Radio Show Script

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A Live Radio Show Script

What follows are the first pages of the script. This sample will familiarize you with the style of the piece and how a radio play differs from a traditional play script.

Holiday music plays. We’re in a radio studio. On the stage are two microphones and a sound effects table ,hanging above all are Applause, On the Air and WBFR illuminated signs (at the moment, only the later is lit). Maybe there’s a window in the background overlooking a skyline, maybe it snows outside. The look and feel of the place is posh, sophisticated, deco. Fifteen minutes prior to curtain time, the voice of a STAGE MANAGER (possibly pre-recorded) comes over the house speakers:


Fifteen minutes to air. Mr. Laurent, Mr. Heywood, Miss Apple white, Miss Sherwood, Mr. Filmore, this is your fifteen minute call. Fifteen minute to air. The holiday music continues. Over the next ten minutes, the ACTORS have entered the auditorium, casually mingling with the audience, checking scripts, props, etc. At five minutes prior to curtain time, the voice of the STAGE MANAGER returns.


Five minutes to air. Mr. Laurent, Mr. Heywood, Miss Apple white, Miss Sherwood, this is your five minute call. Mr. Gilmore, places for audience warm-up, please. We’re at five minutes to air. Over the next couple of minutes, FREDDIE FILMORE makes his way to the stage. When he sees that all is in place for him to begin (the other Actors are in the area, etc), he signals to the Stage Manager. The Holiday music fades, a light comes up on FREDDIE FILMORE and his mike is live.

MUSIC CUE #1: Fanfare


Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a live broadcast of WBFR Playhouse of the Air. We thank you for braving the weather this Christmas Eve, and you’ll be glad you did when you hear the story we have for you tonight – It’s a Wonderful Life.

Applause sign flashes.


Very good, thank you,...
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