This is Atlanta with Alicia Steele

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

Watch This Is Atlanta on PBA30 Atlanta's PBS StationThe popularity of radio theatre waned with the advent of television, but a group of actors, writers, and sound technicians in Atlanta is maintaining this largely forgotten art form.

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (or ARTC, pronounced “Art-see”) has entertained, amused, thrilled, and terrified audio drama enthusiasts since 1984. Although specializing in horror and science fiction, ARTC shows its mastery of the art and craft of audio drama in any number of genres.

Bill Ritch, the group’s president, says the appeal of radio theatre lies in the storytelling tradition. ARTC is just spinning a spooky tale around the campfire, so to speak, but with sound effects!

ARTC shows have been featured on a number of radio stations in Atlanta, but currently the best way to experience them is via CD or podcast.

Or for the full-on ARTC experience, you can attend one of their live shows at Stage Door Players in Dunwoody. There, you can see just how they craft their sound effects and manipulate microphone placement to achieve their atmospheric audioscapes and create adventures in sound.

Latest News from WABE 90.1 FM

Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombia Art

Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombia Art

You walk into an air-conditioned building in Washington, D.C., and suddenly you're surrounded by rivers.You can hear...

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs...

Memorial Service For Bobbi Kristina Brown Held

Memorial Service For Bobbi Kristina Brown Held

A memorial service in suburban Atlanta forBobbiKristinaBrown, the daughter of the late superstar Whitney Houston and...

Web Form Creator
Pain Prescription.jpg