BBC Radio 4
The world’s foremost commissioning body for new radio drama, BBC Radio 4 features a range of top-quality original audio work, often theatre. Sign up for their weekly newsletter for a recap
XM Radio – Sonic Theater
The only (?) nationally-available audio theater programming comes care of XM radio. Sonic Theater features a rotating schedule of many top audio dramatists, albeit criticized as being a bit repetitive if you’re a loyal listener. Makes me want to sign up
Both a producer and a source of audio theater works, the ZBS Foundation features great original audio theater from contemporary producers available on CD or download.
One of the foremost audiobook publishers, Blackstone features the audio drama productions of the late Yuri Rasovsky and has picked up the podcast-hit “We’re Alive”
Audible is a great service, but their audio drama selection is a little spare. However, there are a few gems available at a reasonable price and the catalog seems to be growing.
Portland, Maine’s WMPG features “Radio Drama Revival!” a weekly show by FinalRune’s Fred Greenhalgh, Thursdays 1-1:30PM EST
Radio New Zealand
The drama department commissions new writing and seeks to work with New Zealand’s best writers. Each year, up to 30 hours of new drama and comedy more than 200 readings (one-off short stories and serialised book readings), and over 50 new children’s sto