BW – EP49: An Audio History of New Year’s Eve on Radio

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In Breaking Walls Episode 49, in honor of the last day of 2016, we present to you an up close look at how New Year’s Eve was handled on radio during what’s come to be known as the Golden Age of Radio, between the early 1930s and 1962.


Highlights Include:
• A profile on Jack Benny, the most famous comedian of the 1st half of the 20th century
• Do you remember Madge the Manicurist? New York radio veteran Jan Miner speaks about breaking into radio
• Escape and Suspense: Thrillers with a New Year’s twist
• A decidedly lighter portrayal than usual of Wild Bill Hickok
• The Rose Bowl
• The decline of radio
• Where we can go from here

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