Waterlogg Holiday Collection

This collection of stories features holiday tales for both young and old!

The Christmas That Almost Never Was

It is Christmas Eve at the North Pole, and Santa Claus has lost his “remembery.” Now only a child who has been good for a full year can save Christmas! Producer Joe Bevilacqua has unearthed this vintage 1940s recording of the charming Yuletide children’s radio play, written by and starring Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, and most of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Also heard in this old time radio show is Don Messick, the voice of Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, and Scooby Doo.

Daws Butler’s Halloween Happening

A new production of the classic radio play by the voice of Yogi Bear, Daws Butler!

Pedro’s Christmas Fables for Kids

Visit Santa at the North Pole, witness the birth of Jesus, go inside Noah’s Ark, and more with these timeless short stories that will charm and entertain your whole family! Produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and performed by him and his wife, Lorie Kellogg, these Christmas stories include “The Best Choice,” “A Forced Christmas,” “Bula the Traveler,” “Christmas Presents,” “The Please-O-Meter,” and “The Little Christmas Star.” Other stories include “The Tidy Toys,” “The Match and the Toy Men,” “Problems on the Ark,” “A Colorful Head,” “A Drop of Water,” and “Balloon Acrobatics.”

Pedro’s Halloween Fables for Kids

Goblins, fairies, witches, and ghosts! These short Halloween themed stories by noted Spanish children’s author Pedro Pablo Sacristan will charm and entertain your whole family! Produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, and performed by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, the stories include “The Creature in the Attic,” “A Different Take on Halloween,” “Waking Nightmare,” “The Evil Goblins,” “The Brave Boy and the Multicolored Ghost,” “The Monster in the Wardrobe,”“Forever a Monster,” “Bewitched Tongues,” The Funny-Looking Fairy,” and “The Evil Millisphore.”

A Waterlogg Double Feature

A Waterlogg double feature from husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg

First is “The Joe Bev Valentine Treat.” This is a charming hour of stories (real and fictional) about love hosted by veteran public radio producer Joe Bevilacqua.

The hour includes “Who’s Afraid of a Virginian’s Wrath,” “A Valentine from Graham Nash’s Mac,” “Ode to a Transfer Station or Love Poem for the Dump,” “A Mathematical Valentine,” “The Love of Lee the Horselogger,” “Marian the Librarian Finds Love at the Bookmobile,” and “Valentine Vignette.”

Second is “The Comedy-O-Rama Hour Valentine Special: Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg,” a comic one-hour radio play by Joe Bevilacqua, performed by Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, plus Cousin Kenny Savoy, Jim Folly, Tom Giannazzo, and Reagan Bonjorno Leonard. Recorded in the woods of Napanoch, New York, and at Carolyn’s on Broadway in New York City.

The Gift of the Magi

O. Henry’s classic Christmas short story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua. William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer, whose short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twists.

Author Biography

Daws Butler was the master of voice. His was the voice behind most of the classic Hanna-Barbera characters: Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quickdraw McGraw, Elroy Jetson, and a hundred others. He also originated the vocal character of Cap’n Crunch and other famous Jay Ward cartoon characters. His significant work with Stan Freberg in the 1950s on The Stan Freberg Show and multimillion-selling records such as “St. George and the Dragonet” are still held in reverence today. He also ran a voice acting workshop for many years. Among his many successful students are Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, and Corey Burton, from Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind.

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Reader Biography

Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist, but his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television, as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist. In 1971 his father bought him a cassette recorder, on which he created his first audio story, Willoughby and the Professor, acting all the voices himself at the age of twelve. In 1975 Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many other Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Bevilacqua’s personal mentor after hearing a 120-minute cassette of Willoughby improvisations. Since 1980 Bevilacqua has produced many award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and others.

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