Radio Hour returns for fifth season
The River City Radio Hour returns to WTA’s Gateway for its first production of the fifth Season on August 19. The 6:30 and 8:00 pm performances will the Boogie Kings, Marsha Howard, Fritz Horst, and Chapter One of the new Night Hawk serial: Night Hawk and Murder Down On the Farm by Bob Crawford.
The River City Radio Hour began as a project of the Waynesboro Cultural Commission and the Wayne Theatre Alliance in early 2007. Clair Myers, Executive Director of the Wayne Theatre Alliance, talked local musician/composer Richard Adams into exploring old time radio. Together they created the River City Radio Hour with its trademark combination of music, comedy, and drama. On the third Friday of October 2007, the River City Radio Hour began its successful run.
Returning are the long standing favorites of the Radio Hour audience, the Boogie Kings under the direction of the multi-talented Richard Adams. William Hayes with his amazing keyboard skills and Sam Brown on percussion complete the trio.
Also returning to the Radio Hour will be Waynesboro’s First Lady of Laughter, Marsha Howard. “Just when I think I’ve exhausted my supply of “funnies,” said Marsha, “I hear a new batch and can’t wait to share them at RCRH. ” She added, “I think Radio Hour and the WTA’s Gateway has just begun to tap into the treasure-trove of talent in this area.”
Fritz and Peggy Horisk will bring their “Vintage Acoustic Pop” to the August Radio Hour. With Peggy’s distinctive voice and Fritz’s prowess on acoustic guitar, the duo brings a stage presence that will have impressed the Radio Hour audience. Their wide musical repertoire ranges from the 1920’s to the present.
The guest of the month will be Terry Short of the WDDI’s Chili Blues Festival.
Tickets for the Radio Hour are $8. Food and beverages will be available. Reservations are available on line at www.waynesborogateway.com. Patrons can also call toll free 877-840-0457.