Radio stars (June 1933)

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COME INSIDE TO By OCDEN MAYER (Top of page) Jimmy MacCallion, Ted di Corsia, Audrey Egan, Marian Hopkinson, Amelia Earhart, Edwin C. Hill, Josephine Fox and Daniel Frawley during the broadcast. (Right) George O'Donnell, Ora D. Nichols, Henry Gauthier—the people who supply the amazingly realistic noise effects. THE Socony-Vacuum Corporation presents Edwin C. Hill, ace reporter of the air, in the "Inside Story of Names that Make News." We're booked for a behind-the-mike peek into one of radio's richest programs, which makes it a big Friday night in anybody's life. Ordinarily, it's a secret presen- tation. No visitors permitted. Oh, maybe people like the King of Siam or Kingfish Huey Long, but no com- moners like me and you. Tonight, though, we sit in with Edwin C. Hill whose newscasting you've heard for months, and one of the greatest women in the world, Amelia Earhart. Ed Hill has brought a bright parade of personages be- fore his magic mike . . . John McCormack, Babe Ruth, Ethel Barrymore, Ely Culbertson, George Gershwin—and now Amelia Earhart. Each week he introduces a new one, and a new inside story that reaches into the past and re- creates the little unknown dramas of life that, added to- gether, make history. So come inside and see as well as hear the inside story. Columbia's main studio is used, for the cast of actors is big and the orchestra is bigger. There stands Nat Shilkret on the podium. Podium—there's a word for you. It's the little black box on which orchestra leaders always stand. THE far half of the studio is jammed with musicians. A line of grand pianos, three of 'em, makes a bulwark between us and them. Along the studio's front, a few feet back from the glistening plate glass that separates studio from control room, are the mikes. They are the Come and watch Edwin C. Hill—famous newscaster—interview Amelia Earhart 24