WRTI 90.1 Radio Theater: A CHRISTMAS CAROL with WRTI Hosts and Staff!

Dec 23, 2017

WRTI 90.1 takes a step back in time to the days of old-time radio! A group of WRTI staff and hosts display their acting talents in a live, recorded reading of A Christmas Carol, the well-loved story by Charles Dickens. The performance will be broadcast as a holiday gift to our listeners on December 23rd at 5 pm and Christmas Eve at 8 pm on WRTI 90.1.

On the evening of December 5, 2017, we invited an audience to join in the festivities in the WRTI performance studio as we presented this classic yuletide tale. Kevin Gordon, our afternoon classical host, directed the one-hour version of the novella, and took on the role of Scrooge, the skinflint facing up to the consequences of miserliness and lack of Christmas spirit.

The cast narrated and played the following roles:

  • Ghost of Christmas Present, Narrator 1: Bliss Michelson (Classical Host)
  • Scrooge’s Nephew, Narrator 9: Kile Smith (Classical Host)
  • Charity Collector 1, Businessman 1: Jesse Pearson (Finance and Admin. Manager)
  • Emily, Narrator 8: Courtney Blue (Jazz Host)
  • Ghost of Christmas Past, Narrator 7: Susan Lewis (Arts Desk Reporter)
  • Ebenezer Scrooge, Young Scrooge: Kevin Gordon (Classical Host)
  • Bob Cratchit, Narrator 3: Jack Moore (Classical Host)
  • Ghost of Jacob Marley, Narrator 5: Rick Torpey (Corporate Support Manager)
  • Collector 2, Old Fezziwig, Businessman 2, Narrator 2: Bob Craig (Jazz Host)
  • Mrs. Cratchit, Narrator 4: Meridee Duddleston (News and Arts Desk Reporter)
  • Belinda Cratchit, Boy, Narrator 6, Niece: Maureen Malloy (Jazz Program Director)
  • Tiny Tim: Porsche Blakey (Membership Manager)
  • Recording Engineer, Sound Effects: Joe Patti (Production Manager); Tyler McClure (Assistant Production Manager); Ray Devine (Engineer)

Directed by: Kevin Gordon