Ocean County Library Toms River Branch Presents “When Radio Entertained People”


Staff Report

Return to the era when families gathered around the wireless set for “theater of the imagination.” The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host a live presentation by When Radio Entertained People (WREP), 7 PM Wednesday, December 7.

When Radio Entertained People (WREP) consists of 10 talented actors who re-enact scripts from radio’s “Golden Age” of the 1940s and 1950s. Michael Glenn Miller, known to local audiences since 1972, leads the cast, many of whom have performed in motion pictures, television, and professional theatre.

The troupe formed in 2008 and began appearing at the Ocean County Library that same year, reviving archival programs and illustrating the experience shared by on-air performers, sound technicians, and audiences.

Attendees will be treated to a music and a trivia contest prior to the performance, which will feature episodes of Our Miss Brooks, The Life of Riley and My Friend Irma, complete with sound effects.

Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required for this free program. For more details, visit the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, or call 732-349-6200.