Opening the curtains of theater of the mind.

Radio comes full circle. I must had been about four-years-old when I became aware of radio. Radio mostly broadcast live from New York, Chicago, and from my hometown of Los Angeles or Hollywood. And back then it was not referred to as “Old-time radio.” Or as some call it today, ‘OTR.’ Some programs were broadcastContinue reading “Opening the curtains of theater of the mind.”

A man who gave the Dodgers a voice.

Now try to follow with me on this. Back in about 1958 something possessed my parents to buy a big blond stereo from Sears and put it in the Livingroom. A blond wood stereo with an array of different size speakers that a 14-year-old teen boy only could wish for. Previous we had only aContinue reading “A man who gave the Dodgers a voice.”

A radio I grew up with.

Actually I grew up sometimes standing next to our big console radio. From about age eight to early teen our family had a Sears console radio and it was a flip-top dark mahogany thing about the size of a Maytag automatic washer but without hot and cold running water. It sat in our little livingContinue reading “A radio I grew up with.”

Words that wedge.

For years I have been pointing out the fact that Talk Radio and Cable TV often serves to divide its audience. Split apart. Sever. Pull apart listeners and viewers from their own kind. Even when most have a common ground partisan blather from talk radio or cable news only serves to separate family members, neighbors,Continue reading “Words that wedge.”