EMC  2410<br />Intro to Electronic Media<br />Edward Bowen<br />Lecture Seven<br />The Golden Age of Radio<br />Radio Dram...
The Golden Age of Radio: 1934 - 1950<br />So what was everyone listening to <br />on all these radios, anyway?<br />
The Golden Age of Radio: 1934 - 1950<br />Not surprisingly:<br />Music<br />News <br />Sports<br />Talk<br />Weather<br />...
Radio was intimate.<br />It was a member of your family.<br />It sat in your living room,<br />brought the world into your...
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood this, and used radio to talk directly, simply and quietly to each individua...
The Great Depression<br />Unemployment reaches 25%<br />
His “Fireside Chats” helped calm a nation through both the Great Depression and World War II.<br />http://youtu.be/z9CBpbu...
The serial nature of radio allowed for character to be developed through the course of a series, for comedy and drama to b...
Jack Benny was one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century.<br />His radio show was one of the most popul...
The Jack Benny Show<br />March 28, 1948<br />2:26<br />
The Jack Benny Show<br />March 28, 1948<br />1:56<br />
The Jack Benny Show<br />December 7, 1947<br />1:06<br />
The Jack Benny Show<br />December 7, 1947<br />5:00<br />
The Jack Benny Show<br />December 7, 1947<br />4:09<br />
“Amos ‘n’ Andy” <br />1928-1960<br />"I can recall walking past motion picture theaters and seeing signs promising to stop...
“Amos ‘n’ Andy” <br />1928-1960<br />Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll<br />
Radio: The Theater of the Imagination<br />
I like radio more than television.  <br />The pictures are better.<br />
“Stretching the Imagination”<br />Stan Freberg and Sarah Vaughn, 1966<br />Radio Advertising Bureau<br />
Lights Out“The Chicken Heart”<br />1937<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwgmmMYshJQ<br />
Lights Out“The Chicken Heart”<br />1937<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwgmmMYshJQ<br />
Wonderfulness“Chicken Heart”<br />Bill Cosby, 1966<br />4:58<br />
“The Thing on the Fourble Board”<br />Quiet Please, August 9, 1948<br />Ernest Chappell<br />Wyllis Cooper<br />2:57<br />
“The Thing on the Fourble Board”<br />Quiet Please, August 9, 1948<br />5:28<br />
“Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />William Conrad<br />
“Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />
“Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />
“Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />
“Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />
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EMC 2410 Lecture 7 Radio Techniques

  1. 1. EMC 2410<br />Intro to Electronic Media<br />Edward Bowen<br />Lecture Seven<br />The Golden Age of Radio<br />Radio Dramatic Techniques<br />
  2. 2. The Golden Age of Radio: 1934 - 1950<br />So what was everyone listening to <br />on all these radios, anyway?<br />
  3. 3. The Golden Age of Radio: 1934 - 1950<br />Not surprisingly:<br />Music<br />News <br />Sports<br />Talk<br />Weather<br />Quiz Shows<br />More Surprisingly:<br />Comedy<br />Drama<br />
  4. 4. Radio was intimate.<br />It was a member of your family.<br />It sat in your living room,<br />brought the world into your home,<br />and it told you stories.<br />
  5. 5. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood this, and used radio to talk directly, simply and quietly to each individual American. <br />
  6. 6. The Great Depression<br />Unemployment reaches 25%<br />
  7. 7. His “Fireside Chats” helped calm a nation through both the Great Depression and World War II.<br />http://youtu.be/z9CBpbuV3ok<br />
  8. 8. The serial nature of radio allowed for character to be developed through the course of a series, for comedy and drama to be based on personalities made familiar over time.<br />
  9. 9. Jack Benny was one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century.<br />His radio show was one of the most popular of the Golden Age of Radio.<br />He established a clear persona:<br />A penny-pinching miser …<br />claiming to be a perennial 39 years of <br />age …<br />a horrible violin player who <br />thinks he’s a virtuoso …<br />an actor with a less than stellar track record.<br />On his radio show, he played “himself” as the star of his own radio show. His supporting cast were the actors who worked with him on his show.<br />
  10. 10. The Jack Benny Show<br />March 28, 1948<br />2:26<br />
  11. 11. The Jack Benny Show<br />March 28, 1948<br />1:56<br />
  12. 12. The Jack Benny Show<br />December 7, 1947<br />1:06<br />
  13. 13. The Jack Benny Show<br />December 7, 1947<br />5:00<br />
  14. 14. The Jack Benny Show<br />December 7, 1947<br />4:09<br />
  15. 15. “Amos ‘n’ Andy” <br />1928-1960<br />"I can recall walking past motion picture theaters and seeing signs promising to stop the movie and turn on the radio when it came time for the show.” ----Jack Benny<br />
  16. 16. “Amos ‘n’ Andy” <br />1928-1960<br />Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll<br />
  17. 17. Radio: The Theater of the Imagination<br />
  18. 18. I like radio more than television. <br />The pictures are better.<br />
  19. 19. “Stretching the Imagination”<br />Stan Freberg and Sarah Vaughn, 1966<br />Radio Advertising Bureau<br />
  20. 20. Lights Out“The Chicken Heart”<br />1937<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwgmmMYshJQ<br />
  21. 21. Lights Out“The Chicken Heart”<br />1937<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwgmmMYshJQ<br />
  22. 22. Wonderfulness“Chicken Heart”<br />Bill Cosby, 1966<br />4:58<br />
  23. 23. “The Thing on the Fourble Board”<br />Quiet Please, August 9, 1948<br />Ernest Chappell<br />Wyllis Cooper<br />2:57<br />
  24. 24. “The Thing on the Fourble Board”<br />Quiet Please, August 9, 1948<br />5:28<br />
  25. 25. “Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />William Conrad<br />
  26. 26. “Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />
  27. 27. “Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />
  28. 28. “Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />
  29. 29. “Leiningen Vs. the Ants”<br />Escape, 1948<br />

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