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Another Revival of Radio Drama

NYC's WBAI starts six-part radio series

WBAI(FM) in New York City is doing its part to revive radio drama. A six-part series, “The Aliens,” is scheduled to start on March 27 and air the following five Saturdays at noon.

“The Aliens,” despite a seeming link to the most famous radio drama, Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds,” is a transnational story about identities, nationalism and relations. It is a collaborative work from writers scattered across the globe.

Making use of mobile media, “The Aliens” will have a character “tweet” during performances. The show will also be streamed onto the Web and made available for podcast download.

A Web site is devoted to the production.