A & E Editor
To cap off LCC’s Homecoming Week, LCC Radio WLNZ 89.7 FM will host an audio production of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. The production is designed to pay homage to the minimal presence of theater on terrestrial radio in America.
“It’s a throwback to the golden days of radio, when theater was on the air, and actors were literally in the studios,” LCC Radio Station Manager Daedalian Lowry said.
The tradition was started seven years ago by then station manager Dave Downing, and Lowry said he intends to keep flying the flag of the non-profit campus radio station.
Also, there will be certain twists the cast and crew have remained tight-lipped about, but one thing that will be notable will be the amount of audience participation in this particular production.
The play will feature local names such as WLNS TV 6’s Evan Pinsonnault, 101.7 Mike FM’s Chris Tyler, WFMK 99.1’s Kristi Love, LCC Radio’s Jack Robbins, as well as a cameo from The Lookout’s own Joe Israel.
“It’s going to help the station because there may be people out there that don’t realize that this is a tradition going on seven years now,” said Sound Effects Coordinator and WLNZ 89.7 FM employee Roxann Larrabee. “We are very much involved in the community and we want to maintain that, and I know Daedalian would agree.”
The LCC Radio play will be held this year at LCC’s Dart Auditorium free of charge, although donations will be accepted. For more information, please call WLNZ 89.7 FM at (517) 483-1000 or visit the website at www.lcc.edu/radio. The play will also be available to hear on WLNZ 89.7 FM the night of the performance.