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 – 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 – 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