Milton Herman is a voice actor who is often called on to play the victim in those hard boiled detective stories. He tells about some of the ways he has been killed off of radio, along with a demonstration of his acting ability. Techniques are different for murder by gunshot, by knife, by thirst, or by falling.
Oddities in Radio. Saluting radio’s 20th year a variety of oddities are shared. A frantic man who hears radio stations in his head, irrate listeners defending their favorite musicians, and the old style method of rattling off station call letters in place of the more modern station break.
An old program is relived. Real Folks was a drama about small town life. Join in for a slice of the quaint life that most house wives enjoyed in the earliest days of radio. Soap operas have come a long way since then. Contraversy and trauma ran rampant, but definitely of a different sort.
Unusual tallents of all kinds are used behind the scenes of radio. Graham calls on a Master of Ceremonies of a couple of currently known shows to tell how he got his start as a page boy for the networks. The radio personality is also a song writer, and we take time to listen to one that he wrote.
An essay contest led to a 14 year old boy to appear on today’s show to read an excerpt from his winning entry.
Graham introduces Dave Elman of Hobby Lobby, to share an amazing but true story. He was to put a talking dog on his radio show. The performance went flawlessly over the phone, but troubles quickly arose at rehearsals. Will the agonizing preparations pay off? Let’s just say that they do, but not as expected.