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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 May 20 @ 5pm: BRADBURY DOUBLE SHOT! Print E-mail
Monday, 18 May 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play action via auditory conference call. Tonite we have 2 treats created by one voice, the master of sci fi- Rad Bradbury. First comes a story from the Suspense series. 1st broadcast 1955, "Kaleidoscope" begins with a spaceship explosion hurtling the surviving members into the great abyss. When they establish radio phone contact, how does each of the crew react to their solitary situation, yet connected to each other if only vocally, like most of us right now? And we continue with a tale from Dimension X. Originally aired 1950, "Zero Hour" concerns a child's plans to prepare for whatt she calls "the invasion". Although the parents are humorously dismissive, is it really "just some silly game children play"? To find out, stay tuned and listen to voices Kathy Harmer, Carol Moog, Gary Mitchell, Tom Casetta on FX and voices along with your host, Andy Pettit. 

 
SKYWAVE May 13@ 5pm: CARPET RIDE ?! Print E-mail
Monday, 11 May 2020

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Good evening. Welcome to Skywave; your program for live radio play action a al remote! Our story tonite comes from the Dash Hammett detective series Sam Spade. Originally aired 196ish, "The Persian" has Sam in a pickle for being accused of murder. But why the fake alibi? And who's the Persian? Well, here to keep your confusion in knots are voice actors Elizabeth Caruso, Martha Michael, Steve Medvidick, SFX/voice dude Tom Casetta and your host, Andy Pettit. Let's listen.. 

 
SKYWAVE May 6 @ 5pm: SNOW WHITE WILDERNESS?! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 May 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play action remote! Tonight the entire show will be consumed by the 1938 classic "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs", a charming story about a wretched young woman rise from the circumstances as a sanitation engineer and into the arms of eternal love of the handsome prince...but  not before encountering the queen and a witch. What spell might they cast on our innocent heroine? Will the dwarfs allow her to quit her station of domestic service? Well, here or there a a la remote to animate this tantalizing tale are voices Carol Moog, Leah Holleran, Aaron Roberge, SFX fighter and character wrestler Tom Casetta along with your host, Andy Pettit.  

 
SKYWAVE 4/29 @ 5pm: WINDOWS Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 April 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for Philadelphia's regular live radio play program ala remote. We begin with a short play by Maximillian Pettit. Written 2017, "Bedroom Windows" is an encounter between an older and a younger man. What are their intentions? Is it mutual? We continue with an episode from the Suspesce series. 1st broadcast 1955, "The Game" considers a dare between two bored, young guys looking for fun. One has a gun. Peer pressure, anyone? We conclude with a scene from an AR Gurney drama. Originally performed 1988, "The Cocktail Hour" is a family tradition. During a typical family dinner, what unusual feelings do father and son reveal? And here to tell all are voice actor/playwright Max Pettit, SFX/Voiceman Tom Casetta and your host, Andy Pettit. 

 
SKYWAVE 4/22 @ 6pm: "LI'L A!" Print E-mail
Monday, 20 April 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for more live phone-in radio play fun in observance of best practices to avoid the lingering beast. we begin with a thriller from the suspense series. Originally aired 1943, "The Diary of Saphronia Winters" unites 2 lonely souls on  a beach, where love at 1st surf brings the newlyweds to a big ol' hotel owned by the groom; but which is mysteriously deserted. what began as a giddy alliance turns to mutual suspicion. We continue with comic relief from an episode from Little Orphan Annie. 1st broadcast 1935, "Annie's Big Surprise Party" has our heroine in reception of a grand gift; not just for the red top, but for all the urchins listening in. So stay tuned to hear what that truly big surprise may be as voice actors Carol Moog and 2-timing sfx engineer/voice Tom Casetta animate our program along with your host, Andy Pettit.  

 
SKYWAVE 4/15 @ 5pm: ANTZ! Print E-mail
Monday, 13 April 2020

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Welcome to Skywave for more live radio play entertainment ala remote voice actor participation. we begin with an episode from the suspense series Escape. Originally aired 1948, "Leiningen Vs. the ants" considers a magnificent plan to overcome and obliterate the advance of swarming ants(each the size of your thumb, 10 miles long and 2 miles wide) to be executed by plantation owner Leiningen; a man of fearless confidence- the ultimate alpha male moron. Who will be the victor- man or insect? For laughs served festively, we turn to an episode from Baby Snooks and Daddy. 1st broadcast 1942, "Easter Suit" has the innocent, curious baby Snooks stumping her dad as usual, but this time with queries regarding all things Easter. for more bunny thrills, let's drop in on the Bickersons for an "Easter" episode as they have one of their 4am discussions in their typically spirited fashion, which leads to the inevitable subject- Is John gonna fork out the cash for a new Easter bonnet for wife Blanche? Listen and find out with our reg voices tonight starring Bill Simpson, Martha Michael, Tom Casetta and your host, Andy Pettit. 

 
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 8 @ 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! 

 
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