For those not acquainted with The Flagpole Radio Café,
it is an engaging show created by Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines and
Jim Allyn in association with the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
It features music by Jim Allyn and the Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble created for
the show, and radio style comedy sketches by the hyperbolically named Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre.
Rebroadcasts of The Flagpole Radio Café are carried on WPKN radio and Charter
Community Vision 21 in Newtown, CT.
Each show features a musical guest artist such as Peter Yarrow, Vanesse Thomas,
Phil Bowler and Yale’s internationally acclaimed male choir The Whiffenpoofs.