The Ancient Radio Players are a
radio troupe based out of Ada, OK. The group has been together since 1999 and
has performed a number of shows—both studio and live performances. The
majority of our work has been broadcast by 106.5 KTLS in Ada; we have also had one of our shows broadcast by KCCU in Lawton--an
NPR station. The group has been featured on KFOR’s “Is This a Great
State, or What?” with Galen Culver, in The Oklahoma Today magazine, in The Daily Oklahoman, in The American Theatre Magazine, and on OETA’s
Gallery program. Our shows are similar
to performances from the “golden age” of radio with actors behind the microphones with scripts and the power of
Recently, the group inked a deal with Speaking Volumes Audio to have many of their shows available for downloading.
Our most popular series of shows is entitled The Okie Red Dust Review. This show is a comedy/variety show that
lampoons life in small-town Oklahoma. The show is set at the radio station of
the mythical town of Red Dust, OK. The shows satirize news, weather, sports,
cooking shows, car help shows, furniture repair shows, poetry, “tradio”, and the list goes on and on. Bret Jones writes all of the shows and we have a group of musicians that write all the songs
and music for the performances. We have performed our show on the road and will
continue to do so in the future. We have performed shows in Ada, Frederick, Shawnee,
Lindsay, Holdenville, Bethany, McAlester, Stratford, McLoud, El Reno, Wilburton, Hugo, and at the Oklahoma City Arts Festival.
Although we love performing live shows, we have also recorded
studio shows. We have shows in the horror genre, Christmas, adventure-serial. Many of these have been broadcast
on the air by radio stations around the area. Check out our Listen page to hear full shows.
Our work is for all ages with that nostalgic feel with a
modern slant on things. It's entertainment for the entire family.