Barnaby Druthers

Created for community radio, and set in Oregon, Barnaby Druthers is now airing on KCIW.

KCIW, Curry Coast Community Radio 100.7 FM is excited to announce that Barnaby Druthers is now airing weekly for the Brookings-Harbor radio audience. Barnaby Druthers is a new 100% original audio theater program that was created specifically for community radio stations and their listening audience. The weekly audio theater drama/light comedy features a British born detective who travels to Oregon and finds himself in a position to solve cozy mysteries. The program will air Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm on 100.7 FM.

Created by author and producer J. Timothy Quirk, Barnaby Druthers features the vocal work of Humphry Rolleston in the title role and Devon Richtmeyer as Irene Adler. The program is narrated by singer-songwriter Robert C. Fullerton, whose music is featured in the first episode, and the series is directed by AJ Lin who also portrays a character in first four episodes.

“We are excited to be a part of the KCIW line up of quality programs,” says J. Timothy Quirk, “and we hope the Oregonian audience enjoys this interesting take on a fish-out-of-water-story. We specifically took our most beloved character, an old fashioned British quasi-intellectual who prefers the “indoors” and put him in a setting where outdoor activity and recreation is a way of life.” Quirk is a member and remote-volunteer for KCIW.

KCIW 100.7 FM is Curry Coast Community Radio which was founded in 2014 with the mission to provide a platform for the free exchange of artistic expression, information, and differing points of view, and to encourage cooperation and collaboration among  local government entities, schools, service groups, other non-profits, and population segments whose voices are often not heard. Through the airwaves KCIW strives to strengthen the sense of community and work toward a better future for all residents of Curry County.

Humphry Rolleston describes Barnaby as coming from a long line of English amateur detectives from Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey and others.  

“Barnaby is a lovable but rather clueless amateur private detective, who lacks self-awareness and is under the thumb of his formidable mother,” says Humphry Rolleston. “That said, he is just smart enough to know that he is completely lost without the help and support of the incomparable Miss Adler.  

“Together, they solve crimes across continents and form a most unlikely team. He is clearly in awe of Miss Adler and yet treats her truly as an equal without any hint of condescension and has the good manners of a well-bred Englishman! Playing this role allows me to draw on my experiences growing up in England where I spent half my life, going to boarding schools as I’m sure Barnaby did and I hope I can offer my fellow actors insights into how to pronounce certain words that add to the authenticity of the script.” 

Devon Richtmeyer, who plays the outgoing and athletic Irene Adler, can’t wait to introduce her character to the Brookings listening audience. “I adore Irene! It's so empowering to play a woman who is intelligent, witty, and confident in her own skin. She really is the perfect counterpart and partner to Barnaby! They balance each other out.”

The director AJ Lin describes working in audio theater as nothing short of amazing. “In a Barnaby Druthers story, the audience gets fully realized characters with complete backgrounds that peel back slowly in a complex yet entertaining story. You're getting witty humor, a talented cast to deliver it, and overall a full audio theater experience that people of all ages can enjoy”

Be sure to catch Barnaby Druthers on KCIW 100.7 FM at 7:30 pm Tuesdays.

For more information about KCIW and their complete Weekly Programming Schedule, visit kciw.org.

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