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Re-Imagined Radio

Apr 14, 2023

Re-Imagined Radio considers Edward R. Murrow’s radio reporting of "The Blitz," fifty-seven consecutive days of German air force bombing of London during World War II. His keen observation, vivid verbal descriptions, and attention to sounds provided a sense of what was happening. What could be observed. Radio historian Jeff Porter calls the unmatched immediacy Murrow provided listeners, "the proximity effect" (Porter Lost Sound 90) and says it prompted a new form of radio storytelling. We sample several examples of Murrow's radio storytelling, and its "proximity effect," in this episode. More information at Re-Imagined Radio website,

Season 11, Episode 04

Premier Broadcast: 17 Apr. 2023

Written, Produced, Hosted by John Barber

Music, Sound Design, Post Production by Marc Rose

Graphics by Holly Slocum Design

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