Joe McHugh Storyteller, Writer, Audiographer and Philosopher
© copyright 2007
Keynote
Raven Radio Theater live
Return to the golden days of radio as twenty or more volunteer conference participants recreate an old-fashioned “live” radio drama broadcast, circa 1940, complete with period microphones and an assortment of engaging, hand-operated sound effects directed by Joe McHugh. This popular presentation can be scheduled as a keynote or luncheon/evening banquet event. Rehearsal time for the volunteer readers and sound effects’ crew is approximately one hour. A selection of entertaining original scripts is available or a new script can be commissioned which addresses the theme of the conference. A refreshing change from the traditional keynote presentation.

The Raven Radio Theater Provides:

• all audio mixing and recording equipment
• a variety of imaginative sound effects
• original radio drama script
• experienced radio drama direction
• professional recording of the performance

California School Librarians doing a Raven Radio Theater Production
California School Librarians doing sound effects for the Raven Radio Theater
California School Librarian Conference Attendees performing
"Off to California"
Wagon Train Photo
Wagon in storm illustration

“The Raven Radio Theater was a big hit with cast members and audience alike and our membership thoroughly enjoyed watching their peers have so much fun. Joe and Paula McHugh have always shown high levels of professionalism, quality work and interaction, and follow-through to the commitments made.”
Mack Armstrong, Ed.D. Assistant Executive Director, Professional Development,
Washington Association of School Administrators

“The radio show was one of the highest-rated presentations at our conference. The response of the participants was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to a return engagement!”
Steve Fernan, Chair, Program Sharing Conference, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

“Everyone loved the Raven Radio Show. I really appreciated the McHughs’ cooperation and willingness to provide us with such a unique opening session; it set the pace for the conference and contributed to everyone’s enjoyment of the weekend.”
Bebs Chorak, Deputy Director, Youth for Justice Conference

“I recommend this unique, enriching, and enjoyable presentation for any gathering of educators. The writing, direction, and staging are first-rate and the McHughs are a joy to work with.”
Kathy Yeates, Director, Healthy Kids - Healthy California, California Department of Education

What People are Saying . . .
CSLA readers for radio drama