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)
In Breaking Walls episode 82 we focus on the state of the radio broadcasting industry in the late 1930s and early 1940s, as Broadcasting booms while the world goes to War. Highlights: • Early days at NBC’s Radio City in New York • How Press … Read MoreBW – EP82: Depression, War, And The Birth of ABC (1932 – 1946)
“Congratulations for being alive and listening on this night! … Millions didn’t make it.” – Norman Corwin’s opening line of Fourteen August: A Message for the Day of Victory, as read by Orson Welles on August, 14, 1945. Fourteen August is an impassioned message for … Read MoreFourteen August, by Norman Corwin, Performed by Orson Welles
On episode 60 of Breaking Walls, we present a look at the history of audio in America on the fourth of July in honor of the 241st anniversary of America’s Independence Day. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll get angry, and perhaps, we’ll all be able … Read MoreBW – EP60: Home For The Fourth—A History of Radio Programming on Independence Day
On December 7th the United States of America have jumped into two world wars. First, on December 7, 1917 The US declared war on Austria-Hungry, and on December 7, 1941 Japan forced the US into World War II with the attack on Pearl Harbor.