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Radio sounds from 1946 return to Whidbey

The sounds of 1946 will come gloriously back to life as KWPA, Whidbey Public Radio, presents the second annual installment of its popular fundraising event, “Old Time Radio – Live On Stage!”

Tickets are now available on line at and will be sold at South Whidbey Commons and Coffeehouse and Moonraker Books in Langley, Book Bay in Freeland, Local Grown and bayleaf in Coupeville, and Wind and Tide Books and bayleaf in Oak Harbor, and Lavender Wind Farm on West Beach.

The show, directed by Elizabeth Herbert, will have two performances only, one at 7 p.m. on May 21 at South Whidbey High School and at 7 p.m. on May 28 at Oak Harbor High School.

“This year’s show will give people a wonderful feeling for what it was like to gather around the family radio on a typical day in 1946,” Harry Anderson, president of KWPA’s board of directors, said.

“A Day on the Radio in 1946” will features actors and musicians from all over Whidbey Island recreating original scripts of classic radio programs of the 1940s.

The show is the principal fundraiser for KWPA, Whidbey’s noncommercial public radio station, broadcasting around the Penn Cove area at 96.9 FM and streaming and podcasting worldwide. Go to

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