Listen & Watch: Mysteries!

The Kane Shadow: A REAR WINDOW Murder (Broadcast Date: November 5, 2016)

Orson Welles returns to that nasty town but while re-re-re-recording that radio commercial, he trips over a mic cable and has to rest his twisted ankle at friends on Powers Lake.  And yes, Jeannette flies in to take care of Orson, in person!  While sitting out back on the upper patio, he fears he may be witnessing a murder.  Pass the cabernet!

Produced by...Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Written by...Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Directed by ...JaNelle Powers

Starring...The 91.1 Players!

John O’Leksy, Kathy Zuhlke, Cameron Spencer, Janelle Powers, Siegfried Christoph, Alexa Eaves, Larry Rowe,  Todd Eaves,  Steve Dundis

Production Staff...

Barb Tylla, Steve Brown,  Dave Janzer, Chuck Janzer, Troy McDonald, David Cole (WGTD General Manager), Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President,Gateway Technical College)

Underwritten by...

Sorry, Wrong Number and Three Skeleton Key (Broadcast Date, October 3, 2015)

“Sorry, Wrong Number” is based on the original script by Louise Fletcher about Mrs. Leona Stevenson, a rich, spoiled, and bed-ridden wife of wealthy businessman, Elbert Stevenson.
 
One day, while listening to what seems to be a crossed-telephone connection, Mrs. Stevenson overhears two men planning a murder of a wealthy woman.  Tension and fear continue to grow, second by second, as Mrs. Stevenson tries, in earnest, to get in touch with her husband.  The ending remains to this day one of the scariest and frightening culminations of both fear and panic ever broadcast on the radio!

“Three Skeleton Key” is a short story written by the French author George Toudouze.

The plot involves three men who are on duty at a lighthouse off the coast of French Guiana when an abandoned ship, filled only by thousands of smelly and ferocious rats, makes landfall.  What follows next is the desperate life and death struggle as these men try and save themselves from this hungry horde of ravenous rats.  And oh, yes….the audience will hear every screeching, gnawing rat as they chase the men up to the top of the lighthouse!
 

Starring The 91.1 Players!

Steve Brown    Show Announcer

Sorry, Wrong Number

Chris Brookes......Mrs. Stevenson

Jim McClure.........Sergeant Martin

Larry Rowe..........Murderer

Steve Brown........Western union operator

 

Three Skeleton Key

Andrew Potter........Jean

Jim McClure...........Auguste

Larry Rowe............Louis

 

Our Production Staff

Mike Ullstrup, Sound Effects

Steve Brown, Music & Sound Editor

David Janzer, Chief Engineer

Chuck Janzer, Audio Engineer

David Cole, WGTD General Manager

Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College

 

Listen in the dark...IF YOU DARE!

"The Kane Shadow: A Roaring Murder!"  (June 6, 2015)
Radio / Dramedy
Kenosha native son, Orson Welles -- a.k.a, the Kane Shadow -- travels to Lake Geneva and helps a flapper in distress as he thinks back to the days of the Roaring Twenties, prohibition, speakeasies, and gangsters.  The WGTD Radio Theater is broadcasting "live" from the Geneva Lake Museum as they celebrate their latest exhibition about Lake Geneva in the 1920's and '30's. 

And Orson runs into of all people -- his grandmother!  And yes, Orson Welles and his grandmother really hated each other!

"The Kane Shadow: If You can Choose Your Friends, Can You Kill Your Relatives?"  (November 16, 2013)
Radio / Dramedy

Orson Welles, a.k.a. The Kane Shadow, comes back to his home town, Kenosha after another frustrating re-recording of a radio commercial in Chicago.  While at dinner at one of his favorite restaurants, three very attractive and identical triplet women approach him and ask for his help.  It would appear that a “friend” of theirs has gone missing and they fear the worst: murder.  Their friend was last seen near Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin.  Never able to resist the cries for help from attractive women, and knowing of the fine restaurants at the resort, Orson motors out to Delavan to investigate the matter.  During his interviews of patrons and local people, he runs into, of all people, his grandmother!  After years of avoiding this sorceress of the black arts (or so he accuses her of) and her harping at him for not finding legitimate work, she is the last person he wants to see. But…could she actually be connected to the disappearance?

Although the story is pure fiction, the places and the cantankerous relationship between Orson and his grandmother are all accurate!

Plus....an episode of "It's the Professor!"

"The Kane Shadow: The 'Gas' Derler Murder Mystery"  (September 24th, 2011)
Radio / Mystery


On August 1, 1930, Louis “Gas” Derler, owner of Gas’ Place in Trevor, Wisconsin, and his bartender, Ed Dennesty, were shot.  No one was ever arrested for the murders and Louis is buried in the Town of Salem at Liberty Cemetery on highway 83 just south of highway C.  Gas’ Place has since become Towne Square and is once again run by Louis grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
Our hero, the KANE SHADOW, who always likes a mystery, especially a local one, takes a stab at solving this unsolved crime.  Although we use current names of locations, all of these places did exist back in the 30’s.

Written by Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup
Director, Steve Brown
Historical Consultant, Linda Valentine
 
Our Cast is from the 91.1 Players!
John O’Leksy.....................Orson Welles
Julie Burton........................Florence
Rene Bushelle...................Sylvia O’Hara
Siegfried Christoph...........Gilbert
Todd Eaves.........................Sound Engineer 2
Ryan Farrell........................Sheriff Giordano
Andrew Potter.....................Sound Engineer 1
Thom Powers....................Jerome Gillespie
Bazzel Spencer...................Bobby Gillespie
Cameron Spencer.............Rodney
Naomi Waisman-Zabler...Edna Gillespie
Evan Zuhlke.........................Jimmy Gillespie
Kathy Zuhlke........................Jeannette
Steve Brown........................Program Host

Our Production Staff!
Barb Tylla.............................Special Effects
Bob Neumann....................Sound Engineer
Andrew Potter......................Technical Assistant
Steve Brown........................Music Editor
David Cole...........................WGTD General Manager
Bryan Albrecht.....................President, Gateway Technical College