Re-Imagine Radio Presents

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A Note from the Producer

This month, October, marks the eighty-third anniversary of the most famous radio broadcast ever, The War of the Worlds. October 30, the date of the original 1938 broadcast, is also World Audio Drama Day.

How better to celebrate than with a brand new adaptation of this classic radio drama? We keep the familiar storyline, but place it in present day Vancouver, Washington. You’ll recognize local landmarks and characters. We add some new plot twists and perspectives. We also punch up the sound effects and ambiences, all custom created for this performance. And, we introduce "The Voices," our new ensemble of amazing voice actors.

All told, Re-Imagined Radio explores a new approach to this familiar story. We promise a cracking good use of words, music, sound effects, and imagination to create worlds at war and a way to be in the middle of the action.

As subscribers to our Program Guide you receive front row seats. Close your eyes and listen to our brand new adaptation of The War of the Worlds.

Note our new broadcast time, 1:00-2:00 PM, Monday, 18 October. You can hear (either broadcast or live stream) The War of the Worlds on both KXRW (Vancouver) and KXRY (Portland). See "How to Listen," below, for more information.

Enjoy listening, and share your thoughts via social media,

John Barber
Producer and Host



Patricia Blem (voice of Professor Rowena Pierson) and Jeff Pollard (voice of Grover Wilmuth) discuss their characters prior to recording their parts as three time Emmy award winning sound designer, Marc Rose of Fuse Audio Design, records them in his studio. Video courtesy of KGW 8 News. 
This episode of Re-Imagined Radio celebrates the 83rd anniversary of the most famous radio broadcast ever, The War of the Worlds. Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre on the Air adapted the 1898 novel by H.G. Wells for radio and on October 30, 1938 both shocked and amused listeners with their realistic sounding storytelling about the invasion of Earth by beings from Mars.

Since then, The War of the Worlds has been redone as films, comics, a musical, and countless radio programs. Each of these iterations was faithful to the original. We have re-imagined this classic radio drama and hope you will enjoy the changes.

Every month, third Monday of the month, Re-Imagined Radio presents audio art and drama as community performance and 21st century storytelling using radio broadcasts, listening events, live and on demand streaming, and more. See "How to Listen," below, for information about when and how to listen to this month’s episode.

The Voices

Marc Rose as The Martian
Bradley Richardson as Museum Director
Patricia Blem as Professor Rowena Pierson
Rod Hill as Weather Announcer
Laurence Overmire as Carl Phillips
Jeff Pollard as Grover Wilmuth
Bruce Miles as Captain Lance Lansing 
Stephanie Crowley as Ham Radio Operator

News montage segments by Erin Buckley, Laura Duyn, Devin James, Billy Bryan, Jeff Pollard, and Stephanie Crowley


Script Adaptation by John Barber
Sound Design, Music, and Post Production by Marc Rose of Fuse Audio Design
Social Media by Regina Carol Social Media Management
Promotional Graphics by Holly Slocum Design
Produced and hosted by John Barber

How to Listen

Every month, third Monday, Re-Imagined Radio offers a new episode of radio storytelling. You can listen to the radio broadcast, or the live stream on these radio stations the day of broadcast.

KXRW FM, Vancouver, WA
1:00-2:00 PM PT, third Monday of each month
6:00-7:00 PM PT, Sunday evenings, past episodes broadcast 
Tune radio to 99.9 FM 
or Point your browser to KXRW.FM, press the large "Play" button at the top of the page.

KXRY FM, (aka XRAY), Portland, OR
Tune radio to 91.1 FM or 107.1 FM
or Point your browser to KXRY.FM, press the large "Play" button at the top of the page.

Or, use the XRAY App, available through the Apple and Android stores.

Or, program Amazon's Alexa to play KXR

The following radio stations broadcast and stream episodes of Re-Imagined Radio after the initial broadcast date.

KMWV FM, Salem, OR
Tune radio to 98.3 FM
or Point your browser to KMWV Internet radio

KUIK AM, Portland, OR
Tune radio to 1360 AM 

or Point your browser to KUIK Internet radio

CKXU FM, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Tune radio to 88.3 FM
or Point your browser to CKXU FM, press the "Play" button at the top of the page.

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Can't listen live? Visit  Re-Imagined Radio website and listen to past episodes on demand and at your convenience. Each new episode is available after its initial broadcast. Some episodes are available as "enhanced versions" best enjoyed with headphones while sitting comfortably. It's all part of the service.
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Upcoming Episode

Next month, Re-Imagined Radio presents "Candy Matson Tribute", our appreciative nod to the popular female detective series Candy Matson (1949-1951), a weekly radio drama series noted for its strong female protagonist. Candy Matson was a compelling alternative to the popular male detective radio genre during the 1940s and 1950s, and the best of the popular female detective programs. We’ll listen to the first and last episodes of the series which serve as effective bookends for this truly interesting example of radio storytelling.
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