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Black-faced Santa for the Dutch

Friday, Nov, 14 2014


So this is Christmas for the Dutch?


Zwarte Piet


Racism or time-honored tradition?

I'll discuss on the Friday PhilCast.



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Stage is set

Thursday, Nov, 13 2014


So last night the PhilCast team met with the Outer Edge Stage team in Appleton to talk about the setting for "It's a Wonderful Life" LIVE on the show on Friday, Dec. 12th.

That's Aubrey with Outer Edge working out some of the many details involved in making an old-fashioned radio play happen over the air.

It was actually my first time at the Outer Edge Stage.

From the instant I walked in the front doors and saw that stage I knew it was going to be the perfect venue for this mammoth event!

I want to thank the Outer Edge for hosting us.



  That's Steve "Brownie" Brown and Mike "Steely" Steele    of our engineering department going over some of the many technical aspects we have to make sure are covered.

 Not only do we have to make sure the theater and actors can hear everything well, the broadcast of the show has to be perfect.

 No small task.

 Steve at Outer Edge will be mixing the entire production from a big mixing board at the back of the room, sort of like the way you see bands have a sound guy set up behind the scenes making sure we all hear what we need to.


And of course my right hand man 'Reggie the Executive Producer' was on hand to coordinate things as well.

Remember to spread the word that anyone is invited to the live old-time radio PhilCast on Friday, Dec. 12th from 3:00 to 5:00. Come sit and watch for as long as you'd like.

There are no tickets to purchase.

Your entry fee will be a donation to St. Joe's Food Program.

They will be on hand to collect non-perishable food items, cash, check or credit card donations at the door.



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Getting ready...

Wednesday, Nov, 12 2014

After months and months of working behind the scenes on my "It's a Wonderful Life" PhilCast project, last night I finally got to hear a table read through the entire production.

I must say, all the work is going to be worth it. We had some killer reads last night, and this was only our first run-through.

December 12th...Friday...make plans to donate food or $$ to St. Joe's Food Program and watch us do the show live from the Outer Edge Stage in downtown Appleton.

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Sign up today

Tuesday, Nov, 11 2014

Fox World Travel is still signing up people to come along with us to Northern Italy next summer for the "Festa Cianciola" trip.

CLICK HERE to check out details and get on board with us!

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Make your own 'talkie'

Monday, Nov, 10 2014

CLICK HERE to try out this new website I talk about on the Monday PhilCast in the second hour after Pack Yak.

Basically you can type phrases into a box and the site then plays them back using classic movie clips.

Hey, nothing says a Monday time waster like a movie clip audio web page.



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