“Twisted Epiphanies” reveal unexpected insights in Re-Imagined Radio’s September episode

VANCOUVER, Wash. –Re-Imagined Radio’s September broadcast features 20 short radio stories written and voiced by Pacific Northwesterners. Each features an "epiphany," a sudden, unexpected revelation or insight that speaks to the human experience.

The premier broadcast and live stream airs at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 on KXRW-FM, Vancouver, and KXRY-FM, Portland. Subsequent broadcasts and streams will be provided by local, regional and international broadcast partners.

“For this episode we asked writers and voice actors here in America's Pacific Northwest to consider epiphanies addressing the essential questions of humankind: Who Am I?, Where Am I Going?, So What?, and Why?" said John Barber, faculty member of the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver.

The broadcast opens with “Tiffany Epiphany,” written and voiced by Jodi Lorimer, that details the origins of the word “epiphany” and suggests that changes in human graciousness and manners make it more difficult, and sometimes more dangerous, to recognize and appreciate momentary connections—epiphanies—as a desirable attribute.

Other stories include “Atom and Eve” and “1 4 U from the Twilight Zone” by Laurence Overmire; “The Locks” by Devin James, “Detour” by Kimberly Johnston, “Birth” by Scott Campbell and “The Moon Is Leaving” by Bob Sterry. “Each is an excellent, thought-provoking story about human experience,” Barber said.

Re-imagined Radio premieres episodes on the third Monday of the month on KXRW-FM and KXRY-FM. In addition, every Sunday, an episode of Re-Imagined Radio is broadcast on KXRW only, drawing from previously broadcast episodes. Episodes can be streamed on demand from the Re-Imagined Radio website, www.reimaginedradio.net.

Community Partners

Re-Imagined Radio draws on community voice actors, Foley artists, musicians, sound artists and engineers. Partners include KXRW-FM, Marc Rose, Martin John Gallagher, Kathy Klaus and Regina Carol Social Media Management. 

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 homeland of Chinookan 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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MEDIA CONTACT(S)

Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communication, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@wsu.edu

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