By Stephanie Ciccarelli
March 10, 2006
Poster boy Orson Welles and my personal fave... you'll have to read to find out!
There is nothing more glorious in the history of broadcast than the Golden Age of Radio.
Orson Welles was radio's poster boy, basking in the glow of studio lights while thrilling and enchanting the American public over the airwaves. Most famous for his rendition of "The War of the Worlds" on October 31, 1938, Orson succeeded in fueling mass pandemonium with his all too literal way with words.
"War of the Worlds" was the vehicle that rocketed Orson Welles' career sky high, aided by the support of a new sponsor, Campbell's Soup, a company whose patronage was instrumental in ferrying Orson's genius to epic heights and a career in the movies spanning several decades in Hollywood.
Is there anyone who you think should be honored with a mention from the Golden Age of Radio? If so, please leave a comment :)
P.S. There is nothing more electric than listening to old recordings of Foster Hewitt broadcasting from Maple Leaf Gardens on Hockey Night in Canada. There, now you know my pick :)
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