This week on The Historians Podcast: excerpts from 2021 podcasts including David Pietrusza – growing up in Amsterdam NY, public radio pioneer Will Lewis, Justice Robert Best – the historic Fulton County Courthouse, Darren Tracy – historic preservation, Jim Kaplan – New York City’s Wasserstein family, Jerry Snyder – Historic Amsterdam League and Oneida County historian Joseph Bottini – Oriskany’s Trinkaus Manor restaurant. [Read more…] about Historians Podcast Highlights of 2021
This week on The Historians Podcast Will Lewis, president emeritus of the Los Angeles Press Club, recalls his early days in the 1960s at Boston University’s WBUR-FM in Boston, passage of the public broadcasting bill in Washington, his public radio career and the Patty Hearst kidnapping in California. Podcast host Bob Cudmore worked for Lewis at WBUR in Boston in the 1960s on a nightly program, Newspaper of the Air. [Read more…] about Will Lewis: Interview With A Public Radio Pioneer
The Rome Historical Society is set to present “A History of Tube Radios” by Phil Alerding from Totally Tube-ular on January 15 at 5:30 pm.
Phil will discuss the development of tube radios and its importance in American history including the use of tubes in military electronics, local developments by the USAF Research Lab and Rome Air Development Center such as radar, datalink systems and more.
Are you getting Blue Coal for Christmas?
You might have asked Santa Claus that question, when he took to the air on WBGF radio 1370 of Glens Falls at 6:30 pm Dec. 6, 1930, sponsored by Merkel & Gelman department store.
But to be certain, you would have wanted a second opinion, because only “The Shadow knows!” [Read more…] about Blue Coal for Christmas: 1930s Glens Falls Radio
My first foray into local history was in 2000 when Steve Dunn and I co-produced the WMHT television documentary “Historic Views of the Carpet City: Amsterdam, N.Y.” Amsterdam is my home town. That same year my first book came out, self published. You Can’t Go Wrong: Stories from Nero, N.Y. and Other Tales (2000). [Read more…] about Bob Cudmore: How ‘The Historians’ Came to WVTL Radio