The 2nd New & Old Time Radio Collection

Version: Unabridged
Author: Joe Bevilacqua , Charles Dawson Butler , Donnie Pitchford
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Radio Theatre
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2014
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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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.

A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 1

This half-hour anthology represents more than forty years of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a Joe Bev, the award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director. Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music. Volume 1 includes numerous audio plays by Joe Bevilacqua, J. C. Del La Torre, Ralph Tyler, William Melillo, Alan Reed, Victor Gates, and many more!

A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 2

Another beautifully produced anthology by award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director Joe Bevilacqua. Volume 2 includes numerous audio plays by Joe Bevilacqua, Daws Butler, Mitchell Pearson, Bob Martin, Pedro Pablo Sacristán, Alan Reed, and many more!

The All New “Lum & Abner” Comic Strips

Lum & Abner, the classic American network radio comedy show, was created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff and aired from 1931 to 1954. Now for the first time since 1954, veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford bring you one hundred new “Lum & Abner” audio comic strips!

Author Details

Author Details

Bevilacqua, Joe

Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist, but his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television, as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist. In 1971 his father bought him a cassette recorder, on which he created his first audio story, "Willoughby and the Professor", acting all the voices himself at the age of twelve. In 1975 Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many other Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Bevilacqua's personal mentor after hearing a 120-minute cassette of Willoughby improvisations. Since 1980 Bevilacqua has produced many award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and others.

Butler, Charles Dawson

Daws Butler was the master of voice. His was the voice behind most of the classic Hanna-Barbera characters: Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quickdraw McGraw, Elroy Jetson, and a hundred others. He also originated the vocal character of Cap n Crunch and other famous Jay Ward cartoon characters. His significant work with Stan Freberg in the 1950s on "The Stan Freberg Show" and multimillion-selling records such as St. George and the Dragonet are still held in reverence today. He also ran a voice acting workshop for many years. Among his many successful students are Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, and Corey Burton, from "Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind".

Pitchford, Donnie

Donnie Pitchford is an artist, a fan of Old Time Radio, and cofounder of the National Lum and Abner Society.