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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.

December 13 @ 6pm: Whither the Wind?! Print E-mail
Monday, 11 December 2017


Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. We've got 2 terrific dramas. We start with an episode from the Columbia Workshop. !st aired 1938, "The Giant Stair" explores the disappearance of a mountain man during a storm. who or what is responsible- the weather, someone familiar or a stranger? Our 2nd selection is from the suspense series Lights Out. Originally broadcast 1937, "Death Pit" plunges a man happy with his life into an abyss of uncertainty. How did he get there? And what's with the snake? Well, here to answer all speculation are regular guests Sherry Brown, Ben Robinson III and me, your host, Andy Pettit.


December 6 @ 6pm: GUMSHOE GREASE! Print E-mail
Monday, 04 December 2017


Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, your program for live radio play fun. Tonite we have 2 intriguing tales of mystery. The first comes form the Bold Venture series. 1st broadcast in the 50's, "Slate Shannon Accused of Murder"(which originally starred Bogie and Bacall) has Slate needing to prove his innocence in the murder of a comedienne. Is this a set up or a very dark joke? We follow with a Dash Hammett-inspired series. Originally aired 1946, "The Blood Money Caper" concerns one of the biggest bank robbery jobs in San Fran's history; at least that's what you're supposed to think in this tale filled with blood, characters of questionable repute, and plenty of salty conversation. And here to provide pepper to the plot are seasoned actors Bill Simpson, Martha Michael, Stephen Medvidick, Jim Harris and your host Andy Pettit.      

Skywave 11/29 @ 6pm: Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers Print E-mail
Monday, 27 November 2017
November 15 @ 6pm: INSOMNIACTION Print E-mail
Monday, 13 November 2017


Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, your only show in Philly for live radio play theatre. Tonite we have 3 brief tales. The 1st 2 come from the Columbia Workshop series. Originally aired 1936, "A Comedy Of Danger" visits a welsh coal mine where a young couple and ol' timer encounter a light outage 1000 feet below earth. Imagine. The following drama titled "The Finger of Fate" considers the fortune of a successful investor who can't resist the temptation of running off with the 1000s of pounds entrusted to him until he encounters a clerk. Will his fortune change for better or worse? Our 3rd selection is from the comedy series The Bickersons. 1st broadcast in the 40s, "Gloria Gooseby Dinner" has insomniac Blanche keeping tired ol' John up at 2am blaming him for her sleep loss for some reason only a mind like Blanche's can explain. But needing NO explanation for their presence tonite are regular guest Shelli Pentimall-Booker and Mike Raimondo along with myself, your host, andy Pettit.  

November 8 @ 6pm: Subliminal Seduction Print E-mail
Monday, 06 November 2017


Good eve. Welcome, to Skywave, your progarm for live radio play excitement. Tonite we have 2 more terrific tales. The 1st comes from the scintillating sci fi series X Minus One. Originally aired 1956, "Tunnel Under The World" considers the relevant question- to what extent can our minds be manipulated.. by propaganda tactics..so that we vote for a certain prez? We continue with an episode from the comedy series My Friend Irma. 1st broadcast 1947, "Irma Gives Al the Rent $" is a fable of mixed-up priorities born from the bubble-headed brain of our cutely clueless Irma as she has to decide between paying the rent or giving the money to her boyfriend. And here to hold the torch this week for Skywave are sunlit Yannick Trapman-O'Brien, Susan Sigal, Kathy Harmer, and your dim bulb host, Andy Pettit. 

11/1@ 6pm: AT THE TONE...! Print E-mail
Monday, 30 October 2017

Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, your show for live radio pleasure. We have 2 crisp tales. The first is from the Columbia Radio Workshop. Originally aired 1939, "Meridian 7-1212" investigates the operations of a telephone time service. Ever wonder what's behind the voice you hear when you call for the time? Well, stay dialed to gtown to find out. We'll commence with an episode from the comedy series Vic and Sade. 1st broadcast in the '30's, "Uncle Fletcher's Meals" has the exasperated Unc F over at Vic's for an unknown length of stay. You'll need more than a bowl of chips and a hot pickle to keep up with this one. Well, here to keep your imagination hungering for more are guests Nyi Lunsford, Gary Mitchell, Maury Harris and your host, Andy Pettit. Let's listen!    

skywave-10/25-dj nash and the interplanetary collective Print E-mail
Monday, 23 October 2017
October 18 @ 6pm: COLORS ALL AROUND! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, your program for live radio theatre. Tonite we have 2 intense tales of the natural elements and their wonders. For the 1st, we'll soar upward with an episode form the suspense series "Quiet Please". 1st broadcast  1949, "The Northern Lights" examines what might happen if one tried to record the sounds of the Aurora Borealis. We continue with another Quiet Please episode. Originally aired 1947, "a Mile High And A Mile Deep" considers what life is like on the other side for those who went down a mine...but found something greater than living? Whether it's above or below, we know our solo guest and reg actor knows how to navigate in the direction of entertaining his audience. Please welcome Stephen Medvidick to our show along with myself, your host, Andy Pettit.

OCTOBER 11@ 6pm: HOW RED THE WIND?! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, your program for live radio theatre. Tonite we have 2 corking dramas. The 1st is from the Adventures Of Philip Marlowe. 1st aired 1947, "Red Wind" has detective Marlowe contending with a neglected dame, a sadistic crook, and the nasty heat off the Santa Ana wind. Our 2nd selection is a rouser titled "The Love Nest". Originally broadcast 1933, this melodrama features another lady of low spirits; this one about a disillusioned starlet. And here tonite are regulars Martha Michael, Bill Simpson, sit-in techie Jim Harris, along with myself, your host, Andy Pettit. Let's listen!

sept. 27-skywave- your cheatin heart Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
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