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‘Who Shot Bill Gates?’ Subject of XM Radio Theater

by on Oct.22, 2005, under General News

Anonymous Coward writes “‘Who Shot Bill Gates?’ Subject of XM Radio Theater

Award-winning radio play created exclusively through Internet airs October 29th and 31st on XM Satellite Radio — October 20, 2005 — Listeners to XM Satellite Radio this Halloween night should prepare to be fooled by a parody news broadcast announcing that Bill Gates has been shot. NOT FROM SPACE is an award-winning radio play created by Borgus Productions which has reached international attention in recent years.” Read More for the whole release.

“It’s not a radio stunt,” says NOT FROM SPACE Producer and Writer Jeff Bays. “It’s a harmless science-fiction story which uses modern day political icons as the subject of satire.”

In this movie-length radio broadcast listeners are pulled into fictional news coverage of a murder attempt on Bill Gates, while aliens from Mars show up in orbit. Gates finds an advanced computer at the South Pole, makes some deals with the aliens, and prepares to take over the world.

NOT FROM SPACE has been heard nationally five times on XM Satellite Radio, which has subscribers now reaching over 5 million.

In 2003, it was featured on Carsten Nielsen’s technology show ‘Harddisken’ on Denmark National Radio as the first production created soley through the Internet. All 15 of the Borgus voice actors recorded their lines at home and sent them through e-mail to be produced.

Borgus Productions has won two international audio awards for NOT FROM SPACE: the Silver Mark Time award, and the Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence.

NOT FROM SPACE can be heard October 29th and Halloween night on XM Channel 163 – Sonic Theater. Exact times TBA.

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