Shoestring Radio Theatre
Shoestring Radio Theatre (founded in 1988 by Monica Sullivan) is a San Francisco-based, non-profit
radio drama company whose productions have aired nationally and internationally.
The weekly, 30-minute program has aired locally in the Bay Area on flagship station
KUSF-90.3 FM (University of San Francisco) since 1991. "Shoestring Radio
Theatre" debuted on the Public Radio Satellite Network (which reaches
hundreds of public radio stations across the country) in July, 1993, and has since
become one of the most prominent radio drama programs in the country. The program
also is heard on Golden Hours Radio in the state of Oregon, the Companion
Radio Network (transmitted to convalescent homes, veterans hospitals, and rehabilitation
centers throughout the country), and Broadcast Services for the Blind (carried
on the SAP channel of KTVU-TV in Oakland).
- Writer-Director-Producer — Feb 1991 - Present
Write, cast, direct, engineer, and mix (four-track) full-length, 30-60 minute plays
and short, five minute comedy sketches. Body of work includes 25 shorts and 23
full-length plays -- including "Number 13," which has aired in Canada,
Africa, Australia, Belgium, and America.
- Senior Associate Producer — Mar 1994 - Present
Behind-the-scenes responsibilities for marketing, publicizing, and promoting the
company have included writing press releases for local and national distribution,
cold-calling program directors at radio stations across the country to pitch the
show, writing and posting job listings, managing design and production of company
T-shirts, and other assorted projects.
Webmaster — Jul 1995 - Present
Conceived, planned, designed, and wrote the company's award-winning web site
promotes both "Shoestring Radio Theatre" and its sister program
"Movie Magazine International." Responsible for the on-going maintenance,
design, growth, and marketing of the web site.
Movie Magazine International
Movie Magazine International (formerly "Film Close-Ups" on KALX-FM
— see below) is a weekly, 30-minute program of movie reviews, interviews and trivia
contests which airs on the Public Radio Satellite Network and on KUSF-FM.
Webmaster — Jul 1995 - Present
See Shoestring Radio Theatre above.
L.A. Correspondent/Movie Critic/Relief Engineer — 1991 - 1993
Reported on the film industry in L.A., reviewed videocassettes, and provided
engineering assistance in the studio.
KALX, 90.7 FM
KALX-FM is the campus radio station at U.C. Berkeley.
Co-host, "Film Close-Ups" — Sep 1988 - Jan 1991
Screened over 100 films per year, reviewed at least one film per week, and
interviewed directors, screenwriters and producers for weekly 30-minute film
information program. Also involved in producing, promoting, and engineering
Substitute DJ — 1990-1991
Responsibilities during three hour DJ-shifts included programming and playing
music, back-announcing songs during microphone-breaks, doing legal station ID's,
reading public service announcements, playing underwriting and promo carts, running
the control board, and taking meter readings.
Producer/Engineer — 1988 - 1991
Production work included editing (cutting and splicing) interviews, recording
promotional spots, and engineering live broadcasts.
Samples Available On Request
Radio Drama List
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