The MWOTRC presents, promotes and performs classic radio drama, comedy and public affairs through speakers and dramatizations.
We meet monthly. For dates, locations and times. Click here for details and a map.
We would love to have you as a member! Click here for a membership application and all the details.
Radio Recall is our journal, available via email (PDF) or regular mail. Read sample articles here.
Our June program will be our summer luncheon on Saturday, June 8th at the Jukebox Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA. Note that the start time is not until 2 PM. Members can start ordering lunch at 2 PM.
Audio Cassettes for Sale!
From our Librarian:
"At the August meeting the club members present voted to disband the club's cassette library due to rental inactivity over the past few years. In an effort to keep as much as we can from hitting the landfill I would like to offer the members the opportunity to take entire series of their choosing on a first come first served basis. For the price of shipping I will mail you all the episodes we have of your favorite program. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
MWOTRC Members Perform at the Library of Congress
On the evening of April 6, 2019, the MWOTRC performed at the Packard Theater in Culpepper, Virginia. The evening included the "The Shadow" program called "The White Legion" from 3/28/1938. After the intermission "Professor" Edgar Farr Russell, III led a sing-along of radio commercials as a tribute to Kay Kyser. The final recreation was a lost 1940 episode of Fibber McGee and Molly called "Fibber is Housesitting".
The cast members for these presentations are as follows.
Lamont Cranston/Shadow was played by Denis Roma
Margot Lane was played by Sally Stephens
Announcer was played by Lawrence Kandrach
Devens/Commissioner was played by John Abbott
First Man/Jason was played by Dennis Stephens
Second Man was played by Michael Hayde
Judge was played by Jack French
Alton Parker was played by Rob Farr
Helen Parker was played by Wendy Wilmer
Floorwalker was played by Lawrence Kandrach
Clays was played by Edgar Farr Russell III
Lawrence was played by Lawrence Kandrach
Collins was played by Edgar Farr Russell III
Radio Theme Songs
Professor Kay Kyser was played by Edgar Farr Russell III
Fibber McGee and Molly:
Fibber McGee was played by John Abbott
Molly McGee was played by Wendy Wilmer
The Old Timer was played by Lawrence Kandrach
Gildersleeve was played by Denis Roma
Mrs. Uppington was played by Joanie Langdon
Collection Agent was played by Jack French
Horatio K. Boomer was played by Edgar Farr Russell III
Teeny was played by Barbara Bonnet
Operator was played by Barbara Bonnet
Announcer was played by Michael Hayde
Mark and Marsha Bush