I produce media, and for me that doesn't only mean television, shorts and films- that means radio too! Yes, radio seems a bit outdated, why just have sound when you can have a picture, too? But there is a freedom and joy to making radio- you can do it without extensive post-production so it has an immediacy and simplicity that is appealing to me. When I say 'radio', many of you probably think of the radio in your car and the annoying stations that you don't like to listen to because of commercials and obnoxious on-air personalities. I confess I don't have a car and don't listen to the FM band much. When I think of radio, I think of actual radio programs, pirate radio stations, and the tons of creative podcasts available. When listening to a good radio programming, the eyes can relax, the ears open up and the imagination flows. For creative good-health, radio is inspiring. I especially like the old dramas, like Mystery Science Theater and Lights Out! I also like some of the old comedies, like The Bickersons and Fibber McGee and Molly. Of course The Goon Show is the most bizarre program ever in any format, and has inspired generations of comedians! I find myself reflecting on my relationship with radio today because my 5yo son made his 170th podcast of A Cup of Coffee with Thomson yesterday! His Dad is a trained radio engineer and on-air personality (along with a writer/director) so this has been a great way for the 2 of them to bond and do something fun that they love. Now those 170+ episodes will be there forever in the internet cosmos, long after none of us are around anymore. Its a beautiful thing! So although on Stage32 the emphasis is on theater, film and television, I'd like to send up a little love for real radio.