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Long Island Radio Day: “The whole field’s caught fire. . . . It’s coming this way. . . .” February 26, 2008

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.


Sixty years ago, Martians invaded Grovers Mill and wrought havoc on New Jersey, Philadelphia, New York, and Long Island.


This Saturday, March 1, 2008, the invasion will be different . . .


. . . The Martians are coming directly to Long Island.


Long Island Wireless Historical Society

in a cooperative effort with

WCWP / 88.1 FM

presents its Second Annual


Long Island Radio Day

March 1st, 2008

General Admission $ 6.00


Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alex Magoun, of the

Executive Director of the David Sarnoff Library,

(Princeton, New Jersey; http://www.davidsarnoff.org/)

will speak about the History of Television  — 11:00 a.m.


A Live Stage Preformance of H.G. Wells’

“The War of the Worlds”

Adapted for Radio 60 Years ago by Mr. Howard Koch

Performed by Hunterdon Radio Theatre — 3:00 p.m.


Preceded by the demonstration of a “Theremin”,

the electronic musical instrument used in early Sci-Fi.


Performance Admission $ 5.00 additional.


To be held again at the

Tilles Center Atrium

Long Island University / C.W. Post Campus

Brookville, NY  11545


— Featured this year —

Antique and Restored Radios on Exhibit and for Sale

WCWP Station Tours in Abrams Communication Center

An Operating Amateur Radio Station — Call-Sign “W2R”

Old Time Radio Recordings

Historic Radio Displays

Hands-on Displays

Famous Radio Personalities

Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Displays

Wireless-controlled Model Railroad Displays


For additional information about Long Island Radio Day 2008 call:

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