Yuri Rasovsky

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Yuri Rasovsky
BornJuly 29, 1944
DiedJanuary 18, 2012(2012-01-18) (aged 67)
OccupationRadio drama writer

Yuri Rasovsky (July 29, 1944 – January 18, 2012) was an American writer and producer working in radio drama in the United States.

He founded and operated The National Radio Theater of Chicago from 1973 to 1986 and later formed the Hollywood Theater of the Ear (since 1993). In the 1990s, he forsook radio for audiobooks. Many of his radio plays have been published as commercial recordings or as Internet downloads. His new plays are being released by Blackstone Audio. He died in 2012 of esophageal cancer.[1][2]

Major works[edit]

Rasovsky wrote, directed, or produced more than 150 audio plays. Notable examples include:


He was the author of The Well-tempered Audio Dramatist (National Audio Theatre Festivals, 2006) and, with Carol Madden Adorjan, co-author of WKID: Easy Radio Plays for Children (Albert Whitman & Co., 1987).[3]


Over the past three-plus decades, Rasovsky's audio work has won:

Notable relatives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Times, By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles. "Yuri Rasovsky dies at 67; big name in radio dramas, audio books". latimes.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Yuri Rasovsky, Renowned Audio Dramatist, Dies at 67".
  3. ^ irasov.com

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