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!
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