ORIG. REL. 5/31/20 with the following commentary:
WELCOME TO SEASON TWO OF OLD-TIME RADIO ESSENTIALS!
Well, friends, here we are, two or three (or four) months into this COVID-19 pandemic, so Paul, Dave and I decided to kick off our second season with something reflecting the times. And so we present “The Peoria Plague”, a one-shot original radio drama about an alien invasion and deadly plague that was produced by radio station WUHN in Peoria, Illinois, in 1972. While it has familiar overtones of “The War of the Worlds” 1938 broadcast, this program seems to have had no effect whatsoever to radio audiences of its day — we could find nothing that reported how listeners reacted. Anyway, we three discuss that and many other things about this broadcast, and we hope you enjoy it. Remember to stay safe, keep your social distance, and DON’T DRINK THE TAP WATER! (P.S. watch out for Zombies…)