9 episodes

In 1965 George Broughton built an 80-foot tall beacon in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with the goal of guiding life to Earth. Fifty years later his self-proclaimed project of galactic hospitality is being shut down. The future of the beacon now lies in the hands of the current hosts of the radio station, the Gazelle, set below the light. With fifty years of music and reported UFO sightings by the show’s listeners, it’s up to the hosts to find a way to save the radio station and keep the beacon lit. www.thewayhere.org

THE WAY HERE Gazelle Radio

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

In 1965 George Broughton built an 80-foot tall beacon in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with the goal of guiding life to Earth. Fifty years later his self-proclaimed project of galactic hospitality is being shut down. The future of the beacon now lies in the hands of the current hosts of the radio station, the Gazelle, set below the light. With fifty years of music and reported UFO sightings by the show’s listeners, it’s up to the hosts to find a way to save the radio station and keep the beacon lit. www.thewayhere.org

    E1: The Gazelle

    E1: The Gazelle

    The Gazelle radio station and beacon was built in 1965 as a way of guiding of life to earth. Now, fifty years later, its caretakers are failing to keep the station up to date. Kurt Evans, a radio DJ, and Mike Jones, a former Boeing engineer, must deal with the fact that their project is being shut down and struggle with the idea that maybe there’s nothing out there after all.

    • 19 min
    E2: The Plan

    E2: The Plan

    After Mike unexpectedly announced that they would save the Gazelle radio station, Kurt is left to sort through voicemails left by the show’s listeners and figure out a way to raise enough money to save the beacon, when a call from an old friend of Mike’s reveals a surprising connection to the show. With the help of radio producer, Dylan Reed, Mike and Kurt come up with a plan to save the Gazelle.

    • 23 min
    E3: The Tapes

    E3: The Tapes

    Using the recordings made by Dylan’s father, a UFO enthusiast, Mike and Kurt listen to the entire history of the Gazelle. The tapes reveal the different styles and beliefs of the show’s previous hosts; and a phone call from 1986 makes a shocking claim.

    • 27 min
    E4: The Hike

    E4: The Hike

    After hearing a report of a nearby UFO crash, the team sets off to find the wreckage. As Dylan continues to work on his story about the Gazelle he struggles to come to terms with his father’s fanatic beliefs; and an unexplainable encounter in the woods catches everybody off guard.

    • 20 min
    E5: The Big Show: Part 1

    E5: The Big Show: Part 1

    With a completed radio story and possible evidence of extraterrestrial beings, Dylan produces one final show to save the Gazelle. But as Dylan arranges for several former hosts to be interviewed for the event, Kurt begins to act strange, and a loud noise heard outside interrupts the entire radio segment.

    • 23 min
    E6: The Big Show: Part 2

    E6: The Big Show: Part 2

    Mike’s radio show, “SpaceTalk” is now in its third week at the KUOW studios. He and Dylan drive up to see what has become of The Gazelle and find a bizarre and fanatic Kurt living in the station who has found a new “show” to be a part of.

    • 17 min

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