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X-Viper Hour: Faculty Stars present The Wager January 15, 2009

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
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On October 21, 2007, X-Viper Hour, from the studios of WHCL at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, aired Faculty Stars. The program included a production of “The Wager” (from Lit Between the Ears, Volume One) and “The Tom Keeler Murder Case” from Broadway is My Beat.

At the time, Faculty Stars was the second show in XVH’s history primarily consisting of faculty members performing radio drama. Performing an adaptation of the classic short story The Bet, The Wager is a gripping story of a self-imprisoned man and the woman who bet him he couldn’t do it.  “The Tom Keeler Murder Case” is a mystery that will keep you on your toes about a man who was mudered . . . twice!

Faculty Stars included Professors Pierce, Kelly, Doran, Strout, Bedient, and Dean Urgo. Also with Jen Mitchell, Katie Myers, Rich Sonne, and Mark Fitzsimmons.


“Broadway’s my beat. From Times Square to Columbus Circle, the gaudiest, the most violent, the lonesomest mile in the world.” – Detective Danny Clover
“No . . . no . . . no. That’s not true. I bet five million you wouldn’t stay in solitary confinement for five years.” – Young Geraldine Downes arguing with Pat Chains

Listen to The Wager:

Directed and Hosted by: Phill Hoying

Sound Effects by: Katie Myers

Sound Engineer: Victoria Jenkins

Music composed and performed by: Jason Oberholtzer


Faculty Stars



X-Viper Hour


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1. Bobbin Beam - January 18, 2009

Deja Vu! I just had to listen to make sure it was the same story. I am so glad you finally got this produced. It is such an excellent story. I initially recorded the part of Geraldine some time back for another producer, but nothing ever happened with it. Bravo! A fine job by all.
Bobbin Beam, Voice Actress

William Spear - January 18, 2009


Thanks for stopping by and offering kind words; it’s good to hear from you. When you have a free minute, drop a line and share current news.



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2. John - February 2, 2009

Tried to get hold of you at old email address. Drop me a line. Don’t like mayo, but will live with it if it is part of your book.

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