‘Radio Hour’ returns on Friday with new talent, new lineup

The Friday, June 19th performances of “River City Radio Hour” will bring a number of new talents and a new serial to it audiences.
The St. Clair Street Band featuring Jim Harrington will bring a combination of sounds that will charm and excite the Radio Hour audience. Jim Harrington is a member of a number of area bands. His skills on the accordion are appreciated by audiences in the U.S. and Ireland.

After many, many requests to bring a barbershop quartet to the “Radio Hour,” the sponsor Wayne Theatre Alliance has engaged a local favorite for the June performances. The Dreamland Quartet, composed of Terry Terreson, Donald Dollins, Art Grahame and Tom Pearce, is an area favorite. The Quartet is a registered member of the Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartets. Its repertoire is the traditional barbershop favorites that are sure to please “Radio Hour” audiences.

Irv Beadles, a self-proclaimed “King of the Groaners,” will provide the evening’s comedy. A local jokester, Beadles is noted for his off-the-wall humor. This will be his first time on the “Radio Hour.”

The Summer Serial, Nighthawk and Murder under the Big Top, will begin its run at the June Radio Hour. Bob Crawford’s Nighthawk and Murder at the Lake was an audience favorite last season. In his newest serial, Chester, aka The Nighthawk, investigates the “accident” in the center ring of the touring circus. The serial mystery is in three chapters and will play through August.

The featured merchant of the month is Jennifer Ledford, owner of Kids & Sew On, a local custom embroidery and garment printing shop.

The June 19th performances will take place at the Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship building at 329 W. Main St. in Downtown Waynesboro. The Radio Hour is presented at 6:30 pm and 8 pm. Admission is “Pay What You Will, But Pay.”

The “River City Radio Hour” is a production of the Waynesboro Cultural Commission, Waynesboro Downtown Development, Inc. and The Wayne Theatre Alliance with special support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


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