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Episode 139 – In Memoriam : Wayne Self

64382_10152609605327732_68241119669252330_nHi MAT listeners.  Tonight’s episode is a special memorial show for a near and dear friend of the show who passed away recently.

Wayne Self was Evening Announcer, Program and Traffic Director at our parent station, WCBE 90.5 FM Columbus, died of a heart attack sometime last Sunday at the age of 57.  Wayne was the one who made sure that MAT got on the air every Friday, even if I was out-of-town for months at a time.  He was with us from the very beginning of the show, from when putting audio dramas on the air was just an idea and we weren’t even sure of how to go about putting a show like this together.  He would stay late at the station, well past his shift to make sure everything turned out right, and he was a friend to everyone who walked in the station doors.  He was a great listener, and spread joy and encouragement wherever he went.  In short, Wayne lifted our hearts for so long, with his passing the weight feels terrible to bear.

In this show, I talk about what Wayne meant to MAT and to myself and the WCBE family, and we play two of his favorite audio dramas: “Two-Minute Danger Theater” and “Dreamcatcher”.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2014 in Announcement, Episodes

 

Episode 138 – Trick-or-Treat, post-Halloween celebration!

devil-night-art-2Here we are in November!  If you were listening on the radio last week, you may have been wondering, “What happened to MAT this week?”, though we’re hoping it was more along the lines of “Oh, what cool show is this?”  Last week we handed over our Halloween time slot as we have in years past to our cohorts at Craft: The Show, who have been putting on a special Halloween storytelling episode every year starting well before MAT was around.  So once again, we happily handed over the reigns for the evening.  If you missed the show, you can find it by visiting crafttheshow.com and listen in there.  Be sure to check it out!

19nb_-_loup_noir_-_500px_-_largebanquet 626522_48008367_xThat said, since we didn’t get a chance to celebrate Halloween *on* the 31st with you all, we’ve decided to bring you one more night of spooky stories – think of it as sharing our trick-or-treating candy with you all.  :)  To start things off, we have the pleasure of bringing you the winning production from Misfits Audio‘s Halloween Special scriptwriting contest that took place this past summer.  The story is a short piece entitled “Devil’s Night” by Will Anderson.  After that we take a stroll down 19 Nocturne Boulevard to hear the story of “Loup Noir” and a lighthearted piece called “The Phantom Luncheon“.  Enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2014 in Episodes

 

Episode 137 – Thank you!

WCBE 90.5 FM ColumbusIt’s another night of spooky tales tonight, with an extra-special thanks to you, our listeners!  WCBE managed to raise over $200,000 towards its overall goal at the time of this posting (Nov.11), which is a huge help in keeping our station – and Midnight Audio Theatre – going strong on the airwaves!  We’re still short about $59,000 still, however, so if you missed the chance to donate to our parent station, please do so over at their website, http://www.wcbe.org.  Thank you so much for your support!

pe10aresized2TwilightRoadcover1As for tonight’s program, we’re looking forward to sharing more stories from Campfire Radio Theater in preparation for Halloween night – be prepared – The Philidelphia Experiment and Twilight Road are up for your listening pleasure.  Enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2014 in Announcement, Episodes

 

Episode 136 — Help!

Love_Public_RadioWe’re taking a break from Campfire Radio Theater tonight to bring you some spooky stories of our own!  We’re revisiting our MAT Features selections, with “Nirvana White”, “The Ghost of Arch Oboler”, “The Hostage”, and some lighter fare with “The Flower Stand”.  All of these stories are winners of our Scriptwriting Competition of 2013 and 2014, and are recorded and performed by local Columbus talent.

Right now our parent station, WCBE 90.5 FM Columbus, is in the midst of their annual Fall Fund Drive to raise money and support to keep the station and it’s programs on the air.  We couldn’t have made all of MAT possible without their help, so please help us by supporting the station and donating to the drive.  We want to continue to create more productions and get the city even more involved in our show and audio drama in general – anything you can do to support our station would be a huge help.  Thank you so much!

 

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Episodes, Support

 

Episode 135 – The Hungry Dentist of Campfire Hollow

dentistzoomcover4 HungryHollow2It’s October!  And you know what that means — Halloween is on the way, and what better way to celebrate than with a round of spectacularly spooky tales.  We’re revisited this month by our old friends at Campfire Radio Theater with several stories to put you on the edge of your seat.  Tonight’s selections are “The Hungry Hollow” and “The Dentist“.  Beware listeners, beware….

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2014 in Episodes

 

Episode 134 – Audio Dramas Lvl.10

twhcposterGood evening, everyone!  Well, we’re officially out of summer and our Summer Season, which means we’re back with more new and original audio dramas to share.  Tonight, however, we decided to take a slight detour and give you an update on some past audio dramas that are going “above and beyond” in their storytelling right now.

First off, the fantastic folks at Audio Epics have just completed crowdfunding of a full-length audiobook version of their drama, The Witch Hunter Chronicles.  This production will be a bigger, more detailed telling of the original tale, with more places, new characters and a new ending.  You can find out more about their progress by visiting their website at audioepics.com, and even though the crowdfunding has come to an end, you can still support their production by purchasing the Witch Hunter Chronicles series on their site or on Bandcamp.
560621_395795543787358_426573583_nAnother group taking their audio drama to another level are our friends over at Radio Static, with their story The Minister of Chance, a fantasy series we shared with you earlier this year.  The audio drama was produced through the help of crowdfunding, and this month they have put out a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finance a movie version of The Minister of Chance. If you’re a fan of the series this is a really exciting opportunity, especially with a bunch of pledge levels including memorabilia, samples of storyboarding and even interaction with cast/crew.  You can find out more about this project and the creation of ‘Minister’ over at at ministerofchance.com or check out their Kickstarter page.
In the spirit of this crowdfund event, tonight we are revisiting The Prologue and Episode 1 of The Minister of Chance, for those of you who remember and miss it and those who are new to our program.  So sit back and enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Announcement, Episodes

 

Episode 133 – The End of Inverness

FTHey audio drama fans!  We’re back with the last installments of “The Fourth Tower of Inverness” from ZBS Foundation, and the last episode of our Summer Season.  It’s been a fun run, and the rest of the year we’ll be back to all new and original stories, along with an exciting announcement from one of the production groups we featured here in the past.  What is it, you ask?  Tune in next week to find out!

But back to the audio!  It’s installments 12 and 13, the last chapters of the Jack Flanders tale, “The Fourth Tower of Inverness“, right here.  Take a listen and enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Episodes

 
 
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