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)

BW – EP80: Forecast—The Most Important Forgotten Series in Radio History

Question? What do starlets Marlene Dietrich, Kay Thompson, Margaret Sullivan, and Loretta Young have in common? How about writers and directors Norman Corwin, Helen Deutsch, and Bill Spier. How about Danny Kaye, Mel Allen, Gerald Mohr, Elliot Lewis, Byron Kane, Lurene Tuttle, Paula Winslowe, Joseph … Read MoreBW – EP80: Forecast—The Most Important Forgotten Series in Radio History

BW – EP77: The Birth Of The Radio Networks—From NBC To CBS To Mutual Broadcasting (1922 – 1934)

In Breaking Walls Episode 77 we pick up our story on the history of American radio broadcasting, as a few ramshackle radio stations become large national networks, giving rise to an entire generation of entertainment giants during the roaring 1920s. Highlights: • July 2, 1921— … Read MoreBW – EP77: The Birth Of The Radio Networks—From NBC To CBS To Mutual Broadcasting (1922 – 1934)