Friday, April 12, 2013

New Radio Drama on The Joe Bev Experience Saturday, April 13 4:30 pm ET on Cult Radio A-Go-Go!

Ancient Rising 5.2, Behind the Scenes at Streets of Staccato 6, Sgt. Preston conclusion, part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

New Joe Bev radio drama will be heard on the 33rd edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing Saturday, April 13 at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT on, right after Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour and Jazz-O-Rama Hour (part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" starting 2:30 pm ET). 

Joe Bev, who's full name is Joe Bevilacqua produced, directed, provided all the voices and sound effects for his audio dramatization of J.C. Del La Torre's epic SCI-FI adventure novel Ancient Rising. 

Bevilacqua also plays all the characters in the conclusion of Sgt. Preston  of the Yukon: "A Call from the Storm" written by Jim Nixon. 

Plus, Streets of Staccato creators Victor Gates, W. Ralph Walters and Elie Hirschman go behind the scenes of their radio cop comedy.

The weekly radio hour is an anthology series representing the depth and breath of Bev's 40-plus year career in audio storytelling, from documentary to radio drama, and new and classic installments of Bev's older radio show Cartoon Carnival (still heard on many stations). 

 Joe's Sergeant Preston
of the Yukonis for sale online
Challenge of the Yukon was a radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. The title changed from Challenge of the Yukon to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon in November 1951, and remained under that name through the end of the series and into television. The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the North-West Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.

What the Critics Say: "The enthusiasm of the writers and their respect for the period is infectious."
(Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine)

"Joe Bevilacqua is an amazingly talented actor and producer who brings these stories to life! You will think you are listening to actual old time radio!" (Jim Harmon, OTR historian and author)

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"Are you a fan of old-time radio? Do you wish they were still making those wonderful programs so you wouldn’t have to keep listening to the same old episodes again and again? Do you poop out at parties? Do you wish I would stop asking so many questions? Well wish no more o traveler of the airwaves. From Joe Bevilacqua and his Waterlogg Productions, the vita-veeta-vegemin of old-time radio, comes this echo from a bygone era. It’s The New Stories of Old-Time Radio! That’s right, creator, writer, and narrator Joe Bev has taken some of his own favorite radio programs, and created brand new episodes for all of us to enjoy. Contained in this set are all original episodes of Our Miss Brooks, Tom Mix, Candy Matson Yukon 2-8209, The Clyde Beatty Show, The Green Llama, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon. Assisting Joe Bevilacqua on the narrating duties, is his wife and creative partner Lorie Kellogg. With these two working together, you really don’t need anyone else. They can create more unique voices between the two of them than you can shake a radio at." (Audiobook Heaven)

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Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. A protege of Daws Butler, he also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has performed at the Improv, Caroline's on Broadway, Catch a Rising Star, the Comic Strip, opened for Uncle Floyd, worked with Al Franken, Shelley Berman, Lewis Black and Rick Overton. Joe has also MC'd shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Mahr and Gilbert Gottfried. He has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks.

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Remastered Early Chicago Jazz 78 RPM Records to be Broadcast Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, EVERY SATURDAY starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

The sounds of Django Reinhardt, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Eddie Condon and Bix Beiderbecke will fill the air on the 36th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing Saturday, April 13th at 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, at (part of Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, beginning at 2:20 pm ET / 11:30 am PT).

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Going to Chicago: "Windy City 78s", including:
The Duke Ellington Orchestra

1. Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France - Chicago (1937)
2. Tampa Red & The Chicago Five - It's Tight Like That (1928)
3. The Duke Ellington Orchestra, with Adelaide Hall- Chicago Stomp Down (1928) 
4. The Tennessee Ten aka The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago, The Waitin' For The Evenin' Mail (1923)
5. The Chicago Rhythm Kings - I've Found A New Baby (1928)
6. Chicago Rhythm Kings - There'll Be Some Changes Made (1928)
7. McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans - Nobody's Sweetheart (1927)
Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
8. Andy Kirk and his Dark Clouds Of Joy - Little Joe From Chicago (1938)
9. Eddie Condon & His Band: Fidgety Feet (late 1920s)
10. Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra - Chicago Blues (1930s)
11. Benson Orchestra Of Chicago as All-Star Orchestra - Maybe This is Love (1928)
12. Bix Beiderbecke - Ostrich Walk (1927)
13. Tampa Red & The Chicago Five - You Got To Learn To Do It (1937)
14. Illinois Jacquet -  Illinois Goes To Chicago (late 1940s
15. Jack Teagarden with Bud Freeman & His Famous Chicagoans - That Da Da Strain (late 30s) 
16. The Count Basie Orchestra, with Jimmy Rushing - Going To Chicago Blues (1941)


Jean "Django" Reinhardt was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer. Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and is the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the idiom.

Tampa Red born Hudson Woodbridge but known from childhood as Hudson Whittaker, was an American Chicago blues musician. Tampa Red is best known as an accomplished and influential blues guitarist who had a unique single-string slide style. His songwriting and his silky, polished "bottleneck"technique influenced other leading Chicago blues guitarists, such as Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk, as well as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mose Allison and many others. 

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. Adelaide Hall was an American born British based jazz singer and entertainer. Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York and was taught to sing by her father. She began her stage career on Broadway in 1921 in the chorus line of the Broadway musical Shuffle Along.

McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans was a jazz band from Chicago, led by banjo player Eddie Condon and sponsored by singer and comb player Red McKenzie. Their four recordings in December 1927 were important influences on early Chicago style jazz. 

In 1928 Andy Kirk took over the Terrence Holder Orchestra renaming it Andy Kirk and his Dark Clouds Of Joy and then Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy. The band went on to become one of the most popular of all the territory bands and maintained a successful career that lasted for over twenty years.

James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black orchestras and his influence was vast. Fletcher is ranked along with Duke Ellington as one of the most influential arrangers and band leaders in jazz history, and helped bridge the gap between the jazz and swing era. 

Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer.  With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. His turns on "Singin' the Blues" (1927) and "I'm Coming, Virginia" (1927), in particular, demonstrated an unusual purity of tone and a gift for improvisation. 

Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, Jacquet was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. He doubled on the bassoon, one of only a few jazz musicians to use the instrument. 

Lawrence "Bud" Freeman was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. He had a smooth and full tenor sax style with a heavy robust swing. He was one of the most influential and important jazz tenor saxophonists of the Big Band era. 

William "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. 

James Andrew Rushing, known as Jimmy Rushing, was an American blues shouter and swing jazz singer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948. 

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Joe Bev?
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton. 

Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2. 

Last year, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour. 


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, with Wynton Marsalis: A Joe Bev Musical Sound Portrait

by Joe Bevilacqua Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Winton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Louis Armstrong

Length: 59 min. 

Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.



Husband & Wife Team Create a World of Characters, Saturday, April 13, 2:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

Lorie Kellogg voices a plethora
 of characters on the radio every week.

New "Camp Waterlogg" radio play on Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour, part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Jazz-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, EVERY SATURDAY starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

Sgt. Lefty is washing dishes. Ellis, Andy, Woody and Adam are running in and out annoying him. This is a scene from this Saturday's "Camp Waterlogg" installment. And one person is doing all these voices: Joe Bevilacqua (aka Joe Bev).

Olive Pitts is taking a bath. Elise, Lkie, Mrs. Terwilliger are running in and out annoying her. This is also a scene from this Saturday's "Camp Waterlogg". And one person is doing all these voices: Lorie Kellogg.


Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg are married and together create three hours of radio and four separate podcasts per week.

This Saturday, April 13th, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour presents "Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go! Camp Waterlogg is... Waterlogged". The new radio play is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

In the hour, it's April Fools Day, when Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev) and Olive Pitts (Lorie Kellogg) have returned to Camp Waterlogg after being magically whisked off to India for their honeymoon by famous Indian magician Kutmar Kutmar (Joe Bev) where they appear in a movie directed by Sal Pilvers (Joe Bev).

Upon their equally magically return, they are put on one month KP duty and most do the work of all the Camp Waterloggers including Ellis the Boatkeeper, Adam Maxwell, Woody, Lil Andy (all Joe Bev)  and Elise, Like, and Mrs. Terwilliger (all Lorie Kellogg).

Meanwhile Luigi (Kenny Savoy) hurts his back shoveling the last of the snow around Giannazzo's Cheese Shop, forcing him to take inventory with his feet.

Also featured on the hour will be the first new "Lum and Abner" comedy since 1954, written and performed by Donnie Pitchford, who also draws the "Lum and Abner" comic strip appearing at in a "Sunday strip" format with a new installment each Sunday.

Joe Bev has produced and directed The Comedy-O-Rama Hour for the last 54 weeks for Cult Radio A-Go-Go! (plus, 60 previous hours for XM Radio).

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In addition, Bev produces The Jazz-O-Rama Hour (37th week), The Joe Bev Experience (33rd week) and Cartoon Carnival (53 weeks).

Bevilacqua and Kellogg have been married since 1996. All of their Camp Waterlogg scenes are recorded, most of it ad-libbed,at the couple's rustic home (and the surrounding woods) in the beautiful Catskills, designed to look like a 1950s kid show set.

It was announce on February 27 that Blackstone Audio, Inc., has entered into partnership with Joe Bev's Waterlogg Productions to providing its award-winning audiobooks to a wider audience.

On February 22, it was announced that Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) was chosen to be among those to receive a 2013 "Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award".

Joseph Bevilacqua addicted to the mic
Bevilacqua has been producing radio in many genres most of his life. In 1980, at 19, Bevilacqua produced his first radio show, Liquid Comedy, for public radio station WRSU in New Brunswick, New Jersey, subsequently distributed internationally by the National Federation of Community Broadcaster (which became Pacifica Radio Archives). He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy for WKNJ in Union, New Jersey.

Bevilacqua also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.

He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, and in 2009, Bevilacqua did a commentary for Marketplace about his "green lifestyle".

Lorie Kellogg as Gracie Allen
backstage last year 
Lorie Kellogg is the co-producer. Kellogg started her education at the Kansas City Art Institute. There she studied painting, printmaking, photography, commercial design and video. She continued to Graduate School at the California Institute of the Arts where she received her MFA in Film/Video. Lorie is a graphic designer creating websites, logos, newsletters, newspaper & magazine layout, package design, ad design, and edits video & audio.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

New "Lum & Abner" Radio Comics on Comedy-O-Rama Premieres Saturday 2:30 pm ET, 11:30 am PT on CRAGG!

Beginning Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2:30 pm ET, new Lum and Abner audio comics will become a regular feature of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which premieres every Saturday streamed over Cult Radio A-Go-Go! [].

Comedy-O-Rama is the creation of veteran radio producer-host Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev).

Lum and Abner was an American network radio comedy program created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff that was aired from 1931 to 1954. Modeled on life in the small town of Waters, Arkansas, near where Lauck and Goff grew up, the show proved immensely popular. In 1936, Waters changed its name to Pine Ridge after the show's fictional town.

Lauck and Goff had known each other since childhood and attended the University of Arkansas together where they both joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. They performed locally and established a blackface act which led to an audition at radio station KTHS in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Prior to the audition, the two men decided to change their act and portray two hillbillies, due to the large number of blackface acts already in existence. After only a few shows in Hot Springs, they were picked up nationally by NBC, and Lum and Abner, sponsored by Quaker Oats, ran until 1932. Lauck and Goff performed several different characters, modeling many of them on the real-life residents of Waters, Arkansas.

Lum and Abner broadcast more than 5,000 shows on NBC, Mutual, CBS and ABC (formerly NBC Blue) before leaving the air in 1954. The show had various sponsors during its 22 year run, including Quaker Oats, Ford Dealers of America, Horlick's Malted Milk, General Foods (Postum), Miles Laboratories (Alka-Seltzer and One-a-Day), and Frigidaire.

Cartoonist/writer/actor Donnie Pitchford said, "I created these audio audio dramatization of my comic strip, complete with voices, sound effects and music, as a feature for blind fans of old time radio, but one that any reader may access. I am thrilled my Lum and Abner audio will now please new audiences on Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama!"

Early in 2011, negotiations between Pitchford and Ethan C. Nobles of, the Chester Lauck family resulted in a new comic strip series based on the classic radio programs and its characters. Beginning June 5, 2011, "Lum and Abner" officially began appearing at in a "Sunday strip" format with a new installment each Sunday. Readers may sign up for a free e-mail subscription by visiting GoComics. The comic strip made its newspaper debut in "The Mena Star" of Mena, Arkansas on Thursday, July 28, 2011. It has since been signed by two more Arkansas papers, "The Saline Courier" of Benton and "The Standard" of Amity.

A feature unique to this strip is a weekly audio version, designed with blind readers in mind. It is posted here and contains character voices, sound effects and music, much in the same style as the 1931-54 "Lum and Abner" radio series. Fans of "Lum and Abner" have the opportunity to buy coffee mugs, mouse pads and tee shirts at the Lum and Abner store. A "Lum and Abner Comic Strip Group" page is available on Facebook. "Lum and Abner" entertained millions as a classic radio program, inspiring a series of seven motion pictures and shaping the style and content of television's rural comedies as well. We hope our comic strip will carry Lum and Abner into a new era of entertainment.

Joe Bev hosts and producers four different radio hours per week. Archived episodes are podcast via iTunes:

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Listeners can subscribe to each show, which will automatically download weekly for FREE.

Every Saturday, at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" includes radio comedy, classic jazz, radio drama, interview, documentary and more, starting with The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, then The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience following. Listen online for free at

Waterlogg Productions is a full service entertainment company, founded by Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, specializing in audio production of many styles and genres, from fictional comedy to serious documentary. For more information, go to

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