Monthly Archives: August 2011

Postmodern radio with Wendy Warren and the News

I’ve only heard this one 1949 episode of “Wendy Warren and the News,” but it captures the series’ unique style. Wendy Warren was a fictional noontime newscaster who shared the opening moments of the broadcast with the network’s real news … Continue reading

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Read Along with Hildy & Walter

Thanks to the Internet Movie Script DataBase, I’ve added a text excerpt of Hildy Johnson’s passionate second thoughts about journalists to my page of links to “His Girl Friday” and “The Front Page” radio incarnations, just in time for my fall … Continue reading

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National Radio Day!

While this site, blog, podcast etc. is mostly about radio of the past, I just noticed that this Saturday is National Radio Day… a good reminder to visit TODAY’s radio news broadcasters and programmers who value the storytelling power of … Continue reading

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Philadelphia wasn’t really the story, but radio kept telling it

While not exactly a “journalism procedural,” the romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story does feature a reporter and photographer on the trail of a high-society wedding — with the reporter literally getting in over his head. (In the swimming pool, by … Continue reading

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Covering the world for the World, after the World was gone

I’ve just caught up with the Old Time Radio Researchers Group library updates from 11 months ago and discovered that the group’s collection of “Douglas of the World” stored at the Internet Archive now has four episodes — a 300 … Continue reading

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