There are four major problems facing audio drama that I’ve come up with so far: Definition, Knowledge, Availability, and Visibility.
- People have no idea what audio drama is. Or they think it’s Old Time Radio, something cheesy and archaic, and not something subtle and vibrant and contemporary.
- There is no central depository for knowledge about audio drama. There isn’t a place for all the disparate enthusiasts around the world to collect the knowledge and data they have acquired into one place. Yet. The best way to do this is with a wiki.
- There is no central clearinghouse for distributing audio drama, particularly the BBC output. We can’t just have knowledge about the body of work – we need to be able to listen to it.
- Audio drama is not visible.
This last issue is actually the most important.