BW – EP91: The Hollywood Radio Western Renaissance (1954 – 1980)

In Breaking Walls episode 91, we finish the adult western trilogy with a focus on the period after television decimated radio’s listening audience, forever altering the broadcasting landscape. Dramatic radio’s time as America’s number one entertainment genre was over, but it was far from dead. … Read MoreBW – EP91: The Hollywood Radio Western Renaissance (1954 – 1980)

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 – 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)