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Henchmen as kittens… porn, yo?

Writing about old time radio programs at http://jheroes.com means a lot of transcribing from  mp3 files made by collectors over the years from tapes of even older transcription discs.  With my eyes bothering me on a recent morning, I decided

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Happy New Year 2012

Enough of this 1930s and 1940s nostalgia… Here’s something that’s “only” 30 years old, The Roches getting a handle on a seasonal standard. Very, very hard to believe that was so many years ago. But remembering it was enough to

Posted in j-heroes, movies, Music, oldtime radio, popular culture, radio

WordPress YouTube ad surprise

WordPress.com has made it very easy to post YouTube videos, a feature I’ve used a lot. (See the Video and WP Tips menu items above.) However, I’ve just discovered that WordPress.com, is also embedding YouTube video ads in my pages.

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What writing is…

The “quick Christmas break research project” that I began two and a half years ago keeps leading to new things, most of which I’m recording at my Newspaper Heroes on the Air site (jheroes.com for short), which is primarily about

Posted in History, j-heroes, Journalism, Newspapers, popular culture, writing

Blogpost timewarp?

This is a test. For more interesting content go over to jheroes.com I posted an item there this morning using my MacBook, then came back a few hours later to make a small correction using my Droid phone’s WordPress app.

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Step Away from the Mouse

Macintosh users may just yawn when Jane Wells of WordPress starts out her “Now More Than Ever: Just Write” essay with the demise of Internet Explorer’s old version, but she gets downright inspiring after that: WordPress (and Firefox and Google

Posted in coincidence, History, hypertext, j-heroes, WordPress, writing

Wrapping up Women’s History Month in Radio Dramas

Over at JHeroes.com, I’ve had a fun month tipping my hat to Women’s History Month, exploring the audio biographies of famous women editors, publishers and reporters — partly because “women reporters” is a major theme my “Portrayal of the Journalist

Posted in Education, fiction, j-heroes, Journalism, literature, oldtime radio, podcast, radio

JHeroes: Radio Newsies for Christmas

Pickpocket Fingers Fogarty shops for Christmas … not exactly a case of journalistic detachment in this 1946 Casey, Crime Photographer episode from my online old-time radio research, but at least a little bit of Christmas cheer. Casey’s best line… Annie:

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J-Heroes: “Not THE Flash Casey!”

Like his first boss, a crusty editor whose quote in the headline above ends “Not THE Flash Casey!… Never heard of you,” you should get to know Flash Casey, radio’s best news photographer. For a dozen years on radio, plus

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J-Heroes: Rescuing the Competition

Not only were newspaper reporters and editors cast as heroic characters in old time radio dramas, they even made heroic attempts to help the competition. That’s because — like the editor in my previous podcast — they recognized journalism as

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