radio drama

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radio drama ‎(usually uncountable, plural radio dramas)

  1. dramatized, purely acoustic performance, broadcast on radio or published on audio media, such as tape or CD
    • 1992 October 28, The Dominion Feedback <>, "Third Annual Online SF Con - Oct. 30 thru Nov. 1", message-ID <>, rec.arts.sf.announce, Usenet link:
      STREAMING AUDIO & VIDEO: Including our live "Seeing Ear Theatre" radio drama staring Walter Koenig, classic SF & horror movies, Orson Welles' WAR OF THE WORLDS broadcast, episodes of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, Alien Voices, readings by Greg Bear, Sam Delany, Bruce Sterling & K.W. Jeter, cartoons, classic trailers & more!
    • 2002, L. A. Heberlein, The Rough Guide to Internet Radio, ISBN 1858289610, page 299:
      Before the advent of television, radio drama had a huge popular audience and dominated much of the broadcast schedule.
    • 2005 January 25, Ken from Chicago <>, "Re: For THIS they cancelled Angel?", message-ID <>,, Usenet link:
      Radio dramas in America are online.
    • 2005, Jack D. Herrington, Podcasting hacks, ISBN 0596100663, page Back Cover:
      Whether you want to create a simple one-person podcast or a multi segment radio drama, you'll find all the user-friendly tips, tools and tricks you need to get the perfect sound and reach your audience.
    • 2010 December 8, Steve Julian, “LA Theatre Works reprises 'The Graduate' as radio drama, with Kathleen Turner”, KPCC:
      In a radio drama version, she and Rhys this week reprise their roles for LA Theatre Works.



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  • Tim Crook: Radio drama. Theory and practice. London; New York: Routledge, 1999. ISBN 0415216028