955 Spring 2019 Golden Age of Radio
Tuesday, 2:15–3:40, Mar. 26
United Christian Parish Reston
Instructor: Jack French
What was radio like before the networks were formed? How much power did the sponsors have over radio content? Why were soap operas so popular? Who were the most popular comedians on the air? Is it true that radios were popular in rural America even before they had electricity? Why were most kids’ adventure shows sponsored by cereal companies? How did the newscasters operate? Were most radio programs live or recorded? How did they make all of those sound effects? French will answer these questions and play excerpts from programs of that bygone era.
See F304 for instructor information.