Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical, is a celebration of Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the early 20th century to current hits: from Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The popular show has been syndicated on public stations since 1998, and producer-host Bill Rudman brings with him a national reputation as an authority on musical theater. Most shows are grounded in general interest themes such as “All I Want,” “Weather Report” and “Good Advice,” but Rudman also interviews such acclaimed artists as lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me), composer John Kander (Cabaret and Chicago) and singers Mandy Patinkin and the late Barbara Cook. The program is lively and fast-paced, and though the commentary is engaging, it’s the recordings that take center stage.
INDIVIDUAL LISTENERS can gain access to the programs through the PRX link below and scroll down on this page for a list of public radio stations that carry the program
PUBLIC RADIO STATION MANAGERS should scroll down to the bottom of this page for information on how to obtain this show FOR FREE to broadcast!
Footlight Parade Radio Broadcasters
Footlight Parade is broadcast on more than 100 public and community radio stations, primarily in the United States, but also in Canada, Indonesia, and throughout the world online. The show is provided to stations free of charge. You can support Footlight Parade’s production and distribution by becoming a TMTP Member.
Special thanks to our broadcasting stations:
Alabama Radio Reading Service
KBSA (El Dorado)
KCMJ (Colorado Springs)
WMTB (Tampa Bay)
KIBX (Bonners Ferry)
WLTL (La Grange)
WSND (South Bend/Notre Dame)
Boston Free Radio (Somerville)
WNMH (Mount Hermon)
WCMU (Mt. Pleasant)
WCMW (Traverse City)
WCMZ (Sault St. Marie)
WUCX (Bay City)
KSRQ (Thief River Falls)
KENU (Des Moines)
KMTH (Las Vegas/Roswell)
Gatewave (New York City)
Global Community Radio (Geneva)
Troon Radio (Online)
WETS (NE Tennessee)
Verdant Square Radio (Formerly GDPR) (Nashville)
WRR (Dallas/Fort Worth)
KSVR (Mt. Vernon)
FYI Nation (Online)
Sirius XM Satellite Radio
For Broadcast Program Directors
Broadcast on over 100 stations nationwide and internationally, Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical is a weekly radio program showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood – songs from the turn of the 20th century to today. Marketed by Creative PR, each 53-minute program is provided free via MP2 and MP3 downloads to radio stations nationwide. The program is also available free at Public Radio Exchange.
For more information and/or to broadcast Footlight Parade on your station, contact Wayne Knickel at Creative PR: email@example.com, (888) 233-5650.
Footlight Parade Demo
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