As radio shows grew in popularity during the early 1940's, there was a clamor for more information about the media format. It was out of this thirst for knowledge that Behind the Mike was born. This old time radio program was first aired on September 15, 1940, comprised of 83 episodes until the series' end on April 19, 1942. The format and content of the shows were relatively simple and geared toward providing informative news about the listener's favorite actors, actresses and old radio shows among others. Aside from that, it was also a means to educate the audience about the begind the scenes goings-on in the industry. Graham McNamee hosted the series during its entire run. He found a way to connect with his audience by taking on live callers and answering their questions on air. Behind the Mike is one old time radio collection that certified audiophiles will definitely appreciate. Gather snippets of information and old time radio trivia while you listen.
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Please enjoy these 31 old time radio episodes:
|03.02.1941||pioneers of radio entertainment||
+Blue Network. A salute to the pioneers of radio entertainment. Stories of the fish in the control ...
|03.23.1941||the lee deforrest story||
+Blue Network. Karen Kemple tells how she conquered her handicap of a collapsed lung and became a r...
|04.20.1941||director star relations||
+Blue Network. Ray Guy, one of the original WJZ engineers, tells about early microphones. The studi...
|05.04.1941||enoch lights disappearance from the airways||
+Blue Network. Enoch Light tells why he disappeard from the air air for seven months. Oddities in r...
|05.18.1941||amusing stories behind radio||
+Blue Network. Columnist Al Simon tells stories about Arthur Godfrey and radio stations around the ...
|06.08.1941||selling a show to a sponsor||
+Blue Network. Bill Koblentzer (of Wolfe Associates) tells how independant producers sell programs ...
|06.29.1941||the associated press||
+Blue Network. The founding of the Associated Press is dramatized, followed by dramatized important...
|10.12.1941||zulu radio star||
+Blue Network. Joseph Marais tells another story about his Zulu friend, Tsukili. The sound effect o...
|11.30.1941||impersonations of famous people||
+Blue Network. Arthur Boran (of "The Vaudeville Theatre Of The Air") does imitations and tells how ...