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Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

May 12, 2019 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM


With Jerry Stearns

Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Where "radio play" is the important part of the phrase. Hosted by Jerry Stearns.

A showcase of audio theater, featuring the best of contemporary audio theater, snippets from Old Time Radio drama, spoken word comedy, and talk about and with some of the skillful practitioners of the Theater of the Mind, we'll bring the best there is from around the world to your ears.

Look for these feature segments:

Selected Shorts: Short skits, excerpts from Old Time Radio, interviews with writers and producers of audio theater, unusual bits of audio art.
Evening Matinee: Tonight's Feature Presentation. It might be an episode of a longer "novel length" work, or it might be a complete Firesign Theatre album from the 60s. Check the Sound Affects website for a schedule of upcoming features.
The Thrilling Conclusion: A short piece of something silly. Single sketches, or part of an ongoing serial. The perfect thing to conclude your Sunday evening entertainment, that will let you go to sleep with a smile on your imagination.

You can find more about the program and a weekly schedule of what's on the show at the Sound Affects website.

Sound Affects: A Radio Playground
9:34 PM
Special Segments: Black Star Chronicles, Part 2


Black Star Chronicles follows Nayva Deemus and Juno Swift in their efforts to save Juno’s Brother Naheem from peril. They are opposed by a powerful company who benefits from conducting research on Naheem against his consent. Our characters collide inside of Dyson, a future city mega structure. Citizens, bounty hunters and detectives all navigate the neon cityscape in this brooding adventure.

This program and the musical background are by Randy Greer and can be found on his website, along with full credits for the audio drama - https://www.randygreermusic.com/blackstar.html.

10:15 PM
Special Segments: Through the Turnstiles


Two people sitting on a bench waiting for the train. An amazingly brief but deep work that has at its center the loneliness of our society, even after it’s gone. Written by Carole Dane, produced as part of the Writer's on the Air Workshop by the Willamette Radio Workshop by Sam A. Mowry.