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Radio: History and Production Resources Outside reading. .. Erik Barnouw. A History of Broadcasting in the United States . New York: Oxford University Press. 3 volumes. 1966-1970. Frank Buxton. The Big Broadcast, 1920-1950 . New York: Viking Press. 1972. John Dunning. Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925-1975 . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1976. Jim Harmon. The Great Radio Heros . Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1967. Christopher Sterling and John Kittross. Stay Tuned: A Consise History of American Broadcasting . Belmont CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company. 1978. Radio programs available on CD. .. Sample episodes of the following programs are available in MP3 format at the OTRcat: Old Time Radio Shows Web site. 1. Amos 'n' Andy (1927-1960). Radio's first hit. A black sitcom starring two white actors. 2. Fibber McGee and Molly (1935-1959). A delightful situation comedy staring Jim (1896-1988) and Marian (1898-1961) Jordan, set in the McGee home at 75 Wistful Vista, Anywhere, USA. 3. Gunsmoke (1952-1961). "There's only one way to handle the killers and spoilers and that's with a US Marshall and the smell of gunsmoke." 4. The Lone Ranger (1933-1955). "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. ..From out of the past comes the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again!" 5. Mercury Theatre on the Air (1938-1940) Orson Welles' 60 minute anthology program brought some of the world's greatest literature to radio. Their most famous broadcast, on Sunday, October 30, 1938, was an adaption of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds . 6. The Shadow (1937-1954). "Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man? The Shadow knows." 7. Suspence (1942-1962). This half hour anthology program was "radio's outstanding theatre of thrills." By far the most famous presentation was Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number starring Agnes Moorehead as the bed ridden invalid: Mrs. Elbert Stevenson. In 1948 Columbia Pictures released a film version of this radio play starring Barbara Stanwyck. Internet ... Original Old Time Radio WWW Pages Building the Broadcast Band The History of Broadcasting, 1920-1960
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History of American Broadcasting United States Early Radio History Broadcasting History Links OTR.Net : Over 12,000 old-time-radio shows available for instant listening. Generic Radio Workshop 1. Who is credited with developing the wireless telegraph? Guglielmo Marconi In 1896, Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) transmitted a wireless telegraphic signal across his Italian estate. 2. When did he first transmit a message across the Atlantic Ocean? 1901 . Marconi transmitted the letter "S" ( "dit-dit-dit" in Morse code) 2232 miles from Cornwell, England to St. Johns, Newfoundland. In 1909 he received the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work in wireless communication. 3. Who were the first people to exploit wireless communication?
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