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BEHIND YOUR RADIO DIAL

A 1948 documentary that presents a history of radio, with emphasis on NBC. Behind the scenes, its programs, personalities and plans for the future are presented. And on the same tape...

IS EVERYBODY LISTENING

The year is 1947. America is returning to postwar life. This March Of Time production delves into the facets of the heyday of radio. If you listen closely, you'll notice that things haven't changed much. Most of the same criticism can be applied to today's television.

Show includes a message by Lee DeForest, the father of radio.

SELLING LUBRICANTS

This may sound strange to be included on a program on old radio, but it shows how radio is used to sell a product. 

53 minutes b/w

BONUS  Two Classic Radio Shows

BEHIND THE MIKE (1941)

Hosted by Graham McNamee (July 10, 1888 - May 9, 1942) who was a pioneering broadcaster in American radio, the medium's most recognized national personality His vivid descriptions of the events which took place before the live microphone were characterized by a combination of informality and warmth that appealed greatly to his listeners.

BEHIND THE MIKE gave the vast radio audience the chance to hear "the inside story" of this new medium. Show #1 has 2 amusing stories about radio, Sound effects of the week, singer Sylvia Froos, Letters from listeners and a soap opera fix-up. Show #2 Lyle Talbot in the story of a radio singer who overcame handicaps. The dramatized story of the radio tube with Lee DeForest.

Sadly the available material on these rare programs is sub par. A short gap and adjacent track bleeding.

56 minutes

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