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From transmitter site in Suburban Philadelphia, PA and on-line streaming servers...Hear oldtime radio shows like “Fibber McGee and Molly‚” “The Life of Riley‚” “Amos and Andy” and “The Lone Ranger.” Newer shows include “CBS Radio Mystery Theater” and the Jean Shepherd show from the ’70s. WNAR program director David McCrork occasionally adds current programs‚ some of which come from listeners or theater groups. He currently has about 30,000 programs in his library‚ and though he plays some music‚ his station format is mostly radio dramas and comedies from the golden years of network radio.
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The power of radio
The power of radio is the point - please read:
.....The siege of Leningrad began in 1941 and lasted nine hundred
days. During all this time, there were no trains and no trams and no
light. 900,000 people died. The survivors ate book bindings and
glue, and other things to harsh for me to mention here. Once Zoya and
her neighbors kept themselves alive for two weeks in the winter of
1942 by making a stew out of four crows.
There was a ship frozen in the Neva River. All through the siege,
this ship kept going with a radio broadcast, run from the ship's
generator. It called itself Radio Leningrad. It tried to bring
people news about the war and news about where food was to be found
and when the siege would end. These broadcasts were the things that
people most looked forward to every single day. A voice that talks to
you, even if you can't see it, like we can't see each other now, can
give you hope, even if there really and truly is no hope at all. And
do you know what those broadcasters used to transmit between
programmes? They found a metronome and put it by the mike and just
let it tick, on and on. And when you switched on your radio and heard
that metronome, you knew that the ship was still there in the river
and that the city was alive.
Posted by BSB, editor
at 1:26 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 13 November 2004 1:27 PM EST