January 22nd, 2009

Good Omens

This Sunday: the triumphant return of CBS Radio Theater!

Yes We Can do radio drama...

As Rick Emerson notifies us on his website,
CBS Radio Theater Returns.
After a triumphant debut in December, 2008, CBS Radio Theater returns to the airwaves of AM 970 this Sunday, January 25th, at 6pm.

Once again, listeners will be awed, amazed, and left spellbound by two gripping radio dramas---both performed live and "without a net" at the CBS Radio studios in downtown Portland.

A.Z.: After Zombies continues to weave its bleak and fascinating tale of life in Portland...after the zombie apocalypse. This week's episode, titled "The Last Broadcaster," follows a lone radio host as he struggles to document the rise of the undead...and the fall of The Rose City. It's a thrilling prequel that will leave you on the edge of your seat, and have you checking under the bed.

The Adventures of the Crimson Mist takes you back to a time of caped and costumed superheroes, as one man attempts to protect our city from the forces of evil. Set in 1943-era Portland, The Adventures of the Crimson Mist is a heart-pounding, cliffhanging return to the fantastical storytelling of yesteryear.

Both A.Z. and The Adventures of the Crimson Mist are the product of local imagination and talent, with such Portland artists as Aaron Duran, Jayesunn Krump, Sarah Moon, Clyde Lewis, Bobby "Fatboy" Roberts, Bobbie Winchell, Cort Weber, "Big" Jim Willig, and Kaebel Hasatani lending their immeasurable abilities to the project.

CBS Radio Theater, featuring A.Z. and The Adventures of the Crimson Mist, airs Sunday, January 25th, from 6pm-7pm, immediately preceding Musicology.

The new golden age...has begun!
The front page of AM 970 The Talker, which will be playing the dramas, has a link to the archive, including the first episode back on Dec. 7th. Circumstances beyond our control, including Portland's biggest December snowfall since 1968, delayed what would've been the second and third episodes of both shows, and I started to wonder/worry if the radio dramas had been cancelled. No, just delayed. And, soon, coming back!

As before, the shows are written by my new editor Aaron "Geek in the City" Duran (I'll get those score reviews to you soon, Aaron!) and voiced by several friends and acquaintences of mine, friends and acquaintences who are gooooooood performers. Sense of drama and all that. I'm looking forward to this.