Re-Imagined Radio broadcasts “Affairs of the Heart” on Feb. 11

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Re-Imagined Radio’s Valentine special, “Affairs of the Heart,” will feature three short dramatizations about the travails, adventures and surprises of romantic love. It will be performed by Metropolitan Performing Arts, with Barbara Richardson as special guest Lonesome Gal.

The hour-long episode will be broadcast at noon Feb. 11 on three local radio stations: Vancouver’s KXRW-FM (99.9 FM) and Portland’s KXRY-FM (91.1 FM or 107.1 FM) and AM 1310 (1310 AM). The performance will also be available online via the station’s websites. The performance will also be archived at

The stories to be featured are “The Good Salesperson,” from the 1940 – 41 radio program Campbell’s Short, Short Story; “The Valiant,” from the 1950s radio program Romance; and “Bloodthirsty Kate,” from a 1956 episode of Romance.

Re-Imagined Radio was begun by John Barber, faculty member in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at WSU Vancouver, to celebrate sound-based storytelling and pay tribute to the radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Episodes initially were stage productions for live audiences, with limited opportunities for broadcast or streaming. Now, with COVID-19 restrictions, Re-Imagined Radio has become a monthly broadcast and livestreamed event.

“The actors and others are all volunteers, sharing their time and talents with us as we use radio to provide this community storytelling performance,” Barber said.

For more information, contact Barber,

Community Partners

The episode is a community partnership between Re-Imagined Radio, Metropolitan Performing Arts, Regina Carol Social Media Management and Photography, Holly Slocum Graphic Design, Martin John Gallagher Theatrical Music and Sound Design, and KXRW.FM Radio.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the WSU system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communication, 360-546-9601,

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