Do you remember radio’s golden age?
Ken: A little bit. When I was growing up, radio had nearly completed the transition from an entertainment to music medium. However, a few radio drama shows were still on the air, such as CBS’s “Gunsmoke”, and “Have Gun Will Travel”. You could still hear repeats of Mutual’s “The Shadow”. A few TV shows were simulcast on radio, such as Art Linkletter’s “People Are Funny”. I remember NBC was still broadcast big band remotes but only New Year’s Eve. They would follow celebrations across the U.S. For example they would begin in New York with Duke Ellington, then at midnight switch to Chicago and Count Basie, then to Denver, and ending in Los Angeles at 3 or 4 in the morning.