Re-Imagine Radio Presents

Graphic Design by Holly Slocum Design

A Note from the Producer

This Monday, September 20, Re-Imagined Radio presents Dracula, a classic tale of horror.

In telling this story for radio we will use only words, music, and sound effects. Our goal is to create a believable world you can inhabit in your imagination, so believable that you feel a skittering of fear running up your spine while listening.

This episode builds on a 2018 recorded live performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. To that, we have added new sound effects, soundscapes, and sound treatments by local sound artist Matt Brizlawn to create a realistic tale of horror.

Inspired by Bram Stoker’s legendary 1897 novel, Dracula, and its 1938 radio adaptation by The Mercury Theatre on the Air, this Re-Imagined Radio episode explores how evil abnormality can evolve from one source and infect the surrounding society with discord and misfortunes. Dracula, the vampire, infects others with his evil.

Dracula is this month’s Re-Imagined Radio exploration of radio art and drama as community performance and 21st century storytelling using radio broadcasts, listening events, live and on demand streaming, and beyond.

As subscribers to our Program Guide you receive front row seats. Broadcast and streaming information is below. Please join us. Close your eyes and listen. Let the scripted dialogue and sound effects engage your imagination. Share your thoughts via social media.

Re-Imagined Radio presents Dracula. The blood, oh, the blood!

Enjoy listening,
John Barber
Producer and Host



Bram Stoker, an Irish writer and theatre manager,  first published Dracula in 1897. Today, it is considered one of the greatest horror novels ever written. The novel examines the concepts of lust, sex, gender roles, and society's fears of the unnatural during 19th and 20th century Victorian society. Stoker's story would continue to grasp audiences over the years. In 1931 the first "Dracula" film premiered starring Bela Lugosi.

Stoker drew inspiration for his novel from tales of Vlad the Impailer, or Dracula, born 1431 into a noble Transylvania family. His father was called "Dracul" because he belonged to the Order of the Dragon in Romania. "Dracula" means "son of Dracul." Therefore, Vlad was known as "son of the dragon" or "son of the devil" which may have been the beginning of the legend that he was a vampire.

As a warrior, Vlad was known to impale people on stakes and leave them to die. He was reported to have once dined among his victims, and to have eaten bread dipped in their blood. Killed in 1476, Dracula's head was cut off and displayed in Constantinople. In 1931, archaeologists exhumed his grave and took the skeleton to the History Museum in Bucharest, where it disappeared, leaving many mysteries about Prince Dracula unanswered and thus contributing to the legends surrounding Dracula.

The Voices

John Barber as Dr. John Seward
Greg Shilling as Jonathan Harker
Calvin Lieurance as the Coach Driver and Mate of The Demeter
Brett Allred as Captain of The Demeter
Sebastian Hauskins as Deckhand
Mark Martin as Professor Abraham Van Helsing
Arianna Dorenbosch as Lucy Westenra
Kristin Heller as Wilhelmina "Mina" Harker
Ian Hanley as Dracula’s Driver and Dracula


Script Adaptation by John Barber
Sound Design and Production by Marc Rose of Fuse Audio Design
Special sound art by Matt Brizlawn
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, the live stream, or, at your leisure, on demand. The information below tells you how.
KXRW FM, Vancouver, WA, 99.9 FM, 12 noon-1:00 PM
KXRY FM, Portland, OR, (aka XRAY), 91.1 FM or 107.1 FM, 1:00-2:00 PM
Can also be heard on
KUIK AM, Portland, OR, 1360 AM
KMWV FM, Salem, OR, 98.3 FM
CKXU FM, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 88.3 FM

Internet Stream
KXRW FM, Vancouver, WA
Point your browser to KXRW.FM, press either the "Listen" or "Live Stream-Listen" buttons at top of page

KXRY FM, (aka XRAY), Portland, 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 KXRY.

KUIK AM, Portland, OR
Point your browser to KUIK Internet radio

KMWV FM, Salem, OR
Point your browser to KMWV Internet radio

CKXU FM, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Point your browser to CKXU FM, press the "Play" button at the top of the page.

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Upcoming Episode

Next month, October, is 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.

Re-Imagined Radio will explore a new approach to this familiar story. We will localize the story in the Vancouver, Washington, area. We will place the story within current day events. We will introduce new perspectives to the story. All said, 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.

Join us October 18 and listen as we re-imagine The War of the Worlds.
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