The Queen City Radio Hour is a radio variety show that premiered on December 31, 2008 in Burlington, Vermont. The show is performed occasionally before live audiences throughout the region, with a rotating roster of special guest performers that has included Tom Bodett (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), Rusty Dewees (The Logger, Windy Acres), Gary Farmer (Dead Man, Smoke Signals), and Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Where the Rivers Flow North), and others. Also musicians including The Horse Flies, Le Vent du Nord, The Lost Fingers, The Beaudoin Legacy, and Anais Mitchell.
The Queen City Radio Hour (QCRH) core ensemble includes actor/writers Abby Paige (Windy Acres, Judevine), Munson Hicks (Broadway’s August: Osage County), and Sascha Stanton-Craven (The Onion, Windy Acres). The show is created, directed, and produced by Jay Craven.
The Queen City Radio Hour mixes comedy, music, and special guests for an hour where pretty much anything goes In edition two we peek behind the scenes at speed dating in South Burlington, take you on a turkey drive to Boston, and tell a tall tale of Samuel de Champlain’s misadventures. Hosted by Tom Bodett (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), with music by The Horse Flies, Anais Mitchell, and The Lost Fingers.
Sample sketches include: A peek behind the scenes at the Slender Pickens Dating Service, a tall tale of Samuel de Champlain’s misadventures, a fireside chat with fictional state legislator Gerald Rivets, a visit to Smokey’s Christmas Tree Farm, an advertisement for the all-paper Fararhar Car, and a survey of sighting of the Champlain lake monster, Champ, in the waters and parking lots of Chittenden County.
Listen: Hear a broadcast of Queen City Radio on NPR
And let us know if you’d like to host a live performance of the Queen City Radio Hour in your community—by contacting Jay Craven firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-274-1974).
Sponsoring support for the Queen City Radio Hour comes from Cabot Creamery, New England Federal Credit Union, The Lake Champlain Basin Program, Vermont Arts Council, and Vermont Public Radio.
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