Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The 13 Days of Christmas: Prairie Public Radio Joins Joe Bev's 'Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party'

The 13 different holiday specials are airing on public radio, streamed at BearManor, and podcasts on demand at and other websites.

North Dakota's Prairie Public Radio is the latest station to purchase The Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party, the hour of holiday joy, hosted by Joe Bevilacqua's early childhood versions of Willoughby and the Professor, presenting rare and classic holiday themed cartoon audio and music including Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Marian Richmond in "Sleepy Santa," "The Christmas That Almost Never Was," and "Christmas Dragnet," and more.


All 15 "Joe Bev" radio shows can be heard podcast on demand free at

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Meanwhile, the veteran award-winning producer has offered up his 13th radio special in 12 days: and other websites. They will also air on public radio stations nationwide via the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

"The Joe Bev Holiday Treat"

is a joyful and surprising self-contained, magazine one-hour compilation of Christmas themed stories--some true, some fictional, airing on The Joe Bev Audio Theater.

Bevilacqua calls his audio work "a rest from the bad news of the world."

All 15 Joe Bev hours can be heard podcast on demand for free  at

Lorie Kellogg & Joe Bevilacqua
got a new Christmas Pickle!

12 of the specials will be streamed for free over The BearManor Radio Network

Joe Bevilacqua Christmas Programming
is available to all public radio stations via The Public Radio Exchange at:

Public radio stations running Joe Bev's Specials include:
The Joe Bev Holiday Treat: WAMU
A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas Special: WVAS
A Jazz-O-Rama New Year: WVAS
The Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party: Prairie Public Radio

A full announcement of each show will be be released one per day until December 25.


The other 12 "Joe Bev" holiday specials are:

1. Cartoon Carnival
The Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party
An hour of holiday joy, hosted by Joe Bev's early childhood versions of Willoughby and the Professor, presenting rare and classic holiday themed cartoon audio and music including Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Marian Richmond in "Sleepy Santa," "The Christmas That Almost Never Was," and "Christmas Dragnet," plus music from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guarldi, "The Chipmunk Song," Burl Ives sings "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas," Thurl Ravenscroft sings "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch," and Sammy Davis Jr. sings "It's Christmas Time All Over the World."

2. The Joe Bev Experience
The Joe Bev Experience Christmas Special
Selections from "Pedro's Christmas Fables" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan. Visit Santa at the North Pole, witness the birth of Baby Jesus, go inside Noah's Ark and more - with these timeless short stories, by noted Spanish children's author Pedro Pablo Sacristan. They'll charm and entertain your whole family! Produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio-theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, and performed by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg. Christmas stories include: "The Best Choice", "A Forced Christmas", "Bula the Traveler", "Christmas Presents", "The Please-o-Meter", and "The Little Christmas Star", "The Tidy Toys", "The Match and the Toy Men",  "Problems on the Ark", and more!

3. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas
Joe Bev and Mr. Jazzbo host this hour of holiday 78s and early LPs, including:
Christmas Night In Harlem - The Raymond Scott Quintet (1939)
Gracie's Christmas Party - Gracie Fields (1930)
Linus And Lucy - Vince Guaraldi (1965)
The Only Thing I Want For Christmas - Eddie Cantor (1939)
Christmas Night in Harlem - Louis Armstrong with Benny Carter and His Orchestra (1955)
Christmas Blues - Ramsey Lewis  (1961)
The Fairy On The Christmas Tree - Gracie Fields (1930s)
The Fairy On The Christmas Tree - The Three Sisters & Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra (1936)
I Tan't Wait 'Til Quithmuth Day - Mel Blanc (1953)
Nuttin' For Christmas - Stan Freberg & Daws Butler (1955)
Savoy Christmas Medley - Lloyd Shakespeare's New Piccadilly Band (1929)
Christmas in New Orleans - Louis Armstrong with Benny Carter and His Orchestra (1955)
Lonesome Christmas Part 1 & 2 - Lowell Fulson (1955)
Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi (1965)
'Zat You Santa Claus - Louis Armstrong (1953)
Christmas Night in Harlem - The Beau Hunks Sextette (1996)

4. The J-OTR Show
The Christmas That Almost Never Was by Daws Butler
It is Christmas Eve at the North Pole when Santa Claus loses his "remembery" and only a child who has been good for 365 days can save Christmas! Producer Joe Bevilacqua has unearthed this vintage 1940s recording of the charming Yuletide children's radio play, written and starring Daws Butler, the voice and Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, and most of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Also heard in this old time radio show is Don Messick (Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, Scooby Doo).
and "Holmes Creepy Christmas" - Holmes, Watson and Watson's wife, Mary Morstan, visit Scotland and the castle of Lord Tavis Mac Millian, only to become entangled in the curse of the Loch Alsh monster and the ghost of Macbeth. Sherlock Holmes: Vernon Morris; Dr. John H. Watson, MD: Henry J. Quinn; Mary Morstan: Gwendolyn Lewis; Tavis Mac Millian: B.H. Barry; the three witches: Jan Meredith, Gwendolyn Lewis; Joe Bevilacqua; Scotty Mac Melillo: Vernon Morris. Written produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua.

5. Fred Frees Favorites: An Audio Book Sampler
"A Rockabilly Christmas" - Joe Bevilacqua profiles underground rockabilly guitarist Ray Campi, telling his own story. Campi is unknown today but was one of the pioneers of rock'n'roll, predating Carl Perkins and Elvis.
"The Christmas I Saved Macy's" -  a true story written and read by Joe Bevilacqua - with original music composed by Joe Bevilacqua and performed by Paul Salomone on piano, Edward Fuqua on bass and Jim Mason on drums.
"The Gift of the Magi" - O. Henry's classic Christmas short story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua. William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer, whose short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings.
A profile of the BearManor Media book: "Standing in the Spirit at Your Elbow: A History of Dicken's Christmas Carol as Radio/Audio Drama" by Craig Wichman.

6. Audio Classics Archive with Terry Salmonson
Jump Jump & The Ice Queen: "A Tour Of Santa's Workshop", originally syndicated November 30, 1948.
Lum and Abner: "Lum and Abner's Christmas Story", originally aired on CBS December, 23, 1938.
The Jell-O Show Starring Jack Benny: "Goodbye, 1941" originally aired on NBC December 28, 1941.

7. The Lost OTR Show
"The Big Show" with Tallulah Bankhead, from February 24, 1952, and Tallulah Bankhead's"Touch Hands" from the December 24, 1950 first season Christmas broadcast.

8. What's Cookin'? with Chef Steve Mendoza
How to cook a turkey and other holiday foods and side dishes, what to do with leftovers, how to be a good guest, holiday drinks, and more.

9. Aroma Thyme Radio with Chef Marcus Guilliano
Healthy Christmas and New Year, healthy fats, Julia Butterfly Hill, the activist who lived in a 180 foot tall, 600 year old California redwood tree for 738 days to prevent it from being cut down, and more.

10. The Comedy-O-Rama Hour New Years Special
Camp Waterlogg: "A Year in Review"
Special guest stars Bob Camp, Stuart Pankin and Judy Tenuta help The Comedy-O-Rama Hour ring in the New Year, presenting some of the funniest moments from the improvisational radio theater comedy's first 42 hours, recorded in 2012. Kenny Savoy is heard as Stinky Peter Moss and Jim Folly as Chef Ron Drysdale. Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg created the family friendly hour and provide all the other voices. Bev plays Sgt. Lefty, Ellis da Boatkeeer, Adam Maxwell, Sal Pilvers, Andy and others. Kellogg voices Olive Pitts, Elise, Mrs. Terwilliger, Lkie and others.

11. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
A Jazz-O-Rama New Year
Joe Bev and Mr. Jazzbo presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Songs with HAPPY, NEW or YEAR in the Title", including:
Happy Feet - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
Doin' the New Low Down - Django Reinhardt
A Hundred Years From Today - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
I'm Happy When You're Happy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
A New Kind Of Man - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
This Year's Kisses - Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra
It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry - Sam Lanin & His Famous Players
I Found a New Baby - Benny Goodman and his Sextet
This Year's Kisses - Margaret McCrae with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Happy Days Are Here Again - Jack Hylton and His Orchestra
New York Blues - Pietro Frosini
Never in a Million Years - Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
Sometimes I'm Happy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
I've Found A New Baby - Sidney Bechet
Twelfth Year - Django Reinhardt

swap stories about their careers and Irwin Allen, recorded at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention.

All Things Joe Bev: The Best of Public Radio

By: Joe Bevilacqua
Presented by Joe Bevilacqua

Runtime: 1.7 Hours
Recording: Unabridged
ISBN-13: 978-1-4829-0957-9
All Things Joe Bev: The Best of Public Radio is a collection of sixteen short audio features created for public radio by veteran award-winning producer Joe Bevilacqua (a.k.a. Joe Bev).
1. “A Guy Named Joe Bevilacqua” – Joe Bevilacqua goes on a search for other people with his name and discovers some uncanny coincidences.
2. “Father’s Day” – Joe Bevilacqua recounts how a volatile father’s gift led him to another father figure and an eventual career.
3. “Losing a Best Friend” – Joe Bevilacqua chronicles the rise and fall of a longtime friendship.
4. “Lessons from Daws Butler” – Joe Bevilacqua’s book passes on cartoon legend’s tricks of the trade.
5. “A Tribute to Joe Barbera” – Joe Bevilacqua, Leonard Maltin, and Joe Barbera himself talk about the start of the Hanna-Barbera animation studio.
6. “Archiving Classic Animated Films and Cartoons” – Joe Bevilacqua reports on how some members of America’s animated-film industry are building a new digital archive to preserve classic cartoon footage.
7. “The Kerrville Folk Festival” – Joe Bevilacqua reports on one of the longest-running open-air music events in North America.
8. “Threadgill’s Turns 70” – Joe Bevilacqua reports on the seventieth anniversary of Threadgill’s in Austin, Texas, the musical landmark that helped launch the career of many country and rock stars, including Janis Joplin.
9. “Artist Colony Celebrates Its Centennial” – Joe Bevilacqua profiles the one-hundred-year-old Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, nestled deep in the forest of Woodstock, New York

© 2014 by Joseph Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions
All Things Joe Bev

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10. “Math + Love” – Joe Bevilacqua tracks down his former math professor Ron Reummler to hear how math can explain lost love.
11. “A Valentine from Graham Nash’s MAC” – Joe Bevilacqua recounts how on February 12, 1996, an e-mail from rock legend Graham Nash’s MAC laptop triggered a series of bizarre coincidences, which led to the meeting of Joe’s future wife, Lorie Kellogg.
12. “Living within Your Means as a Choice” – When Joe Bevilacqua lost his job, he made some drastic changes to his lifestyle that turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to him.
13. “The Christmas I Saved Macy’s” – The story of how a five year old Joe Bevilacqua stamped out a fire in the ladies lounge of Bamberger’s department store in Newark, New Jersey, in December of 1964.
14. “A Rockabilly Christmas” – Joe Bevilacqua presents rockabilly pioneer guitarist Ray Campi.
15. “An Old Hollywood Story” – In a two-part story, Joe Bevilacqua reports on an extensive archive of interviews with early Hollywood stars conducted by California schoolteacher and rockabilly pioneer Ray Campi.
16. “An Old Hollywood Story” – Part two of Joe Bevilacqua’s story on Rays Campi’s celebrity interviews.

by O. Henry

Narrated by
Lorie Kellogg,
Joe Bevilacqua
Length: 15 mins
O. Henry's classic Christmas short story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua. William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer, who's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings.
o henry gift of the magi
© 2014 by Joe Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions


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