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November 30, 2011. The Mark of Zorro has been nominated for a Grammy as Best Spoken Word Album of the year.
July 28, 2011. WFMT Chicago, 98.7 fm, will broadcast Saint Joan tomorrow evening starting 7 pm CDT. The station streams at http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=4,5,28.
May 24, 2010. Saint Joan won an Audie tonight for Best Audio Drama of 2010.
November 22, 2010. Blackstone Audio has set the release date for The Mark of Zorro, starring Val Kilmer,  for April 1, 2011. Also in the cast: Scott Brick, Ruth Livier, Elizabeth Peña, Phil Proctor, Stefan Rudnicki, Ned Schmidtke, Armin Shimerman, John Sloan, Kristoffer Tabori and Meshach Taylor.
June 8, 2010. The original full stereo mix of R.U.R., the classic Czech play that introduced the word "robot" into the world's vocabulary, is now available free as an Internet download from Radio Drama Revival.
May  25, 2010. Black Mask Audio Magazine and The Maltese Falcon won Audies at the annual NY gala tonight -- the former as Best Anthology and the latter as Best AudioBook Adaptation.
January 1, 2010. AudioFile magazine has named The Maltese Falcon and Black Mask Audio Magazine, two of the best audiobooks of 2009.
December 2, 2009. YR's The Maltese Falcon is nominated for a Grammy.
November 23, 2009. Blackstone has commissioned YR to write and produce a dramatization of The Mark of Zorro (1919), the first Zorro novel.
September 30, 2009. Blackstone Audio has set the release date for Saint Joan at March 1, 2010.
April 25, 2009. Blackstone has commissioned YR to produce an audio version of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.

November 1, 2008. Blackstone has published YR's dramatization of  The Maltese Falcon, featuring Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, and Edward Herrmann.

May 30, 2008. Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls won three A.P.A. Audie® Awards tonight at ceremonies in Los Angeles: best audio drama, best original script, achievement in production.
May 1, 2008. Black Mask Audio Magazine is now available on-line at Audible.com..
March 14, 2008. HAMMETT UP! YR is scheduled to direct a live audio dramatization of one of only three Sam Spade short stories by Dashiell Hammett, "Too Many Have Lived," 7 pm, Tuesday, April 29, at The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction, New York.
January 21, 2008. Audible.com names Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls one of the best audiobooks of 2007.
September 1, 2007. Blackstone today publishes Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls.
April 1, 2007. Blackstone Audio publishes Aeschylus' The Oresteia.
January 23, 2007. Audiobook versions of Mavis Gallant's Paris Stories, narrated by YR and Lorna Raver, Richard Matheson's The Incredible Shrinking Man, narrated by YR, and the anthology A Grown-up's Halloween are 2007 Audie® Award finalists, it was learned today.
January 20, 2007. The Sherlock Holmes Theatre wins a 2006 audio Award of Excellence in the arts/culture category of the Communicator Awards.
September 16, 2006. Blackstone Audio releases A Grown-up's Halloween.
August 2, 2006. The National Audio Theater Festivals is now taking orders for the print edition of The Well-tempered Audio Dramatist. The online edition has been transferred to NATF's web site.
May 20, 2006 The Sherlock Holmes Theatre won a Best Drama Audie® Award last night during ceremonies at The National Press Club, Washington DC. In its Dec-Jan issue, AudioFile magazine had already selected the production as one of the 10 best mystery & suspense recordings of 2005.
January 17, 2006. Today, Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, Blackstone Audio publishes Craven Street: Ben Franklin in London.
February 1, 2005. Blackstone publishes The Sherlock Holmes Theatre. This is Yuri's first audio drama commission for non-broadcast.