Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Sad farewell to one of the greats in radio drama.

A very sad day in the world of radio drama, with the passing of the great Jim French - creator of Harry Nile and Imagination Theater. CRT was honored to join the Imagination Theater line-up in 2007 with POWDER RIVER, and while some of their fans didn't like the idea and were quite vocal about it at first, Jim and Larry Albert stood by us and let the show develop an audience. At a time before the internet and computers (around 1976), Jim kept the art of radio drama alive with productions when almost no one else in the country was doing so (except for CBS Radio Mystery Theater) - and embarking on a long run that I am in awe of. I never met him, and I'll always regret that - but it was a thrill to hear that incredible voice introduce Powder River once a month.
I am sure that Harry Nile will go down in radio history as one of the all-time great detective shows -- and that, my friends, is one hell of a legacy. God Speed, Jim. - Jerry Robbins

                                                              James Rowley French
                                             September 23, 1928 - December 20, 2017

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