Lutz, from a sci-fi pulp-fiction story by Margaret St Clair. Dr. Rebecca Colley is a scientist whose device was intended to end war, but the world soon learns that its effects may well end mankind!

CAST:

ANGELA YOUNG as CADAVERA QUIVRY

GRAHAM ROWAT as YOUR ANNOUNCER

Sarah Golding as REBECCA COLLEY

Jessica Mathews as THE SOCIAL MEDIA POD VOICE

Ashley Kristeen Vega as VINNIE JOHNSON

Owen McCuen, Alan Clower & Pete Lutz as THE PENTAGON MEN

Jackie Ayers as TANYA SHAPIRO

Lisa Michaud as THE FRENCH SOCIAL MEDIA POD VOICE

Pete Lutz as FRANCOIS RENAUD

Jason D. Johnson as SERGEANT MA

Mark Rigsby as THE GUNMAN

'THE CELLAR' theme by Tom Rory Parsons

MUSIC FOR THIS EPISODE by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

"Curse of the Scarab"; "On the Shore"; "Trio for Piano, Cello & Clarinet"

Sound effects from the Public Domain and freesound.org

Oct 13, 2019

Episode 7 -- "A Corpse for Halloween", Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 seventh installment (and a listener's choice from Joshua, a co-host of another OTR panel show), this episode of Inner Sanctum Mysteries 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! 

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

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

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

 

Sep 28, 2019

You may know already that the Narada Radio Co. has participated in Jack Ward's annual "Sonic Summerstock Playhouse" festival since 2015, and has produced at least one Old-Time Radio remake per year in support of same. We're proud to tell you, though, that both last year and this, we created four remakes each for this very worthy event. Here's our third one, which, like the first two, was performed and recorded live in August 2018, at Harbor Playhouse, Corpus Christi, Texas. It's the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train". I took the liberty of changing the sponsor from Lux to a sponsor you might be familiar with from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, O-Sha-Lene Motor Fuel. Enjoy!

CAST:

Christian Ferris as GUY HAINES

Pete Lutz as BRUNO ANTONY and THE MINISTER

Katie Loftin as MIRIAM and BESSIE

Diana DeHoyos as ANNE MORTON

Alan Clower as BRUNO'S FATHER

Tamara Merson Wren as BRUNO'S MOTHER

Gene Giggy as SENATOR MORTON

Jackie Ayers as BARBARA

Dana Gonsalves as TURLEY and HAMMOND

Joe Martinez as THE PROFESSOR, THE JUDGE, and THE OLD MAN

Aileen Corpos as MRS. CUNNINGHAM and HENNESSEY

Teddi Giggy as THE VENDOR and OFFICER ADAMS

And Geri Elliff as OFFICER MAC and YOUR HOST

With additional voices by Michele Barnett and Ebony Rose

Your Announcer, Jessica Mathews.

Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt.

The O-Sha-Lene performers were Alan Clower, Aileen Corpos, Diana DeHoyos, Geri Elliff, Katie Loftin, and Ebony Rose.

Sep 22, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode six of our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series. PLUS we have a very special script-writing competition going on right now! If you scroll down this page a little bit, you'll see all the details. Entries are being accepted now until October 27th. We've gotten some entries so far, and we look forward to more!

And now...we proudly present "The Defense Rests", adapted by our director/producer Pete Lutz, from a 1938 pulp-fiction story by Julius Long. Joanna Sanders is a ruthless defense attorney who will stop at nothing to get her clients acquitted, until one day she suddenly finds herself unable to do a thing in the aftermath of a particular murder.

CAST:

ANGELA YOUNG as CADAVERA QUIVRY

GRAHAM ROWAT as YOUR ANNOUNCER

Aileen Corpos as JOANNA SANDERS

Lisa Ayala, Katie Loftin, Zoe Jenkins and Rachel Rumler as THE REPORTERS

Zoe Jenkins as THE BAILIFF and THE BYSTANDER

Teddi Giggy as THE JUDGE

Merilee Robinson as THE FOREWOMAN OF THE JURY

Lisa Michaud as DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROBERTS

Jessica Mathews as TALIA

Leo Longoria as COSTELLO

Michele Barnett as DOCTOR ASMAN

Jackie Ayers as DOCTOR GOWANS

Victoria Fancki as BILLIE WILLIAMS

"The Cellar" theme by Tom Rory Parsons

Sound effects created by Pete Lutz, and/or acquired from freesound.org and/or the Public Domain

Music passages from the following compositions by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com:

Symmetry

Shadowlands 2 - Bridge

Shadowlands 4 - Breath

Shadowlands 7 - Codex

Sep 14, 2019

Episode 6 -- "The Cable Car Case", Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 sixth installment (and Jane's choice), this episode of Candy Matson 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! 

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

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

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

 

Sep 8, 2019

You may know already that the Narada Radio Co. has participated in Jack Ward's annual "Sonic Summerstock Playhouse" festival since 2015, and has produced at least one Old-Time Radio remake per year in support of same. We're proud to tell you, though, that both last year and this, we created four remakes each for this very worthy event. Now these that you're going to hear over the next four weeks were already released during the summer of '19 on the Mutual Audio Network feed; but if you're not a subscriber, you might have missed 'em, so here they are, starting with the first two of the four: FIBBER McGEE & MOLLY "GOOD GRAMMAR", and CANDY MATSON YUKON 2-8209 "THE BLACK CAT CAPER".

GOOD GRAMMAR Cast:

HARLOW WILCOX: Alan Clower

FIBBER McGEE: Pete Lutz

MOLLY/TEENY: Jackie Ayers

LENA: Aileen Corpos

DOC GAMBLE: Gene Giggy

WIMPLE: Dana Gonsalves

MAYOR LaTRIVIA: Michele Barnett

COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCERS 1 & 2: Tamara Merson Wren, Geri Elliff

Special note for Fibber fans: The sponsor was changed from Johnson's Wax to Chainguard Irish Ale. Enjoy!

THE BLACK CAT CAPER Cast:

CANDY: Ebony Rose

ANNOUNCER: Tamara Merson Wren

REMBRANDT: Joe Martinez

MORELAND: Dana Gonsalves

DOCTOR: Alan Clower

MALLARD: Christian Ferris

CORONER/COP: Teddi Giggy

CLERK: Jessica Mathews

TOMMY: Diana DeHoyos

MIDDLESTADT: Geri Elliff

Special note for Candy fans: We believe the original recording of this episode is lost to the ages, so we hope our interpretation of this terrific script is enjoyable.

Aug 25, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Five of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. PLUS we have a very special script-writing competition going on right now! If you scroll down this page a little bit, you'll see all the details. Entries are being accepted now until a certain date in October.

And now...we proudly present "Today's Special" by our director/producer Pete Lutz, inspired by an episode of the BBC Radio series, "The Price of Fear". It's the story of two friends who frequent a little out-of-the-way restaurant in the Hill Country of Texas. What's on the menu may turn out to be a little...unusual. Bon Appetit!

Includes a special feature! Philboyd Studge interviews a married couple, winners of a huge lottery jackpot!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

LINUS MATHRIDGE: Alan Clower

CAVIN CARSTAIRS: Dana Gonsalves

MRS MATHRIDGE/HOSTESS: Kristy Glick

MME. FEDOSIA: Aileen Corpos

RESTAURANT PATRON: Kevin Schuster

AIRPORT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Zoe Jenkins, Pete Lutz

MUSIC composed for this episode by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

"THE CELLAR" Theme by Tom Rory Parsons

SPECIAL FEATURE CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Riley C. Lutz

PHILBOYD STUDGE: Himself

MAGNOLIA SHIPLAP: Michele Barnett

MR. WINSTON HEDGES: Gene Giggy

MRS. WINSTON HEDGES: Teddi Giggy

Aug 18, 2019

Episode 5 -- "A Connecticut Yankee", The Ford Radio Theatre

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 fifth installment (and Paul's choice), this episode of The Ford Radio Theatre 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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.

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

 

Aug 13, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2019 Script Writing Contest!

In all we had 12 entries, from which our panel of five judges selected three top winners, and I felt so strongly about the fourth-highest that I named it an "Honorable Mention" awardee.

FIRST PLACE: "Terror on Edge Island", Adrian Cory
SECOND PLACE: "Phobias Unlimited", Rachel Rumler
THIRD PLACE: "The Game", John Bell & Becky Beach
HONORABLE MENTION: "The Renegotiation", Kevin Kordis

1st/2nd Placers earn slots in the next season's line-up of my audio drama series, "The Cellar", and 3rd Place/Hon. Mention may get slots if there are any left over. All will receive very nice certificates and braggin' rights.

Very special thanks to our judges, Robert Tinsley, Garethandkath Severn, Nancy Gaugler, Paul Belcher II and Lisa Espinoza McGrew. Your time and efforts in this final bit of the competition are greatly appreciated!

Thanks also to all entrants and let's hope you send us something next year!

 

SCRIPT-WRITING CONTEST!

To celebrate the Narada Radio Company’s Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of making Audio Dramas, we announce a Very Special Contest: Write a Horror Script for our new series, “The Cellar”!

Here are the VERY SIMPLE RULES:

1. Script must be original, not an adaptation, although it may contain characters that are currently in the Public Domain. Script must not have been previously produced. Subject matter is your choice – it can be scary, morbid, thrilling, violent, tongue-in-cheek, sexy, or whatever you decide. Adult language is OK, but keep in mind that the human brain gets tired quickly of hearing an overabundance of F-bombs, so don’t overdo it.

2. Script must run at least 22-25 pages long (giving it an approximate half-hour run time). Format is your choice, so long as it can be easily read. It must also be written as an audio drama (i.e., no visual cues).

3. Script must include the following items or will be subject to immediate disqualification:
a. At least one monster or supernatural creature.
b. Sound effects and music cues
c. A MacGuffin (something that drives the plot: an item that is lost and is being sought; or anything of importance to the main character that others may or may not be hiding/keeping from him-her/also searching for) - can be anything but must be obvious.

4. Scripts must not have heavy third-person narration. If one of your characters provides some narration that’s fine, but don’t overdo it. Let dialogue, music and SFX tell the story.

5. There is NO entry fee. First Place and Second Place winners will receive printed certificates and a guaranteed slot in “The Cellar” series run. Third Place winner will receive a certificate and consideration toward future production. Decision of judges is final.

6. All entrants will retain possession of copyrights to their work, but First/Second/Third Place (if option is picked up) winners must agree to delay any new production until after it is showcased in “The Cellar”.

7. Contest is open to anybody, and deadline is 10-27-19, the Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of the initial release of “The Big Trip Up Yonder” – Season 1, Episode 1 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre. That’s just a short time away, so GET BUSY WRITING! BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!

E-MAIL SCRIPTS TO f6point3@gmail.com. Scripts received after the deadline will be deleted.

*Sorry, that’s actually the Sixtieth Anniversary.
No, no, it’s the SIXTH, actually, sorry again!

Jul 28, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Four of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with 24 total episodes planned. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert Bloch! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a weird Grand Guignol play, Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a play by Eugene O'Neill, plus several original tales from Pete and guest playwright Mark Slade. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find and/or create. 

With that in mind we proudly present "The Evil Twin" by R. Anthony, one of several pen names for pulp-fiction writer Anthony M. Rud, adapted by Pete Lutz. It concerns a prominent doctor and surgeon, treating a young man who is...more than he seems. Enjoy!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

DR PAUL BRENNEN: Joe Stofko

JOHN PENDLETON: Jonathan Montgomery

DR FREDERICK HOFFMAN: Curt Johnson

NURSE CUMMINGS: Debby Leal-Ramirez

NURSE AYALA: Tanja Milojevic

DUTY NURSE: Sarah Golding

DR HALLER: Rachel Rumler

 

"The Cellar" theme by Tom Rory Parsons

Sound effects from freesound dot org and the public domain

"The Cellar" was conceived, produced and directed by Pete Lutz, and stars the Narada Radio Company. This is a 63audio production, mixed and mastered in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Jun 30, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Three of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert Bloch! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a weird Grand Guignol play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find and/or create. 

With that in mind we proudly present a tale by Robert E. Howard, adapted by Pete Lutz. Set in the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, we bring you the story of an impulsive cowpuncher and a wise old Mexican, and what happens when an ancient evil is released from its burial ground.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

STEVE BRILL: Lothar Tuppan

JUAN LOPEZ: Juan Perez

TEACHER/NURSE: Julie Hoverson

DOC CASHION: Edward Champion

SHERIFF MAYCOMB: Mark Rigsby

Music for this episode especially composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

The Cellar theme composed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned till the end, for a preview of Episode Four!

Sound effects from the PD and from freesound.org and from Creative Commons License

Jun 16, 2019

Episode 3 -- "The Little People", Lights Out

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 third installment (and Jane's choice), this episode of "Lights Out" (aka "Lights Out Everybody"), from a rebroadcast in 1943 or '44. 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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.

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

 

Jun 2, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Two of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert E. Howard! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a Eugene O'Neill play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find. 

With that in mind we proudly present Paul Witcover's tale, "Moonlight Becomes Magenta", adapted by my friend and fellow audio dramatist Mark Slade. Set in old Mexico, we hear the story of a young boy forced by fate to seek vengeance against the man who killed his father, and the supernatural elements that helped him do it. Viva la revolución!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

PABLITO as an Adult: Nick Wommack

BENITEZ: Juan Perez

PABLO: Orlando Segarra

JAVIER: Micah Blain

YOUNG PABLITO: Debby Leal-Ramirez

CESAR: Joe Martinez

MAGENTA: Christin Espinoza

With Additional Voices by Merilee Robinson, Jonathan Montgomery, Lisa Michaud, Aileen Corpos, Mark Bruzee, Derek Rhein, Jessica Mathews, Dyanna Garza and Pete Lutz

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned til the end, for a preview of Episode Three!

Music from the Public Domain, and/or thru a Creative Commons License, and from Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Sound effects from the PD and from freesound.org and from Creative Commons License

May 19, 2019
 

Episode 2 -- "Jack Tries to Get Rose Bowl Tickets", The Lucky Strike Program starring Jack Benny 

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it 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 second installment (and Paul's choice), this episode of what was popularly called "The Jack Benny Program", originally broadcast 01-04-1948. 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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.

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

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