Monday, October 28, 2013

The 75th Anniversary of the "War of the Worlds" Broadcast (Program 125)

Seventy-five years ago, on October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air, broadcast a dramatization of H. G. Wells' novel "The War of the Worlds". This broadcast caused widespread panic in the United States as listeners believed that we were truly being invaded by Martians.  Join us on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, we look back to that evening 75 years ago, and discuss the many contributing factors that made this broadcast believable. The state of the world then which was heading toward war, the listening habits of the American public, and the infallibility of radio at that time, all contributed toward the panic that engulfed thousands of listeners. This fascinating event is truly worth remembering and more so on the 75th anniversary of this famous broadcast. In addition, we ask the question could something like this happen again? For the answer, as well as an enjoyable look back at the Golden Age of Radio, listen in to Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Part One of Four Part Series on San Diego Top 40 Radio Now Available at Apple iTunes Store

Radio historian David Leonard made a return visit to Galaxy Nostalgia Network recently to talk about AM Top 40 radio in San Diego. Legendary stations KCBQ, KDEO, and KGB are remembered during this four-part series. In part one, David talks about notable Top 40 radio hosts and how they got their cool "on-air names".

Mike B. (left) with Top 40 radio historian David Leonard at recent show taping.

Smitty checks out some of David Leonard's vast collection of Top 40 radio surveys
from the 1960s through the 1970s

Go back in time to the Golden Years of Southern California Top 40 AM radio. 
Click Here for Galaxy Nostalgia Network Shows, and Part I of the David Leonard
interview at Apple iTunes Store.