BW - EP58: Subways Are For Sleeping—A History of New York Subway-based Radio Programming


Manage episode 180363001 series 1286771
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.
On Breaking Walls EP58, we continue our Radio Chronicles series with a look at old-time radio plays that took place on, or around, the New York City Subway system. The main story throughout is from the CBS Radio Workshop's August 3rd, 1956 episode, Subways Are For Sleeping, which comes from a short story of the same name that written by Edmund G. Love, and published by Harper's Magazine in their March 1956 issue - Highlights: • Who was Henry Shelby and how did he survive as a homeless man in New York in the 1950s • June Havoc stars in a tale of murder and intrigue on #Suspense in 1947 • Dinah Shore sings for the troops overseas. • A short profile on the Perry Mason show • A stabbing in #timessquare on #Broadway is My Beat • A subway #ghost! June Havoc on the Dinah Shore show in 1979 - To subscribe on itunes search for Breaking Walls To subscribe on soundcloud follow @TheWallBreakers

308 episodes available. A new episode about every day averaging 11 mins duration .