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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.

Pieces

Caption: Pilgrims, Credit: turtlemom4bacon
Just who were the Pilgrims and what did they want?

Bought by WRFA-LP and KREV-LP


  • Added: Oct 24, 2011
  • Length: 46:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Karol Wojtyla's path to papacy is laid out in this episode of Kaleidoscope.

  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 46:52
Caption: Memorial Day Poster, Credit: Beverly & Pack
Part one of a two-hour remembrance for Memorial Day... Since the ending of the Civil War in 1865, America has lost over 700,000 soldiers. For Memor...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2011
  • Length: 44:32
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Song, poetry, and prose for our moms on Mother's Day.

  • Added: Apr 26, 2011
  • Length: 47:59
Caption: Kaleidoscope, Credit: FooNar
The Detroit “Knights” take to the jousting field. It's a marvelously humorous baseball yarn set in jolly ole England.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2011
  • Length: 48:06
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“Whoever would understand the heart and mind of America had better learn the game of baseball...” As this quotation sums up our attitude toward the...

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2011
  • Length: 58:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Jesus, in this narrative, emerges from the shadows to walk in a world peopled by simple hard-working men in a town called Nazareth. A town where a ...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 48:58
Caption: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Credit: Randy OHC
Nobleman, soldier, gambler, womanizer, priest, theologian, and founder of the Society of Jesus—and all this of just one man!

  • Added: Mar 11, 2011
  • Length: 46:50
Caption: Iveagh Gardens - Dublin City, Credit: William Murphy
The life, times, and music of Irish tenor, John McCormack.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 50:54
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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with this edition of Kaleidoscope. From Mose the Firefighter to terminology and Irish practices, here is a look at th...

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Feb 14, 2011
  • Length: 47:56
  • Purchases: 1
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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 WCSU-FM


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 44:36
  • Purchases: 1
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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 WRNC-LP, KRPS, KUHF, KREV-LP, and Kansas Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2010
  • Length: 47:59
  • Purchases: 5
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