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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.



3/17 @ 6p: Skywave Mystery Replay! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 March 2015

hey guys,

Please listen to a replay as the Skywave team takes this week to search for new material. I have taken this opportunity finally to insert an image of an actual skywave(there are many) with a handy explanation included. Sort of related to the concept of short wave, this term applies to Gtown's wave reach and is the source of inspiration for our show's title.( Although I should probably have Joe from Science 2.0 come on to explain the concept in depth.) If hankering for thoughtful weekly discussions on all thing science, check out Joe's show every saturday at 3. Finally, this is the anniversary of the first radio play show Skywave performed! See you next week with 2 two radio play presentations.Enjoy...

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3/10 @ 6pm: BUBBLE BATH BALL! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. I'm your host Andy Pettit. Let's begin tonight's radio play show with an animation of Arch Oboler's series. First aired in 1939, "The Bathysphere" considers what a fearless leader would say when faced with death at the bottom an ocean in a steel ball. following that lead balloon of excitement will be a dramatization from the Marx Bros.' Flywheel" series, which consisted of 26 episodes and lasted just 6 months. Broadcast in 1933, our tale tells the exploits of attorney Waldorf Flywheel (as played by Groucho) and his assistant Ravelli(as played by Chico) as they are presented with an opportunity based on a possible inheritance. And here to raise your hair and tickle your sides are the a tones of Ed Feldman from Gtown's daily reality  dramedy "Morning Feed", the vivaciously vibed Ellen Perry, and Jim "Don't Replay February" Harris from Ave G. So, now go grab a mug o' sumpin' warm cause these voices are heatin' up for you to listen...  

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3/3 @ 6 sharp:The Season That Keeps On Giving! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Good evening. Welcome to frosty Skywave. When does it end? In anticipation of the approaching mix of frozen particles which seem to be hovering in a permanent holding pattern waiting to emit bundles of ice needles at 70 mph eternally into our numb beyond blue veins, we have a rambunctious recording of a live performance of a radio play that addresses the above subject- winter blues. The plot: A crank yold hermit is alone in his shack during an approaching blizzard in the back woods of Tennessee. There's no one around for miles until stranded snooty New England motorists arrive, his pesky neighbor, and bandits on the run from local goofball police followed by a special detective from Memphis.  Aside from the live sound effects, you'll hear the voices of Allyson Frick, Paul Gordon, Jim Harris, Leon Joshlin, Don Kaywash, Loretta Lucy Miller, Randy Shupp, and your host Andy Pettit.  This March 2013 broadcast of "The Storm" is dedicated to Don Kaywash. We know he's listening. 

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February 24 @6pm: "LAISSEZ LE BON TEMPS ROULER!" Print E-mail
Monday, 23 February 2015
 
February 17 @ 6pm: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HAIR! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. Are those snowflakes gathered at the edge of your numb
mind and crowding your blue toes whispering "Go south. Sunny Florida."Well, stop listening to
those petrified party-killing particles because we have something here up north to keep you warmer than any skin-burning beach. Tonight there are 3, not 2, radio plays that will make you thrall to the winter embrace of Gtown's wide open arms of entertainment. First you'll hear another Adventure of Sam Spade. Aired in 1947, "The Dead duck Caper is a classic mystery having you quack for our second story, "The Comeback", a 1928 interpretation of Samson and Delilah that will recall the John Travolta line from the modern film "Saturday Night Fever"- "Yo, don't touch the hair!", which is the least of concerns for our final story from 1929 "Close Up", about a director faced with a casting nightmare when 2 prima donna extras let fly their hissy fits. And here to keep you in your seats throughout the hour are 2 extra special guests from the Black Tribbles- Len and Kennedy, who will keep your head in a constant whirl guessing who's saying what..along with Jim "I'm just here for the free peanuts" Harris and your host Andy Pettit. So..now...let's listen.
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February 17 @ 6pm: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HAIR! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. Are those snowflakes gathered at the edge of your numb mind and crowding your blue toes whispering "Go south. Sunny Florida."Well, stop listening to those petrified party-killing particles because we have something here up north to keep you warmer than any skin-burning beach. Tonight there are 3, not 2, radio plays that will make you thrall to the winter embrace of Gtown's wide open arms of entertainment. First you'll hear another Adventure of Sam Spade. Aired in 1947, "The Dead duck Caper is a classic mystery having you quack for our second story, "The Comeback", a 1928 interpretation of Samson and Delilah that will recall the John Travolta line from the modern film "Saturday Night Fever"- "Yo, don't touch the hair!", which is the least of concerns for our final story from 1929 "Close Up", about a director faced with a casting nightmare when 2 prima donna extras let fly their hissy fits. And here to keep you in your seats throughout the hour are 2 extra special guests from the Black Tribbles- Len and Kennedy, who will keep your head in a constant whirl guessing who's saying what..along with Jim "I'm just here for the free peanuts" Harris and your host Andy Pettit. So..now...let's listen.

 
February 10 @ 6pm: LeBon LeBon, a musical treat! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Good eve. Welcome to Skywave. Tonight we have a special musical treat, the band LeBon LeBon. Kind of electric, sort of eclectic, they have a sophisticated  '80's sound propelled to the next century with mesmerizing layers of keyboards, organs, a pulsating beat and vocalizations that recall that distinct influence of Peruvian wind.  Here's more:  Formed in the fall of 2010 by schoolmates and long time friends Davey Cope and Demian Mason, LeBon LeBon was, at first, nothing more than an experiment in song writing. Cope and Mason, both founding members of the Philadelphia based Fantasy Square Garden, decided to join forces again to create a "fake band" that would act as a vehicle to promote the holiday single "Megan Fox for Christmas". But the duo's repertoire would grow to include songs of an equally corrupt and catchy nature, drawing influences from such acts as Human League, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Prince and Morris Day and the Time. Joined by and the production savvy of Andres Villamil aka Sir Isaac Newton John, LeBon LeBon aims to create a sound both musically satisfying and self consciously humorous, a Spinal Tap for hipsters.   So..let's hear what they're about in their own words...in their own voices telling their own tales...and maybe even hear a few live tunes!



 
2/3 @ 6pm- L.A. to N.Y: A Coast to Coast Radio Play Rocket Ride Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Welcome to Skywave. Having been victimized by another vile prophecy of promise to receive piles of pillowy blankets of ice pin purity, Skywave has arrived to deliver a guarantee of gargantuan entertainment in the form of 2 more radio play dramatizations. The first is an episode from the Philip Marlowe detective series. Titled "Red Wind" and originally aired in 1947, this tale is, sure, full of hot air, but also packed with gritty grime in the finger nails characters you love to hate, love to love, and hate to leave when the case is solved and suddenly you're strapped in and launched from L.A. for Arch Obler's "Rocket From Manhattan". First broadcast in 1945, you're in for a bumpy blast of meteoric mind mangling. So you may ask how do I dare challenge your shaky faith in this show's grandiose pronouncements of auditory expertise. Because there is no other program in Philly that performs radio plays weekly and therefore has no competing comparison? Maybe? No! It's because Gtown has a bottomless pit of voice talent screaming to be heard like the host of Fewsh, who has returned to revive his throaty tones for all its musky monkishness- Reade McCardell..and fresh from last week's impersonation as the Bronx bombshell, the always sultry and eternally salty Ellen Perry along with Jim "the weather rodent" Harris on sfx and voices and your host, Andy Pettit. So...let's listen.  

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