WCV: Radio For Your Eyes! A comedy show with Sally Cragin and Jeff Van Amburgh

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street, Athol, on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., when we welcome Sally Cragin & Jeff Van Amburgh for their radio show program.

WCV: Radio For Your Eyes!

This is a two-person, one hour mock comedy radio show in the spirit of Prairie Home Companion, but with an AM twist (commercials, urgent news broadcasts. WCV features everything you would hear on a radio station. Among the features are: a game show, “Say It! Don’t Spray It!”; a sports update including less-celebrated games such as “time-clock-free” chess tourney; a travel report from the top of Mt. Washington; an emergency broadcast signal that isn’t what the listener expects; and an interview with America’s oldest comedian, Ralph Waldo Bellingham.

Sally Cragin teaches theatre and writing at Fitchburg State University. Her books include The Astrological Elements, and Astrology on the Cusp which have been translated and sold in a number of countries including India, Russia, Canada, British Virgin Islands, the Czech Republic, and Estonia. As a radio personality, she provided astrology forecasts for Audible.com at the turn of the last century and has been on-air on WFNX, WTAG, WCRN, and WPKZ. She is an award-winning columnist and wrote for the Boston Phoenix for more than 30 years. Her arts reviews and features have appeared in the Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, St. Louis Riverfront Times and other magazines. Her short plays have been produced in New York City, Provincetown, and throughout Massachusetts. She has also worked as a script doctor for writers and performers who have presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the American Repertory Theatre. She began her career as a child actor with Playhouse 101 and the American Stage Festival in Milford, NH.

Jeff Van Amburgh is a voice-over artist whose rich baritone can be heard weekly on Audio Journal. A relentless stand-up comedian, he has been the toast of various open mics up and down the 495 corridor. He is a long time “radio guy” who has worked in both the AM and FM markets. As an actor, he has appeared in plays at the Americulture Festival (Fitchburg State University), Stratton Players and, most recently, Worcester Light Opera. He is very directable, but does need a daily nap. Jeff grew up in Rhode Island and has worked in apparel retail for many years which has given him enormous patience when dealing with difficult human beings and clothing left on the floor.

This library program is free and open to the public. Due to popularity of programs, registration is required; please call the library to sign up at 978-249-9515. Funding for this program is generously supplied by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.