Friday, October 12, 2012

Heel, Toe, Step Together

UnFictional (Radio Program)
"Heel, Toe, Step Together"
Written and Produced by Katie Burningham
Airs Friday 10.12.12: 7:30 PM PT
KCRW Radio 89.9 FM/
Link and Listen via Bosco Radio Information
Five Scoops of Bosco

Eighty-two-year-old Bob Hill, a former DJ and dance champion, met 28-year-old radio producer Katie Burningham by chance at their local market in East London.

Bob was there to buy vinyl records for a new set of decks -- his wife Iris had ordered them as a gift to replace the set that he had sold to take her on the QE2.

Sadly, Iris died before they were delivered, but now, 30 years after he last played records, Bob had decided to dust off his old collection and start dancing again. Since then, Katie and Bob have met regularly and recently, they have embarked on a challenge together: to teach Katie how to waltz.

Katie Burningham is a former MA Radio student from Goldsmiths College, University of London and before that a Classics graduate from Oxford.

Her story was produced for Falling Tree Productions, a London-based radio production company.

Heel, Toe, Step Together was the winner of the gold medal at the 2011 Sony Radio Academy Awards and honorable mention at the 2011 Third Coast International Audio Festival and can be heard Friday 10.12.12 on the Unfictional Radio Program at 7:30 PM PT.

The UnFictional Radio program can be heard on KCRW 89.9 FM in the Greater Los Angeles area or on the web at  We have a link to the show in our Bosco Radio Information Channel in the Sidebar.

UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in.

The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country.

UnFictional is one part of the Independent Producer Project, an initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent radio producers and other writers and artists. The idea is to create a clearinghouse of creativity both online and on the air.

The program is hosted and curated by KCRW producer, Bob Carlson. He has an ear for compelling radio stories that are funny, sad, sincere and often dark. Listen for stories of hometowns and family secrets, as well as tales of drugs, sex, and aliens (both extraterrestrial and earthbound.)

The stories on UnFictional will stick in your head like a memory.

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