Ave Maria Radio is Michigan is airing The Shadow of the Bear in 9 episodes on Saturdays at 7-7:30 AM EST as part of the "Radio Adventures" or "Glory Stories" series (BTW this is just how they have it categorized. We're part of Northern Rain Studios' Radio Adventures Series, not FWM's Glory Stories). My husband and I just got up early to catch the Prom Scene via internet radio.
We had to cheer because after eight years of work, we are finally on Catholic radio! When we first began production, we had no idea it would take this long. (For instance, my second daughter was a newborn when we were recording: she's now eight!) But it shows what you can accomplish in the Catholic arts with almost no money and lots of help from friends. When I say friends, I'm thinking especially of--
-- Joe Miller, whose daughter, singer Marie Miller is a fan. Joe loaned us the studio and equipment for recording, simply out of friendship. (We'd talked about having Marie do an audio track for the drama but it never came to fruition. Still, I think her music is awesome!)
-- Plus Ken and Francis Fast at Northern Rain Studio, who have really pushed this through for us because of their commitment to Catholic audio drama.
--And of course, Alex Fedoryka, lead singer of the Celtic band Scythian, who didn't receive a cent from us for his sterling performance as Bear (plus we used his face on the cover of the CD and now the book). I don't know if we could have found someone else who could capture the character of my favorite character so well. Plus the other Christendom students and friends like Theresa Ford-Fisher (Blanche), Helen Alexander (Rose), Dan Schniebel (Fish), Jason Manak (Rob), and Marie Smith (Mrs. Brier) who also put in their time and talent simply out of love and for the fun of the thing.
--And we have to specially thank Leonardo De Fillippis, who agreed to play Mr. Freet, and who knows all about how hard and long you have to work on productions in the Catholic arts with almost no money and lots of friends. :)
So if you're up early on a Saturday morning, tune in on Ann Arbor's WDEO 990 AM station in Michigan, or click here to listen to internet radio link on Ave Maria Radio's site.
Oh, and today it's the 90th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. God truly does do amazing things.