Saturday, December 26, 2015

CRT YEAR IN REVIEW

Our 20th Anniversary Year is coming to a close, and it was a busy year indeed.

2015

JANUARY
26: Ticonderoga The Series - Season 1 Vol. 1 released.

FEBRUARY
9: The Dibble Show - Vol. 5 released

MARCH
3: Powder River retakes
6: Podcast recording session
12: The Dibble Show Vol. 6 released
18: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea released
31: Podcast recording session

APRIL
1: Powder River The Complete Seventh Season release for Audible
6: Adventures of Sgt. Billy & Corp. Sam retakes\
6: Beacon Hill - The Prescott Chronicles release for Audible
27: Powder River Season 11 recording session
29: Powder River Season 11 retakes
30: Powder River retakes for Season 10

MAY
1: Podcast recording session
5: Powder River retakes
14: Royall House released
18: Powder River Season 11 recording session
19: Podcast recording session (Day)
19: Father Brown The Absence Of Mr. Glass recording session (Eve)

JUNE
2: The Wreck Of The Golden Mary recording session
8: Powder River Season 11 recording session
9: The Wreck Of The Golden Mary retakes
22: Ticonderoga Season 2 recording session. Eps 1,2,3
24: Podcast recording session
25: Father Brown The Paradise of Thieves recording session
25: Ticonderoga Season 1 Vol. 2 released

JULY
7: Powder River Season 10 Vol. 1 released
13: Jason And The Argonauts recording session
15: Jason And The Argonauts recording session
20: Ticonderoga Season 2 recording session Eps. 4,5,6
30: Dead Ahead released

AUGUST
3: Powder River recording session
11: Ticonderoga Season 2  recording session Eps. 7,8,9
11: Ticonderoga pick-up lines recording for session 1
17: Ticonderoga Season 2 recording session Eps. 10,11,12
24: Photo Shoot for Cover Art
25: Photo Shoot for Cover Art

SEPTEMBER
17: Podcast recording session
21: Father Brown The Man In The Passage recording session

OCTOBER
1: The Adventures Of Sgt. Billy & Corp. Sam released
22: Podcast recording session
26: Ticonderoga Season 3 recording session Eps. 1,2,3
28: Powder River Season 10 Vol. 2 released

NOVEMBER
2: Noggle Stones recording session
10: Noggle Stones recording session
12: Noggle Stones recording session
16: Podcast recording session
16: Ticonderoga Season 3 recording session Eps. 4,5,6

DECEMBER
11: Podcast recording session
14: Ticonderoga Season 3 recording session Eps. 7,8,9
17: Father Brown The Mistake of the Machine/ The Duel of Dr. Hirsch recording session
23: The Wisdom Of Father Brown Vol. 1 released

NEW RELEASE - THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN Vol. 1

Now on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, we continue our Father Brown series with four exciting mysteries.






AUDIBLE

AMAZON

iTUNES

Thursday, November 26, 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING on YOUTUBE

NOW ON YOUTUBE FOR THANKSGIVNG! Listen to holiday themed episodes from THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW, JERRY AND THE PIRATES and POWDER RIVER. Now thru Sat. Only on the CRT Youtube page. http://bit.ly/1irzPiH

Monday, November 09, 2015

NOV 9th Podcast

NEW PODCAST for Nov. 9th on the CRT website! Summer movie catch up, and how CRT actors record. CRT PODCAST NOV 9

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

TICONDEROGA Season 3

Monday we started production on the third season of TICONDEROGA, welcoming two new regulars to the cast; Matthew Zahnzinger in the role of Colonel Lister, and Robby Ringer who is playing Private Scott.  The series records thru Dec. 14th, and then a final session in April.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

BE PART OF THE CRT PODCAST

We'll be recording new episodes of the CRT Podcast next week. Submit your questions/comments to colonialradio@fastmail.us and be part of the show.

Friday, October 02, 2015

NEW RELEASE!



Our comedy mini-series starring Sgt. Billy O'Brien, who was Rex Trailer's side-kick for many years on the WBZ TV show BOOMTOWN. Co-starring with Billy is Sam Donato, who also was a BOOMTOWN regular known as  "Uncle Sam." We are excited to present six fun filled, banjo plucking episodes set in the wild west!
 Episode Titles:
 DOUBLE CROSS AT CRISS CROSS
 THE KISSING BANDIT
 RUN A CROOKED MILE TO CATCH A CROOKED GENERAL
 RIDE THE LOW COUNTRY
 TRUE SPLIT
 RIO LOCO

iTunes
http://apple.co/1N8GUm5

AUDIBLE
http://adbl.co/1LU4vW6

AMAZON
http://amzn.to/1hf0Rt6

Friday, September 25, 2015

Wishing Well

WISHING WELL - CRT player Barbara Dempsey-West is moving away from Boston to the great state of Pennsylvania, and as such, will no longer be available to appear with us. Barbara is perhaps best know to our listeners as Mrs. Jennings, the cook, in our series BEACON HILL. She will soon be heard as the hilarious "Ma Coppenhopper" in THE ADVENTURES OF SGT. BILLY & CORP. SAM which will be released this month. Barbara recorded with us for many years, and it's sad to lose such a great voice talent, but of course we wish her nothing but the best. Thanks for some great performances, Barbara! We'll miss you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Updates

Lack of blog posts translates into "things are super busy at CRT."  We had three productions released over the summer, and we are preparing to release a few more. Currently in music scoring we have THE WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS and Charles Dickens' THE HOLLY TREE INN. In October we will be releasing the conclusion to POWDER RIVER Season 10, and in November we should see TICONDEROGA Season 2 Vol. 1. 

Scripts are being written for TICONDEROGA Season 3, as well as a new French and Indian War epic called KENTUCKY, based on a book by James Otis.
On the recording schedule we have NOGGLE STONES, a new fantasy production that promises to be a lot of fun as it is a great adventure story, and speaking of adventure, we plan to record SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON as well, and the mics will be on for the third season of TICONDEROGA which begins production next month.

Our next release will be THE ADVENTURES OF SGT. BILLY & CORP. SAM. This six episode comedy series stars Bill O'Brien, who co-starred for many years with Rex Trailer on the popular children's show "Boomtown," that enjoyed a twenty year run on WBZ TV in Boston. Bill is reunited with another Boomtown alumni, Sam Donato, for this fun and hilarious adventure that travels from Whiskey Flats to Twitty Badlands, and the final showdown at Rio Loco.

THE ADVENTURES OF SGT. BILLY & CORP. SAM is filled with some great banjo pluckin' tunes and lots of laughs for the entire family.  It will be released this month.
 
Our weekly blog is back after a summer break with a new episode every Monday. Jerry Robbins and J.T. Turner discuss all things CRT, and toss in a few other subjects as well from time to time. You can hear the blog free of charge on the CRT website at www.colonialradio.com
 
 

Friday, August 28, 2015

TICONDEROGA Season 2

Recording was completed for TICONDEROGA - Season 2, on Mon. Aug. 17th. We recorded 12 new episodes for the season which will be released late fall.

The program will record a third season, starting in October.

POWDER RIVER Season 10 Vol. 2 will be released in late September. Season 11 has been recorded and will be our in the new year. We will be recording a 12th season for the series where we will reach 162 episodes!

POWDER RIVER continues to run on Southwaves Radio in the UK, and will return to IMAGINATION THEATRE on Sept. 6th where it will be heard the first Sunday of the month. This is our 8th year on I.T. and this year we will also be airing TICONDEROGA as the second program for the hour long show.

Friday, July 31, 2015

ZOMBIE'S ON THE HIGH SEAS! NEW RELEASE

Our latest production has just been released... DEAD AHEAD. 
DEAD AHEAD on iTunes



On a restless ocean, a group of weary survivors contemplate their grim fortune: What had started out as a fun little fishing trip soon turns into a nightmare of damnation, trapped on a floating prison. The continents have been hit by a plague that has turned humanity into living corpses - leaving our castaways at sea to fend for themselves! With provisions low, hope comes in the form of a luxury liner sailing into view on the horizon... All they needed to survive would be on board, but who among them has what it takes to find out what happened to its crew and passengers?

Also on Amazon and Audible.

DEAD AHEAD contains adult content and zombie violence. Parental discretion is advised.



Monday, July 06, 2015

Thursday, July 02, 2015

POWDER RIVER CONTINUES ITS UK RUN

Season 2 of POWDER RIVER starts today on Southwaves Radio. You can listen online in the UK, and you can also hear it in the States, at 1:30pm Eastern. TUNE IN EVERY THURSDAY!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DEAD AHEAD IS COMING SOON

SNEAK PREVIEW OF C-R-T's DEAD AHEAD. On a restless ocean, a group of weary survivors contemplate their grim fortune: What had started out as a fun little fishing trip soon turns into a nightmare of damnation, trapped on a floating prison. The continents have been hit by a plague that has turned humanity into living corpses - leaving our castaways at sea to fend for themselves! With provisions low, hope comes in the form of a luxury liner sailing into view on the horizon... All they needed to survive would be on board, but who among them has what it takes to find out what happened to its crew and passengers? Starring Joseph Zamparelli, Shana Dirik, Allan Mayo, and co-starring Leigh Berry, Robin Gabrielli, Derek Aalerud, Adam Heroux, and Lincoln Clark. COMING IN AUGUST.

DEAD AHEAD TRAILER

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

POWDER RIVIER Season 11 WRAPS

This week was a milestone for our POWDER RIVER series, as it wrapped production on its 11th season, and recorded it's 150th episode!  Not bad for a show that was a summer replacement program for THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW with a 15 episode run. However once it went on the air the listeners wanted to hear more, thanks in part to the three episode arc that concluded the first season, and several month later we were back recording RETURN TO POWDER RIVER - planning on ending after our 15th episode. But, that didn't work out either, and here we are 11 years later still in production.
In celebration of our 150th episode, CRT would like to thank the cast and crew who have brought this show to life over the years.

POWDER RIVER
Executive Producer - Mark Vander Berg
Writer, Director - Jerry Robbins
Music - Jeffrey Gage
Producers: Seth Adam Sher, M.J. Cogburn, Chris Snyder, Jerry Robbins

CAST of REGULARS

Britt MacMasters - Jerry Robbins
Chad MacMasters - Derek Aalerud
Doc - Lincoln Clark
Sandy Dolen - Diane Capen
Sheriff Clem Wilkins - Sam Donato
Starr Borden - Cynthia Pape
Rusty - Shane Clarke
Millie - Diane Lind
Sheriff Lane Dawes - Joseph Zamparelli
Clay Tucker - Deniz Cordell
Jacob - James McLean
Etta Wilkins - Marcia Friedman
Brad Warren - Alex Bookstein
Erica Walsh - Kristen Datoli
                       Amy Sheridan
Esther McCoy - Shana Dirik
Matt Anderson - Isaac Bean
                           Anastas Varinos
Laurel McCoy - Rebecca Klein
                           Arielle Lipshaw
Levi Curtis MacMasters - Gabriel Clark
Mrs. Octavia Hudson - Ronni Marshak
Andrew Hudson - Josh Lees
Cheyenne - Jack Libresco
                   James Turner
Announcers - Bill Hammond
                       Sam Donato


Season 12 begins production this fall.


UPCOMING CD RELEASES

Brilliance Audio will be releasing new CRT productions on CD.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA on OCT. 20th

POWDER RIVER SEASON 9 on NOV. 10th



Sunday, June 07, 2015

POWDER RIVER SEASON 10

We will be releasing POWDER RIVER Season 10, Vol. 1 in JULY!








POWDER RIVER Season 10 SNEAK PREVIEW

Saturday, May 30, 2015

We're getting ready to release the second half of Ticonderoga - Season 1. Here's a preview!

TICONDEROGA Season 1 Vol. 2

 

Monday, May 04, 2015

COMING THIS SUMMER!



1915 France. The Great War rages and a new breed of hero take to the skies. Part bull-terrier, part daredevil, the aces of the Royal Flying Corps' 5th Squadron are Britain's elite. It was an era of counter-intelligence, dogfights and drinking songs. But that was before the world changed. That was before the Elementals. When a routine mission goes awry, the 5th Squadron finds itself trapped in an unreal world called The Source. Here giant bat-like creatures dominate the world keeping the Universe, and all of its parallel realities, in a precarious balance. But despite its serene appearance, it is a violent, predatory land. Trapped along with Germany's greatest flying ace, they all must work together to find a way back home. But the home they left is no longer the world they knew.
Starring our "Tom Corbett" trio - Andrew Tighe, Mark McGillivray, and Mark Thurner. Produced by Brian Rothrock, Music by Jeffrey Gage, Directed by Jerry Robbins.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

OUR NEXT RELEASE


Alexander and Tobias Royall. Two brothers. One smuggles tea to New England ports on his ships to avoid paying an unjust tax, the other is a prominent lawyer who supports the crown. One resides in Royall House East, the other in Royall House West. Both have wives and children who also have their various political beliefs. While the colonies of New England are on the precipice of revolution against the crown, the Royall family is about to explode with a revolution within the walls of their homes. Who can be trusted? Brothers, sisters, house servants, and townspeople are all shrouded in a cloud of suspicion, mystery, murder and betrayal

Here is a clip:

ROYALL HOUSE

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Podcast

NEW PODCAST! NOW AVAILABLE! Be sure to catch this weeks episode at the CRT website.

http://www.colonialradio.com/podcast/index.htm

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NEW RELEASE

DIBBLE GETS POLITICAL!  Well, he's running for Mayor that is.  Vol. 6 is now on iTunes (and Amazon and Audible)




THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 6

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

ALL NEW PODCAST

The CRT PODCAST with Jerry Robbins and J.T. Turner is now available on colonialradio.com  New episodes every Monday. If you have a question about CRT, email Jerry and JT at colonialradio@fastmail.us

CRT PODCAST

ON THE AIR IN ENGLAND

FOR OUR FANS IN THE UK - We are very happy to join the schedule for the brand new SOUTHWAVES RADIO, an internet radio station broadcasting from the south coast of England. POWDER RIVER will begin on THURS. MAR. 19th at 6:30pm!! Hope you tune in each week for action and adventure along the banks of the mighty Powder River!

Monday, March 09, 2015

NEW RELEASE


Vols. 5 of THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW is now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes! We've been re-releasing the entire DIBBLE catalog with new edits and sound effects.  While we are most associated with historical dramas, DIBBLE is the show that started CRT. Vol. 5 includes Dibble's version of STAGECOACH, starring Dibble as John Wayne, as the Ring Kid.





THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 5

NEW PODCAST

We're doing a new weekly podcast at CRT. J.T. joins me every Monday for discussions about all things CRT and behind the mic stories.
Hope you check it out!

http://bit.ly/1x855Vi

Questions? Complaints? Use the link on the webpage and we'll address them in upcoming episodes.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

BEEP-BEEP! HERE COMES MORE DIBBLE!


A QUICK UPDATE


As we record in New England, we decided to take the winter off for the first time in twenty years. While we normally record during all twelve months of the year, the winter has seen us canceling several recording sessions each year due to snow storms, and re-scheduling 10 or 12 of the busiest actors in Boston can be quite the challenge (Once we had a session set for January, we got snowed out, and we could not assemble that same cast again till May).  So -  this year we are shut down as far as recording goes, but this gives us a chance to write more scripts and get ahead of the game, and catch up on post production.

In the meantime, we'll continue to release new programs. Look for 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA very soon, as well as our zombie's on the high seas thriller, DEAD AHEAD.  We also have a new "event series," THE ADVENTURES OF SGT. BILLY AND CORP. SAM coming this spring. Also, we are continuing to release all our DIBBLE episodes. Vol. 5 will be out this month, and Vol. 6 in March.

RETURNING TO THE MICROPHONES in April will be POWDER RIVER - SEASON 11, and TICONDEROGA - The Series, season 2 (Season 1 Vol. 2 will be released late spring, or early summer).

So lots going on! We'll keep you posted. Be sure to join our VERY active facebook page.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CRT at 20

Our 20th Anniversary logo, by Jeff Hayes.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

New Mini-Series

A six episode mini series starring Bill O'Brien (who co-starred as Sgt. Billy on TV's BOOMTOWN for many years on WBZ Boston),  and Sam Donato (also a BOOMTOWN alumni). Lots of fun making this one!