All about the stories that happen behind the mike of your favorite radio programs. Hosted by Graham MacNamee.
A woman tells about her feat of going to at least 3 radio shows per week. How does she do it? What are her favorite kinds of shows?
Three years ago, a 21 year old page boy was fired, but it didn’\t stop him from an impressive career in radio. Listen to the short drama that recreates his path to success. Billy Livingston is now a leading man actor on several shows.
Listen to the story of how a radio engineer became a top notch comedian. A glimpse of just what a radio engineer does is explained, then we look at the creative ways that Ward Wilson did his mike checks.
How are songs introduced over the air? How do bandleaders pick theior songs? Learn how songs are plugged to radio executives. A music publisher explains how it all works from pitching a song to how time slots for music are filled by orchestras.
Letters from listeners. Leonard Cobb of the New York Post answers the questions. Is Jack Benny really as bad of a violin player as Fred Allen claims? Is Charli McCarthy the first ventrilliquist act to appear on the air. How much time is put into rehearsing a radio show? What’s the difference between a recording and a transcription?
A brief dramatic presentation of Renfrou of the Mounted is performed. The actor who played the part shares how the show affected the life of a young fan, pulling him out of a coma.