Re-Imagined Radio was begun by John F. Barber in 2013 as a creative research and performance project and engages community voice actors, Foley artists, musicians, sound artists and engineers to produce audio drama as live performances, radio broadcasts, listening events, live stream and on demand audio, and beyond. This node details upcoming and past episodes. Archival information, metadata, and listening opportunities provided.

2022 Episodes

Re-Imagined Radio

Episodes for 2022.
Every month, third Monday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT, KXRW and KXRY
Also available through other broadcast outlets
Re-Imagined Radio poster Re-Imagined Radio will highlight "celebration" in 2022. We're planning "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid" (to celebrate the return of this pioneering work of hypertext fiction), "Lucille Fletcher Tribute" (to celebrate National Women's History Month), "Fall of the City / Great Day for a War" (to celebrate things NOT falling apart) "Farwan Travelogue" (to celebrate diversity, food and lore of the metaverse), "William Conrad Tribute" (to celebrate his million-dollar radio voice), "Lone-Green-Challenge" (to celebrate three interconnected radio programs produced and broadcast by the same Detroit, MI, radio station), and more. Details provided here as they develop.

Figurski at Findhorn on Acid

Three larger-than-life characters.
Two mechanical pigs.
One epic story.

17 January 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT, KXRW and KXRY
Figurski at Findhorn on Acid Mechanical Pig Re-Imagined Radio presents The Voices performing a radio adaptation of Richard Holeton's epic and award-winning hypertext novel, Figurski at Findhorn on Acid. Based on real life characters, an intentional New Age community, and yes, THAT acid, Holeton's novel is called "electronic literature too big for a single genre." We agree and offer a radio sensorium, a slice of this unique literary work. LEARN more.

2021 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Sampler

Our community tradition continues.
December 20, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT, KXRW and KXRY
A Radio Christmas Carol 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio celebrates the Christmas holidays with a sampler of radio shows including The Jack Benny Program, Rocky Fortune, The Damon Runyon Theatre, Bing Crosby and The Kraft Music Hall, Metropolitan Performing Arts, Suspense, and more. Since 2013 Re-Imagined Radio has offered a holiday celebration. We continue this tradition with "A Radio Christmas Sampler." LEARN more

Candy Matson Tribute

The best of the female radio detectives.
15 November 2021
Candy Matson Re-Imagined Radio paid tribute to the popular female detective series Candy Matson by sampling two episodes to provide a sense of the trajectory and characteristics that made the program so popular. LEARN more.

The War of the Worlds

Aliens invade Earth. Are defeated by a virus.
18 October 2021
The War of the Worlds 2021 Re-Imagined Radio celebrated World Audio Drama Day and the most (in)famous radio drama of all time with a re-imagined storyline, new perspectives, new sound effects. LEARN more.


The original man in black.
20 September 2021
Dracula 2021 Re-Imagined Radio adapts Bram Stoker's legendary novel. We explore how Dracula, the vampire, infects society with discord and misfortune with his evil abnormality. LEARN more.

Nirvana & Gehenna

An interdimensional documentary.
16 August 2021
Nirvana & Gehenna 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio presents Nirvana & Gehenna, an interdimensional documentary written by Jerrel McQuen and produced by three-time Emmy winner Marc Rose, Portland, Oregon. LEARN more.

Hiro & Liling / The Martian Death March

Lyrical love story. Insight to inhumanity.
19 July 2021
Liling & Hiro / The Martian Death March 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio presents The Willamette Radio Workshop performing two short radio dramas, Hiro and Liling by Kristina Armetta, an orginal performance, and The Martian Death March, by Ernest Kinoy, an episode from X Minus One. LEARN more.

X Minus One Tribute

Tales from the far horizons of the unknown.
21 June 2021
X Minus One Tribute 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio celebrates X Minus One, the anthology program known for high quality radio adaptations of original science fiction stories. Features two episodes, "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury and "The Cave of Night" by James E. Gunn. LEARN more.

Exuberance Is Beauty

A story of love and loss in 1940s Oregon.
17 May 2021
Exuberance Is Beauty 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio presents Exuberance Is Beauty, a performance by Illuminus Audio Productions, of Portland, Oregon. This adaptation from the podcast series by the same name, created and produced by Donna Barrow-Green, is a contemporary interpretation of Adam and Eve's biblical allegory and Eve's fall into desolation. LEARN more.

The Immortal Sherlock Holmes

The most famous detective who never lived.
10 May 2021
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes 2021 poster Sherlock Holmes, the most famous of all fictional detectives, uses his amazing powers of deduction to solve mysteries, murders, and other crimes. This Re-Imagined Radio performance gives an appropriate tip of the deerstalker hat to the man who never lived, but whose enduring legend will never die. LEARN more.

Storytelling with Sounds

Sounds spark imaginations, create engaging stories.
15 March 2021
Storytelling with Sounds 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio explores how sounds have contributed to storytelling throughout human history and provides some interesting listening experiences. LEARN more.

Affairs of the Heart with Lonesome Gal

The things we do for love.
11 February 2021
Affairs of the Heart 2021 poster Just in time for Valentine's Day Re-Imagined Radio celebrated love, in many forms. With special appearances by Lonesome Gal whose singing broke many hearts, with happiness. LEARN more.

New Year

Looking back. Looking ahead.
14 January 2021
New Year 2021 poster Re-Imagined Radio sampled two radio programs directly related to New Year's Eve—The Whistler and Guy Lombardo's New Year's Eve Party—to celebrate the start of 2021. Radio broadcast and live stream. LEARN more.

2020 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Carol

Our community tradition continues.
December 24, 2020
A Radio Christmas Carol 2020 poster Re-Imagined Radio has offered A Radio Christmas Carol every holiday season since 2013. We continued the community tradition this year, twice as big as ever before. This special 2-hour radio broadcast included our re-imagined performance of this holiday classic PLUS a fun selection of carols and holiday music AND a guest appearance by Lonesome Gal. LEARN more

The Skyjacker

D.B. Cooper returns and talks about his reasons.
25 November 2020
The Skyjacker 2020 poster Our third foray into the enduring legend of D.B. Cooper who, on Thanksgiving Eve, 1971, jumped from a hijacked passenger airplane into the dark and stormy night over Southwest Washington. Neither Cooper, nor the ransom money, has ever been found. His hijacking of a Northwest Orient jet airplane remains the only unsolved case of U.S. air piracy. To some, he is a hero. To others, a criminal. LEARN more

The Maltese Falcon

Hard-boiled noir with a side of attitude. Solid storytelling.
22 January 2020
The Maltese Falcon 2020 poster THE classic hard-boiled private eye drama with just enough noir by Dashiell Hammett. We re-imagined his iconic storytelling. LEARN more.

2019 Episodes

A Christmas Carol

18 December 2019
Re-Imagined Radio fall 2019 poster A community tradition since 2013. Our re-imagined telling of this tale of redemption offers a powerful message—humanity outweighs riches. LEARN more.

In Flight with D. B. Cooper

27 November 2019
In Flight With DB Cooper 2019 poster What did D.B. Cooper and flight attendant Tina Mucklow talk about before Cooper parachuted from the hijacked passenger jet over southwest Washington? We had some ideas. LEARN more.

Halloween Fright Night

30 October 2019
Re-Imagined Radio fall 2019 season poster A re-mix of horror and fright episodes from Lights Out, Quiet, Please!, and Suspense. The result? A delightful shiver of fear up your spine. LEARN more

SciFi, SciFacts

17 April 2019
SciFI, SciFacts 2019 poster The Junkyard by Clifford D. Simak frames presentations by two Washington State University Vancouver scientists. LEARN more.

Affairs of the Heart, Lonesome Gal

14 February 2019
Affairs of the Heart 2019 poster For Valentines Day, five short radio dramas about love. Oh, the travails we endure. The stories we tell ourselves. The results we never expect. LEARN more.

2018 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Carol

20 December 2018
A Radio Christmas Carol 2018 poster Once again, we end our season with this holiday classic. A community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.

Skyjacker '71: The D.B. Cooper Transmissions

21 November 2018
D.B. Cooper Transmissions 2018 poster D.B. Cooper is legendary in Southwest Washington. We examined his exploit with research, creativity, and historical imagination. LEARN more

The War of the Worlds

30 October 2018
The War of the Worlds 2018 poster SOLD OUT! We celebrate World Audio Drama Day and the 80th anniversary of the original broadcast of this classic radio drama. LEARN more.


26 September 2018
Dracula 2018 poster A story about fear of the unnatural, and how abnormality infects society with discord, misfortunes, and evil. Oh! The blood! LEARN more.

The Lone Ranger

4 April 2018
The Lone Ranger 2018 poster We re-imagined origin stories for The Lone Ranger, the white horse, Silver, and empowerment of women on an Oregon Territory wagon train. LEARN more.

2017 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Carol

20 December 2017
A Radio Christmas Carol 2017 poster SOLD OUT! Our holiday tradition. This classic radio drama always draws a crowd. LEARN more.

Laugh Your Dial Off

27 September 2017
Laugh Your Dial Off 2017 poster Skits from Old Time Radio comedians Jack Benny, Fibber McGee and Molly, Abbot and Costello, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and W.C. Fields. LEARN more.

City of Weird

26 April 2017
City of Weird 2016 poster Five short, otherworldly dramas, each adapted from this anthology about "Keep It Weird" Portland, Oregon. LEARN more.

2016 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Carol

21 December 2016
A Radio Christmas Carol 2016 poster We retold our holiday story in return for donations of non-perishable items for The Clark County Food Bank. LEARN more.


27 October 2016
Dracula 2016 poster Just in time for Halloween! A Re-Imagined Radio adaptation of Dracula, a novel about fear of abnormality in Victorian England. LEARN more.

Bloody Hands and The Silent Avenger

4 May 2016
Bloody Hands 2016 poster Two episodes from two radio dramas dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before it was named or understood. LEARN more.

Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker

23 March 2016
Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker 2016 poster We celebrated Lucille Fletcher and National Women's History Month with these two dramas by Fletcher. LEARN more.

2015 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Carol

16 December 2015
A Radio Chrismas Carol 2015 poster Once again we offer this classic tale of Christmas. Free admission with donation of non-perishable food items. LEARN more.

The Fall of the City and R.U.R.

7 October 2015
Fall of the City and R.U.R. 2015 poster Two experimental radio dramas exploring human tensions with robots and our ambiguous relationship with freedom. LEARN more.

The Golden Age of Superman

18 June 2015
Golden Age of Superman 2015 poster Based on Superman of the 1930s-1940s, but with a satirical eye on current issues facing Vancouver, WA. Local civic leaders read parts. LEARN more.

The Case Files of Dr. Moreau

22 April 2015
Case Files of Dr. Moreau 2015 poster Inspired by the H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, this performance dealt with human interference with nature. LEARN more.

2014 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Carol

18 December 2014
A Radio Chrismas Carol 2014 poster By popular demand, we reprised this holiday favorite. Little did we know this would begin a community storytelling tradition. LEARN more.

The War of the Worlds

30 October 2014
War of the Worlds 2014 poster SOLD OUT! Again, we destroyed the world before the ears of an overflow audience, and celebrated the anniversary of this famous radio drama! LEARN more.

Around the World in Eighty Days

6 August 2014
Around the World in 80 Days 2014 poster We re-imagined Phileas Fogg's journey around the world in eighty days or less on a bet. It was quite the adventure! LEARN more.

2013 Episodes

A Radio Christmas Carol

19 December 2013
A Radio Chrismas Carol 2013 poster Our first performance of this holiday classic. By popular demand we have reprised it every holiday season since. LEARN more.

The War of the Worlds

30 October 2013
SOLD OUT! We re-imagined the most famous radio broadcast of all time on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. LEARN more.