Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Thrill of it all!

Another hour and a half and we run our first preview of KING SOLOMON'S MINES! This will be the first time the show is run in its entirety for some of the cast, and afterwards we will record the cast interviews for the CD EXTRA'S feature on disc 4. 10:30 am is early for a preview, but since the show runs 4 and 1/2 hours, we need the early start.
Now, if I only had the entire show! YIKES! Chris is still editing the end of the battle scene! It's 5:30am in Arizona and I just talked with him; I should have the scene very soon and then we'll be all set! Exciting!! I'm just hoping everyone likes the program and that it paces well. You never know until they are done! Then, Sun. and Mon. we edit the special features, one more music track needs to be written and edited in, and then on Tuesday the show will be sent off to Oregon and our Publishers, Blackstone for a June release. Considering we started recording in January, I'd say we all made pretty good time!

In the next couple of weeks (or sooner) I am going to be able to announce some very exciting projects that we will be adding to our Season 13 shows!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Instead of saying "From Boston - It's the Colonial Radio Theatre On The Air," we will be saying "From Hollywood - It's The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air!"

At the moment, the plans are that CRT will be in Hollywood for one week, this July, to record a VERY special production. That's all I can mention right now, and hopefully by weeks end everything will be in place and signed and sealed and I can then spill the details!


It served me well for 11 years, but on Monday night, my Roland VS-880 recorded it's final show for me, Father Brown - The Miracle of Moon Crescent. This was the first digital work station ever available, and when we got it for CRT we had already recorded and released about 6 shows. All but two were re-recorded later, digitally.

As best I can figure, I recorded and edited over 300 radio dramas/comedies with this machine (it's true - I never edited a single CRT show on a computer) , and considering it runs on a hard drive, that is pretty good service! The other night while recording it started to struggle and make some noises that were the signs of an approaching fade to black, so it will be retired and a new machine is on the way, and hopefully recording of MOONFLEET will continue without a hitch. It sounds odd, I am sure - but I have spent thousands of hours working with this great machine - from Gettysburg to the Alamo, The Wizard of Oz, Captain Blood, Pirate Legends, 60 or 70 Dibbles, 60 Powder Rivers ... and so on. In a way, I will miss it.