The Broadcasting Archives -- more formally known as "Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture" -- is one of many special collections housed in Hornbake Library, University of Maryland and holds a wide-ranging collection of resources documenting the history of radio and television broadcasting.
To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re sharing pictures of audio reels that are heading out to digitization as part of the @CLIRRaR grant for recordings at risk.
One of the titles that stand out is the content from the #Feminist Radio Network, which aired in the 1970s.
March 7, 1955, NBC presented PETER PAN live as part of Producers' Showcase (with nearly all of the show's original cast) as the first full-length Broadway production on color TV.
In the full 1960 color rebroadcast. Ironically, some of the original cast had outgrown their roles.
The theme for World Radio Day 2018 is "Radio and Sports" -- "the traditional sports that connect us to our cultural heritage, the grassroots sports that anchor us within our communities, and the inspiring stories that challenge gender stereotypes and provide positive role models for young people around the world. The alliance of sport and radio is a force for civic participation and development as well as for celebrating humanity in its diversity."
1938 - Two years after the BBC’s first regular hi-def TV broadcasts from Alexandra Palace, Modern Wonder magazine shows how it works.
Via @AllyPallyMuseum on Twitter.