Remembering Chicago Radio

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A documentary about Chicago radio in its prime from the late 1920's through the early 1940's. It is made up primarily of the recollections of the people involved with Chicago radio during its prime. Very interesting, but the interviews run for a long time with no interruption, or any image other than that of the interviewee. Also includes vintage still photos, and audio clips from various radio shows; including "Little Orphan Annie," "Fibber McGee & Molly," and "The Breakfast Club."

Also includes footage of Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications and Radio Hall of Fame.

Quotes include:

46:35 Studs Terkel: “In radio you can use your imagination…radio is more challenging than TV.”

50:20 Michael Keith: “In the future…with digital audio broadcasting…analogue radio will be the equivalent of the gramophone.”



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