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Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery and Horror
During the Golden Age of Radio
Radio was known as a "theater of the mind," combining words and sounds in such way that listeners could use their imaginations to create vivid—and sometimes terrifying—"pictures."
Join radio historian Steve Darnall for a look at how radio offered "the fear you can hear" with samples from some of the medium's best-known mystery and horror show.
About Steve Darnell
Steve is a radio historian for Museum of Broadcast Communications and a member of the steering community for the National Radio Hall of Fame. He is also the publisher of Nostalgia Digest, a quarterly magazine about the Golden Age of entertainment. He was the host of Those Were the Days, a weekly radio show dedicated to the Golden Age of radio.
This program is appropriate for ages 16 and above. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below).