AS@UVA PROGRAM GUIDE
An ongoing effort to
re-present the audio landscape of the 1930s.
the Air: 1930s Serials
Amos 'n' Andy, Little Orphan Annie,
Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Dick Tracy, The Lone Ranger,
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Buck Rogers and other classic
30s radio programs.
Day on Radio
A full day of radio programming from
WJSV (now WTOP), Washington, D.C., for September 21, 1939.
This project presents a representative sample of the mix of
network and local programming of a major metropolitan network
affiliate of the period. It also suggests a good deal about
the programming mix of such stations: early morning breakfast
variety programs followed by soap operas during the day, news
and sports in thelate afernoon, family serials in the early
evening followed by drama and orchestral music until sign
off. Finally, because it includes the advertising for each
program, it tells us a good deal about the power and shape
of radio advertising at the time.
Complete broadcasts of the 10 half-hour programs in this series
of dramas loosely based on the Bill of Rights.
Cavalcade of America: Myth and Reality, Hero Worship in American
Abraham Lincoln and Annie Oakley, Thomas Jefferson
and Geronimo, all subjects of the Dupont Company's Cavalcade
of America broadcasts in the 1930s and all suggesting something
of the complexity of the pantheon of American heroes.
War of the Worlds
A Gullible Nation?: A Closer
Look at a Night of Panic.
The complete broadcast of Orson Welles' famous 1938 radio
program accompanied by an exploration of the cultural conditions
that led to the ensuing panic.
Land Is Your Land: Rural Music in the Depression
'n' Andy: In Black and White
This site explores the evolution
of traditional rural music -- through distribution by record
and radio -- into the commercial genre of Country & Western
during the Depression.
An exploration of the cultural
dynamics of the most popular radio show of the 1930s.
Guthrie: This Man is Your Myth: This Man is My Myth
Woody Guthrie as a collective
idealization, an iconic American figure.
Hot, and Headbanging: The Retro Rebirth of Swing
A history of Swing Music through the
Visitor in Your Living Room: Radio Advertising in the 1930s
A study of radio advertising in the
30s, including the structure of the common ad, the psychology
at broadcast advertising's roots, and the radio's effect on
Cowboys: alt.country in the 1990s
Analyzes alt.country's connection to the culture and music
of the 1930s
Audio of various speeches of FDR including the famous "Quarantine"
speech, the dedication of the Bonneville Dam and his second
A study of the presentation and reception of New Deal programs
through speeches, print media, political debate and legislation.
in Identity Crisis: The Many Faces of the Man of Steel
An examination of the
origins and transformations of Superman including the first
16 episodes of the radio program.
ALSO OF INTEREST:
Jukebox: Popular Music in the 1930s
That's right, a jukebox filled with the most popular vocals
and instrumentals of the decade.
Robert Johnson Notebooks
A collaborative effort examining the poetry and song
of the famous blues musician, Robert Johnson.
in the Great Depression
A look at the slanguage of the 1930's, complete with
a first-cited dictionary, and the slang of the New Deal, the
Soda Jerk, the Hobo, the Teenager, Advertisting, Radio, Jazz
Culture, and Drug Culture.
Marking Time in American Culture
A web site supplement to Professor Scott Deveaux's
MUSI 212: Introduction to Jazz at the University of Virginia.
Last updated: May 18, 2004
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