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.


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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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 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


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Dedicated to the late broadcaster, J.P. McCarthy—Detroit's #1 Irishman—here is a two-hour celebration for St. Patrick's Day. In song, poetry, and p...

Bought by KHEN-LP and KREV-LP

  • Added: Feb 11, 2011
  • Length: 01:33:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Traditions, trivia, and history of St. Valentine's Day. Also included is a brief story by Charles Westcott about a little girl and her homemade val...

Bought by KREV-LP

  • Added: Jan 17, 2011
  • Length: 50:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Abraham Lincoln, Credit: Matt Lemmon
Much has been written about the life, times and experiences of Abraham Lincoln, but perhaps the nicest part of the truth is the story of Lincoln an...

Bought by KREV-LP

  • Added: Jan 12, 2011
  • Length: 50:47
  • Purchases: 1
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The contributions of the Black Man—celebrating Black History Month. Here presented is the life and times of Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave wh...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 49:49
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The contributions of the Black Man—celebrating Black History Month. In this program, we hear the history of the first North African to set foot in ...

Bought by KREV-LP

  • Added: Dec 14, 2010
  • Length: 47:27
  • Purchases: 1
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The contributions of the Black Man—celebrating Black History Month. Recounted in this installment is the life, times, and legacy of Phillis Wheatle...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2010
  • Length: 47:29
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The contributions of the Black Man—celebrating Black History Month. Remembering: Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Estaban, Phillis Wheatley, Bill Pic...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 37:38
Caption: Martin Luther King press conference, Credit: Marion S. Trikosko
On the anniversary of his birth, the life and work of the civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His own voice and words make this a mean...

Bought by KVSC, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, KCNP, KCNP, and WCSU-FM

  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 44:36
  • Purchases: 5
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An exploration of the days following December 25th, including their significance and some common household traditions. Also included are readings o...

Bought by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, WRNC-LP, KRPS, KUHF, KREV-LP and more

  • Added: Nov 30, 2010
  • Length: 47:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Merry Christmas, Credit: Vincent Lock
Mike Whorf's "Kaleidoscope" guides us into the Christmas mood with a few musings on the spirit of the season.

Bought by WVRU

  • Added: Nov 30, 2010
  • Length: 48:22
  • Purchases: 1