Tuesday 28 February 2023 – DEAD AIR

William E. Spear

Volume 1, Issue 9

This episode may be found through the link below. Enjoy!


Full Transcript –



Hello . . . and welcome to The Three Fifty-seven.

[The Theme for Dead Air plays]

My name is William Spear and this is Episode Two of DEAD AIR.

[The Theme for Dead Air plays]

The Voice of Aissu announced plans to redress crimes against Eniark from more than one hundred years ago. Families torn apart during the Dark Times would be reunited. However, Eniark would cease to exist as a separate country.

And now . . . DEAD AIR.

[Fade up Air Raid Siren]

The air raid warnings cried throughout the country. Men and women who were old when Ninety-oners reigned cranked the machines that sang with the others:

“Vailykona, Kainzilaz, and Sylotria! Hear our prayers!
“Raise your voices so the new Ninety-oners may hear.
“Help them experience the songs of you ancestors
“And learn from our past struggles.”

[Continue Air Raid Siren]

The Voice of Aissu interrupted the chorus and revelled: “Yes, yes! We, too, remember your pain! Our Special Ambassadors have entered Eniark to end your suffering. Make glorious noises to embrace them and end your struggles.”

[Fade out Air Raid Siren and fade up Church Bell]

Another verse rose across the country and more Eniarkians joined:

“O! Belov’d Tlnno Dkkahessu!
“Great leader from our troubled past. The fam’ly needs
“Your help to avoid another Dark Time.
“Stand with us to preserve our heritage.”

[Continue Church Bell and fade up Air Raid Siren]

The Voice raged: “Eniark, your country is a lie. Aissu the Greater is your only heritage. The Special Ambassadors will reach your capital in two days.”

The Anthem rose with its Chorus:

“Body and soul we give to sing our country’s songs,
“And have a voice which is separate from all Others.”

The Voice lifted its anger: “You do not have a separate voice. You have always been ours and we are reasserting our ownership! Special Ambassadors will enter every home in less than three weeks. There . . . is . . . no . . . other . . . way.”

[Continue Church Bell and fade out Air Raid Siren]

Every voice in Eniark rose as one:

“We recall the words of Tlnno Dkkahessu: “Weep
“For our oppressors . . . then destroy them!”

[Continue Church Bell to end]

You have just listened to Episode Two of DEAD AIR.

[The Theme for Dead Air plays to end]

Theme music is through the courtesy of Yevhenii Kovalenko. Sound effects are by SoundReality. Both are at PixaBay.

The Three Fifty-seven is written and produced by William Spear.

Thank you for listening.

[Fade out Church Bell and theme for DEAD AIR]

Author: William Spear

William E. Spear has written for audio since 1994. His book, "Lit Between the Ears, Volume One: Chekhov, O. Henry, Spear and Tarkington On the Air," was released on July 31, 2006. He founded Two Plus Plus Productions LLC in 2006 and is President. He founded Hunterdon Radio Theatre in 1999 and has written over 15 plays since. Spear's work has been broadcast in New York and New Jersey and his plays have been published on web sites across the country.

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