Loyola Productions, Inc.

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Loyola Productions, Inc. is proud to present selections from the career of
Peabody Award-winning radio broadcaster Mike Whorf.

 


Loyola Productions has the auspicious honor of an accolade from the acclaimed


 

Our Mission Statement:

Loyola Productions, Incorporated (LPI), is a nonprofit creative media company that builds on the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of effective involvement in the communication arts.

LPI’s mainstream films and TV series grapple with issues of cultural, economic, political and religious diversity, always focusing on the most compelling human stories, stories that entertain while touching minds and hearts.

LPI’s award-winning documentaries, promotional films and instructional videos reflect the Jesuit commitment to education and social justice.


The Kaleidoscope Project:

Mike WhorfWe are pleased to offer the PRX community access to a gem of classic radio broadcasting. Through the efforts of LPI and the Tom Tracy Foundation, the "Kaleidoscope" library is undergoing restoration and digitization so that the world may continue to be entertained and informed by the work of Mike Whorf. This timeless collection of educational and entertaining programs covers over 1,000 topics, a perfect compliment for your holiday and thematic programing.


A George Foster Peabody Award winner, American radio personality Mike Whorf spent nearly forty years of his announcing and program-hosting career at WJR in Detroit, Michigan. There he developed his ever-popular documentary/narrative program, "Kaleidoscope," which draws on a blend of storytelling, interviews, historic recordings, and music of the ages to create a captivating portrait of various topics.

Whorf's work in radio, beginning with the United States Air Force and continuing through to his time at WJR, also involved the creation of Mike Whorf, Inc., which enabled schools, libraries, and individuals to purchase copies of his shows for personal and educational purposes. Currently retired, his extensive catalog of over 1,110 hour-long programs now resides with Loyola Productions, Inc. where the tapes are undergoing restoration and transfer to digital media.


More on Mike Whorf.

Series

Caption: Hammond Cylindrical Projection World Map 1905, Credit: Sue Clark
2 Pieces

The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know!

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4 Pieces

The contributions of the Black Man—celebrating Black History Month.

Caption: Kaleidoscope, Credit: FooNar
20 Pieces

Documentational/Musical Narratives from the Peabody award winning radio series — KALEIDOSCOPE.

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71 Pieces

71 One-Minute Christmas Season Interstitials - traditions, legends, lore.

Caption: Colored Plate - Fractal Mosaic, Credit: qthomasbower
2 Pieces

Musical Selections on a Theme - a sub-series of the award-winning "Kaleidoscope" program


Pieces

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Exploitation of the name "Father Christmas" in England.

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 2
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The beginnings of Kris Kringle and Santa Claus.

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:03
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:12
  • Purchases: 2
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History and Lore of the Star of Bethlehem.

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:13
  • Purchases: 3
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History of “Here We Come A-Wassailing," the holiday practice of imbibing alcohol; recipe for Wassail

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 2
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History of the planting of holly—for protection and good luck

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Presenting “The Man with a Hundred Names,” written by Mike Whorf.

Bought by KISU and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 02:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Poinsettia history and legend—this flowering plant was originally from Mexico

Bought by KISU, KRPS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:05
  • Purchases: 2