Radio Retrospective

Series produced by Katy Sewall

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The Golden Age of Radio and how it influences media today.

The Golden Age of Radio and how it influences media today.


7 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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You'll never hear the song White Christmas the same way again.

Bought by KUOW, WOUB, New Hampshire Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 06:25
  • Purchases: 13
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The 1940s pre-movie newsreel "The March of Time" reenacted news events using actors. Henry Luce called it "fakery in allegiance to the truth." The ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ora Nichols (left) and the CBS Sound Effects Team, Credit: Wikipedia
Ora Nichols lead the sound effects team that brought "War of the Worlds" to life on the radio. That doesn't mean she got along with Orson Wells. Me...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rod Serling, Credit: Wikipedia
Rod Serling is know for his television series "The Twilight Zone," but he got his start writing radio dramas at WNYC in the summer of 1946. Listen ...

Bought by KSUT, WXAV 88.3FM, Troy Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 05:53
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Frank Sinatra being interview during World War II, Credit: Wikipedia
Radio reached its height of popularity during World War II. But the war also ushered in its greatest competitor - television.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Burns and Gracie Allen
The famous duo of radio, television and film – George Burns and Gracie Allen – were married for 38 years. We look back at how their relationship a...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 11:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nila Mack
There weren’t a lot of female directors during the Golden Age of Radio. Nila Mack was one of the few who earned herself an office on the 14th floo...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 3