What Is Radio Drama? Radio drama is the art of performing stories, acts, or even full-lengths musicals to be broadcast on radios. These productions have no visual aspect at all, and rely on the dialogue, music, and sound effects to tell the story.
From the s to the late s, in radio's first Golden Era, Virginia and Woody Klose collaborated in writing and producing a variety of radio dramas including several family-oriented serials. Their fifteen 15 minute daily show, "Red Hook 31," named after the telephone number at Echo Valley Farm, Red Hook, New York, drew national attention in the late s for featuring a post-war phenomenon: The show began with the ringing of the farmhouse phone, three short rings and one longfollowed by an interview with the caller.
It was heard nationally on the Mutual Broadcasting System, and provided glimpse of what commuting to New York City would have been like for one of the advertising warriors portrayed by HBOs serial "Mad Men," like Woody Klose in the early s. Virginia Klose was a prolific writer for McCall's, Ladies Home Journal, and other women's magazines in the s and s.
Her book, Call Me Mother, an irreverent account of her life, won a national following.
Louis, Chicago, and New York City. Woody Klose also wrote segments for the original radio "soaps," including such long-running national staples a "Our Gal Sunday.Radio drama (or audio drama, audio play, radio play, radio theater, or audio theater) is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance.
With no visual component, radio drama depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story: "It is auditory in the physical dimension but equally powerful as a visual. Edward Frank Hummert, Jr.
(June 2, – March 12, ), professionally known as Frank Hummert and sometimes credited as E. Frank Hummert, was an American advertising agent originally but was best known for writing/producing episodes of nearly daytime/primetime radio dramas and soap opera serials between the s and the s.
By the s, it was a leading international popular entertainment.
With the advent of television in the s, however, radio drama lost some of its popularity, and in some countries has never regained large audiences. MacNeice's work for the BBC initially involved writing and producing radio programmes intended to build support for the.
Red Hook 31 occupied a unique niche in Hudson Valley history.
From the s to the late s, in radio's first Golden Era, Virginia and Woody Klose collaborated in writing and producing a variety of radio dramas including several family-oriented serials. The first radio drama to make full of experimental sound was Cooper’s Under the Loofah Tree and the tradition of BBC radio drama using the services of a dedicated radiophonic sound unit was born.
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