About ARTC

Our Story

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company was founded in 1984 by radio personality William L. Brown and actor/director Patrick Stansbury. They incorporated ARTC as a non-profit educational corporation, dedicated to the production and distribution of quality audio drama.

To procure funding, Mr. Stansbury persuaded the Citizens and Southern National Bank (as it was then known, later part of NationsBank, now Bank of America) to sponsor a weekly, one hour program on WGST-AM — and Mr. Brown turned his spare bedroom into a recording studio. Atlanta playwright Thomas E. Fuller (now better known as one of the authors of Wishbone books for young readers) was enlisted as principal writer, and numerous actors from the local theatrical community joined this exciting new venture.

Soon, program production became too complicated for a small bedroom studio. Henry Howard, owner of Audio Craft, made his facility available to ARTC and came on board as a producer.

This was simply the beginning of ARTC. They have continued to thrive in venues such as Dragon Con and have a standing program year-round. You can check out our detailed Chronology of past shows, listen to our podcast, or help support us with a donation or a purchase! View our current sponsors!

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The Mark Time Awards

The Mark Time Awards are presented each year for excellence in audio in the fields of science fiction, horror, fantasy, and detective/mystery.  See past winners.

Through December 2023
David Benedict
Retta Bodhaine
Dave Schroeder

Through December 2024
Billy Barefoot
Alton Leonard

Through December 2025
William Alan Ritch
Ron N. Butler
Ellie Cook

William Alan Ritch – President
David Benedict – Vice-President, Executive Producer, Marketing Director
Billy Barefoot – Secretary
Alex Lucyshyn – Treasurer

William Alan Ritch, Robert Drake – Convention Liaisons
Oreta Campbell – Table Sales
Robert Drake – Parliamentarian
Brian Smith – Senior Producer Online Media