By Grant Tilly
Commissioned by Rising Tide
During the 1940’s, the power of Radio brought the dominion of Newfoundland together like never before, as it began to reach the farthest isolated outports. But what of the people who worked at the radio station? With traditional Newfoundland songs, popular songs from the period, and the much loved and fun-filled Newfoundland Radio show “The Irene B Mellon”, this new musical explores the lives, romances, and power struggles of those working at a radio station in St. John’s, as they square off over control of the airwaves and the future of the country in the years prior to Confederation.