Faculty Jamboree Brings to Life 1940s Radio Hour

Faculty Jamboree Brings to Life 1940s Radio Hour
More than a dozen Music department faculty members will participate in this year's Faculty Jamboree “Radio Daze” performance.

The Music department will showcase a lighthearted Faculty Jamboree on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the university?s Recital Hall.

This year?s show, dubbed ?Radio Daze,? will take place inside a 1940s radio studio, KCPP. The stage will be set for the Kellogg Radio Hour, complete with an old microphone, performers waiting to sing their renditions of radio classics and stagehands with signs directing the audience to applause or boo.

?In radio you don?t see anything, you just hear it, so the performers will throw scripts on the floor, do sound effects and just have fun with it,? said Teresa Kelly, publicist for the Music department.

More than a dozen faculty members will put on a live broadcast with plenty of music, amusing ads from bygone products and radio plays at the Music department?s seventh annual jamboree.

?The Faculty Jamboree concept came about because we wanted to show the music faculty in a different light,? said Kelly. ?Students usually see them in the classroom as teachers, but here they?re just having fun performing.?

Highlights of Friday?s upcoming event include ?The Andrews Sisters?? ? a faculty trio of professor Susan Burns, interim chair Iris Levine and lecturer Deborah Johnson ? performing the ?Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy? and group performances of ?Pennsylvania 6-500,? ?Jump, Jive and Wail,? and the radio play ?The Shadow: The Ghost Walks Again.? Dave Cahueque, Dave Grasmick, Dave Kopplin and Dave Tough ? better known as ?The Radio Daves? ? will give their rendition of Abbott and Costello?s baseball comedy act ?Who?s on First??.

Kim Guenette, administrative support coordinator for the Music department, will serve as the master of ceremonies at this year?s jamboree. Tickets are $7.

For more information or ticket reservations, call (909) 869-3554 or reserve seats online at Music Department Ticket Reservations.