Every month, third Monday, 1:00-2:00 PM PT, Re-Imagined Radio drops a radio story for audiences local to global. Each utilizes the fundamental components of radio storytelling: dialogue, sounds for context and/or effect, and music. Each is targeted for your ears, the portals to your imagination. This node details upcoming and past episodes. Archival information, metadata, and listening opportunities are provided. LEARN more about Re-Imagined Radio.
Tribute To Three Connected Radio Dramas
18 July 2022
Season 10, Episode 06
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT, KXRW and KXRY
Re-Imagined Radio pays tribute to three radio drama series produced and broadcast by the same radio station from the 1930s-1950s, using a handful of voice actors and announcers that cycled between programs. LEARN more.
Tribute To A Great Radio Actor
20 June 2022
Season 10, Episode 05
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT, KXRW and KXRY
Re-Imagined Radio pays tribute to William Conrad, one of the best radio voice actors we've ever heard. We sample "The Abominable Snowman" from Escape and "Bloody Hands" from Gunsmoke. Both showcase Conrad's million dollar voice. Both are great radio stories as well. LEARN more.
Tribute To Experimental Radio Storytelling
16 May 2022
Season 10, Episode 04
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT, KXRW and KXRY
Re-Imagined Radio celebrates The Columbia Workshop and its experiments with radio storytelling. The Voices perform Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City" with some samples from Jack J. Ward's "Great Day for a War" to provide present day context. LEARN more.
Tribute To Women's History Month and Lucille Fletcher
18 March 2022
Season 10, Episode 03
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated Women's History Month and Lucille Fletcher, one of the greatest writers of radio drama. The Voices performed two of Fletcher's superb radio dramas, "The Hitch-Hiker" and "Sorry, Wrong Number." LEARN more.
Tribute To Black American culture, art, and history
21 February 2022
Season 10, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated Black History Month and the democratic traditions and cultural contributions of Black Americans. Re-Imagined Radio sampled from original episodes of Destination Freedom to consider W. C. Handy, "The Father of the Blues" and the New Orleans jazz stylings of Louis Armstrong. LEARN more.
Tribute To Richard Holeton's Pioneering Hypertext
17 January 2021
Season 10, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Voices performing a radio adaptation of Richard Holeton's epic and award-winning hypertext novel, Figurski at Findhorn on Acid. Based on real life characters, an intentional New Age community, and yes, THAT acid, Holeton's novel is called "electronic literature too big for a single genre." We agree and offered a radio sensorium from this unique literary work. LEARN more.
Our community tradition continues.
20 December 2021
Season 09, Episode 12
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated the Christmas holidays with a sampler of radio shows including The Jack Benny Program, Rocky Fortune, The Damon Runyon Theatre, Bing Crosby and The Kraft Music Hall, Metropolitan Performing Arts, Suspense, and more. Since 2013 Re-Imagined Radio has offered a holiday celebration. We continued this tradition with "A Radio Christmas Sampler." LEARN more
The best of the female radio detectives.
15 November 2021
Season 09, Episode 11
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated the popular female detective series Candy Matson by sampling two episodes to provide a sense of the trajectory and characteristics that made the program so popular. LEARN more.
Aliens invade Earth. Are defeated by a virus.
18 October 2021
Season 09, Episode 10
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated World Audio Drama Day and the most (in)famous radio drama of all time, "The War of the Worlds," with a re-imagined storyline, perspectives, and sound effects. LEARN more.
The original man in black.
20 September 2021
Season 09, Episode 09
Re-Imagined Radio presented an adaptation of Bram Stoker's legendary novel performed by Metropolitan Performing Arts. We explored how Dracula, the vampire, infects society with discord and misfortune with his evil abnormality. LEARN more.
Three Worlds. Three Dimensions. One Future.
16 August 2021
Season 09, Episode 08
Re-Imagined Radio presented Nirvana & Gehenna, an interdimensional documentary written by Jerrel McQuen and produced by three-time Emmy winner Marc Rose, Portland, Oregon. LEARN more.
Lyrical love story. Insight to inhumanity.
19 July 2021
Season 09, Episode 07
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing two short radio dramas, Hiro and Liling by Kristina Armetta, an original performance, and The Martian Death March, by Ernest Kinoy, an episode from X Minus One. LEARN more.
Tales from the far horizons of the unknown.
21 June 2021
Season 09, Episode 06
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated X Minus One, the anthology program known for high quality radio adaptations of original science fiction stories with samples from "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury and "The Cave of Night" by James E. Gunn. LEARN more.
A story of love and loss in 1940s Oregon.
17 May 2021
Season 09, Episode 05
Re-Imagined Radio presented Exuberance Is Beauty, performed by Illuminus Audio Productions, of Portland, Oregon. This adaptation from the podcast series by the same name, created and produced by Donna Barrow-Green, is a contemporary interpretation of Adam and Eve's biblical allegory and Eve's fall into desolation. LEARN more.
The most famous detective who never lived.
10 May 2021
Season 09, Episode 04
Re-Imagined Radio presented our adaptation of "The Immortal Sherlock Holmes" performed by Metropolitan Performing Arts. Sherlock Holmes, the most famous of all fictional detectives, uses his amazing powers of deduction to solve mysteries, murders, and other crimes. We gave an appropriate tip of the deerstalker hat to the man who never lived, but whose enduring legend will never die. LEARN more.
Sounds spark imaginations, create engaging stories.
15 March 2021
Season 09, Episode 03
Re-Imagined Radio explored how sounds have contributed to storytelling throughout human history and provided some interesting listening experiences. LEARN more.
The things we do for love.
11 February 2021
Season 09, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated love, in many forms, just in time for Valentine's Day. Performed by Metropolitan Performing Arts with special appearances by Lonesome Gal whose singing broke many hearts, with happiness. LEARN more.
Looking back. Looking ahead.
14 January 2021
Season 09, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio sampled two radio programs directly related to New Year's Eve—The Whistler and Guy Lombardo's New Year's Eve Party—to celebrate the start of 2021. LEARN more.
Our community tradition continues.
December 24, 2020
Season 08, Episode 03
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated the holiday season as it has done since 2013. A special 2-hour performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts included this holiday classic PLUS a fun selection of carols and holiday music AND a guest appearance by Lonesome Gal. LEARN more
D.B. Cooper returns and talks about his reasons.
25 November 2020
Season 08, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio presented its third foray into the enduring legend of D.B. Cooper with an original script by Dan Wyatt, Jr. performed by Metropolitan Performing Arts. On Thanksgiving Eve, 1971, Cooper jumped from a hijacked passenger airplane into the dark and stormy night over Southwest Washington. Neither Cooper, nor the ransom money, has ever been found. His hijacking of a Northwest Orient jet airplane remains the only unsolved case of U.S. air piracy. To some, he is a hero. To others, a criminal. LEARN more
Hard-boiled noir with a side of attitude. Solid storytelling.
22 January 2020
Season 08, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented Metropolitan Performing Arts performing THE classic hard-boiled private eye drama with just enough noir by Dashiell Hammett. We re-imagined his iconic story for radio with good success. LEARN more.
18 December 2019
Season 07, Episode 05
Re-Imagined Radio presented Metropolitan Performing Arts performing our re-imagined telling of this tale of redemption and its powerful message—humanity outweighs riches. LEARN more.
27 November 2019
Season 07, Episode 04
Re-Imagined Radio and Metropolitan Performing Arts explored the intriguing question of "What D.B. Cooper and flight attendant Tina Mucklow talked about before Cooper parachuted from the hijacked passenger jet over southwest Washington." We shared some ideas. LEARN more.
30 October 2019
Season 07, Episode 03
Re-Imagined Radio presented Metropolitan Performing Arts performing a re-mix of horror and fright episodes from Lights Out, Quiet, Please!, and Suspense. The result? A delightful shiver of fear up your spine. LEARN more
17 April 2019
Season 07, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio and Metropolitan Performing Arts sampled The Junkyard by Clifford D. Simak as a frame for presentations by two Washington State University Vancouver scientists, one about alien intelligences, the other about climate change. LEARN more.
14 February 2019
Season 07, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented five short radio dramas about love for Valentines Day. Performances by Metropolitan Perfroming Arts highlighted the travails we endure. The stories we tell ourselves. The results we never expect. LEARN more.
20 December 2018
Season 06, Episode 05
Re-Imagined Radio once again, ended our season with a performance of this holiday classic by Metropolitan Performing Arts. We continued our community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.
21 November 2018
Season 06, Episode 04
Re-Imagined Radio considered the legend of D.B. Cooper in Southwest Washington. A performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts examined his exploit with research, creativity, and historical imagination. LEARN more
26 September 2018
Season 06, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio presented Metropolitan Performing Arts performing this story about fear of the unnatural, and how abnormality infects society with discord, misfortunes, and evil. Oh! The blood! LEARN more.
4 April 2018
Season 06, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented Metropolitan Performing Arts performing re-imagined origin stories for The Lone Ranger, his white horse, Silver, and empowerment of women on an Oregon Territory wagon train. LEARN more.
20 December 2017
Season 05, Episode 03
Re-Imagined Radio presented a performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts of our holiday tradition. This episode was sold out! LEARN more.
27 September 2017
Season 05, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing skits from Old Time Radio comedians Jack Benny, Fibber McGee and Molly, Abbot and Costello, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and W.C. Fields. LEARN more.
26 April 2017
Season 05, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing five short, otherworldly dramas, each adapted from City of Weird, and anthology about "Keep It Weird" Portland, Oregon. LEARN more.
21 December 2016
Season 04, Episode 04
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing this classic holiday story in return for donations of non-perishable items for The Clark County Food Bank. LEARN more.
27 October 2016
Season 04, Episode 03
Re-Imnagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing Dracula, a novel about fear of abnormality in Victorian England. Just in time for Halloween! LEARN more.
4 May 2016
Season 04, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing episodes from two radio dramas dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before it was named or understood. LEARN more.
23 March 2016
Season 04, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio celebrated Lucille Fletcher and National Women's History Month with two radio dramas by Fletcher, called by some the best ever. The Willamette Radio Workshop performed "The Hitch-Hiker" and "Sorry, Wrong Number." LEARN more.
16 December 2015
Season 03, Episode 04
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop and their performance of this classic tale of Christmas. Free admission with donation of non-perishable food items. LEARN more.
7 October 2015
Season 03, Episode 03
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing two experimental radio dramas from The Columbia Workshop. "R.U.R" explored human tensions with robots. "The Fall of the City" considered our ambiguous relationship with freedom. LEARN more.
18 June 2015
Season 03, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio presented a performance by local civic leaders based on Superman of the 1930s-1940s, but with a satirical eye on current issues facing Vancouver, WA. LEARN more.
22 April 2015
Season 03, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop performing this story about human interference with nature inspired by the H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. LEARN more.
18 December 2014
Season 02, Episode 03
Re-Imagined bowed to popular demand and reprised this holiday favorite performed by The Willamette Radio Workshop. Little did we know this would begin a community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.
30 October 2014
Season 02, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio again destroyed the world before the ears of an overflow audience, and celebrated the anniversary of this famous radio drama! Performance by The Willamette Radio Workshop. LEARN more.
6 August 2014
Season 02, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented The Willamette Radio Workshop and their adaptation of Phileas Fogg's journey around the world in eighty days or less on a bet. It was quite the adventure! LEARN more.
19 December 2013
Season 01, Episode 02
Re-Imagined Radio first offered this holiday classic. Performance by The Willamette Radio Workshop. By popular demand we have reprised it every holiday season since. LEARN more.
30 October 2013
Season 01, Episode 01
Re-Imagined Radio presented it first episode, a performance by The Willamette Radio Workshop of the most famous radio broadcast of all time on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. LEARN more.