Sunday, August 10, 2014

NEW KINGSTON DAILY FREEMAN ARTICLE ABOUT JOE!

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VOICE ACTING - A lifelong calling

Tania Barricklo— Daily Freeman Works by Joe Bevilacqua 
NAPANOCH>> Joe Bevilacqua can’t pick a favorite Hanna-Barbera character, but he said his personality is most like Huckleberry Hound.
Imitating Huckleberry’s distinct Southern drawl, Bevilacqua said he likes that the character remains cool and calm no matter what comes his way.
“He could have a crocodile bitting his butt and he’d be relaxed about it,” he said. “Whenever I’m angry or nervous, I just try to think about how Huckleberry would handle it.”
He said this attitude helped him through hurdles in his life, including being laid off several times, lingering pain from being hit by a car years ago, and most recently being diagnosed with a minor form of prostate cancer.
“The doctors told me I’ll be all right,” he said.
 Through all of these challenges, Bevilacqua’s carved a niche with his radio shows — “Jazz-O-Rama,” which recalls the golden days of radio in the 1930s and 1940s, and the “Comedy-O-Rama” and “Cartoon Carnival” programs that recall the golden age of TV animation in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
It’s been running for 10 years, first on XM, until it was purchased by Sirius and the show’s channel was taken off the dial, he said.
After that the show moved to the internet as a series of podcasts, he said.
Now his work can be heard on NPR, where several stations, including an affiliate in Pawling, feature his entire lineup in a shows in a block known as the Joe Bev Hour.
Cartoons loom large in his house, called Camp Waterlogg, where he lives with his wife, Lorie Kellogg.
Situated on a back road several miles off of U.S. Route 209, the house features a long trail in the woods where he said he takes his beloved border collie, Sophie, on walks several times a day.
“It’s paradise here,” he said.
Retro posters, blankets and lunchboxes from Hanna-Barbera series like “Wally Gator,” “Quickdraw McDraw,” and “Yogi Bear” cover the shelves walls, and windows of the house.
Waterlogg inspired the serial podcast “Camp Waterlogg,” set at a fictional summer camp in the Catskills featuring his characters like Sgt. Lefty, and Ranger Lorie played by his wife, he said
He started his own production company, Waterlogg Productions, that produces these shows and a wide range of audio content, including re-releases of classic and obscure radio shows, some never before released.
These include an interview with Monkees member Davy Jones just weeks before he died in 2012, he said.
“I’m like a historian, I like to dig deep to find stuff,” he said.
He said he’s part of an “Abbot and Costello” stage act that’s traveled all over the New York Metro area and has played small TV parts, like an NBC radio executive in the popular HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and British World War II General Bernard Montgomery in a History Channel special.
“I’ve made enough contacts in the industry that they call me,” he said.
He said he’s often involved in 15 different projects at any given time, working seven days a week.

He said one of his favorite projects was an NPR interview called “A Guy Name Joe Bevilacqua,” where he sought out other people with the name Joe Bevilacqua.
“There were 43 of them, I just started calling them,” he said.
Bevilacqua said he fell in love with voice acting 40 years ago, when he started using a cassette recorder to record himself acting out his favorite cartoon characters to a soundtrack of jazz music from 78 rpm records he found in his parents attic.

In 1976 when he was 15 he said he sent a letter to Hanna-Barbera’s Daws Butler, who played the voices of classic cartoon characters like Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound and Captain Crunch.
“I told him I wanted to be a voice actor, and I sent him Hanna-Barbera style drawings of my creation Willoughby and the Professor,” he said.
Soon after a discouraging letter arrived stating that the animation business was moribund, and there wasn’t any jobs available, he said.
But that didn’t stop Bevilacqua.
“I wrote him back and said, ‘No. This what I want to do and this is what I’m good at,’” he said.
Butler sent him back a letter asking him to send a tape, he said.
Bevilacqua said he went to work recording a total four 30 minute episodes of “Willoughby and the Professor” filling both sides of a cassette.
He said it featured his own homemade sound effects and a jazzy Warner Bros.-style soundtrack.
Later Butler, sent a cassette with voice acting instruction and advice, he said.
“I still have it,” he said. “I put it out as an instructional audio book called “Dawes Butler teaches you how to do Voices,” he said.
Bevilacqua said Butler started the tape by commenting how good he was while expressing doubt that the whole thing was ad-libbed.
“You couldn’t have been ad-libbing,” Butler said on the casette. “No one is capable of ad-libbing while they’re putting music and sound effects live into a cassette.”
Eventually this led to opportunities to see cartoons being made at Hanna-Barbera’s studios in the 1970s.
He said cutting voice tracks for a cartoon at that time was like recording an old radio show.
“Everyone sat around a table and just recorded the whole thing like it was live,” he said. “Many of these guys —like Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat; and Doug Young, who played characters like Doggie Daddy— came from radio after television killed radio drama and comedy.”
Voice acting proved to be the perfect opportunity for these actors to share their talent, he said. A talent that he said is increasingly being lost in today’s increasingly looks-focused entertainment industry.
More recently, Bevilacqua’s created a website and an official series of books, audiobooks, CDs and downloads that seeks to keep the legacy of Butler alive through interviews.
He said he’s not a fan of today’s cartoons, which he described as dry, boring and too cookie-cutter, adding that he only views shows on Netflix or DVD.
He said he’s pitched a retro-style cartoon to Nickelodeon, but after being flown to Los Angeles to meet with their executives, he was turned down.
“There was one scene where a character tries to catch a dancing shark to use it for an act to make money,” he said. “The characters try to use a harpoon to catch the shark.”
“The executive tore it up, and told me, ‘No way. This won’t work,’” he said.
But that’s something Bevilacqua said he’s not bitter about.
“That’s just the way the business is,” he said.


Joe Bev produces 6 podcasts per week
and an additional 9 per month:
WATERLOGG RADIO NETWORK

BEAR MANOR RADIO NETWORK

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Joe Bev Records 123rd Comedy-O-Rama Hour Hanging Upside Down / New Camp Waterlogg July 4th Special

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JoeBev, Kenny Savoy and Lorie K.
Joe Bev produces 6 podcasts per week
 and 8 additional a month (34 hours per month):
 WATERLOGG RADIO NETWORK
http://www.waterlogg.com
BEAR MANOR RADIO NETWORK
http://www.bearmanorradio.com
On Friday, July 4, 2014, the all new Camp Waterlogg special premieres via a Waterlogg Radio Network podcast at http://www.waterlogg.com.

Hear The Comedy-O-Rama Hour 4th of July Special on the podtrac.com player on our website...

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It has been more than ten years since Kenny Savoy first visited Camp Waterlogg, the rustic Catskills home of Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, the husband and wife creative duo behind The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, 13 other audio productions and 103 audio books.

Together, the improvised the one hour "Fireworks at Camp Waterlogg" Special, which premiered on (Sirius) XM Radio on July 4, 2004. That first Camp Waterlogg special was a hit and has garnered 123 hours worth of Bevilacqua and Kellogg's unique brand of experimental improvisational comedy.

Joe Bev & Lorie K Do it in the woods!
Even though, during his 42 year career, Bevilacqua has recorded hundreds of "traditional" scripted radio dramas in quiet studios and on stage before live audience, the veteran award-winning audio producer now often chooses to record outdoors, surrounded by his chickens, hiking his own trail, by the creek with his border collie Sophie, in the middle of the woods behind the couple's Napanoch, New York home, hanging upside down wearing gravity boots!


"I use a Sony IC portable audio recorder the size of my thumb that has two microphones and records 120 degrees," admits Bevilacqua he is radio theater in an entirely new way "making for a lush ultra stereo production that uses real life as it's backdrop."

Joe Bev, as he is also known, performs most of the voices on The Comedy-O-Rama, with his wife essaying many others.


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During "A Camp Waterlogg Fourth of July Fundraiser," Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev) mishears Ranger Joe and Ranger Lorie and thinks they might lose the camp to Uncle Goopie (in the past played by Ren & Stimpy's Bob Camp). Stinky
Peter (Kenny Savoy) and Squeaky Lkie (Lorie Kellogg) help Ellis da Boatkeeper (Joe Bev), Andy (Joe Bev), Woody (Joe Bev), Elise, and Mrs. Terwilliger (Lorie Kellogg).

Meanwhile, Adam Maxwell (Joe Bev) is hiding in tree trunks and under beds, attempting to allude Gary Cant and Cary Gooper, two United States Homeland Security officers, and Ranger Joe hangs upside down trying to make himself taller.


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bear Manor Radio's July 24 Hour Schedule, July 4th: Phil Proctor, Agnes Moorehead bio, Lost OTR



NAPANOCH, NEW YORK's Joe Bev produces 6 podcasts per week and 8 additional a month (34 hours per month): WATERLOGG RADIO NETWORK - http://www.waterlogg.com BEAR MANOR RADIO NETWORK - http://www.bearmanorradio.com


The new 24 hour Bear Manor Radio Network
schedule premieres today, July 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET.


JULY'S HIGHLIGHTS:

  • July 4th Camping with the Boy Scouts: Camp Waterlogg Meets The Flintstones on Cartoon Carnival
  • Phil Proctor & Blast from the Past: Firesign Theatre on The Voice Actor Show
  • Charles Tranberg & Agnes Moorehead on Lorie's Book Nook
  • Mr. Kean, Tracer of Lost Persons, Cisco Kid, My Friend Irma and Bulldog Drummond on the The Lost OTR Show
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Today it was announced on The Bear Manor Radio website: "Our talented Program Director Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), author of Daws Butler: Characters Actor, Uncle Uncle and Donnie, and Scenes for Actors and Voices, has whipped up a new ten hours of audio entertainment.

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"Plus, we are keeping another 14 hours of our shows on our line up but you can always get the archived podcast episodes below! Or grab our free Smartphone App from Waterlogg Productions (http://waterlogg-productions.mobapp.at)."

Now in its fourth month, The Bear Manor Radio Network streams 24/7 at http://www.bearmanormedia.com. On demand podcasts of all shows, audio books and more at http://www.waterlogg.com.


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July 2014 Bear Manor Radio Schedule: 3 pm - Midnight

3:00 pm

The Voice Actor Show
with Joe Bev 
Host Joe Bev and guest Phil Proctor
& Blast from the Past: Firesign Theatre

4:00 pm

Lorie's Book Nook 
with Lorie Kellogg
Host Lorie Kellogg and guest Charles Tranberg, Agnes Moorehead biography
& The radio show Sorry Wrong Number (9/6/45)

5:00 pm

The J-OTR Show 
with Joe Bev 
Host Joe Bev presents Proctor & Bergen Meets Proctor & Bev
Joe Bevilacqua and Phil Proctor present comedy old and new and a tribute to Peter Bergmen

6:00 pm

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: Mr. Kean, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Strange Case of Charley Lorimer (11-29-45) Cisco Kid #19 The Sageland Sage

7:00 pm

Fred Frees Favorites
Host Fred Frees presents an hour an audio from BearManor Media, including: Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story chapter 1 Scenes from the Daws Butler Workshop #1

8:00 pm

What's Cookin' with Chef SteveHost Chef Steve Mendoza presents Summer Sausage, Baccone Dulce, Matt Beckoff: Confessions of a QueenMel Simon's: Old Time Television Memories, an Alfred Hitchcockspoof

9:00 pm

Audio Classics Archive
Host Terry Salomonson presents an hour of OTR from his personal vault. This time:Gunsmoke #11 Never Pester Chester (07/05/52) Radio City Playhouse # 1 Long Distance (07/03/48)

10:00 pm

The Jazz-O-Rama HourHost Joe Bev presents an hour of 78 RPM records: Van Alexander Meets Ella Fitzgerald - Including: A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Cow-Cow Boogie and Night And Day

11:00 pm

Cartoon CarnivalHost Joe Bev presents July 4th Camping with the Boy Scouts: Camp Waterlogg Meets The Flintstones

Mid
night

The Lost OTR Show #2Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: My Friend Irma (4-18-47) Bulldog Drummond: Murder Has an Open Mind (4-24-48)

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