Beanery Online Literary Magazine

May 6, 2009

Oh So Radio Show!

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

OH SO RADIO SHOW!

Kathleen Clark 

     Before the invention of black and white television, family entertainment meant gathering around the Philco radio in the corner of the living room. Raptly glued to the lively performances of favorite entertainers, audiences of all ages were kept spellbound.

     Radio’s Golden Age began in the early 1920’s and continued throughout the late 1950’s. With a span of nearly three decades and a selection of genre’s including comedy, drama, sci-fi, mystery, horror, detective and music, literally hundreds of shows hit the air.

     One of the most popular and long-running music radio programs, the Grand Ole Opry, was the creation of station manager, George Dewey Hay. Begun in 1925, it was originally billed as (more…)