Awards and Website Credits

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About.com's Home Page




An outstanding online radio dramatic series..."
February 15, 2000 - Site Of The Day!

--Mike Powers, Editor, Radio Sites, About.com

"... A fascinatingly offbeat
and probing exploration of fate and morality..."

--Web Notes, AudioFile, February/March 2001

Voted Most Popular Site In Several Categories
--Members Directory (1999-2001), NBCi.com

AudioFile Magazine's Online Page


Episode 6, Winner of
The Silver Ogle
Presented by the American Society for Science Fiction Audio for
Best Fantasy/Horror Audio Production

The Judges cited the production as:
"A self-contained story that does an excellent job of working in the audio medium, using richly produced sound to convey a great deal of the action and emotion of the events."


"...The highest quality audio production..."
--Minnesota Public Radio

MPR's Home Page

NPR's Home Page

"...An ambitious and thought-provoking series of dramas,
especially at a time when this kind of artistic expression
is so undervalued."
--Andy Trudeau,
Executive Producer, NPR Cultural Programming



On August 30, 2005, Jack Ward and Andrew Dorfman conducted a
telephone interview with the series creator, David Koenigsberg.
The interview and the first 7 episodes of The Soul Patrol
were included in their syndicated series of radio dramas,
The Sonic Society.
The interview was edited into two parts:
Part One premiered on September 6, 2005,
Part Two on October 4, 2005.
Download of Part One Interview
Part One

Download of Part Two Interview
Part Two


When WCLPi
(which ran an Internet radio site for
the parents of autistic children) was
considering the series for their Radio
Drama Playhouse, their chief
programmer wrote:

"Frankly I am hooked on the
stories, and can not wait to
listen to the next episode; so I
know our listeners will be
hooked as well."
--Brian Colucci,
WCLPi, Dayton, Ohio


Jeffrey Kelly, a talk show host on
Dundalk fm100's radio station in Ireland,
heard about the series when interviewing
Hazel O'Connor for an upcoming concert.
Intrigued, he listened to it, loved it and
presented the series on air!
The show played every Thursday at 9pm from
October 10 to November 21, 2006.


WMPG of Portland, Maine,
aired an episode to entice listeners
to sample new audio theater.
Episode 6, "Bridge of Indecision"
was broadcast on
Thursday, February 5, 2009 on
their Radio Drama Revival program.





Special Credits

Recording & Mixing Studios
Out in the farthest reaches of the San Fernando Valley is one of the best & most affordable Post-Production facilities, Command Post. What it lacks in looks, the company makes up in personal service, professionalism & price. (They have to try harder out there because of their location.)

Command Post specializes in working with independent filmmakers, music videos & industrials. We were their very first Internet project and they bent over backwards for us (as they seem to do with all of their clients). Now please, don't all of you go booking time there--we still need to get in to do our shows! -- April 2000.

Home of DBX, the Drumulator and Mac OS9!

The original image was not a tile but was flipped and turned 180 degrees to work on our Index Page.

My favorite small cloud tile!

Works well with text so it's on a text heavy page.
A soothing, colorful tile to help liven up an all text credits page (plus it helps keep the actors happy by not overpowering their names)!

Originally in color but in Black & White it doesn't overwhelm the Black & White cast photos!

Downloaded from www.grsites.net
Terrific clouds but they don't work at all with text so I've used it on one of the pages with tables.

Comically in color but works surprisingly well with hand written notes on notebook paper!

Almost no color.

This one does not fight against Black & White text.
This is the one on THIS page!

It doesn't work well with text and it is slightly on the green side!

Cloud Tiles
We've collected a number of nice images over the years from sites which have fallen off the face of the Earth or mutated into horrible, horrible creatures.

However, there is one site, BackgroundsArchive.com which is pretty darn good! There, you will find some nice cloud tiles and spectacular nature images like the one which graces our main page. (I flopped and turned that one 180 degrees to make a continuous checkerboard image!)

All of the images shown here have been reduced in size; to see them in their full glory (and how they work with text) just click-on the image to see the tile in action on our site. -- February 2007.

Test Pattern Tiles
(These tiles are shown in their full size so you could download them directly to your computer.) The Test Pattern tiles are used on our Series and Characters page and our Writing The Series page. Just click-on on a tile to see how it works with text. They were originally available for free download at Webpagedesign.com but that seems to have changed. -- October 2003.

These tiles remind me of a test pattern, so that's why... ...I'm using them as background for anything techy, which is why... ...You'll find these tiles on our Writing The Series page.

I'm invisible! Credit Tiles
(These tiles are shown in their full size so you could download them directly to your computer.) This design reminded me of the turn-of-the-century (19th/20th century) filligree that "theatre people" chose to associate with. That's why I'm using these tiles with any pages (including this one) which deal with the cast or individual actors. And like the Test Pattern tiles above, these tiles were originally available for free download at Webpagedesign.com. -- November 2003.

Paintings
The paintings on our Index page and Series and Characters page are the work of George Yepes. Visit his site or visit L.A. to see some impressive murals. Online they have a number of terrific originals for sale plus some inexpensive hand painted prints. (Just don't buy "Coatlique." I'm saving up for that one.)

The painting on our Irish broadcast page is by Thomas Blackshear. Visit his site to buy merchandise and reproductions of some of his paintings (unfortunately, other paintings are now completely in private hands)! -- September 2006.

One day I'd like to commission George to do a painting for The Soul Patrol.  But this one will do quite nicely for now. I wish George would paint more diverse latinas.  He's always doing these supermodels.  Ayiii; but who can blame him? I wish he did more paintings like this and less merchandise!

As usual, it came in a yellow box. Behind The Scenes Photos
ALL of the photos of the cast & crew at work were taken with Kodak single use cameras (mostly with the model called "Versatility"). These cameras are incredibly simple to use and with Kodak processing you can end up with film negatives and a choice of prints, CD-Rom and/or jpegs emailed to your account.

We've had some experience in the archive world and can tell you that the more formats you save your "assets" in, the better. Negatives can fade and get scratched, CDs can oxidize and become unreadable and digital can always get blown away! The answer? Get all three!

We'd leave a bunch of cameras out for the cast & crew to take shots of one another but the ball really didn't start rolling until we promised to some of the people that we wouldn't post a photo of them without their permission. After that, the film flew freely! -- August 2014

Animated Rollovers
The Super Deformed, anime character on our Index page, Major Domo, was designed by Patara Rungratanasunthorn (who is one of the partners in Vuduberi.com), drawn & colored by myself (David Koenigsberg) with photoshop/Gimp help from Aaron Maupin & Robert "Ditchdigger" Billings and Javascript coding by Sachmo Jobb.

"Major Domo" is the name of the mailing list program which comes bundled with the Apache web server but we thought it might also make a swell name for our mascot. -- May 2005.

An early rough drawing of Major Domo

Start designing a font with the S; it's usually hardest character to deal with. "The Soul Patrol" Font
You can't have a website nor an entertainment series nowadays without creating your own special, unique and very applicable font! A good font should help to set the mood for the public's experience. (And it also makes it easier to protect trademarked merchandise!)

With this series and website, I wanted to give the feeling of the stifling bureacracy, rules and regulations faced by the patrol. The font should be holy and uncompromisingly inflexible!

I accidentally found a perfect example of what I wanted when visiting the Los Angeles City Hall in the 1980's to file a DBA for "The Cosmic Forces." The City Hall was in disarray in all manners, including fonts, because it never had a major rehab since opening in 1928. Of the many fonts used in the building, one stood out which served as the inspiration for what I would later christen, "DK Civic."

Initially I used the program for such endeavors, Macromedia's Fontographer (and in this case, Version 4.1 for Power Macs). The program had some limitations, number one of which was the inability to accurately document the construction of a character. (You would find yourself asking, "How did I arrive at establishing that curve in the "S"?) And so one would need to graph that out on a sheet of paper; hence the accompanying image.

But once you understand how GIMP works, you realize that all one needs is a Photoshop-like program to create a typeface. (Programs like Fontographer have the unnecessary additional burden of exporting.) Using what had been established in Fontographer, I recreated the characters in GIMP along with building new characters. (But you still have to keep track of how you formed each character!) -- January 2006.

Radios
Our collection of radios (one for each episode) came from Don Adamson's now defunct Antique Radio Page! And what a collection, everything from crystal sets to plastic transistor portables! I just wish he had continued on with later models and foreign brands (Sony!) but that perhaps is for another page one day. (The radios shown below are not to scale to one another.) -- August 2014.

A homemade crystal set from the 1920's.  My favorite looking crystal st. A Belmont 40-A-AC Navigator.  The most iconic cathedral, in my opinion. An Arvin 602A deco bakelite radio manufactured in 1939.  Pretty futuristic for 1939. A Philco 37-620 AM & shortwave Tombstone manufactured in 1937.  Looks perfect for listening to a murder mystery. A Clarion, probably manufactured in the late 1940s and made out of bakelite.  Catch that cool looking clock. A Majestic 59 Studio Tombstone manufactured in 1933.  I bet it had a great bass end. A Farnsworth GT-050 bakelite manufactured in 1948.  A bullet radio! A Philco 49-503 Transitone manufactured in 1949.  Very stylish! A Philco 51-532 Transitone manufactured in 1951 out of plastic.  Check out that grille! A CBS-Columbia T203 manufactured in 1956 out of plastic.  I agree with Don Adamson's assessment of the googie influence. A Motorola 56R probably manufactured in 1956 and made of plastic.  I remember seeing these as a kid. A Zenith Royal 500 transistor upright manufactured in 1955.  A good example of an early transistor radio. A Panasonic R-70 transistor (manufactured in 1970)?  My sister had one in yellow, until the chain broke sending the radio smashing into the ground.  Don Adamson calls this a novelty radio but I hardly think so.

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