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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.

3/24 @ 6pm, Final Tuesday Show: The Original 25th CENTURY SPACE ODDITY! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. I'm your host Andy Pettit tuning in with this special broadcast, which marks our final tuesday show before we move next week to air on wednesdays; still at 6pm. The first radio play you'll hear is from "Assignment: The Face". First aired in 1944, this wrenching drama is a serious look at WW II victims of facial mutilation sustained in combat. But please don't turn away. There are many moments of sincere bravery of spirit and comic relief made convincing by our veteran actors. To salute next week's launch from tuesdays to wednesday nite broadcasts, We blast off into the 25th century with the opening episode of Buck Rogers from 1939. Your ears will pop as you hear the explosive story and deafening sound effects that animate the original space oddity. And here to navigate your ride through the battlefields and the stratosphere of your mind are two top lieutenants of vocal versatility. Welcome back Sherry Brown, Ryan Merriam, and sfx Engineer Jim "where have all the Vulcans gone?" Ave. G Harris and your host Andy Pettit. So...fasten your utility belt and listen... 


3/17 @ 6p: Skywave Mystery Replay! Print E-mail

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Please listen to a replay as the Skywave team takes this week to search for new material. I have taken this opportunity finally to insert an image of an actual skywave(there are many) with a handy explanation included. Sort of related to the concept of short wave, this term applies to Gtown's wave reach and is the source of inspiration for our show's title.( Although I should probably have Joe from Science 2.0 come on to explain the concept in depth.) If hankering for thoughtful weekly discussions on all thing science, check out Joe's show every saturday at 3. Finally, this is the anniversary of the first radio play show Skywave performed! See you next week with 2 two radio play presentations.Enjoy...


3/10 @ 6pm: BUBBLE BATH BALL! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. I'm your host Andy Pettit. Let's begin tonight's radio play show with an animation of Arch Oboler's series. First aired in 1939, "The Bathysphere" considers what a fearless leader would say when faced with death at the bottom an ocean in a steel ball. following that lead balloon of excitement will be a dramatization from the Marx Bros.' Flywheel" series, which consisted of 26 episodes and lasted just 6 months. Broadcast in 1933, our tale tells the exploits of attorney Waldorf Flywheel (as played by Groucho) and his assistant Ravelli(as played by Chico) as they are presented with an opportunity based on a possible inheritance. And here to raise your hair and tickle your sides are the a tones of Ed Feldman from Gtown's daily reality  dramedy "Morning Feed", the vivaciously vibed Ellen Perry, and Jim "Don't Replay February" Harris from Ave G. So, now go grab a mug o' sumpin' warm cause these voices are heatin' up for you to listen...  


3/3 @ 6 sharp:The Season That Keeps On Giving! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to frosty Skywave. When does it end? In anticipation of the approaching mix of frozen particles which seem to be hovering in a permanent holding pattern waiting to emit bundles of ice needles at 70 mph eternally into our numb beyond blue veins, we have a rambunctious recording of a live performance of a radio play that addresses the above subject- winter blues. The plot: A crank yold hermit is alone in his shack during an approaching blizzard in the back woods of Tennessee. There's no one around for miles until stranded snooty New England motorists arrive, his pesky neighbor, and bandits on the run from local goofball police followed by a special detective from Memphis.  Aside from the live sound effects, you'll hear the voices of Allyson Frick, Paul Gordon, Jim Harris, Leon Joshlin, Don Kaywash, Loretta Lucy Miller, Randy Shupp, and your host Andy Pettit.  This March 2013 broadcast of "The Storm" is dedicated to Don Kaywash. We know he's listening. 


February 24 @6pm: "LAISSEZ LE BON TEMPS ROULER!" Print E-mail
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