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.

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Caption: Hammond Cylindrical Projection World Map 1905, Credit: Sue Clark
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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
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Musical Selections on a Theme - a sub-series of the award-winning "Kaleidoscope" program


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:01
  • Purchases: 4
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History of the Christmas Tree tradition—from Germany to York, PA

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, KISU, and KRPS

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 3
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History of the poem "The Night Before Christmas"

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, KISU, KPIK-LP, WKSU, KRPS and more

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:06
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Happy Christmas Bokeh!, Credit: Simon Keeping
Here are 71 interstitials on the Christmas Season, its traditions, legends, and lore. (This is one file of the 71 interstitials. If you would like...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge and KREV-LP

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 01:26:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mayflower II, Credit: joiseyshowaa, Keith Tyler
Our Pilgrim Fathers & Mothers—Mike Whorf details the first few years of the Plymouth colony and the natives they befriended.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 44:09
Caption: Jack Benny, Flamingo, 1958, Credit: Dan Perry
Great names and great memories—Thanksgiving with Stan Freberg, Jack Benny, and Eve Arden.

Bought by KMXT, KRCB 104.9, KMXT, and WRFA-LP

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 45:13
  • Purchases: 4
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Commemorating Veteran's Day with this edition of Patterns in Music—a fitting musical tribute to those who served.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and WNMU-FM

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 01:40:15
  • Purchases: 2
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For “Patterns in Music,” Mike Whorf presents this special program of music, poetry, and thought-provoking reflection.

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, 'The Sea', KKWE Niijii Radio, and KMXT

  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 01:07:36
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Nov 05, 2010
  • Length: 53:45
  • Purchases: 4