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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.



Feb. 10 @ 6pm: Prickly Porcupines and Irate Israelites Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave, your only regular handler for radio play fun. I'm your host Andy Pettit here with James I prognosticate the past Harris Tonite we welcome back Maury Harris who has just stopped by with 2 new works. The first is titled "Porcupines at the University" and is based on the post modern master Donald Barthelme's story. But why those barbed beasts and not hyenas or vultures? And what is the symbolism of it all...if there is any? Could this be a prophetic anticipation of Bernie Sanders' call for free college tuition at its most absurd? Next is an original titled "Three Israelites the Musical" and a sequel. Will Kibbitz, Chochkee and Chachma make it out of the desert? How can an itinerant shoe salesman help. And what do Beatles' tunes have to with the plot? Speaking of the eternal trinity, our final selection is from a 1947 script from the suspense series Quiet Please and titled  "Three". If you love paranoid characters who listen to voices no one else can hear, see your local ear doctor or just stay tuned to Skywave for the whole hour and then seek immediate treatment. Meanwhile grab something warm and soft to sit next to as long as it isn't too moldy and listen!

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February 3 at 6pm: CHUG A CHOO CHOO DOINGS! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave, your regular handler for radio play excitement. I'm your host, Andy Pettit. Tonight we offer a broadcast of a recorded live performance of an original story. Here's the pitch posted when the show was produced at the East Falls Radio Play Theatre in march 2014. "Come see and hear radio as it was performed way back when with live sound effects and skilled voice actors. In 1880s America, a train line linked Los Angeles all the way to New Orleans. The Sunset Route crossed an area of the southwest that was being settled by courageous pioneers looking for a new way of life in a land that had been occupied for millenia by the proud Native American people while entrepreneurs like cattle-rustling cowboys and ruthless gamblers exploited this government-sanctioned opportunity for frontier expansion. "Black Smoke" is an original suspense comedy radio play that explores how all these diverse forces intersect aboard a train heading east." So hop on down  to the closest dining car near, grab a bottle of sarsparilla or whatever sweetens your tooth and attunes your ears to this wacky clackety smoke-smacking tale. Let's listen!  

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January 27 at 6pm: JUNGLE FEVER?! Print E-mail

Good eve. Welcome to Skywave back for a third straight broadcast despite the near record snowfall, which goes to show nothing stops the radio play machine. We're dedicated to keep you amused with this unique form of entertainment regularly because no one does. Tonite we start with a piece of...suspense. There are surprisingly many radio series which have passed into total obscurity -- no recordings; no fans; no information about them aside from program listings in the newspaper. The Big Hand is one such series. The Workshop acquired a handful of original scripts from this 1951 ABC series which seems to have escaped general notice. It's a thriller in the mold of "Escape" -- yarns about men that might have appeared in the pages of the show's sponsor, Saga Magazine. Solid enough for the 37 episodes which the series apparently lasted, but soon forgotten. In this episode, we'll explore the possible origin of jungle fever. Following that snarling tale, we offer a bit of science fiction in the form of Planet Man. Tonight we introduce you to the original story, which was written some time in the 1950's; obviously another forgotten series. From Mercury to Pluto, wherever danger threatens the universe, you will find Dantro the Planet Man, trouble shooter for the League of Planets organization. And here to do utter justice to these moldy but bold stories is the rising versatile voice and future programmer here at Gtown- Richard Metz! along with Jimmy I paid the Eagles cheerleaders to shovel out my van in costume Harris along with me, your host, Andy Pettit. So spray on the mosquito repellant, put on your congo helmet, strap on your machete, and grab a thermos of something thirst quenching.  

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1/20 at 6pm: Duck Dodgers?! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave; your reliable provider for radio play entertainment where no subject is too obscure. Ducks , you ask? Why, of course. After an incessant outcry from animal lovers that we tell more tales of our friendly feathered friends after dec. 30ths Duck Hunting skit, we have for you tonight another warm and wonderful story of said subject. But this time, pals, we're going to travel far away; so far in fact that we'll have to put on our space suits because we have to leave earth if we want to visit Planet of the Ducks. This very special fable is an original creation and was written by someone who too lives far away and altho the place he comes from seems like another world because of the way the people talk there its really only a plane ride away. Can you say France, attentive listeners? In a minute we'll speak to him, but we can say hello. Please say hi to Jacques Michel Montparnasse. And guess what, he brought one of chums tonight to our studio. I think its his cousin. Her name is Martha Michael. Say howdy. And she brought her favorite buddy. His name is Jimmy Hash Tag You're It Harris. And because Jimmy was such a nice boy for coming on, I'm gonna let him play with all the knobs and levers on the sound board. Would you like that, Jimmy? Ok. then let's listen. Oh, I'm Andy Pettit; your happy host.

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1/13 @ 6pm: Protoplasmic Proliferation! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave, your only regular provider of radio play entertainment here in Phila. Happy New Year. To kick it in, we offer two scripts. The first is a 1935 script from the Lights Out series titled "Slurp Goes The Amoeba". the story takes place in Dr. Baumeister's laboratory. Why has he become so excited by protoplasm? And what is that excruciating slurping sound? Stick around if you wanna hear a tale that doesn't suck. Following that eerie tale of icky experimentation, your ears will be assaulted/ Do I get a pepper with that, boss?/ by the Marx Bros' constant cacophony of coherent confusion. And so what is this episode about, you may ask? You may but that doesn't mean I have the answer other than that Groucho, as barrister Beagle, juggles the minds of his clients as he does his own words, like any successful lawyer. And here to keep stumbling in the dark during the next 10 watt lit hour is that thespian from the northwest section of our fair city, the host of Morning Feed- Ed Feldman, along with the equally mercurial host of Ave G, James Harris, and me your host Andy Pettit. Now go find something waxy to chew on and Let's listen!    

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