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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.
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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.

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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.

and

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:

631-378-4564
 
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