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Monday, June 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
2020-06-01 13:00:00 2020-06-01 14:00:00 America/Chicago Heroes on the Air Join radio historian Steve Darnall as he showcases heroes who transitioned from comic strips and comic books to radio in the 1930s. Signup required through Zoom. Zoom tplibrary@tplibrary.org
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Join radio historian Steve Darnall as he showcases heroes who transitioned from comic strips and comic books to radio in the 1930s. Signup required through Zoom.

This is a virtual event—it will not be held at the library.

Once registered, you will receive an email with the webinar link and password. No software is needed to access this presentation online.

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This audio-visual presentation is devoted to some of the many heroes who made their way from comic strips (and later comic books) onto radio, including Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, and Superman – as well as a few heroes who took the opposite route and went from radio to the comics.


Steve Darnall discovered the Golden Age of Radio at age 12, when his father Jack turned the dial to Chuck Schaden's Those Were the Days and out came the sounds of Fibber McGee and Molly. Thus began a relationship with the early days of radio that continues to this day.

For more than a decade, Steve Darnall has had the opportunity to share his twin fascinations for American history and popular culture as the host of Those Were the Days and the publisher of Nostalgia Digest. During this time, he's had the chance to speak to thousands of radio fans across the country with seven different one-hour presentations, each one dedicated to different aspects of the "Golden Age" of radio.

In response to numerous inquiries, Steve launched the Nostalgia Digest Podcast in 2012. This monthly series is devoted to people, performers, topics and shows that have been featured in past issues of Nostalgia Digest.

Steve lives in Chicago with his wife Meg Guttman and their "executive producers," Nora and Lulu.

External Venue Name: 
Zoom
Event Type: 
Virtual Event
Entertainment & Culture
Ages: 
Adult
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