Radio stars (June 1933)

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w THE INSIDE STORY newest type, small and brown and a lot more friendly than the big Robot-looking mechanisms that used to give every new performer mike fright. That row of chairs is for the actors. Bridge chairs. I call them. They're uncomfortable after the first half hour but happily most programs don't last longer than that. There is Hill . . . Edwin C. Hill, champ newscaster of the far-flung CBS net. Leaning on a piano, his lips moving swiftly, he silently reads the words he will soon shoot to the ends of the earth. Pince-nez glasses on a black ribbon, graying hair and a gray suit, blue shirt, columnists have dubbed him America's best-dressed newspaper man. Look! In the corner! It's the girl of the moment. Amelia Earhart. The dark, tallish gentleman beside her (Left) John McCormack. He was one of Mr. Hill's subjects for interviewing. (Further left) Amelia Earhart. This story tells about the time she was interviewed on the air. is her husband, George Palmer Putnam. But listen ' Music is drifting from a wall-mounted loudspeaker. It's the preceding program. Shilkret drops his baton and turns to a mike and talkso ftlv to it. The engineer in the control room grins and nods. Shilkret goes back to his podium and turns over a sheaf of music. A sleek young man steps up front. "Twenty seconds." he says. Hold onto your chairs, you sightseers. We're backstage with Edwin C. Hill. We're seeing something for which you can't buy a ticket. We're a part of it. almost. Sit tight ! We're going on the air. it. instruOne i SHILKRET'S music wells out of a score ments. Two men are at the mikes, talking Daniel Frawley. a veteran radio player. "Amelia Earhart," he is saying. "Have you heard tin inside storv of her solo flight across the Atlantic?'" "No." "Chances were ten to one against her . . . but . "Go ahead. Let's hear the inside story." The music thunders into a (Continued on page 40) Learn how the sound effects and other tricks are done in this radio series 25