Reality Radio : Broadway Evening 7-25-36

It is amazing that we can hear the sounds of New York City during the summer of 1936 seventy-six years later. 

This is reality radio long before the reality shows of today were even dreamed of. You can hear conversations between the people on the sidewalks in the Broadway area. 

You can hear the sounds of sirens and honking horns, not to mention the many other sounds heard in the Broadway Evening old time radio program, which was an episode of the Columbia Workshop in the summer of 1936.

A lady can be heard ordering two fried eggs and bacon and the clerk repeats order to cook saying two eggs over and bacon well. 

You can hear other orders being made. It almost makes you feel like you are there. The noise is a little chaotic with all the orders being made.

Later, you can hear someone tell about seats being available in the balcony for a play. Then you can hear the actors speaking their parts in the play.

Some might be bored with this kind of program but to me it is reality radio, which takes us back to a better time.

The show can be heard by going to Broadway Evening the second show on list of Columbia Workshop shows:


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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