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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.



June 21 @ 6pm: Mortgage the Moon Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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Good eve. welcome to Skywave, the only show in Philly that features live radio plays. We have 2 scripts tonite. The 1st is from the Gunsmoke series. Originally aired 1952, "The Mortgage" is about a poor family that can't pay a loan for their farm to a slick businessman who has his own plans for the land. We follow with an episode from a science show. First broadcast 1953, "Out of this World" is a virtual trip to the moon projected 40 years in the future. Fastened and suited up for tonite's show are voice regulars Martha Michael, Bill Simpson, Ed Feldman and Andy Pettit, your host. 

 
June 14 @ 6pm: MANHATTAN MANHUNT Print E-mail
Monday, 12 June 2017

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave. Tonite we have 2 scripts. The first is from the crime drama series The Big Story. Originally aired 1948, "Manhunt in Manhattan" is a dramatization of a true story that involves a cop in the murder of 2 innocents during a successful robbery. To what extent will beat reporter Ted Prague risk his reputation and life to snare the cynical snarly Joey rice?...We follow that confounding caper with an episode from the comedy Fibber McGee and Molly. 1st broadcast 1945, "Making Fudge" is a glorified cooking show that glosses over the gruesome details of preparing that gooey confection. And here as honey to your ears are guests Ellen Perry, Ben Robinson III, Gary Mitchell, Jim Harris of Ave G and myself, your host, Andy Pettit.   
 

 
June 7 @ 6pm: Cemetery Sentiment Print E-mail
Monday, 05 June 2017

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Welcome to Skywave. Tonite we have 2 scripts. the 1st is from the chilling Quiet Please series. Originally aired 1948, "The Evening and the Morning" retells the circumstances whereby a lovelorn lad loses a lass he never had. Our 2nd selection is from the mirthful Ma Perkins series. It seems Ma's son-in-law has devised a potion that nearly blew him and Ma's lumber business to kingdom come. But how? You'll just have to listen and maybe get the answer. And here to ignite your interest are bombshell Sherry Brown, Chace nuclear Nolen, Jim  match head Harris of ave G and myself, your host, firecracker fizzle Andy Pettit.

 
skywave-5/31-Inanimate objects Print E-mail
Monday, 29 May 2017
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May 24 @ 6pm: Skakespeare, a painting disappears, and a washing machine goes weird Print E-mail
Monday, 22 May 2017

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, the only show in town airing live radio plays. tonite we have 3 scripts; all comedies. Our first 2 toe-ticklers come from the Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel series starring the Marx Bros. Originally aired 1933, Episode 14 has Chico and Groucho take over as managers of a Skakespeare production. Can the boys save Romeo and Juliet from smoldering in flames or will they fan it with their usual tornado-type trickery?  Episode 17 concerns a stolen painting with our detective duo assigned to track down the thief and concludes with one of the most hilarious dialogues ever written. For our final foray in funny bone bending, wwe turn to an episode from Vic and Sade. 1st broadcast 1934, "The Washing Machine Is On the Blink" is a tale that'll leave you 'lectrified with laffter. It seems once Sade reports that the washing machine is ouuta whack, Vic and son Rush figure a handy dandy wire trick to play on ma Sade. Talk about shock therapy. And here to sizzle yer insides are Susan Lonker, Gary Mitchell, Maury Harris and his cuzzin Jim of Ave G along with me, your host, Andy Dandy. Let's listen and enjoy some live musical interludes between episodes.

 
skywave-5/17-protest music Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 May 2017
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May 10 @ 6pm: A Pugilist and a Caterpillar Print E-mail
Monday, 08 May 2017
Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, your show for live radio play entertainment. Tonite you'll hear 2 thrilling scripts. We'll begin with an episode from the mystery series Pat Novak for Hire. Originally aired 1949, "Rory Malone"is a tale of dumb greed and nasty love; a combo as explosive as whiskey on the kettle. Can detective Novak figure out how prize fighter Malone won a match with hands banged up like old lettuce without becoming implicated in murder? Our next tale, from the Columbia Workshop series, concerns a certain caterpillar called Curley who can cavort to the tune of "Yes Sir, that's My Baby". When discovered by an agent, Curley becomes an overnight sensation. How will Curley handle this instant fame? Sit still and listen! And here to keep you from stirring from your seats are guests Shelli Pentimall, Michael Raimondo, Steven Medvidick, along with Jimmy "all insects are important, even more than the prez" Harris of Ave G, and me, your host, Andy Pettit. 
 
May 3 @ 6pm: PLAQUE ATTACK! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 May 2017

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Tonite on Skywave we have 2 terrific tales. We'll begin with an episode from that stirring Suspense series. Originally aired 1947, "The Visitor" concerns the case of a missing youth found and brought home. But in his 3 year absence, the young man can't seem to recall all the details of his past. Is he the real missing person or has someone returned in his place? Following that always edgy entry that Suspense guarantees, we have an episode from the Our Miss Brooks comedy series. 1st broadcast 1953, "A Plaque For Mr. Conklin" is  ahead banger of a story whose plot will leave you dizzy trying to keep up with it's narrative. Suffice to say taht the meddlesome Miss Brooks muddles the chances of her pompous principal/boss' receiving a reward for his undistinguished service. And here to assist you in avoiding amnesia are guests Amanda Corrigan, Kathy Harmer, Mickey Onori and Jimmy what's his name of Ave G along with me, your host, Andy Piatrowski.   

 
skywave-April 26, 2017-Broken Hearts show- Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 April 2017
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April 19 @ 6pm: CRANK CALLS and a PESKY PACHYDERM Print E-mail
Monday, 17 April 2017

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Good eve. Welcome to Skywave, the weekly show that serves up live radio play entertainment. Tonite we have 2 more exciting scripts. We'll start with an episode from the Mysterious Traveler series. Originally aired 1946, "No One On The Line" considers how a husband responds to phone calls that have no caller. He's sure they're intended for his wife. Is he right? Or does his lust for power and control cloud the true picture; that he is a helpless characater in another pathetic melodrama?! Our second selection is from the reverse direction to titillate your tootsies- Popeye. First broadcast in the '30's, "Visiting The Zoo" brings crusty Popeye, sensual Olive, and gourmand Wimpy to just the palce to encounter a situation whereby our hulky hero can flex his pugilistic prowess at the expense of his innocent, defenseless victim? How will Popeye spar with an elephant that turns into a bucking bronco? And will spinach come to his aid as fortifying fuel? No! No?! stay tuned to find out the original sponsor! And here full of beans are first time guest Boston beaneater and comical colleague Chace Nolen, and regular ol' farts Martha Michael, Bill Simpson along with the King of farcical flatulence Jim Harris of Ave G and me, your host, Andy Pettit.    

 
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