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)

BW – EP68: Psalm For A Dark Year—An Ode for Giving Thanks In Honor of Norman Corwin

In Breaking Walls Episode 68, we welcome November’s theme of “Gratitude” with an interactive look back at Norman Corwin’s radio plays, originally heard on U.S. radio around Thanksgiving of 1941. There are a lot of parallels that could be drawn from 1941 in 2017. That’s … Read MoreBW – EP68: Psalm For A Dark Year—An Ode for Giving Thanks In Honor of Norman Corwin