Raven Radio Theater

Return to the golden days of radio as twenty or more volunteer conference participants recreate an old-fashioned “live” radio drama broadcast, circa 1940, complete with period microphones and an assortment of engaging, hand-operated sound effects. This popular presentation can be scheduled as a keynote or luncheon/evening banquet event. Rehearsal time for the volunteer readers and sound effects’ crew is approximately one hour. A number of entertaining original scripts by public radio producer Joe McHugh are available or a new script can be commissioned which addresses the theme of the conference. A refreshing change from the traditional keynote or banquet presentation.


The Raven Radio Theater Provides:

  • All audio mixing and recording equipment
  • A variety of imaginative sound effects
  • Original radio drama script
  • Experienced radio drama direction
  • Professional recording of the performance

“Everyone loved the Raven Radio Theater Show. I really appreciated the McHughs’ cooperation and willingness to provide us with such a unique opening session; it set the pace for the conference and contributed to everyone’s enjoyment of the weekend.”

Bebs Chorak

Deputy Director, National Youth for Justice Conference

Okay, How Does it Work?

In order to mount a Raven Radio Theater radio drama complete with sound effects, the Raven Radio Theater directors need 18-20 conference attendees for a 90-minute training. No memorization is necessary. Easy instruction. There are two directors, one for the actors and one for the sound effects crew. During the 90-minute training the readers will be assigned their parts and have time to review. They will learn the director’s hand signals and proper speak- ing distance from the microphone. If needed they will be coached on characterization to make their parts come alive. The Raven Radio Theater comes with all the equipment necessary to put on the play, including all the mechanical sound effects. The sound effects direc- tor will go over all aspects of sound design including timing, cueing, and microphone distance. A master recording of the final play will be available for duplication. Amaze your members with this great team-building conference keynote.

“The radio show was one of the highest rated presentations at our conference. The response of the participants was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to a return engagement!”

Steve Fernan

Program Sharing Conference,Wisconsin Deparment of Public Instruction


Joe or Paula McHugh
Pacific Time M-F  9am -5 pm

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