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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.



May 20 @ 6pm: Shell-Shock Surrender! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. We hope to cool things down a bit with 2 new radio plays. First up is a tale from the Quiet Please spook series. Recorded in 1947, "A Ribbon of Green" considers what happens to a soldier's mind when in battle. If he could put himself in a different place, where would he go? If you aren't shell-shocked after that slide into bullet-bursting suspense, then hang on for an episode from the Ma Perkins series. First broadcast in 1945, this story has Ma in a pickle tryin' to sort out  a marriage about to fall off the cliff and drop onto the rocks; but hopefully she'll save the day with her sage experience with family counsellin'. And here to breathe hot air in your waiting eras are first time guest Richard Metz, vet regular sweet-talkin' El Perry, James "Why wasn't Brezhnev on the ballot tuesday?" Harris and me your host, Andy Pettit. So find a cold one with lots of ice 'cause you're in for an hour long melt down.

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May 13 @ 6: San Francisco Is On The Line! Print E-mail

Good evening and welcome to Skywave! I'm your host Andy Pettit. Our first script is from The Candy Matson Private I series. Originally aired in 1949 when leading lady characters were as scarce as winos in a church service, "The Cable Car Case considers the ding dong don't doings in our favorite Pacific party town, San Fran. If you haven't been thrown by a curve in the road after that stomach turner, then fasten your ear drums for a tale titled "Switchboard Secrets"; a 1933 episode from The Front Page Drama series. If you want to hear an operator tell all the naughty news she's not supposed to, she can't wait to share her sizzling story. And here to animate the proceedings are first time gust Frank Burd, vet vixen El Perry along with Jim "leave me alone, I'm just the sound guy" Harris and me, Andy Pettit. 

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5/6 @ 6pm: Waste Not Persephone's Gifts Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. I'm your host Andy Pettit. April may be over, but Persephone is here to stay; and even when she leaves she will return to fulfill her role to lead us into this one of the of the never ending cycle of changing seasons. And to commemorate this time of rebirth as evidenced by the blooms now in full blossom, I will read  T.S. Eliot's "Wasteland"- an eternal work that praises this period of exploding potential. And to help set the mood our this reading, Igor Stravinsky's seminal "Rite of Spring" will flourish in the background. so please prepare your ears for a synesthetic treatment of a poetic expression of spring.

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April 29 @ 6pm: THINGS WITH FINS, FEATHERS, AND FOUR FEET Print E-mail

GOOOOOD eve. Welcome to Skywave as we conclude our program of performances for this month's observance of poetry. Tonight we thought we'd go out with a feather-flying, fin-flapping, tail twister of a show by dedicating our versification too, can you guess, all beings not human(no, not zombies). After having focused so much in the past on subjects of serious reflection, why not entertain you with some lighter fare;and what better topic than our wild and domestic friends? We promise not to argue about where they shouldn't be kept or whether they should be consumed (that's for you to consider) because animals are such a fun source of auditory expression. You'll hear classic nursery rhymes told in new ways, the wit of Ogden Nash, zoological songs and much more!  And here to share their selections saluting creatures cuddly and cantankerous are veteran guests zzzzz-Zipora Schulz, eeeeee-Ellen Perry, Jim Hee Haw Harris and your host Andy Parrot Pettit. So.. let's listen. 

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April 22 @ 6: Martha Michael- Poetic Protectress of the Planet Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave as we continue our celebration of poetry month. I'm your host Andy Pettit here to introduce our second blockbuster week featuring exclusively original female work live! Tonight's guest is Martha Michael. she has agreed to recite some of her verse despite the warning that she may be overwhelmed by lucrative offers from high stakes publishing houses. Folks, I cannot prevent the flood of phone calls should there be an immediate response to the creativity you are about to hear. Martha is not a card-carrying poet but enjoys and appreciates poetry even though she does not have a clear definition of what  a poem is. She is a full-time nurse who also plays the trumpet and has sometimes written lyrics for songs and sometimes written songs for lyrics. She has several times required therapy to stop recomposing her thoughts into the form of haiku. And joining us to provide an extar sensory layer  is sound designer Molly Mahoney. Also, in commemoration of earth day and the advent of the Phillies' return this spring, we will read a few suitable selections  So...let's listen.  

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