WRTI 90.1 Radio Theater: A CHRISTMAS SONG with WRTI hosts and staff!
WRTI 90.1 takes a step back to the radio days of yesteryear! A group of WRTI staff and guests show off their acting skills in a live recorded playback of A Christmas Carol, the beloved story of Charles Dickens. The performance will be broadcast as a Christmas present to our listeners on December 23 at 5 p.m. and Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. on WRTI 90.1.
On the evening of December 5, 2017, we invited an audience to join in on the festivities in the WRTI performance studio as we presented this classic Christmas tale. Kevin Gordon, our classic afternoon host, directed the hour-long version of the short story and took on the role of Scrooge, the cop facing the consequences of Christmas greed and lack of spirit.
The actors narrated and performed the following roles:
- Ghost of the Christmas Present, Narrator 1: Bliss Michelson (Classic host)
- Nephew of Scrooge, Narrator 9: Kile Smith (classic host)
- Charity collector 1, businessman 1: Jesse Pearson (Manager of Finance and Administration)
- Emily, Narrator 8: Courtney Blue (jazz host)
- Ghost of Christmas Past, Narrator 7: Susan Lewis (arts bureau reporter)
- Ebenezer Scrooge, Young Scrooge: Kevin Gordon (classic host)
- Bob Cratchit, Narrator 3: Jack Moore (classic host)
- Ghost of Jacob Marley, Narrator 5: Rick Torpey (Business Support Manager)
- Collector 2, Old Fezziwig, Businessman 2, Narrator 2: Bob Craig (jazz host)
- Ms. Cratchit, Narrator 4: Meridee Duddleston (News and Arts Manager)
- Belinda Cratchit, Boy, Narrator 6, Niece: Maureen Malloy (Jazz Program Director)
- Little Tim: Porsche Blakey (Membership Manager)
- Sound engineer, sound effects: Joe Patti (production manager); Tyler McClure (Assistant Production Manager); Ray Devine (Engineer)
Realized by: Kevin gordon