Re-Imagined Radio celebrates Willamette Radio Workshop

VANCOUVER, Wash. – For its July episode, Re-Imagined Radio looks back over more than two decades of radio productions by Willamette Radio Workshop. “WRW Retrospective” features radio storytelling and its components—such as music and sound effects—as well as experimental productions, podcasts and more. Sam Mowry, director of WRW, and sound designer Marc Rose will narrate the episode and talk about their experiences with the broadcasts.

Founded in Portland, Ore., in 2001, “WRW is a collaboration of actors, writers, singers, musicians and sound designers interested in continuing the legacy of Golden Age radio drama as well as pushing the boundaries of its future,” said John Barber, producer and host of the episode, founder of Re-Imagined Radio and a faculty member of Washington State University Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture program. “Their live performances and studio productions span two decades and have attracted regional, national and international attention, along with several awards.”

The episode premiers at 1 p.m. July 17 on KXRW-FM (99.9), Vancouver, and KXRY-FM (91.1 and 107.1), Portland. Subsequent broadcasts and streams will be provided by local, regional and international broadcast partners.

Re-Imagined Radio premieres episodes on the third Monday of the month on KXRW-FM. In addition, every Sunday, an episode of Re-Imagined Radio is broadcast on KXRW, drawing from previously broadcast episodes. Episodes can be streamed on demand from the Re-Imagined Radio website or may be obtained as podcasts anywhere podcasts are offered. You also can subscribe or download using the audio player on any individual episode page at the Re-Imagined Radio website,

Community Partners

Re-Imagined Radio draws on community voice actors, Foley artists, musicians, sound artists and engineers. Partners include KXRW-FM, KXRY-FM, Marc Rose and Holly Slocum Design.

About Re-Imagined Radio

Re-Imagined Radio was begun by Barber in 2013 to celebrate radio storytelling. ”We select, produce and perform classic and contemporary stories across a spectrum of radio genres, from dramas to comedies, from oral to aural histories, from documentaries to fictions, from soundscapes to sonic journeys, from radio to sound art,” Barber said. 

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is in the homelands of Chinook and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. 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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