Radio a’int what it used to be. From its beginning as a vehicle to broadcast weather and farm reports to an agricultural America to broadcasting the sounds of big bands from New York or Chicago to Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds broadcast, radio was king. That is, of course, until it was dethroned by its picture-producing cousin, television. And even though radio is still the most utilized medium in media, things have changed. Now it’s a bastion of pop-culture or political talk or Top 40 or country tunes.
But many long for the days of the radio dramatization or comedy and, fortunately for us in Chicago, the SAG-AFTRA Radio Players have kept the golden era of radio alive. They joined Milt ahead of their show this month for a sampling of some of their (and Milt’s) favorites. This was a fun show!