Category Archives: Atomic Radio

Superstion and Old Time Radio End of the World

The world is a pretty pleasant place; it has warm puppies, fresh huckleberry ice cream, and Fibber McGee and Molly episodes is pretty much alright. It is too bad that it all has to end. You may have heard that the … Continue reading

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Atomic Consequences of “The Conqueror”: Howard Hughes Big Budget Film Flop

Howard Hugh’s film, The Conquerer was a big budget flop and nearby nuclear testing was blamed for 91 or 220 of the film cast suffering from cancer in subsequent years. Continue reading

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Exploring the Post-Apocalypse with Atomic Radio

During the early years of the Atomic Age, many became concerned not only with the effects of Atomic War, but the after effects. The power of Atomic weapons is so overwhelming that it seems logical to wonder if civilization itself … Continue reading

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Atomic Radio Film

This month’s investigation of Atomic Radio has been an eye opener on many levels for us, and we hope for you.  The early days of the Atomic Age were not part of the “Video Age.” But film is very important in the … Continue reading

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Atomic Radio Asks Who is the Master, Technology, or Man?

A longtime theme of Science Fiction is the story of the Mad Scientist’s creation taking a will of its own, usually with tragic results. This happened in one of the earliest Science Fiction novels, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The theme took … Continue reading

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Exploring the Red Scare with Old Time Radio Science Fiction

In many ways the Cold War was a period that Americans can be extremely proud of. Her scientists and servicemen made progress and sacrifices that boggle the mind. But not everything from the period is a source of pride for … Continue reading

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What Good is an Atom if you can’t Laugh at It?

There is a story told around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Eastern Washington State. Hanford was the site were much of the plutonium used in America’s Cold War Arsenal, the Fat Man bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, and the … Continue reading

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Duck and Cover, Atomic Radio

We all chuckled when I had to clean up after the cat in the garage. I was able to get the ’74 Civic mostly put back together, but I just don’t want to be around when Uncle Steve decides he … Continue reading

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Science Fiction on Atomic Radio

We have been very busy for the last few days, getting ready to roll out our big Atomic Radio Collection. I think that everyone will enjoy the recordings– there has been a lot of discussion about the Cold War and we … Continue reading

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Atomic Radio

The last years of the Golden Age of Radio were also the beginning years of the Cold War. Thanks to the improved broadcast technology developed during WWII and the growing sophistication of writers and producers, some of Radio’s best programming … Continue reading

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