In this 1988 documentary, award-winning NPR producer Joe Bevilacqua looks at how the landmark broadcast came about and examines its impact on broadcast history. The half-hour program includes rare interviews with Mercury Theater producer John Houseman and writer Howard Koch, actor Arthur Anderson, and the people of Grover's Mill, New Jersey, who lived through the "Martian invasion".
"Not what I expected."
Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.
"A Jazz Aficionados' must!!!!!"
Comedy and mystery are happy bedfellows in The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Veteran award winning radio producer Joe Bevilacqua’s ten-part radio theater series pays humorous homage to the classic characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories are filled with sly references to the original "Canon," as it is called. Even the Baker Street Irregulars and other Holmesian groups and scholars have enjoyed this about the series.
"Roll Over Doyle"
Veteran, award-winning producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this hour-long program outlining the history of Threadgill's and Armadillo World Headquarters, their contribution to the birth of the Austin music scene, and their influence on the Nashville Sound and country rock. As heard on Sirius XM and NPR, the hour features commentary and music by many of the key players of the time, including rare never-before-released recordings of Janis Joplin.
Like a Jay Ward cartoon in audio, The Adventures of Tea Man, Volume Two is a hilarious, wacky collection of radio theater written and performed by Mitchell Pearson and the DQD Theater of Philadelphia and produced by Joe Bevilacqua. Get ready for two hours of comedy entertainment!
Here is the first anthology of NEW fiction based on the beloved Old Time Radio characters and shows we know and love. OTR fans have something new to listen to! Includes Our Miss Brooks, Tom Mix, Candy Matson Yukon 2-8209, The Clyde Beatty Show, The Green Lama and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.
A new production of the classic radio play by the voice of Yogi Bear, Daws Butler! Produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio-theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, and performed by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg.
Long before Sgt. Lefty and the Camp Waterlogg gang took over, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour residents were parody versions of mysteries (Sherlock Holmes), old-time radio (The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, etc.), sci-fi (Willoughby and the Professor), superheroes (Teaman and Polfroon), and more. The original scripted Comedy-O-Rama came to a conclusion in 2008, a victim of the SiriusXM merger. In 2012, Joe Bev revamped The Comedy-O-Rama Hour.
A tribute to the golden age of radio from veteran producer Joe Bevilacqua, The New Stories of Old Time Radiois a collection of radio dramas and parodies featuring beloved radio characters and shows.
These are not old-time radio shows but incredible simulations! Created by veteran audio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, these humorious half-hours take off on such classic old time radio shows as The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, War of the Worlds, Suspense and The Jack Benny Program.
His voice can be heard in countless classic animated cartoons, still seen on TV daily around the world. He was Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super Snooper, Blabbermouse, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggy, Mr. Jinks, Wally Gator, Elroy Jetson, Cap'n Crunch, and hundreds of others. Yet you have probably never heard of him. Daws Butler, Characters Actor brings you up close and personal into the life of the man who many consider to be the greatest voice actor of the 20th century.
Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady, written, produced, directed and narrated by Joe Bevilacqua. One of the most licensed audio books on The Public Radio Exchange and iTunes, Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady is veteran NPR producer Joe Bevilacqua's award-winning audio documentary examining the challenges and achievements of this extraordinary woman.
From master voice actor Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear, comes a rare collection of radio plays, cartoon scripts, and acting tutorials.
Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, this play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle, Claudius. Claudius had murdered his own brother, Hamlet's father, and subsequently seized the throne. He also married his deceased brother's widow, Gertrude.
Part improvisation, part audio cartoon, The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles, Seasons 1 - 5 is a five-volume collection of the successful comedy show created by two radio-theater veterans. Each volume contains six one-hour segments of the comic misadventures of Sergeant Lefty, Olive Pitts, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Squeaky Lkie, Stinky Peter, Mrs. Terwilliger, and all the wacky denizens of Camp Waterlogg, the dilapidated camp for kids in the Catskills.
"Old time radio...somewhat revisted and commercials"
Over 10 hours of cartoon characters celebrating President's Day, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Fourth of July, Election, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more. As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!
As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor's authorized biography, Daws Butler, Characters Actor, available at Waterlogg.com.
From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Carnival is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children’s records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews, and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.
"Rare and fun moments with cartoon/puppetry figures"
Veteran award-winning radio theater wizard Joe Bevilacqua interviews famous voice actors about their lives and craft. Interviewees include cartoon voice legend June Foray; Fred Frees, voice actor and son of the legendary Paul Frees; Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig; Phillip Proctor, actor, writer, comedian, and Firesign Theatre founding member; Joe Alaskey, the current voice Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Sylvester; and Noel Blanc, son of voice legend Mel Blanc.
A tribute to the golden age of radio from veteran producer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford, The 2nd New & Old Time Radio Collection is a series of new stories and parodies featuring beloved radio characters and shows.
"Silence Be Damned": This narrative is a disturbing, nightmarish tale of a woman named Lydia and her journey through a busy subway station as her reality quickly begins to change. Something menacing waits down there, a monstrous and punishing supernatural force that comes to life. Be warned - this story is not for the faint of heart.