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On The Radio!   1 comment

Mr-Ms-Logo-RTMr M’s Woodshop is an exhibitor at the upcoming Santa Clarita Home & Garden Show, produced by my hometown radio station, KHTS, 1220 on my AM dial.

The owner of the station, Carl Goldman, asked me to do an interview on the station about what I’m doing in the garage woodshop, and they have posted the interview on YouTube.

Multi-media star, that’s me. And I never even mentioned the blog….

Enjoy!

Posted April 9, 2015 by henrymowry in Media, Woodworking

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Home Entertainment System, 1925   Leave a comment

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Family group listening to radio." A baseball game, maybe. The original caption label for this one has been lost. Shorpy Historical Photos.

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. “Family group listening to radio.” A baseball game, maybe. The original caption label for this one has been lost. Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Shorpy Historical Photos: Home Entertainment: 1925

Posted December 10, 2013 by henrymowry in Photography

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75 Years Ago: The War Of The Worlds   1 comment

It was incredibly frightening.

It remains the most famous radio broadcast, ever.

Why was it so incredible? Because radio is theater of the mind. With a minimal amount of information – a soundtrack – your mind fills in the blanks to visualize what must be happening. And that is exactly what happened on October 30, 1938 … and it made people quake in fear.

WOTW-NYT-headline

It’s a classic science fiction story by HG Wells, written in 1898, introduced the idea of an alien invasion into British literature. Orson Welles took that idea, and ran with it to create the radio show that literally sent its listeners running into the streets in terror. His Mercury Theatre produced a radio drama with disclaimers before and after the performance that the told the audience that the show was a fiction; that there was nothing to fear.

It’s estimated that 6 million people listened to that original broadcast on WCBS-AM and the Columbia Broadcasting System network. The next morning, their reaction was on the front page of every major newspaper in the United States. A somewhat contrary view is espoused by Slate.com, link below … but there is no contesting that this radio event is the most famous single broadcast in radio history.

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YouTube: War Of The Worlds

National Geographic: War Of The Worlds

Slate.com: The Myth Of The War Of The Worlds Panic

1930 Radio   Leave a comment

May-June 1930. Washington, D.C. "Man with radio." Or is it the other way around? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos

May-June 1930. Washington, D.C. “Man with radio.” Or is it the other way around? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos

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Shorpy Historical Photos: 1930 Radio

Posted September 26, 2013 by henrymowry in Photography

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Before The Transistor….   Leave a comment

June 1924. Washington, D.C. "Radio nut -- this set with everything necessary for receiving music and speech by radio has been put into a coconut shell. It was built by H. Zamora, a native of Manila, Philippine Islands." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos.

June 1924. Washington, D.C. “Radio nut — this set with everything necessary for receiving music and speech by radio has been put into a coconut shell. It was built by H. Zamora, a native of Manila, Philippine Islands.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. Shorpy Historical Photos.

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Shorpy Historical Photos

Posted August 24, 2013 by henrymowry in Media, Photography

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