Joe Bevilacqua Christmas Specials Airing on Public Radio Stations Nationwide

Four Different Christmas Specials Airing on Public Radio Stations Nationwide Created by Joe Bevilacqua, Veteran Writer, Radio Producer and Napanoch, NY Resident
 
 
Radio Producer Joe Bevilacqua
Radio Producer Joe Bevilacqua
Dec. 18, 2007 - PRLog -- This year is a special one for Joe Bevilacqua (or Joe Bev as he often known).  The veteran, award-winning writer, cartoonist, radio producer and actor has not one, but FOUR different Christmas Specials being broadcast on public radio stations across the country, over the next two weeks.

The holiday programming ranges from four-minute essays: "The Christmas I Saved Macy's," a true story that happened to Bevilacqua when he was three years old in 1964, told in his own words, and “A Rockabilly Christmas," the story of early rock music pioneer Ray Campi, to a half-hour radio play, "Sherlock Holmes Creepy Christmas in Scotland," written, produced and directed by Bevilacqua, who also performs in it, and a one-hour compilation of his best holidays stories: “The Joe Bev Holiday Treat,” featuring his childhood creations, Willoughby and the Professor, and a rare recording of Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear, as “Sleepy Santa.”

“These stories are for the entire family,” beams Bevilacqua. “I created them so that radio listeners could have a respite, this holiday season, from all the depressing news and trite record spinning.”

Joe Bev's holiday programming can be heard on his local NPR stations, WAMC and WJFF, as well as WGBH in Boston, KUT in Austin, TX, and others.

You can hear Joe Bevilacqua's holiday programming locally on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (96.5 FM, Ellenville, NY) Friday, December 21 at noon during “Midday Magazine,” and on WJFF (90.5 FM, Jeffersonville, NY) Sunday, December 23 at 9 pm, as part of “Horse for the Holidays.”

Bevilacqua has edited and written several books, including Daws Butler: Characters Actor, the authorized biography of the voice of Yogi Bear. A frequent contributor to National Public Radio, He has won many awards, including a Silver Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for A Guy Named Joe Bevilacqua. His radio documentary Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady won best radio documentary at the 2001 New York Festivals. Most recently, Bevilacqua won a New York Festivals for his 2006 All Things Considered tribute to cartoon legend Joe Barbera. Bevilacqua has also written, directed and acting in hundreds of radio dramas for NPR and XM Satellite Radio. In addition, he writes three to five articles per week for The Ellenville Journal in Ellenville, NY. He also contributed a number of articles, essays and cartoons to the premiere issue of Orange Magazine. “Joe Bev” and his wife and co-creator, Lorie Kellogg, live in their uniquely cartoonish home in the woods of Napanoch, NY, with their three dogs, George, Gracie and Zasu, and their two cats, Offica Pup and Krazy Kat. You can hear over 30 hours of his audio work, much of it for National Public Radio, at: www.joebev.com.

A current radio station carriage list follows:

“The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, Christmas Special”
Licensed by WJFF, Jeffersonville, NY - Air date: 12/23/07, 9:00 pm
Frequency: 90.5 FM
Contact: Mike D'Antonio 845-482-4141

"The Christmas I Saved Macy's"
Licensed by WJFF, Jeffersonville, NY - Air date: 12/23/07, 9:00 pm
Frequency: 90.5 FM
Contact: Mike D'Antonio 845-482-4141

“The Christmas I Saved Macy's”
Licensed by WAMC, Albany, NY  - Air date: 12/21/07 at noon during “Midday Magazine,”
Contact: Kate Briton kbritton@wamc.org
Frequencies: WAMC, 90.3 FM, Albany NY; WAMC, 1400AM, Albany NY; WAMK, 90.9 FM, Kingston NY; WOSR, 91.7 FM, Middletown NY, WCEL, 91.9 FM, Plattsburgh NY; WCAN, 93.3 FM, Canajoharie NY; WANC, 103.9 FM, Ticonderoga NY; WRUN 1150 AM, Utica, NY; WAMQ, 105.1 FM, Great Barrington MA

"The Joe Bev Holiday Treat"
Licensed by WGBH Radio Boston - Air date: 12/23/08, 11:00 pm
Frequency: 89.7 FM
Contact: Andrea Smardon andrea_smardon@wgbh.org

“The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, Christmas Special”
Licensed by KWIT, Sioux City, Iowa  12/12/07 - No carriage reporting has been submitted.
Frequency: 90.3, Sioux City, 90.3 Okoboji, Iowa

"The Joe Bev Holiday Treat"
Licensed by KPIE, Dallas, OR - No carriage reporting has been submitted.
Contact: Fred Compton, General Manager
Frequency: 94.7 FM

“The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, Christmas Special”
Licensed by KDUR - Air date: 12/25/07
Frequency: 91.9/93.9 FM
Contact: Bryant Liggett, KDUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR 970.247.7628

"The Christmas I Saved Macy's"
Licensed by WGUC, Cincinnati, OH, 12/5/07  - No carriage reporting has been submitted.
Frequency: 90.9 FM

"The Christmas I Saved Macy's"
Licensed by KUT, Austin, TX - Air date: 12/20/08 (central time), during NPR's “Morning Edition”
Frequency: KUT 90.5 FM
Contact: Emily Donahue, edonahue@kut.org

"The Christmas I Saved Macy's"
Licensed by WILL Urbana, Illinois - Air date: 12/1/07, 5pm (central time)
Frequency: AM580
Contact: Jason Croft "Sidetrack" Host/Producer WILL-AM 580 Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication 300 N. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 333-0850 j-croft@uiuc.edu http://will.uiuc.edu

"The Joe Bev Holiday Treat"
Licensed by WKNH, Keene, NH - Air date: 12/16/08, 9:00 pm
Frequency: 91.3 FM
Contact: Janine “Ginger” Marr wknhradiotheatre@yahoo.com
For an updated list, please e-mail joebev@joebev.com.

Website: www.joebev.com
End
Email:Contact Author
Phone:845-647-9475
Zip:12458
Tags:Radio, Christmas, Holidays, Broadcasting, Essay, Comedy, Drama, Npr, National, Public, Joe, Bevilacqua, Bev
Industry:Entertainment
Location:Napanoch - New York - United States
Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Waterlogg Productions PRs
Trending News
Most Viewed
Top Daily News



Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share