Our press kit can be downloaded here.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Midnight Radio is a limited-run epistolary audio drama about the unlikely correspondence between the ghost of a 1950s small-town radio broadcaster and a young woman from the present day who shares her hometown.
Every midnight, if they tune into the right frequency, the residents of Dawn Arbor can catch Sybil McIntyre on the Martlet Radio Hour, sharing stories of her home town. She's been there every night since 1952, unchanging and outside of time. Unchanging, that is, until a mysterious letter makes its way on air, sent by a listener recently returned to Dawn Arbor after years of absence. Thus begins a correspondence unlike any other, between two lonely women: one living and one dead, both seeking safety in the past. A thus begins a story about what it means to be haunted, the things we leave behind after we die, and the significance of a voice on the radio to a young woman alone in the dark.
Midnight Radio releases every other Sunday beginning on June 10, 2018. The show will run for a total of 10 episodes of roughly 15-20 minutes each in length.
CAST & CREW
Courtney Dietz – Sybil McIntyre
Cory Ensle – The Presenter/Credits
David McManus – The Announcer
Bobbie Parker – Writer/Producer
Morgan Jackson – Composer
Em Broude – Cover Art
Tom Regan – Production Support
Transcripts are available for each episode of the show upon release, and can be accessed on the show’s website at martletradio.com/transcripts or on the official Tumblr. Content warnings are provided with each episode. The show overall contains frequent static noises as well as themes and/or mentions of death, murder, suicide, parental abuse, and homophobia.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midnight Radio is available for free across most major podcatchers, as well as being available directly from the show's official website and Tumblr.
MUSIC AND ART
The show’s original music was composed by Morgan Jackson. It will be available for purchase August 16th 2018, along with Morgan’s other music, at wedidthetimewarpagain.bandcamp.com.
Midnight Radio was created, written and produced by Bobbie Parker during (and just after) her senior year of college. She grew up in a small town with nerdy parents who introduced her to classic radio drama at a young age. Midnight Radio was written as a way to explore her love for old-time radio and her hometown while also expressing her complicated relationship with them as a young queer woman. She also firmly believes that more ghost stories should be told from the perspective of the ghost.
Bobbie is a part-time stage actor and soon-to-be library sciences grad student now living near Washington, DC. Her passions include Romantic literature, genre fiction, ghost stories, and her cat Freddie Mercury. She tweets erratically at @monocletreme. Midnight Radio is her first published work of fiction.