John F. BarberArts, Fiction, Drama
John F. BarberArts, Fiction, Drama
John F. BarberArts, Fiction, Drama
John F. BarberArts, Fiction, Drama

About

A program about radio storytelling. Re-Imagined Radio adapts and shares stories via the radio medium that engage your ears. Play out for your mind's eye. And spark your imagination. Our radio storytelling draws from dramas, comedies, oral and aural histories, documentaries, fictions, soundscapes and sonic journeys, radio and sound art. Each story utilizes the fundamental components of radio storytelling: dialogue, sounds for context and/or effect, and music.

  • Escape: Double adventure with Vincent Price
    Re-Imagined Radio samples two episodes of Escape, "Present Tense" and "Three Skeleton Key," both starring Vincent Price, to celebrate radio's greatest series of high adventure storytelling and an unforgettable voice actor. Credits Written by John...
  • Syndication
    Re-Imagined Radio samples from Box 13 and The Damon Runyon Theater, both offered by Paramount movie star Alan Ladd's Mayfair Productions, as syndicated radio programs. Both are significant examples of compelling, immersive radio storytelling. Each...
  • Radio Women
    Re-Imagined Radio celebrates Women's History Month with a tribute to eight women that made significant and pioneering contributions to radio storytelling. We sample radio storytelling by Lucille Fletcher, Edith Meiser, Ruth Woodman, Mary MacBride,...
  • Gunsmoke Compilation
    Re-Imagined Radio celebrates Gunsmoke, a defining radio drama in the Western genre, with a compilation of two episodes, "Billy The Kid" and "Young Man with a Gun." Two different young men aspire to be gunslingers. Both meet US Marshall Matt Dillon...
  • The Mysterious Traveler
    Re-Imagined Radio shares two episodes of The Mysterious Traveler, "The Man the Insects Hated" and "Behind the Locked Door." A double feature. Double the fun. Double the action and suspense. Doubly strange and terrifying. So now we double down. Risk...
  • A Radio Christmas Carol 2023
    For the past decade, Re-Imagined Radio has offered "A Radio Christmas Carol," either as live or radio performances, to celebrate the seasonal holidays. For 2023, or 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to welcome the Willamette Radio Workshop, directed by...
  • A Radio Christmas Sampler Vol. III
    Re-Imagined Radio samples from "Christmas Dragnet," a comedy record by Stan Freberg, and three radio programs, "The Stockings Were Hung," from The Shadow, December 24, 1939; "Christmas Gift," from The Whistler, December 23, 1951; and "Christmas...
  • Dimension X
    Stories in time and space . . . told in future tense Re-Imagined Radio celebrates Dimension X, a pioneering radio science fiction series heard on NBC from April 1950 through September 1951. Neither the earliest nor the most famous of the many science...
  • The War of the Worlds (Live) 2023
    Willamette Radio Performs Live October 20, 2023 Season 11, Episode 11L Re-Imagined Radio celebrates the 85th anniversary of the most (in)famous radio drama broadcast ever, AND World Audio Drama Day, with a live performance of The War of the Worlds, by...
  • Asezhia
    The demon is loose. The legend is real. 16 October, 2023 Season 11, Episode 10 For Halloween, Re-Imagined Radio presents "Asezhia," by Marc Rose and Jerrel McQuen. An ancient jewel, stolen from a planet of great beauty and dark history, transforms...
  • 9/11 Radio Stories
    9/11 Radio Stories Stories behind the images Re-Imagined Radio remembers September 11, 2001, when four passenger airplanes were hijacked and turned into weapons. Behind televised images of New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, airline officials, air...
  • I Have a Dream: Stories About the Famous Speech
    Re-Imagined Radio celebrates the anniversary of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and considers some stories behind its origins, context, delivery, and reception. Dr. King delivered this speech August 28, 1963, at...
  • WRW Retrospective: Two Decades of Radio Storytelling
    Re-Imagined Radio presents a retrospective listen to Willamette Radio Workshop (WRW). Sam A. Mowry and Marc Rose share some stories about this radio theater/audio drama group based in Portland, Oregon. Mowry founded WRW in 2001 and continues to direct...
  • Coast to Coast
    Re-Imagined Radio presents four short science fiction radio stories by writer, producer, director, actor Jack J. Ward, of Nova Scotia, Canada. “Galaxy Master vs. The Varn,” “Reservations,” “Alien Invasion Cancelled,” and...
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Re-Imagined Radio considers the 1954 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the 1951 SciFi movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still, both starring Michael Rennie. A space alien arrives in Washington, DC, and delivers a warning . . . an ultimatum. Live peacefully...
  • Proximity Effect
    Re-Imagined Radio considers Edward R. Murrow’s radio reporting of "The Blitz," fifty-seven consecutive days of German air force bombing of London during World War II. His keen observation, vivid verbal descriptions, and attention to sounds provided...
  • The Wizard of Oz
    Re-Imagined Radio celebrates Women's History Month and the work of Judy Garland with this little known radio adaptation of the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz (1939). Garland, 28, the only original cast member, recreates her starring movie role as...
  • A Mighty Span
    Re-Imagined Radio celebrates the opening the Interstate Bridge linking Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, across the Columbia River, 106 years ago, February 14, 1917, with a dramatized radio broadcast based on historical newspaper accounts....
  • Short Sound Stories
    Re-Imagined Radio presents "Short Sound Stories," an anthology of eighteen short stories. Soundscapes, dreamscapes, deep questions, audio drama, radio drama, radio historical highlights, memories, emotional states, loss and redemption, scary stories,...
  • A Radio Christmas Carol 2022
    Our first live performance since 2020! Re-Imagined Radio presents The Willamette Radio Workshop, Portland, OR, performing their radio adaptation of the classic story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Re-Imagined Radio first offered "A Radio...