Jump to content

Radio Disney Resurrects Serial Drama


Recommended Posts

  • Members

http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/local-broadcast/e3iee6a0d1f3ba0fce7441e5027871aeacb

Radio Disney is bringing back the serialized radio drama, a format all but forgotten in the U.S. Beginning July 5, Radio Disney will debut My Dream, a story about Kayla, a teen who juggles a life of music with school and home life.

New episodes will air multiple times during the weekday. Daphne Blunt of The Young and the Restless and Big Time Rush stars as Kayla.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

I'm not sure if it's my type of show but I'd love to see radio soaps come back, as they are a viable artform all of their own, and have remained popular in the UK.

Yeah, this particular show doesn't sound all that riveting...But the idea is great.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

I know, right? But in a way, short little radio dramas make sense if everyone supposedly has no attention span anymore and they're always stuck in their cars or glued to their MP3 players. Could GL have been onto something with their podcasts? :unsure: But I think this is a cute idea for young girls, I can imagine them listening to this on the school bus. I used to listen to classic radio dramas on Sunday nights as I fell asleep, I have long forgotten the station but it was really neat, especially if it was a mystery, and the way people talked back then is always fun to hear... Erika Slezak would fit right in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

How long did GL do the podcasts anyway? Were they just the TV version put on audio?

Given the satellite radio and all that becoming more and more popular, and people listening to the radio on their computer, this could be a time for drama to go back to radio. It's also cheap, and in the era of budget woes that must be tempting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Exactly, the idea that you can listen whenever you want and it's no crazy time commitment.

Yeah, I checked out the GL podcasts a couple of times, they were slightly edited audio versions of the episodes. I don't even know how to work my MP3 player that I got for Christmas like three years ago :lol: I just listened on the computer. I do remember that they added in transition music and I'm trying to remember if they added in a little narration or if I'm making that up. I could be thinking of the movies for the blind they used to show on public access. :lol:

Do they still do those Internet radio soaps like Rockland County? I listened to one or two eps back in the day, it sounded like the actors called in and recorded their lines on an answering machine and then they got edited together.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Off the top of my head, "Guiding Light" started doing the podcasts in September 2005. I remember because one of the first broadcasts involved the aftermath of Edmund stealing Michelle's baby. Danny found Michelle after her car exploded and they believed their baby was dead or something. God, what an awful storyline! The dialogue really wasn't strong enough at time to make a podcast interesting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

ATWT did the podcasts too. There was a female narrator voice that grated on my nerves...talked to us like we were kindergarteners. I remember she sounded similar to the "Comes back into our own" part of the GL opening at that time.

Do they still do those Internet radio soaps like Rockland County? I listened to one or two eps back in the day, it sounded like the actors called in and recorded their lines on an answering machine and then they got edited together.

That was horrible. I listened to one episode and had enough. They were all literally phoning it in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
Even the title My Dream is a throwback. I just wish they could do the overdramatic opening narration, even if the organ music is long gone :(

LOL It reminded me of an old radio soap called "Rose of My Dreams." This could really work, though. So many of those radio soaps and even early TV soaps focused on young, single heroines who are learning about life. They could easily update that for today's audiences. EASILY. MTV and TEENick should get it a try.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Doesn't it feel as if the OLTL writers are staging the show to be taken over as an eventual Disney property? Unreal. I could see OLTL on the radio along with the above show... of course, it will seem silly by comparison. Home and school life for OLTL teens includes annual kidnappings and being on the run from cartoon mob syndicates, partner swapping, etc, etc, etc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy