'War of the Worlds' radio program


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Posted Online: Oct. 24, 2013, 2:57 pm
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Press release submitted by St. Ambrose


'WAR OF THE WORLDS' ON ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY KALA-FM

DAVENPORT, Iowa—On Oct. 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners tuned in to Orson Welles' adaptation of the book, "War of the Worlds." Believing they were hearing firsthand accounts of an attack by Martians, thousands called radio stations, police and newspapers, fled their homes, became hysterical or gathered to pray.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., St. Ambrose University's KALA-FM public radio will air an original, localized "War of the Worlds" rebroadcast in honor of its 75th anniversary. SAU communications and theatre students, along with Professor Emeritus in Theatre Michael Kennedy, are providing the voices, sound effects and original music. The 45-minute rebroadcast begins with an invasion of a farm in Durant, Iowa, and follows the Martians' movements through the Quad Cities on their way to Chicago, Ill. The show can be heard at 88.5 FM, KALA HD1, or online at www.sau.edu/kala.

SAUtv Production Specialist Johnna Klossing localized the script with help from Professor of Communications Ken Colwell. The show is directed by Klossing and David Baker, KALA operations manager and program director.

For more information, contact Klossing at 563/333-6443 or Baker at 563/333-6219.

















 




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