Carl Amari is the undisputed King of the Golden Age of radio. But how does a guy, who wasn’t born when Jack Benny or “The Shadow” were among the most popular shows on the air, find himself as a one-man reservoir of broadcast history? Listen Carl-Amari, WGN-radio, Steve-Dale to the Steve Dale’s Other World podcast.
Hear about when he was just a kid, Amari convinced some of the radio greats to maintain the rights’ for their show.
And indeed, it was a Golden Age of radio – we talk about how creating pictures in imaginations of listeners could never be duplicated on TV or even with the best possible CGI effects on the big screen. We also talk about how those radio sound effects were really created, and all sorts of old-rime radio trivia.
Carl is heard on WGN radio, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.