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CBS Radio Workshop, Volume 1

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CBS Radio Workshop
Volume 1

The Age of Classic Radio was a time of innovation and experimentation, especially in terms of radio drama. A program that took the best of what had come before it and succeeded even further in production, performance, and storytelling actually debuted at the end of Radio’s Golden Age. This tour de force of radio drama can now be enjoyed in CBS Radio Workshop, Volume 1.

A direct descendant of the Columbia Workshop, CBS Radio Workshop not only continued to push boundaries in terms of utilizing story, music, voice and more in exciting, modern ways, it broke new ground in radio drama. From having author Aldous Huxley narrate the adaptation of his Brave New World for the show’s debut to producing an interview with William Shakespeare to turning a stirring folk ballad into a mix of rhyme and performance by William Conrad in The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes, the CBS Radio Workshop set the standard for modern audio drama.

The man behind CBS Radio Workshop, which debuted in 1956, was William Froug. Inspired directly by the work of Norman Corwin on the original Columbia Workshop, Froug put all the pieces together to produce not only a great radio program, but shows that would inspire and move its audience as well as its cast and crew.

Blending sound effects with story, music with voice, and quality with substance, the first twelve episodes on CBS Radio Workshop, Volume 1 shows how boundless storytelling can be with audio drama.

#1 Brave New World Part 1
Friday, January 27, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#2 Brave New World Part 2
Friday, February 03, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#3 Storm
Friday, February 10, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#4 Season of Disbelief and Hail and Farewell
Friday, February 17, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#5 Colloquy #1- Interview With William Shakespere
Friday, February 24, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#6 Voice of New York
Friday, March 02, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#7 Report On E.S.P.
Friday, March 09, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#8 Cops and Robbers
Friday, March 16, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#9 The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes
Friday, March 23, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#10 The Ex-Urbanites
Friday, March 30, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#11 Speaking of Cinderella or If the Shoe Fits
Friday, April 06, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

#12 Jacob's Hands
Friday, April 13, 1956 - 30:00 - CBS

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

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5 of 5 Great shows April 17, 2023
Reviewer: Stephen K Lau from Atlanta, GA United States  
Great quality.  Good shows with very refreshing topics

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5 of 5 The Theater of the Mind May 25, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
The first two Episodes from the 1956 CBS Radio Workshop series is an excellent radio adaption of Brave New World personally narrated by Aldous Huxley.  This boxed set is worth it for this one episode (Parts I & II) alone.  All the Volumes in this series are a must for any serious collector of Shows from the Golden Age of Radio, including the original Columbia Workshop Radio Show (1930's), which is the earlier parent show of this later series.The Radio Archives staff have again produced a well restored series of Radio Programs from the original recording material.  To my knowledge there is no other competitor which has matched their restoration efforts, and you will hear it if you purchase any of their Radio Boxed Sets. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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