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How Radio Was Done Part 7

June 29, 2006
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A 5-hour edition covers the defeat of Germany and the continuing war with Japan. Orson Welles returns with his brand of patriotism in the Lockheed Vega program, /”Ceiling Unlimited,/” Nazi death camps are exposed by Edward Murrow, and battlefield radio covers island invasions across the Pacific until the atomic bomb is dropped and the war ends. Hiroshima immediately enters the English language and then its songs. Two years later, as Superman battles the Atomic Man, the first flying saucer sightings are documented by radio news across the country and enter science fiction radio at the speed of light.

5 Hours (2 mp3s)

How Radio Was Done Part 6

June 22, 2006
Solo

On through the war – Murrow over Berlin, Hop Harrigan, Tokyo Rose, The A-Bomb is conceived and development begins by Germany and the US, Tom Mix and radium, big bands and big band songs, The Lone Ranger begins, an extensive eyewitness report from the invasion of Normandy, and victory in Europe, but it goes on in the Pacific.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 5

June 15, 2006
Solo

Radio from Pearl Harbor through the early days of WW II, with lengthy focus on a Roosevelt fireside chat given three months after Pearl Harbor. Big Bands rule. England endures. Fibber McGee cant listen to his radio and Lum and Abner finally get that rocket to Mars launched, but propaganda from both sides takes up much of radios time.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 4

June 1, 2006
Solo

Beginning around 1939, we follow radios presentation of WWII as it began. In the ’30s you could buy swastika /”lucky charms,/” news and commentary about the world on the brink, the Third Reich begins attacking Europe, Edward R. Murrow reports profusely from England at war, and Pearl Harbor is attacked. Fiction, actualities, and music of the radio day.

3 Hours