Napanoch, NY, February 10, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- February 2008 is a busy month for Joe Bevilacqua (or Joe Bev as he is often known). The veteran, award-winning writer, cartoonist, radio producer, actor and founder of Waterlogg Productions has not one, but seven different radio specials being broadcast on public radio stations across the country, and XM Satellite Radio.
In one essay, Bevilacqua describes how on February 12, 1996, an e-mail from rock legend Graham Nash's MAC laptop triggered a series of bizarre coincidences, which led to the meeting of his wife Lorie Kellogg. The couple just celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. The ten minute piece can be heard on Public Radio International, as well as stations including KUAR (89 FM) and KLRE (90.5 FM) in Arkansas, and on line at The Public Radio Exchange, through February 14.
The story was also published in the February 7 issue of The Ellenville Journal, a weekly newspaper located in Ellenville, New York.
Bevilacqua has other Valentine's Day pieces airing on the radio, including "A Mathematical Valentine,” a charming profile in which Bevilacqua tracks down his former mathematics professor Ron Reummler to hear how math can explain lost love; and "The Love of Lee the Horselogger,” in which he meets a man who set out in a covered wagon in 2006 to find his childhood sweetheart and fell in love with America instead.
He also has several hour-long hour long specials airing in the next week, including "Love" - Live at Aroma Thyme Bistro - Cupid came early, at a November 2007 open mic night, when it was all about love.
If these were not enough, Bevilacqua also wrote, produced, directed and acted in a radio play: "Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg," which will air on February 14, from 11:00 p.m. to midnight, on XM Satellite Radio's Sonic Theater Channel 163.
You can hear Joe Bevilacqua's Valentine's themed radio specials online at:
Finally, Bevilacqua is hosting an hour long “Black History Month” special: “Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, an informative and entertaining hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalas and members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The program is airing on public radio stations across the county and can be heard on line at:
Bevilacqua has edited and written several books, including Daws Butler: Characters Actor, the authorized biography of the voice of Yogi Bear. A frequent contributor to National Public Radio, He has won many awards, including a Silver Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for A Guy Named Joe Bevilacqua. His radio documentary Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady won best radio documentary at the 2001 New York Festivals. Most recently, Bevilacqua won a New York Festivals for his 2006 All Things Considered tribute to cartoon legend Joe Barbera. Bevilacqua has also written, directed and acting in hundreds of radio dramas for NPR and XM Satellite Radio. In addition, he writes three to five articles per week for The Ellenville Journal in Ellenville, NY. He also contributed a number of articles, essays and cartoons to the premiere issue of Orange Magazine. “Joe Bev” and his wife and co-creator, Lorie Kellogg, live in their uniquely cartoonish home in the woods of Napanoch, NY, with their three dogs, George, Gracie and Zasu, and their two cats, Offica Pup and Krazy Kat. You can hear over 30 hours of his audio work, much of it for National Public Radio, at: www.joebev.com.