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Early radio designs could not transmit sound or speech and were called the “wireless telegraph.”
A quote from News, by Joe Hansen:
“eXtreme Action News has helicopters. eXtreme ones. Maybe if you had an eXtreme helicopter, I’d take your word over theirs.”
“I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.”
– Orson Welles
“By the late 1930s, radio drama was widely popular in the United States (and also in other parts of the world). There were dozens of programs in many different genres, from mysteries and thrillers, to soap operas and comedies. There were occasional efforts at more literary works, such as Under Milk Wood (1954) and “Play for Voices” by Dylan Thomas. Many playwrights, screenwriters and novelists got their start in radio drama, including Caryl Churchill, Rod Serling, Irwin Shaw and Tom Stoppard.”
“According to the New Shell Book of Firsts, the first radio play was Eugene Walter’s melodrama “The Wolf,” presented by WGY Schenectady in a 2½-hour adaptation with H Edward Smith and Rosaline Greene in the leading roles on August 3, 1922. Regular Friday night productions by the WGY Players (radio’s first repertory company) began the following month.”
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