Shoestring Radio Theatre is a nationally-syndicated radio drama program featuring original radio plays by contemporary writers as well as adaptations of traditional favorites — everything from classic murder mysteries, "radio noir," and historical dramas to contemporary comedies, thrillers, and science fiction...
Founded in 1988 by Producer Monica Sullivan, "Shoestring Radio Theatre" is at the forefront of a growing movement to keep the art of radio drama alive for future generations. The independent troupe, which is based in San Francisco, California, draws on a talented pool of playwrights from around the world and Bay Area actors to create and perform its productions.
The troupe has amassed a body of work (over 400 shows and 35 shorts) covering nearly every genre you can imagine. Now in its 30th year of production, Shoestring Radio Theatre produces 24 new half-hour programs a year at the Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing in San Francisco.
Movie Magazine International is a weekly, nationally-syndicated radio program which features movie reviews, film festival reports, star tributes, weekly trivia contests, ticket giveaways, and interviews with directors and actors from yesterday and today.
Past guests on the show have included a wide variety of filmmakers from all types of movies, including: Michael Apted, Juliette Binoche, Scott Bakula, Jane Campion, Jackie Chan, Johnny Depp, Phyllis Diller, Atom Egoyan, Annette Funicello, Eric Idle, Ashley Judd, Sally Kirkland, Spike Lee, Mike Leigh, William H. Macy, Dannica McKellar, Mira Nair, Leonard Nimoy, Kim Novak, Bill Paxton, Parker Posey, Randy Quaid, Sam Raimi, Debbie Reynolds, Ridley Scott, Hilary Swank, Gus Van Sant, Mare Winningham, and Edward Zwick.
Each episode of Shoestring Radio Theatre and Movie Magazine International premieres first here on our web site.
We upload our shows to the Public Radio Satellite System every Thursday morning, and they are available for download by public radio stations for one week.
Our shows airs on different days and at different times across the country on various public radio stations. Please call the Program Director at your local station for information about schedules and air times in your market.
If we are not being aired in your city, please contact local public radio stations in your market and request "Shoestring Radio Theatre." and/or "Movie Magazine International."
Radio stations should contact us at for more information about how to download the program for free from the satellite.
You can also hear our shows on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 3:59 pm Pacific time on KXSF, San Francisco — at 102.5 FM and online at KXSF FM.
"Shoestring Radio Theatre" and "Movie Magazine Internatinal" first aired on KALX in Berkeley from 1988 - 1991. The show moved to KUSF, San Francisco in October 1991 where they aired through January 2011 when the station closed down.
The programs debuted on the Public Radio Satellite Network (which reaches hundreds of public radio stations across the country) in July, 1993.
Over time, distribution of the programs has grown to a confirmed line-up of 111 stations in North America: