“We all pulled different elements of places, restaurants, bars and music venues that we’d seen around this country and international,” Colton told Oklahoma Gazette. “Never was there something with all-in-one. It was a challenge and an opportunity, with a big bet made on Oklahoma City.”
The event is partially a live taping of KOSU’s The Dates of Our Lives.
“I hired people of color, for the most part, who didn’t have the training to be a journalist,” Russell Perry said. “I trained them.”
“I do believe if there wasn’t a Christmas, we’d have to invent one,” he said.
Buchholtz is also known as a Sunday radio personality on 100.5 KATT FM and as a co-founder of OKC Comedy.
The podcast won the award for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form) at the 2016 Parsec Awards.
Keillor retired from A Prairie Home Companion in July.
Co-playwrights Gaylene Murphy and Linda McDonald met at the University of Central Oklahoma.
The five-man morning radio team has been together for the last three years.
More characters also means actors play more roles, which they love, said director Michelle De Long.