To produce original dramatic audio and foster the expertise to do so.
The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company was founded in 1984 by radio personality William L. Brown and actor/director Patrick Stansbury. They incorporated ARTC as a non-profit educational corporation, dedicated to the production and distribution of quality audio drama.
To procure funding, Mr. Stansbury persuaded the Citizens and Southern National Bank (as it was then known, later part of NationsBank, now Bank of America) to sponsor a weekly, one hour program on WGST-AM — and Mr. Brown turned his spare bedroom into a recording studio. Atlanta playwright Thomas E. Fuller (now better known as one of the authors of Wishbone books for young readers) was enlisted as principal writer, and numerous actors from the local theatrical community joined this exciting new venture.
Soon, program production became too complicated for a small bedroom studio. Henry Howard, owner of Audio Craft, made his facility available to ARTC and came on board as a producer.
This was simply the beginning of ARTC. They have continued to thrive in venues such as Dragon Con and have a standing program year-round. You can check out our detailed Chronology of past shows, listen to our podcast, or help support us with a donation or a purchase!
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Board of Directors
William Alan Ritch – President
David Benedict – Vice-President, Executive Producer, Marketing Director
Brad Strickland – Secretary
Alex Lucyshyn – Treasurer
Crystal Noll, Patti Ward – Convention Liaisons
Paul Patterson – Broadcast Liaison
Oreta Campbell – Table Sales
Hal Wiedeman – Parliamentarian