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The Adventures of the Crimson Mist

Or… What listeners asked for instead of a Best Of.

As the year winds down, the crew at Geek in the City Radio took a much needed vacation / in-service day to rest and plan the epic for 2012.

Personally, as I look back on the year and go through older projects, I keep coming back to The Adventures of the Crimson Mist. I know A.Z. got all the glory and headlines, but for me, it was Crimson Mist that stole my heart. My love for the pulp genre of superhero storytelling is well known and these 3 episodes were my attempt to emulate this era of high adventure.

If the day ever comes where we return to these audio dramas, it is Crimson Mist that will pull at me the hardest. (Sorry zombie fans).

My deepest thanks to everyone involved in these grand adventures. The list is too long. Thankfully, each episode ends in an all-new corrected credit sequence! (Hey, it was live radio, things happen).

Thanks again and I hope you enjoy these shows. And, if any of you Dark Horse Comics or Oni Press listeners are turning in (and I know you are), you know you need some good old fashioned two-fisted hometown pulp tales. Drop us a line. We’re ready to roll!

The Adventures of the Crimson Mist – Episode 1 – The Case of the Missing ProfessorDOWNLOAD

The Adventures of the Crimson Mist – Episode 2 – The Curse of the Copper CobraDOWNLOAD

The Adventures of the Crimson Mist – Episode 3 – Double Down and DieDOWNLOAD

Something Different…

With everyone out with a flu or on assignment, your friendly neighborhood Geek still wanted to give you some fun this weekend. So, after many requests (and wonderful input), the Crimson Mist returns for a couple of Saturdays. Lots of folks didn’t get to hear the shows after their short run, and unlike A.Z., these episodes have never been re-broadcast. Who knows what the future holds for the Mist and his daring band of Mystery Men (and Women) in the City of Roses, but keep looking at the skies.

Yes, Geek in the City Radio will be back next week.

Thanks everyone.

Download Episode 1 HERE

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Goodbye. Thank You. Back Soon.

As the cliche goes, saying goodbye is never easy. Better to simply get it out there and move on; so here goes. The Adventures of the Crimson Mist and A.Z. are going away from the airwaves for now. There is no dark reason or evil corporate conspiracy. Indeed, quite the opposite. Jayesunn and I were very blessed and humbled to have such a supportive friend in CBS. However, the current market and the effect that market has on people’s lives (both personally and economically) was making the programs more and more difficult to produce.

As much as it upset Jayesunn and I to make the call, we felt it would be better to exit on a high note, rather than let the show flounder as quality episodes grew more and more impossible to produce. (We’re totally taking a cue from the BBC style of entertainment, I mean, how many people wish X-Files stopped after the first movie? Yeah, all of you). To all the people that were ever involved in the shows, we thank you from the deepest corner of our hearts. This was a dream come true,  and hopefully we’ve expressed our gratitude to each of you personally.

To all the listeners and fans, our most humble of thanks and respect. You ran and supported this grand experiment from day one. You are the reason we produced these shows. You are the reason the shows prospered and grew. And finally, you are the reason we are going to return. What does that mean?

To be blunt, we love these characters and stories and we aren’t simply walking away. The stories will continue. In what form we do not yet know. But please understand, the stories don’t end simply because we aren’t going to be on the air. As much as we hate to be “those guys”, we can’t tell you anything at this time. Trust us, it will happen and it will be very cool.

Please feel free to pass the shows on to others and keep spreading the world. Think of this not so much as an ending, but as an evolution.

I guess this isn’t goodbye.

Thank you.

Radio Replay Tonight at 6pm

Tonight, on 970.AM, a double-dose of The Adventures of the Crimson Mist on the Radio Drama Replay!

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Next week on an all new CBS Radio Theater: Kimmy Waters gets in deep with her new partner. Will she face profit or death? Then, on A.Z.; Hanan, Alan, and Eddie & Rebbecca from OHSU search for clues after the Ross Island Massacre. A search that leads them to a city of the dead at the Portland Memorial…

Next week, on CBS Radio Theater.

CBS Radio Theater – Now Weekly!

Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to your support and fandom, CBS Radio Theater is now every Sunday at 6pm Pacific Time on AM 970 (and streaming at www.970.am).

Starting tonight, CBS Radio Theater will replay previously performed episodes during “off-weekends”; with new episode maintaining their regular bi-weekly schedule. So, if you missed Parts 1 & 2 of “Preludes”, now is you chance to catch-up before Preludes – Part 3 on Sunday April 4, 2009 at 6pm.

Will we ever have new episodes every Sunday? Who knows, but signs point to yes, someday. Everyone involved with CBS Radio Theater is both stunned and humbled at the support we’ve received from the best audience ever… In Portland and the world! (Yes, the world, w00t).

Keep spreading the word, keep those emails coming, keep tuning in, and as Stan Lees says “We’ll keep writing them”!

The next phase all starts tonight on AM 970 at 6pm, followed by Kristen, Adam, and James with Musicology.

Sundays with AM 970, live and local talk and drama – Tell ’em you want more!

– Aaron