Old Time Radio Broadcast
Celebrate New Mexico’s Centennial
This class is a Centennial Project of Alamogordo Rotary Club,
Connie Peruse, President
The Golden Age of Radio was three decades of imaginative theater of the mind. Comedians such as
Jack Benny and Fred Allen kept a Depression-era public laughing through their troubles. Science fiction stories got them wondering what the future might bring, while tales of horror kept them huddling under the covers. Crime plays let them solve cases alongside famous sleuths. This course will give a history of the early days of radio with examples from each genre. How did the medium change Americans? Learn what producers created that set the stage for the way we enjoy entertainment today.
Want to act? Do voices? Create sound effects? Come audition and be a part of local radio history. The culmination of the course will be acting in a 30-minute script, which stations 91.7 KUPR, and 88.9 KHII, will air live. The story dramatizes Alamogordo’s history in honor of New Mexico’s Centennial. Radio broadcasters Bob Flotte and Michael Shinabery, who have more than 75 years combined experience, will teach this course, and direct and produce the broadcast. ( 4 sessions)
Class meets Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30pm on November 27, December 4, and 11th.
Final session and Broadcast will be from 12:30-1pm at the regular meeting of the Alamogordo Rotary Club on Wednesday December 12, 2012.