New Wizard of Oz Radio Show Airs Tuesday Night

cpb_logo_webRadio Theater Project, a new collection of audio dramas, tells the story that started the series of books about Dorothy, her dog Toto and her many friends in the fairy country of Oz.

Part one of the Wizard of Oz radio play, which airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on WHAV with an encore three hours later, is based on the original story written in 1900. The first truly American fairy tale written in an American idiom. The Radio Theater Project tries to capture that flavor in this adaptation. In the original tale Oz is just as real as Kansas a place that Dorothy will revisit many times.

Based on the story by L. Frank Baum, the program was adapted for radio by Joseph McGuire.