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Lansing-based "Audio Air Force" revives theater of the mind

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When you think of the golden days of radio, you might think of fancy productions like “The Lone Ranger” or “The Shadow”. These programs have often been referred to as “theater of the mind.”

One local radio veteran is starting up a new troupe that he hopes will stage live audio-based productions for fans of not only the old-time shows, but more modern efforts like “A Prairie Home Companion.”  It’s called the Audio Air Force. There’s an organizational meeting at 7 p-m tonight at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center.

Dave Downing is a retired Lansing Community College professor who for many years ran LCC’s campus radio station. His radio theatre productions have been featured at Silver Bells in the City.

Downing tells Current State’s Scott Pohl that he’s been interested in audio theatre productions for many years.

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