Episode 127: Tom Lopez’s 4-Minute Film Noir and Commentary on NATF

ZBS 4 Minute Film NoirThis week we have the huge pleasure of talking to Tom Lopez of the ZBS Foundation on his new effort with the 4-Minute Film Noir, fun videos that take film noir caricatures and blend them with Lopez’s stellar wit, timing, and sense of humor.

We also pick his brain about the experiences at the National Audio Theater Festivals and the joy of recording the natural environment and using it in audio productions.

Radio Drama Revival – Episode 127

Also, BIG NEWS!!!

I’m proud to announce that one of my own audio drama works, Waiting for a Window, has won the Gold Ogle award. Hooray!

Knowing that this is the same stage that Roger Gregg has won on multiple occasions, I can’t say how honored and awesome it feels to have won the award. Awards aren’t everything, sure, but it’s nice to know that someone other than me actually thinks my stories are worth listening to.

The Ogle is one of the most prestigious (okay, one of the only!) radio drama awards available and has been won by the likes of Crazy Dog Audio Theater, The Willamette Radio Workshop, AM/FM Theater (The Grist Mill), and the Colonial Radio Theater.

I’m actually be headed out to Minneapolis, Minnesota to collect the award on July 2, and that same day you’ll be hearing an encore presentation of “Waiting for a Window” on the show. Rumor has it I’ll also be helping Great Northern Audio Theater put on their annual Mark Time Award live radio show. Details to come.

  • Chris


    Just wanted to extend my congratulations on your recent award. What an honor! I’m glad this went to a creator as committed and passionate about the field as yourself. I hope to have the pleasure of hearing this award-winning work some day.

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  • Chris,

    Thanks so much for the kind words! Much appreciated. You’ll be able to hear “Waiting for a Window” again on the July 2 episode of the show.


  • Fred,
    Hot damn! Well done!
    I’ve listened to Waiting for a Window a couple of times since you first broadcast it here, and you deserve this award utterly. Be very proud.

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