Introducing… The ZBS Radio Hour

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by Elrik Merlin on Sunday, 3 January, 2010

New for 2010 on Radio Riel is an exciting new drama spot: The ZBS Radio Hour, beginning on January 16.

Every Saturday, at times to suit both US and European listeners — 11am and 7pm SLT (19:00 and 03:00 GMT) — we’ll be featuring an hour of top-class radio drama in conjunction with ZBS Foundation.

ZBS Foundation (formerly ZBS Media) has been producing classics of radio drama since the early 1970s. They began by creating stories around new record releases for Warner-Reprise, and went on to develop some simply stunning full-cast stereo radio drama series, broadcast primarily on US radio stations, beginning with The Fourth Tower of Inverness, which followed the adventures of young Jack Flanders as he discovered secret aspects and strange people in his family’s Victorian mansion and environs. And ZBS, now a non-profit foundation, is producing new material today, from their lake-island farm/studio in upstate New York.

Their second adventure, Moon Over Morocco, takes Jack to discover hidden, mystical, magical Morocco. With evocative sounds and music actually recorded on location in North Africa, Moon Over Morocco is a deeply absorbing adventure serial in ten one-hour episodes: part Casablanca, part Arabian Nights — it’s almost like a movie in sound.

And this is the series with which we’ll be kicking off the ZBS Radio Hour, beginning on January 16. Make a date to join us for Episode 1 of Moon Over Morocco! There’ll be listening parties at Radio Riel HQ on Edison Hypatia at 11am and 7pm SLT, or you can listen at home on

Moon Over Morocco starts on January 16, but you can get a flavour of the series right now, by listening to our three trailers:

Moon Over Morocco Trailer 1
Moon Over Morocco Trailer 2
Moon Over Morocco Trailer 3

We think you’ll love the ZBS Radio Hour, and Moon Over Morocco is just the first of the ZBS dramas we’ll be bringing you in this new slot every week. And if you like them, you can buy these and ZBS’s other magnificent productions yourself — on CD or as MP3 downloads, from Why not pop over there now and listen to some of the audio samples?

But whatever you do, be sure to join us on January 16 for the first ZBS Radio Hour and the start of Moon Over Morocco!

ZBS Audio Adventures artwork by Jaye Oliver, used by permission.
The images shown on this page are available as free posters in-world, from Radio Riel HQ in Edison Hypatia.


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