Tag: radio history

The Perils of Little Orphan Annie

Smithsonian Magazine discusses the dangers to children parents saw in Little Orphan Annie. “These days, when Annie is known mainly as the little girl who sang brightly about ‘Tomorrow,’ it may be hard to picture her radio series as the Grand Theft Auto of its day. But the […]

“Fear you can hear (and see)”

Friend of the Gutter Nitrate Diva suggests pairings of horror films and old time radio dramas for your enjoyment this spookoween season! “Each radio-film pairing will have a theme. Many selections share source material or deploy a cherished plot trope, like evil twins or mad scientists. More creative […]

Listen to the Audio Drama of Dracula!

BBC Radio 4 produces “The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula.” Listen to Sherlock Holmes investigate Dracula in BBC Radio’s 1981 production of “Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula.” And Orson Welles and Agnes Moorehead star in the Mercury Theater of the Air’s production of “Dracula.”

WJSV, Washington

“Thursday, September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day — from sign on, to sign off.” You can listen at The Internet Archive. (via @SteveSilberman)