||Thanks to everyone who made the
last three years of Nostalgia Expo possible.
For those who did not attend the 2015 Expo and who may not already know, I announced
at the end of the Saturday evening program that I am stepping down as chairman of
Nostalgia Expo. It has been a very rewarding three year run and I will cherish the
memories of what we all accomplished together.
Nostalgia Expo was the result of the hard work of a group of very dedicated volunteers.
If I try to name them all I will almost certainly leave someone out. Suffice to say, you all
know who you are and the folks who attended the conventions do, too. We all owe you a
big debt of gratitude.
UPDATED: Don Ramlow has informed me that his group, All Ears Theatre, will be hosting a
full scale Nostalgia Convention in Kalamazoo, MI on April 8 - 9, 2016 at the Kalamazoo
Radisson Hotel. The convention will be similar in scope to the conventions we've all enjoyed
over the years in Cincinnati complete with Oldtime Radio re-creations, a dealers room and
presentations. You can get more information as it becomes available by sending an email to:
UPDATED: On May 13-14, 2016 American Radio Theater will host the first annual Radio
Studio East in Lexington, Kentucky at the Farish Theater located inside the main branch of
the Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky. It will be similar to
an event that American Radio Theater has been having annually in Seattle, WA each autumn since
2005. We will be joined by special guests Ivan Cury and Beverly Washburn along with members of
The Chicago Group Players and our American Radio Theater colleagues from Lexington and Seattle
to produce and record audio dramas for the ART podcast. Each day will feature a live performance
open to the public.
Once again, thanks to everyone who supported and attended Nostalgia Expo during the
last three years. I consider each and every one of you a personal friend and I hope that I
see you again, either at Radio Studio East, Kalamazoo, or one of the other OTR/Nostalgia
conventions around the country
My very best to all of you.