Sadie Hawkins Dance by Zane Anderson of WHJE Carmel

March 24, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

WHJE, in Carmel, Indiana (pronounced like the candy, CAR-mel, not like the froufrou California town, Car-MELLE)  is the radio station I dreamed of working at when I was in high school. It's a station right in the main hallway of the school and the Youngs of Carmel High School get credit for completing assignments.

This radio drama produced by Zane Anderson and starring himself, Scott Stewart, Sarah Zhang, and Alicia Deogracias, is about all the awkwardness of asking someone out for the first time.

Check out their PRX page to listen to some of the pieces that Zane describes after the drama ends.

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BTW, in case you didn't know, now you do. Sadie Hawkins dances are when girls are supposed to do the asking of the date, not boys. Oh, how quaint. Here's the origin: a Li'l Abner cartoon from 1937! Click on it for a larger, readable version.

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Intro music is by Addiquit / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Outro music is by Rhoda / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

That lovely forest I'm sitting in at the beginning is, alas, not real. I found the FX over at freesound.org. Jolly good website.