Announcement: Burning Gotham—A New Audio Drama Set in 1830s New York City

On the frigid, blustery night of December 16th, 1835, the worst fire in New York city history swept through Manhattan. Everything south of Maiden Lane and east of Broad street—at that time the city’s chief merchant district—was turned to rubble. The fire caused an estimated … Read MoreAnnouncement: Burning Gotham—A New Audio Drama Set in 1830s New York City

BW – EP85: From Hoboken to Eternity—Frank Sinatra’s Radio Career (1935-1955)

In Breaking Walls episode 85, we spotlight the radio career of Frank Sinatra. We’ll find out how a brash, skinny kid from Hoboken, New Jersey became one of the most popular and influential music artists of the 20th century, selling more than 150 million records … Read MoreBW – EP85: From Hoboken to Eternity—Frank Sinatra’s Radio Career (1935-1955)

BW – EP84: The Simple Art of Macabre—Mystery, Suspense, and Horror from Radio’s Best (1931 – 1982)

In Breaking Walls Episode 84, it’s the Simple Art of Macabre, to your ears from the mouths of some of the best who ever produced radio’s stuff of nightmares. Highlights: • Why Do We Like To Be Scared? • What pre-dated the radio horror program … Read MoreBW – EP84: The Simple Art of Macabre—Mystery, Suspense, and Horror from Radio’s Best (1931 – 1982)

BW – EP83: Sarnoff & Paley: Tainted Friendships, Tall Tales, Talent Raids, And TV (1934 – 1952)

In Breaking Walls Episode 83, we focus the radio industry of the 1930s and 40s—especially on the career of David Sarnoff, as RCA’s network, NBC begins to lose its grip on the top spot in the broadcasting industry while they introduce Television. We’ll also focus … Read MoreBW – EP83: Sarnoff & Paley: Tainted Friendships, Tall Tales, Talent Raids, And TV (1934 – 1952)