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Over the Edge – August 18, 2006

"How Radio Was Done" Part 13 (Solo): After reviewing how we got here, the late 50s roll on inside the radio with the history of Rock & Roll, a heavier Soviet A-bomb requiring a bigger rocket thrust which produces the first satellite, Beatniks reacting to American materialism, some communist Disney music, and Stan Freeburg and … Continued


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Over the Edge – August 11, 2006

"How Radio Was Done" Part 12 (Solo): Still stuck on the 50s with Elvis, Elvis, Elvis. Lots of 50s radio interviews, rarely heard early live performances including many of his earliest TV appearances, lots of his less familiar songs, and 50s media reactions to this emergence of blatantly suggestive sexuality. "Rock & Roll is here … Continued


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Over the Edge – July 28, 2006

"How Radio Was Done" Part 11 (Solo): The 50s continue with Alan Freed still in charge and presenting Rock & Roll live (some of the earliest rockers playing for live audiences in the 50s), whites cover the black hits, the end of the Tupperwear saga, Tom Corbit in space, the hydrogen bomb and celebrity civil … Continued


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Over the Edge – July 21, 2006

"How Radio Was Done" Part 10 (Solo): Radio continues in the early 50s, including the rise of Rock & Roll with Alan Freed at the microphone, at live shows, and in Hollywood, Tupperwear is born, the Russians get the bomb, Doo Wop rules, as does advertising, and Receptacle Programming returns with a discussion with callers … Continued


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Over the Edge – July 14, 2006

"How Radio Was Done" Part 9 (Solo): From the late ’40s into the early ’50s, we continue to cover developments of the time on the radio. Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose "flight" is covered live in 1947, the Beats emerge to become beatniks, dope enters mainstream radio fiction, Lenny Bruce ties for first place on Arthur … Continued


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Over the Edge – July 7, 2006

"How Radio Was Done" Part 8 (Another UFO). Still in the time frame of Part 7 (Late ’40s and early ’50s) we focus in depth on the birth of both the atomic age and the modern UFO phenomenon as they both appeared on radio of the time. As post war atomic bomb testing on Bikini … Continued


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Over the Edge – June 30, 2006

"How Radio Was Done" Part 7 (Solo): A 5-hour edition covers the defeat of Germany and the continuing war with Japan. Orsen Welles returns with his brand of patriotism in the Lockheed Vega program, "Ceiling Unlimited," Nazi death camps are exposed by Edward Murrow, and battlefield radio covers island invasions across the pacific until the … Continued