Radio show produced the old fashioned way

Tony Duesing
December 13, 2017 - 10:47 am

Long gone are the days when Radio relied on everything they aired to be live. No computers, no recorded music. December 12 was one of those days for KNSS Radio. The production of the Air Capital Chorus Christmas Radio Hour involved local singers and actors, including sound effects produced the old fashioned way, by humans with objects in the room.

Produced at the Scottish Rite Theater, an historic building in downtown Wichita, the show was directed by local singer Mary Halsig. The annual Christmas Radio Hour started as a benefit for the Kansas Food Bank. Admission being free, asking for non-perishable food donations that would then be donated to the food bank.

The show, now in year 7, features The Air Capital Chorus, Wichita Chorus Sweet Adalines, along with quartets 31st Street South, and Chic.

KNSS morning show Steve and Ted were the local announcers. Vocal acting included Dan E. Campbell and Melynnie Williams.

The program consisted of holiday music with theatrical skits in between. There was even a visit from Santa Claus, with local celebrity Sierra Scott as helper. 

The program will air 8am hour Christmas on KNSS.

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