Stumbled across this little article from the Sunday Morning Herald.
- Community station FBi are airing radio drama, The Hideous Demise of Detective Slate in 20 minute episodes.
- The play is done in front of a live audience.
- Radio National features radio plays weekly on Airplay
- Innovations in digital technology have led more writers back to radio drama, most of which is podcasted, rather than on radio.
- Triple J have Nuthin’ but Nett for download from their website, community station Eastside Radio will launch Sonic Tales in March on air, and on their website.
- Adelaide-based website The Drama Pod produces work solely for the internet.
- Podcasting doesn’t offer much chance for money-making
- There’s a lot of crap to sort through online before you find worthwhile dramas
I was thinking that it might be worth creating a radio drama for my Honours project. I could target it for online or radio release (if radio, I would have to follow the format of RN’s plays). The idea that the online environment is ideal for radio plays is an interesting one, and I’m intrigued by the convergent nature of first performing a play live with sound effects and then releasing it as a podcast.