We told the real Good Friday story throughout Australia with 33AD

Peter Overton kindly voiced the part of the newsreader for our fictitious first-century radio station with call-sign 33AD.

Last Easter we produced a series of radio bulletins to creatively retell the events of the original Good Friday.

They were broadcast on New Zealand’s leading commercial talk radio network, Newstalk ZB.

Re-purposed for Australia

This year we reworked the concept and adapted it to be used by community stations throughout Australia.

The hourly bulletins transported listeners through time and space to hear how a radio station might have covered the crucifixion of Jesus as a developing news story.

The fictitious station we tuned in to had the call-sign 33AD.

A stellar Aussie cast

Channel Nine’s Peter Overton graciously voiced the part of our newsreader for most markets with our reporter at the scene played by Sharon Smith.

An alternate newsreader voice was provided by voice-artist Colin Cassidy for markets that did not take the Channel Nine news.

Airing in “real-time” on Good Friday

The series played out in ten parts every hour on the half hour. Each bulletin covered the events that would have taken place by that particular time of day on the original Good Friday.

Listen to the Australian version below, or to listen to the New Zealand version click here.

Listen to more highlights from our Easter 2017 broadcasts by clicking here.

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