PRLog - May 20, 2014 - NAPANOCH, N.Y. -- Waterlogg Productions announced today the new Public Radio to Audio Book Program, a service designed to assist under-distributed public radio producers sell direct-to-listeners distribution.
One of the many successful Waterlogg audio collections featuring Joe Bevilacqua.
"We are happy to offer this service at no cost to the public radio producer" says Waterlogg Productions founder and veteran award-winning public radio producer Joe Bevilacqua.
Bevilacqua is among the few public radio producers who has successfully transitioned to the digital and audio book landscape of the 21st Century, releasing over 120 audio titles through Blackstone Audio since 2009.
The current Waterlogg audio catalog encompasses every style of audio storytelling, including traditional readings of fiction and non-fiction published books, new full scale audio theater productions, and compilations of Bevilacqua's 40 plus years in public radio.
Each producer chosen gets five free packaged CD sets of their work with cover art, distribution to all online vendors including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WalMart, and libraries, as well as full marketing and promotion services, and 50% of all retail sales.
Bevilacqua explains, "Our Public Radio to Audiobook Program is for producers who have tried and failed or are unhappy with the level of their success. Our partners understand clearly we are giving them something they cannot do on their own."
Public radio producers may submit their work by emailing email@example.com, with the name, a short description and length of the show or series. If chosen, shows will be delivered via Dropbox.
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More about Waterlogg Productions at http://waterloggproductions.blogspot.com/
Joe Bev also creates 34 hours of audio podcasts every month, under the collective title of The Joe Bev Hour, airing on radio stations around the world, podcast at iTunes, Tunein.com (http://tunein.com/
Bev also programs ten monthly hours for The Bear Manor Radio Network streaming at http://www.bearmanorradio.com.
It was announced on May 13, 2014, Joe Bev podcasts had surpassed 100 download per day - up 862% since September 2013.
The newest Joe Bev podcasts:
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
Camp Waterlogg: Happy Birthday, Uncle Goopie! Redux
The Camp is preparing for a big birthday bash for former Camp Waterlogg owner, Uncle Goopie who is now a hermit in a cave who only comes out once a year on his birthday. Uncle Goopie is played by Bob Camp, co-creator of Ren & Stimpy.
Show creator Joe Bevilacqua says, ''Bob is not only a cartoonist, comic book artist, director, and producer, but a great actor as well! Bob plays him like Ernest T. Bass and the name comes from the This is Your Life sketch from Your Show of Shows with Morris, Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner.''
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
Host Joe Bev presents remastered 78 RPM records including:
Rhapsody in Blue - The Paul Whiteman Orchestra, conducted by Nat Shilkret, with George Gershwin on piano (1927)
Creole Rhapsody - Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (1931)
Fifi's Rhapsody - The John Kirby Orchestra (1941)
Ebony Rhapsody - Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (1934)
The Guy With The Slide Trombone (Hungarian Rhapsody) The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1945)
Melancholy Rhapsody - The Harry James Orchestra (1941)
Lazy Rhapsody - Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (1932)
Second Rhapsody - The Paul Whiteman Orchestra, with George Gershwin on piano (1931)
What makes The Jazz-O-Rama Hour unique is that Bev remasters all the 78 RPM records he plays: ''Most CD collections compress these old recordings to limit the hiss, pops and crackles. The result is a loss of the full depth of the music. I bring back all the bass, treble and mid-tones, so you can hear it all," explains Bev, who adds that listeners will notice a soft high pitched hiss on "Rhapsody in Blue," a small price to pay for the rich sound of Whiteman's band.''
The Joe Bev Experience
The Cartoon Carnival Jazz Special
One of Joe Bev's many alter egos Mr. Jazzbo (a talking 78 RPM record) introduces soundtracks from Max Fleischer, Famous Studios, Paramount, MGM and Warner Brothers Cartoons that feature classic jazz, including:
You Don't Know What Your Doing - Merrie Melody with The Abe Lyman Orchestra - Warner Brothers (1931)
Minnie the Moocher - Betty Boop & The Cab Calloway Orchestra - Max Fleischer (1932)
Snow White - Betty Boop & The Cab Calloway Orchestra - Max Fleischer (1933)
The Old Man of the Mountain Betty Boop & The Cab Calloway Orchestra - Max Fleischer (1933)
Katnip Kollege - Merrie Melody - Warner Brothers (1938)
Me Musical Nephews - Popeye the Sailor - Famous Studios / Paramount (1942)
Solid Serenade - Tom & Jerry (1946)
Bob Clampett's Time Beany Part 2 Redux
Host Joe Be presents part two of a tribute to Bob Clampett's "Time for Beany," featuring Stan Freberg and Daws Butler, Bill Marx (author of "Son of Harpo Speaks") talks about his dad's favorite children shows, "Clyde Crashcup Invents the Bathtub" with Shep Menken (1961), Pebbles and Bamm Bamm sing Let the Sun Shine In (1965), part four of "Willoughby and the Professor Meet Bartizan the Genie," (1975), Daws Butler teaches Joe Bev how to be a voice actor, part four (1975), and Uncle Dunkle and Donnie in "Perky the Pig" (2009).
The Joe Bev Audio Theater
Son of Harpo Speaks!, part 1
Son of Harpo Speaks! A Family Portrait, was produced, written, and narrated, with voices and music, by Bill Marx and produced by Joe Bevilacqua. It was co-produced, directed, edited, and digitally mastered by Gerry Bucci at Gerico 1 Media. Buy the companion book here: http://www.sonofharpospeaks.com/
Bill Marx says, ''For many years, friends and family have asked me, 'Bill, why don't you write a book about your life? You must have had quite a childhood growing up with your dad, Harpo, and those zany uncles of yours, the Marx Brothers. And what about those weird, maybe fatalistic happenings you've experienced that can only be described as too-Hollywood-
The Joe Bev Hour Sunday Edition
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
Camp Waterlogg: The Animals are Revolting
This week, the chipmunks and squirrels are throw nuts and acorns at the staff and visitors at Camp Waterlogg. Chef Ron Drysdale is still missing and now Adam Maxwell (Joe Bev) from US Homeland Security is look for him. Joe Bev also plays Sgt Lefty, Ellis da Boatkeeper, Woody, Adam Maxwell and Lil Orphan Andy. Kellogg is also heard as Lkie, Elise and Mrs. Terwilliger. Plus, the audio cartoon "Reddy Robin and the Owl" by Daws Butler, and more.