Educational Radio Drama Resources
To arrange to make use of my
scripts and scores, see The Depot
Listen to some free radio dramas to "see" how it's
Clips of Tony Palermo's productions
Life's Little Ups &
Downs - My own 3 minute demo clip (MP3) that demonstrates radio's
range. [1.7 Mb]
Download the "Life" demo script in PDF format..
You'll need the free Acrobat
reader to view or print it.
Marley - A 4 minute demo lip (MP3) from my adaptation of Charles
Dickens' A Christmas Carol. [2 Mb]
- Other resources
Theater on the Air - a site with free Real Audio and MP3 versions
classic shows and even rehearsals!
OTR site's Preview Listening Lounge - A variety of free streams of
radio shows from Meet Corliss Archer to NPR's A Canticle
For Liebowitz to Chickenman. You can even order CD's of
- The OTR site's Olde
Tyme Radio Network -- more free streams of OTR shows.
- BBC Radio
Listening site - Streaming audio of BBC music, news, talk and even
- The Liquid Radio
Players - A hysterically funny improv troupe that does radio drama.
Go to "Sights & Sounds" link.
Real Audio Radio Theater - a site offering a different episode
of The Shadow every day.
- Cape Cod Radio
Mystery Theater - downloadable MP3 files of modern mysteries.
- The Texas Radio
Theater Company - a very energetic new group with MP3 files
and frequent live gigs in Texas.
- Crazy Dog Audio
Theater - a talented and funny Irish public radio troupe with CDs
and often clips on the RTE.
- Old Time Radio
- Thousands of free, categorized old-time-radio shows available for
- RUSC Old Time
Radio is a unique and inexpensive subscription site that
offers over 3000 old
time radio programs in MP3 format for downloading. The selection is
with a sampling of many notable programs and vintage news reports. The
rate is low compared to pop music MP3 files, but the sound is certainly
acceptable. You must remember these are transfers from discs and
cassettes. Subscription rates are about $7.50 a month for unlimited
downloads. Most files are 6-7 Mb, so students with slow modems won't
have to wait hours to download a full length program. I highly
recommend this site and suggest you download an episode
from the following programs: Columbia Workshop, Mercury
on the Air, Lights Out, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Gunsmoke, X
One, and in particular the 1950 version of "Three Skeleton Key"
the Escape series--which is my sound effects mentor,
Cliff Thorsness's finest 1/2 hour. Ned Norris's RUSC is an invaluable
resource for fans and students of the medium. You'll learn a lot from