The big (and troubling) news in the radio drama world this week is the announcement by BBC Radio 4 that they're going to be ending their Friday play. BBC cites budget woes as the reason for the cut, and radio drama fans in Britain and beyond are concerned not only about the loss of this beloved time slot, but of the implications of the move for the future radio drama (at … [Read more...] about Future of Radio Drama on BBC Radio 4 in Doubt?
James Kicklighter sent me a link to a new video out with himself, Edith Ivey, Berry Stolch and Jonathan Pope live from the Macon Film Festival. Hear about the background of the film, what it was like making it, and of course, some delicious tidbits about the golden age of radio! EInsiders.com - Where Film Buffs Get Their Fix - Movie Reviews, Movie Trailers Do check … [Read more...] about “New Theater of the Mind” Interview from Macon Film Festival
Now this is fun! Radio Drama Revival is now being syndicated on Red House Art Radio. Red Radio bills itself as "an innovative project of the Red House Art Center and is Central New York’s first listener-generated arts and ideas Internet radio station. Red House Art Radio [Red Radio] explores audio as an art-form and communication platform." Sounds good. And they are … [Read more...] about Radio Drama Revival Now Syndicated on Red Radio
Paul Potts writes a great article on What is a Podcast -- from an aesthetic/production/creative sense. In addition to espousing just about everything about podcasts that I love, too, he has also some great things to say about radio drama. And I love what he says about professionalism (as much as I try to make a "polished" show!): The podcast world is vast, and contains … [Read more...] about What Makes a Podcast a Podcast?
Well, the death toll for diversity has already been sounding for some time, but it still didn't make it great news to hear that the XM and Sirius merger has been approved. I can't applaud either company for making an exceptional effort at redefining the radio medium, but given that satellite seems destined to be "FM without commercials" I suppose the way things have gone is … [Read more...] about XM-Sirius Merger Final