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Skywave rides the wind of your imagination; creating clouds of sound from the air that surrounds your mind. Throughout the journey to discover where the magic of sound exists in space, we'll explore how music and radio plays carve indelible pictures in our heads.   Learn more about the host here.



SKYWAVE April 1 @ 5pm: GET LIT, FOOL! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 April 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play pleasure. We begin with an episode from the spooky sci fi series Quiet Please. 1st broadcast 1949,  "Northern Lights" considers an individual's ability to understand the language of the Northern Lights; that it can somehow communicate to humans. Wanna hear how? Listen and find out! We follow with some laughs from  the Battling Bickersons. Originally aired 1945, "The Tax Refund" is a seasonal treat or nagging reminder what's due soon or else. And here to remind you how to maintain sanity is, once again ala remote, voice actor Elizabeth Caruso along with SFX engineer extraordinaire Tom Casetta and your host, Andy Pettit.

 
SKYWAVE April 1 @ 5pm: TIME! Print E-mail
Monday, 30 March 2020

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave ala remote for more live radio play excitement. We begin with the infamous HG Wells tale "The Machine". 1st broadcast 1950, our story begins with invitation to travel to the year 100, 080. After a disappointing tour, the adventurers return to the spot where they landed only to find the contraption gone. Will they find it? Stay tuned to find out and stay on for some comic relief from JP Shanley's piece "A Lonely Impulse of Delight". Hear what happens when a guy wants to introduce to his  friend  the new love of his life- a mermaid. We close with recitations from 2 Romantic poets- first Wm. Wordsworth's "Daffodils" and the Felicia Hemans' "To Wordsworth". Tonight you'll hear the gracious, generous voice of regular Skywave  actor Gary Mitchell along with that of your host all made possible by SFX engineer extraordinaire Tom Casetta!

 
SKYWAVE March 25 @ 5pm: CALLING LONG DISTANCE?! Print E-mail
Monday, 23 March 2020

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play pleasure. We begin with an episode from the Silver Theatre detective series. Originally aired 1941, "Murder Unlimited" concerns the brash, ambitious  reporter Dorothy Scott, who(dead bored of writing about stiffs in the obit. column) is ready to be assigned to something big like the Murder Unlimited story- a mysterious organization that deals in wholesale murder. But is Ms. Scott ready to deal with desperate killers? We continue with some jolts of laffter from the Vic and Sade comedy series. 1st broadcast 193ought, "The Washing Machine is on the Blink" considers how a housewife's frustration with an everyday appliance becomes the source of a galvanic prank for the boys in the home. Hear how the sparks fly with this electrically charged tale. And here to jump your audio cables are via another electric appliance the telephone and for the 1st ever such venture in observance of social distancing are the team of Leah Holleran and Aaron Roberge and SFX master Tom Casetta along with your host, Andy Pettit.

 
SKYWAVE March 18 @ 6pm: SPRINGTIDE! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 March 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for a special edition. Usually we perform live radio plays, but in these unusual circumstances a solo reading of poetry to usher in the approaching season seems a festive fit! For the occasion, you will hear the words of TS Eliot's Waste Land and other poems recited by your host, Andy Pettit with artful editing by Tom Casetta. Be of cheer....the time for buds to burst is nigh; so near! 

 
SKYWAVE March 11 @ 6pm:Da WIZ! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 March 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play entertainment. Tonite we have a classic- "The Wizard of Oz". Okay, so you know the story, but how about the significance. What would Freud say? Who cares? Okay, let's check in on Gloria Steinem: Dorothy's ultimately victorious face-off against the wicked witch results in the evaporation of the conventional male perception of woman as a symbol of castration which is replaced by the  ascendance of the newly independent feminine mystique". Our voices this eve are Martha Michael, Bill Simpson, El Perry and Andy Pettit. 

 
SKYWAVE March 2 @ 6pm: EASTER FASHION FAUX PAS PARADE! Print E-mail
Monday, 02 March 2020

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For Skywave this eve we have live radio play comedy theatre. We begin with an episode from "My Favorite Husband. Originally aired 1951, Iris and Liz's Easter Dresses" considers the craftiest female scheme to finance the latest in holiday fashion- lose weight? And for another ton of laffs we turn to JP Shanley's Welcome to the Moon" shorts collection. 1st performed 1985, "Out West" is an edgy ode to the wild frontier life where cowboys were heros and everyone else might as well be window dressing. And here to prettify your ears are voice actors Loretta Miller, El Perry, Marty Foley, and your host, Andy Pettit. Let's listen!

 
SKYWAVE Febraury 19 @ 6pm: THE BIG NO TOOTH! Print E-mail
Monday, 17 February 2020

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play activity! We begin with an episode from that iconic crime drama series Dragnet. Originally aired 1955, "The Big No Tooth" is a physical marker for for an armed robber who's been holding up small hotels for petty cash but big stakes for a desperate criminal susceptible to a happy trigger finger. Can officers Friday and Smith unveil the elusive gunman themselves or will they require the usual cooperation of shifty snitches? We continue with what has to be some of the most humorous writing I've ever heard from the comedy series Vic And Sade. 1st broadcast 193ought, "Melvin Has Landed A Job" concerns the hoopla raised in the community when one of its citizens lands a job; the commotion being so great that the ensuing cheering section the crowd becomes alerts the foreman to ward off the welcome wagon. But will the bully boss prevail? You'll have to listen to find out from this reg. raucous crew of voices- Sherry Brown, Maury Harris, Luke David and your host, Andy Pettit.  

 
SKYWAVE Febraury 12 @ 6pm: HEART-LESS?! Print E-mail
Monday, 10 February 2020

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play lovelies. We begin with an episode from the detective series Richard Diamond- Private Detective. Originally aired 1951, it seems Det. Dick has got himself into a "Lonely Hearts" scheme. With his intent to help a poor sap get his $ back from the scam Metro Romance Bureau, how can he help not getting involved with one of the dames on the payroll? Confused? Love sets everything straight with its crooked arrow of desire, especially when it comes to our next feature from Cecil and Sally. Broadcast 1930?, "Cecil agrees to dress up as a girl" has Cecil hemming when Sally asks him to take her to party and if you think he's hee hawin' just for bein' asked, wait and hear how his heels go buckaroo when he finds out what he has to wear. Here to keep your tickler ticklin' are reg voices Bill Simpson, Martha Michael, Jam Harris and your host, Andy Pettit.

 
SKYWAVE Febraury 5 @ 6pm: BE MINE, VALENTINE! Print E-mail
Monday, 03 February 2020

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave for more radio play listening thrills. We begin with a selection from the comedy series that starred Lucy Ball- My Favorite Husband. Originally aired 1949, "Valentine's Day considers the usual cutesy cupidity that makes all the characters involved dissolve into a slurry of mushy gooshy romance-inspired kissy yuck! We continue with a bit from the sci fi intergalactic suspense series Flash Gordon. 1st broadcast 1935, "Episode 3" Flash and co. attempt to escape the prison city of the Hawkmen. But with mating season heating up, how safe is anybody? Well, here to warm your hearts are voice regs Carol Moog, Susan Triggiani and your host, Andy Pettit. 

 
SKYWAVE 1/22 @ 6pm: "KNOCK, DON"T KNOCK?!" Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 January 2020

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play action. We begin with an episode from the sci fi series X Minus One. Originally aired 1955, "Knock" considers how the last man and woman on earth can survive after an alien invasion. How long can they keep it from their intruders. We continue with an entry from Little Orphan Annie. 1st broadcast 1936, "Mr. Flint Is Selling Stock" concerns a proposition a wealthy businessman makes to Mr. Silo. Is Annie correct in suspecting Mr. F' motives? Well, you can expect nothing but thrills from reg voice actors Nyi Lunsford, Gary Mitchell and your host, Andy Pettit.

 
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