History of the Golden Age of Radio

From the early 1920s into the early 1950s the radio was America’s entertainment. It’s been estimated that 82 out of 100 people in the country were radio listeners. Advertising paid the bills with diversified programming pulling in the customers. It started with music, flowered into comedy, drama of many genres, game shows, and educational programs. It reflected the American culture of that period. Click the picture at left to see the history of this phenomenon as presented by the website, "Neatorama."


100 Most Important Radio Actors

More Personalities from the Golden Age

Here is a review of "Points on the Dial," Alexander Russo, reviewed by Nabeel Siddiqui of George Mason University.


Here is a review of "Network Radio Ratings, 1923-1953," Jim Ramsburg, reviewed by Noah Arceneaux of San Diego State University.

Here is a summary of historical milestones in Radio.


Here is the Wikipedia list of Old-Time Radio People.


Here is the Wikipedia list of Old-Time Radio Programs.


And, if you think you'd like to produce a radio show in the traditions of the Golden Age, here is a guided project for you.

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