As Program Director for the new BearManor Radio Network, Bevilacqua has tapped the talents of a number of high profile producers. The newest show:
What's Cookin' with Chef Steve
Host Chef Steve Mendoza premieres a lost Frank Sinatra recording The Saddest Thing Of All - Frank Sinatra (1976) and talks with guest Dr Glenn Berger, former recording engineer at A&R records under Phil Ramone.
Also: Everybody Eats When They Come to My House - Cab Calloway (1935),
Beautiful - Frank Sinatra (1947), The Jack Benny Program: Frank Sinatra fills in for Dennis Day (May 2, 1948), At Long Last Love, Emil Richards with Frank Sinatra - Sextet Live Paris (1962), and a profile on the BearManor book The Wonderful World Percussion: My Life Behind Bars by Emil Richards.
Bevilacqua has also acquired first broadcast rights to hundreds of hours of old time radio shows, once thought lost, but recently found by a collector. These have not been aired since their original broadcasts over 60 years ago. (A detailed announcement will follow.)
Joe Bev's 34 radio hours per month are broadcast worldwide--on Bear Manor Radio, Sound Stages Radio, WHRO-Norfolk, VA, The 1920s Radio Network, Toon Radio, Pawling Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, WGTD, Wisconsin Public Radio and others, plus via a free SmartPhone app, available at http://www.waterlogg.com.
The Bear Manor Radio Network is streamed 24/7 at: http://www.bearmanormedia.com/
Current radio series produced by Joe Bevilacqua:
The Voice Actor Show
Host Joe Bev and guest Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig. Blast From The Past: The Jack Benny Show (11/25/51) - Jack and Mary See Golden Girl with Dennis' Mother (Verna Felton).
Lorie's Book Nook
Host Lorie Kellogg and guest Fredrick Tucker, author of biography of Verna Felton, published by BearManor Media, and Blast From The Past: Abbott & Costello #48: Football Game with Harold Peary & Verna Felton from (1/20/44).
The J-OTR Show
Host Joe Bev presents Tom Mix Meets Tom Mix, a mix of new and old time radio, including:
The Secret Mission (5/8/45), The Bodiless Horseman (2010), The Vanishing Village - part 2 (8/13/45).
The Lost OTR Show #1
Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: The Cisco Kid #17: The Fighting Editor and Blondie #1 (10/30/39).
Fred Frees Favorites
Host Fred Frees presents an hour an audio from BearManor Media, including: The Music of Al Lerner, Don't Wear Silver in the Winter by Janet Cantor Gari, Journey Thru the Unknown by Murray Langston, The Unknown Comic, and Fred Frees Presents Profile.
What's Cookin' with Chef Steve
Host Chef Steve Mendoza presents Lost Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, BearManor Summer Reading and Grilling with guest Dr Glenn Berger, former recording engineer at A&R records under Phil Ramone and the music of Frank Sinatra.
Audio Classics Archive
Host Terry Salomonson host an hour of OTR from his personal vault. This time:
Lux Radio Theatre #145 - Stella Dallas with Barbara Stanwyck & John Boles (October 11, 1937)
Produced by Joe Bevilacqua
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
Host Joe Bev presents an hour of 78 RPM records: Popeye Meets Betty Boop, including:
I Wanna Be Loved By You - Helen Kane (1928)
I'm Pop-eye the Sailor Man - Billy Costello (1935)
Man on the Flying Trapeze - Billy Costello (1934)
Button Up Your Overcoat Helen Kane (1929)
The Teddy Bear's Picnic - Billy Costello (1935)
That's Why I'm Happy - Helen Kane- (1929)
Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing - Billy Costello (1935)
I Have to Have You - Helen Kane (1929)
Good Ship Yakihiki Dooda - Billy Costello (1935)
My Man is on the Make - Helen Kane (1930)
Nagasaki - Billy Costello (1935)
I Want to Be Bad - Helen Kane (1929)
Dinah - Billy Costello (1935)
Dangerous Nan McGrew - Helen Kane (1930)
Tiger Rag - Billy Costello (1935)
Host Joe Bev presents A Mel Blanc Festival, including Mel Blanc's demo tape, Bug Bunny Meets The Tortoise-the 1962 Capitol Record, CBS Radio's Mel Blanc's Fix-it Shop (9/3/46) and Ray Campi's 1974 interview with Mel Blanc.
The Lost OTR Show #2
Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: A Date with Judy #1: Tiger & Bulldog Drummond: A Dinner with Death (3/23/45).
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
Camp Waterlogg: Abbott and Costello Meet Ranger Joe, part 2 - ''Hey, Aaaaaabott!!'' The Comedy-O-Rama Hour will present the second of two tributes to the legendary comedy team Abbott & Costello. It is all part of this week's Camp Waterlogg segments, featuring special guest star Bob Greenberg. The improvisational radio theater program is written by husband and wife Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg and produced and directed by Bevilacqua. The couple voice 80% of the characters on the show each week.
The Joe Bev Experience
The BearManor Radio Hour #1: Lorie's Book Nook #1 - Joe Bev gives over his hour to his wife, host Lorie Kellogg, who talks with guest Bob Colonna, son of Jerry Colonna and author of the book Greetings Gate: The Story of Professor Jerry Colonna, available at bearmanormedia. The hour also features a Blast from the Past: Colonna, Hope and the Monkees.
''Ah, yes! It is here! The story of everyone's favorite mustache, Jerry Colonna, coming from the bulging eyes of his son, Bob. Teeming with personal, unpublished photos from this wacky author's private collection, this book will keep you up all night! And then some! But that's a good thing. Foreword by Star Wars composer, John Williams!''
The Joe Bev Audio Theater
The Village Life conclusion by Alan Reed
Stench of the City conclusion by Victor Gates
First, Alan Reed tells the story of his first business: candy making in The Village Life, chapter three of Yabba Daba Doo! The Alan Reed Story. The full audio autobiography of the voice of Fred Flintstone is available at Amazon and all online vendors or at http://www.waterlogg.com.
Then, in the conclusion of Stench of the City the first episode of Victor Gates's hilariously naughty ''70's cop show with a modern sense of humor'', Sgt. Staccato and his men battle it out with stinky pirates as Father Kelly from Belfast tags along. Craziness ensues as events lead to an epic showdown at Mr. B's Ballroom.
The Joe Bev Hour Sunday Edition
The Joe Bev Audio Theater: Trouble in Simuland by Charlie Morrow & A Box of Nothing by Joe Bevilacqua
In the first of two comic futuristic nightmares, Ned Nardly uses his new theme park for his own evil purposes. In the second Willoughby and the Professor begin a new experiment to ''cure the world of all its ills," starting with roaches.
Video of Joe Bevilacqua accepting his 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Kean University: