Radio's Golden Age

Aug 12, 2019

Bill Owen as staff announcer in late 1950's (exact date unknown), candid shot taken in radio studio by a family member.
Credit Carolyn Owen [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

(Originally broadcast 05/03/19) - The term "Old Time Radio" often refers to the programming and performers of a “golden age” in the medium, beginning after World War I and lasting well into the 1950s. Guest Bill Owen joins Walter Edgar to talk about this golden age on this week’s program. Owen is a writer and a retired radio/television announcer now living in Greenville, SC, whose career spans six decades.  His has written or co-authored several books, including Radio's Golden Age: The Programs and the Personalities and The Big Broadcast.

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