Campfire Radio Theater Wins Podbean Top 10 Podcast For 2017

Campfire Radio Theater Wins Podbean Top 10 Podcast For 2017!

As if winning a Parsec Award wasn’t enough, Campfire Radio Theater has landed in a Top 10 Podcast For 2017 list over on Podbean. Podbean hosts over 160,000 podcasts with a wide array of styles and subjects, so it’s quite an honor to have made a Top 10 spot! I am absolutely grateful for the growing success of the show and look forward to helping create more creepy entertainment to share with the world!

Stay tuned for more Campfire Radio Theater news and check out the other episodes at: https://campfireradiotheater.podbean.com

If you like the show, please consider heading over to iTunes and leaving a review. It helps the show grow and we appreciate it very much!

Learn more about Podbean by visiting their website. Who knows? You may get the podcasting bug and make your own show!: https://podbean.com

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Campfire Radio Theater: Parsec Awards 2017 Winner!

Campfire Radio Theater: Parsec Awards 2017 Winner!

What a great way to bring in the New Year! Campfire Radio Theater has won a Parsec Award for the episode “Woods Ferry” in the Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form) division! Congratulations to everyone who worked on the episode and huge thanks to John Ballentine for allowing me to be a part of such an excellent podcast/audio drama! I would also like to congratulate the other finalists as well and suggest that you take a moment to check out their works as well.

The score for “Woods Ferry” was great fun to work on and can be downloaded for free on The Sounds Of Nightmares 2: Music Composed For Campfire Radio Theater.

“Weekend explorers on a quest for antique treasures stumble upon a lost town at the end of a long dirt road and soon uncover the unspeakable truth behind the decades past evacuation of Woods Ferry.”

You can listen to the “Woods Ferry” episode of Campfire Radio Theater below.

On top of that, Campfire Radio Theater was included in Geek Girl Authority’s Top 5 Horror Anthology Podcasts list! Thank you, Geek Girl Authority!

Stay tuned for more Campfire Radio Theater news and check out the other episodes at: https://campfireradiotheater.podbean.com

Learn more about the Parsec Awards by visiting their website: http://www.parsecawards.com

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Campfire Radio Theater on WAIF 88.3 FM Tonight!

Campfire Radio Theater on WAIF 88.3 FM Tonight!

Tonight I will be hosting a Halloween Special on Hazy Cosmic Jive at WAIF 88.3 FM in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show starts at 10pm ESDT and runs until midnight. You can stream live audio from a link on their website. http://waif883.org/ (button is in the middle of the page)

You will hear music from new horror films, old horror films, and some of my original compositions written for Campfire Radio Theater. Speaking of Campfire Radio Theater, you will also hear two episodes from the horror anthology series as well as a sneak peek at music written for the upcoming episode to be released on October 30th!

Tune in, unless you are too scared!

Kevin

Campfire Radio Theater – “Ravenous” released today for Audio Drama Sunday

Campfire Radio Theater – “Ravenous”

I am proud to announce the release of the latest episode of Campfire Radio Theater! It was a pleasure working on the “Ravenous” episode from the horror anthology series. On top of my usual scoring duties, John Ballentine was kind enough to trust me with his baby and allow me to co-produce the episode. One of the best parts of working on this story was enlisting the help of my wife Christina and our children to play small parts and contribute foley work. It was one of those strange moments in life where you find yourself dragging your wife across the floor (very carefully, I might add) while both of you try your hardest not to burst out in laughter at the absurdity of it all. Whatever it takes to get the job done, right? It’s all for the sake of entertaining the listeners! :D

I do hope you will take a moment to listen and write a review on iTunes afterwards. We would greatly appreciate it!

http://campfireradiotheater.podbean.com/e/ravenous/

Investigating the disappearance of a colleague, BBC journalist Albert Titus lands the scoop of a lifetime in the Scottish coastal village of Redmayne as he unravels a terrifying mystery perhaps tied to a sinister cannibal clan of legend.

Warning: Contains explicit language and frightening situations not suitable for younger audiences.

Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine

Co-Produced by Kevin Hartnell

Cast:
David Ault
Robert Cudmore
Matthew McLean
Rachel Craig
Caitlin Sneddon
Jim Balfour
Will Snyder

Music by Kevin Hartnell

Check out the following:

Overlook Hotel Records
A Scottish Podcast
Evil Kitten Productions
David Ault, Voiceover Artist

Follow Campfire Radio Theater on Facebook and Twitter!

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Campfire Radio Theater: “Woods Ferry,” “Rites of Autumn,” & “Abduction at Willow Woods”


Campfire Radio Theater: “Woods Ferry,” “Rites of Autumn,” & “Abduction at Willow Woods”

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so it’s time to catch up on Campfire Radio Theater! I have three episodes from the horror anthology series podcast to share today.

First up is “Woods Ferry. Fans of H.P. Lovecraft horror will find this story particularly entertaining!

“Weekend explorers on a quest for antique treasures stumble upon a lost town at the end of a long dirt road and soon uncover the unspeakable truth behind the decades past evacuation of Woods Ferry.”

You can listen to the “Woods Ferry” episode of Campfire Radio Theater below.

Next up is “Rites of Autumn.” It’s the latest Halloween offering from CRT and it’s quite fiendish to say the least!

“A young boy spends an autumn afternoon with his grandpa who passes on a few very unique and disturbing Halloween traditions.”

You can listen to the “Rites of Autumn” episode of Campfire Radio Theater below.

The latest offering is “Abduction at Willow Woods.” This psychological thriller is a slight departure (pun intended) and was recorded in binaural 3D sound!

“Two old friends unearth lost secrets from their youth when they revisit the wooded site of an otherworldly encounter.”

You can listen to the “Abduction at Willow Woods” episode of Campfire Radio Theater below.

I will be assembling the next volume of music collected from Campfire Radio Theater episodes soon, so be on the lookout for “The Sounds of Nightmares: Volume 2!”

That’s all for now!

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“The Sounds of Nightmares: Music Composed For Campfire Radio Theater”

The Sounds of Nightmares: Music Composed For Campfire Radio Theater

For about the last year and a half, I have been writing music for a podcast. What the hell is a podcast? Aside from a silly word, Wikipedia says ”A podcast is a form of digital media that consists of a series of audio or digital radio episodes, subscribed to, and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device. The word is a portmanteau of “(i)Pod” and “broadcast.”‘ Essentially, it generally seems to be, an mp3, you see, and most of the time, available for free. You can find every kind of podcast imaginable. From Politics to Religion, Sports to Sex, and even one of my favorite topics, Audio Drama! More specifically, horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories are my cup of tea.

So, back to my point. I have been composing music for a horror anthology series podcast called “Campfire Radio Theater.” If you read this site then you may have already heard me mention this series. Both John and I are big fans of the classic CBC horror series called “Nightfall,” so it was easy to be on the same page as far as music, sound design, and production. John is a very talented audio drama producer. I became a fan of “Campfire Radio Theater” immediately after hearing the show. In fact, one of my favorite audio dramas of all-time is “Twilight Road” from the series.

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I have compiled over forty tracks from the episodes I have worked on and created “The Sounds of Nightmares: Music Composed for Campfire Radio Theater.” For those already familiar with the series, you will hear music from “RIP” (a story on the topic of Jack the Ripper) (parts 1 and 2), “The Ghosts of Flannan Lighthouse,” “Night Delivery,” and “Whispers From Hell.” The music may all be horror-based, but there are various styles of music in the collection. I also created a few new arrangements of “A Violet From Mother’s Grave,” a song written by Will H. Fox in 1881 (public domain), to be used in “RIP.”

The entire album is streaming for free at Bandcamp. I made the release a fund raiser for Campfire Radio Theater. I was a fan before I began working on the show, so this was another way I could support CRT. If you choose to download the collection, it’s a mere $5 (or pay more if you like). All proceeds go directly to Campfire Radio Theater to support the creation of more episodes and cover hosting costs.

With World Audio Drama Day and Halloween rapidly approaching, this is a great time to immerse yourself into a good scary story and give yourself the creeps! Thank you for taking the time to listen! It is greatly appreciated. Please share the music and links with anyone you know that might enjoy them. :)

Kev
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