“Tarzan of the Apes” radio re-creation at WCU wins national award

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Western Carolina University’s original production of a radio re-creation of “Tarzan of the Apes” has been recognized with one of the top awards in the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The show, which was presented Feb. 26, 2013, in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, is the winner of the best of competition award in the long-form faculty audio production category.

Judges said in their comments that the piece was entertaining and engaging, and created “grand suspense” through the use of “spirited narration, musical crescendos and decrescendos, effectively placed sound effects, and engaging dialogue.”

“The judges were impressed with the overall audio quality featured on the production as well as the staging of the production,” said John McGuire, chair of the festival’s faculty audio category. “These types of audio plays are rarely heard on the radio today.”

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