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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunshine Pop: The Feel Good "Fix" of 45 Years Ago (Podcast 65)

Here's the album cover for The Peppermint Rainbow, one of the many Pop Music groups of the 1960s who made sweet, innocent tunes known as Sunshine Pop. Join the G-Men on Show 65 as we talk about The Peppermint Rainbow, and other groups and singers who brought us simply-sweet ear-candy during a turbulent era in American history.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Leo I. Meyerson, 1911-2011 (Podcast 64)

We remember Leo I. Meyerson, who passed away April 13, 2011. Mr. Meyerson is remembered by generations of Amateur Radio Operators and electronics enthusiasts who purchased radio equipment from him through his World Radio Labs store in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Listen to Podcast 64, as we recall the life and times of Leo Meyerson, a radio pioneer who will be long remembered for his contributions to radio and electronics. The photo above is from Mr. Meyerson's 100th birthday celebration earlier this year. Photo courtesy Electric Radio Magazine.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Remembering a Motion Picture Pioneer (Podcast 63)

In Podcast 63 we remember Allan Dwan, pioneer motion picture director who worked for the American Film Mfg. Company, also know as the "Flying A" Studio. Mr. Dwan directed films in the La Mesa area of San Diego in the 1911-12 era. Wade Douglas, local film historian, tells us about those years when the Flying A Studio was in operation, and the work that Allan Dwan did there, and later in a long career in Hollywood. The opening of the Flying A studio in La Mesa, preceded the opening of the first Hollywood film studio by two months. On August 12, 2011, a commemorative plaque (pictured above) will be installed on the original building that Flying A was located in. Listen in for all the details!