Here's what's happening on KSKQ this week:
- World Remixes Monday, July 28 @ 9 pm. Mount your headphones and take a downtempo flight to Italy from 9-10pm Monday night. From back alley lounge remixes, to waterside cafe turntablism, we'll crossfade the hemispheres of your mind and beatmatch time zones without the jetlag. No seatbelts required, and dancing in the aisles encouraged.
- Human Rights Now! Tuesday, July 29 @ 11:30 am. Lucy Edwards, international human rights accompaniment member, will join Human Rights Now hosts Dennis Remick and Don Wertheimer to discuss human rights conditions in Honduras since the November 2013 national elections and look at the plight of the Honduran children who are making the terrifyingly dangerous trip across central America and Mexico to beg for asylum in the United States.
- The Green Show Show Wednesday, July 29 @ 10 am. Meet Tye Austin, classical guitar virtuoso. Tye will perform on OSF's Green Show Stage on Wednesday, @ 6:45 pm.
The Green Show Show is KSKQ's tribute to the OSF Green Show, the summer venue for lots of local and visiting musicians and performers. Every Wednesday at 10 am during the summer months, host Steven Sapp orchestrates a lively conversation about all-things-green-show and spices things up with live performances of artists featured on the Green Show.
Past guests have included IMPRO THEATRE, David Molina and Sunny and Brad, Scienceworks's mad scientists.
Volunteer director/producer and host of a-dub Anna Wild coordinates the show and makes its archives available on the KSKQ website so you can listen to what you might miss.
SUSPENSE is a revival of a classic anthology series from radio's 'Golden Age.' The original SUSPENSE, which ran from 1942-1962, was known as "radio's outstanding theater of thrills," and featured a virtual who's who of Hollywood stars, from Boris Karloff and Joan Crawford to Cary Grant and Marlene Dietrich.
The new SUSPENSE started airing on Sirius XM in November of 2012, and today is on nearly 150 radio stations in the U.S., Canada and abroad. As a result, it's become not just America's #1 radio drama (surpassing the long-running Twilight Zone Radio Dramas), but one of the world's most widely-available anthology shows.
"We've tried to create a show that is faithful to the spirit of the original, but without being a copy," says Dana Perry-Hayes of Blue Hours Productions. "Our episodes are a mix of original scripts and adaptations of classic horror & mystery stories, most of which are from the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th Century." "Like the show itself, the adaptations are faithful to the source material while still forging their own identity," adds John C. Alsedek of Blue Hours Productions. "Take our version of H.P. Lovecraft's Cool Air, for example…we kept all the horror of the original, but also added an emotional element-which, to my mind at least, makes the ending all the more horrific because we actually care what happens to the characters."
Each episode of SUSPENSE is done as a full-blown radio drama, not just a reading. The show is recorded in a state-of-the art studio in Hollywood, allowing Alsedek and Perry-Hayes "to create a show that sounds like what Orson Welles or Arch Oboler would have produced if they’d have had access to current technology." The production process is abetted by an experienced and talented group of voice talent, including Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena, The Clone Wars), Daamen Krall (The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari), Elizabeth Gracen (Highlander), and Tucker Smallwood (Star Trek: Enterprise). The end result is a program that has been described by listeners as "one of the best radio dramas available today" and "a throwback to a different time- truly unique."
Upcoming episodes include adaptations of Bram Stoker's The Judge’s House, Seabury Quinn's Pledged To The Dead, Algernon Blackwell's The Willows, and Robert E. Howard's Pigeons From Hell. Eighteen episodes are now online and available for download at Audible.com/BlueHours. For more information, visit www.suspenseradioshow.com, or check on twitter @BlueHours.
Tune in Sundays at 10:30 pm.