KXRW Vancouver Presents

Re-Imagined Radio

Exploring Radio Drama Past, Present, and Future.

Every 3rd Monday @ 1pm

Re-Imagined Radio

About Our Show

Re Imagined Radio logo with vintage microphone

Re-Imagined Radio is a community partnership to produce and perform stories across a spectrum of radio genres, from dramas to comedies, from oral to aural histories, from documentaries to fictions, from soundscapes to sonic journeys, from radio to sound art.

Created in 2013 by John Barber, Re-Imagined Radio strives for human interest stories where creative use of sound(s) creates images in the minds of listeners. These images are more compelling, engaging, immersive, interactive than those presented by our highly processed and commercially focused visual culture. The result: old medium, new engagement. Re-Imagined Radio.

In The Media


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The Crew


Headshot photo of the host, John Barber.

John Barber | Producer/Host

John Barber is a member of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. Re-Imagined Radio is a community-facing creative research project to explore radio storytelling as literary-media art and performance.


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Marc Rose | Sound Artist/ Music Composer/Post Production

Marc J. Rose is a 3 time Emmy® winning composer, sound designer and voice actor living in Portland Oregon. In addition to bringing to life the inter-dimensional exploits of Emille Song and company in Dry Smoke and Whispers Holodio Theatre for Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and public radio stations across the globe, Marc has composed themes for AT&T, Jack Hanna's Wildlife Adventures, Disney, Visa and Capitol Radio London.

Episode Library

Re-Imagined Radio celebrates the Christmas holidays with selections from Christmas episodes of radio programs like Suspense, Rocky Fortune, The Damon Runyon Theatre, The Jack Benny Program, Bing Crosby and The Kraft Music Hall, Vic and Sade, and the 2020 recorded performance of "A Radio Christmas Carol" by Metropolitan Performing Arts. Since 2013 Re-Imagined Radio has offered a holiday celebration. We continue this tradition with "A ...
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Re-Imagined Radio pays tribute to the popular female detective series Candy Matson (1949-1951), a weekly radio drama series noted for its strong female protagonist. Candy Matson was an intelligent, no nonsense detective. She was driven, relentless, and disarming. Rather than a seedy office, she ran her business from a Telegraph Hill penthouse in San Francisco, California. She worked with Rembrandt Watson, an eccentric photographer, and ...
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This year, 2021, is the 83rd anniversary of "The War of the Worlds." First broadcast October 30, 1938 by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre on the Air, "The War of the Worlds" is considered the most famous radio broadcast ever. How better to celebrate than with a contempoary adaptation of this classic radio drama? We keep the familiar storyline, but place it in present ...
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Re-Imagined Radio reprises a 2018 live recorded performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. All new sound effects and ambiences designed to send delightful shivers up your spine.Dracula, the legendary novel by Bram Stoker, first published in 1897, is considered one of the greatest horror novels ever written. The novel examines the concepts of lust, ...
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Re-Imagined Radio presents Nirvana & Gehenna, an interdimensional documentary written by Jerrel McQuen and produced by three-time Emmy winner Marc Rose, both of Portland, Oregon. In their story, The Multiverse is a helix. Five spirals above Earth is the universe that contains the dimension of Dry Smoke, and nine spirals up is the universe that contains Farwan.Each universe has a vibrational energy major unique to ...
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Re-Imagined Radio presents The Willamette Radio Workshop, Portland, Oregon, performing two short radio dramas, "Hiro & Liling," by Kristina Jones, an original performance, and "The Martian Death March," by Ernest Kinoy, an episode from Dimension X and X Minus One. Both are directed by Sam A. Mowry.Inspired by Japanese folklore, possibly the story of Meoto Iaw (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meoto_Iwa), the wedded rocks, "Hiro & Liling," an ...
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Re-Imagined Radio presents Exuberance Is Beauty recorded for radio performance by actors from Illuminus Audio Productions of Portland, Oregon. Created by Donna Barrow-Green, also from Portland.The setting is Portland, Oregon, following the end of World War II. A young widow, Eve Miller has not gotten over the loss of her husband Nick. An intense and exciting love affair with Jeff Lambert, a dashing, married, artist ...
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The month of February is noted for Valentine's Day and its celebration of love. This February episode of Re-Imagined Radio offers three short dramatizations of the travails we endure, the stories we tell ourselves, the results we never expect when dealing with love. The first is "The Good Salesperson," a short story about two lonely people who connect through a newspaper personal column and surprise ...
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The month of January is named for Janus, the Roman god of beginnings andendings. January is noted for New Year's Eve, an opportunity to reflect andcelebrate both the previous and upcoming years. The January episode of Re-Imagined Radio offers two stories about this unique opportunity."The First Year"The first is "The First Year," an episode of The Whistler, first broadcastDecember 31, 1947. In "The First Year" ...
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