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Columbia Workshop, Volume 1

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Columbia Workshop
Volume 1
Although many programs can be described as innovative and cutting edge, one classic from radio’s golden era was truly an experiment in what could be done with the medium from its first episode. For this reason alone, Columbia Workshop, Volume 1 from Radio Archives is a collection made for every fan.
When Columbia Workshop debuted on CBS in 1936, the concept of network radio was still in its infancy, just ten years old. Many within the radio business were undecided about various aspects of this new medium, including whether or not it could yield anything of value, something that can be seen as art and not simply a forgettable derivative of popular culture.
The concept of Columbia Workshop, conceived by Irving Reis, was essentially to try new innovations on radio, to push the medium’s boundaries. Although early shows struggled to strike a balance between what the actors and the production crew contributed to the programs, the best shows from the program focused on both the cutting edge work of sound techs and producers as well as the ability of performers to push themselves in ways other shows did not require them to.
Extreme attention was paid to every aspect of the show’s production. Music became more specialized and new tricks and techniques for sound proved to be one of the hallmarks of the program. Columbia Workshop, Volume 1 from Radio Archives features episodes that at the time went directions radio had yet to go and now are a vital part of radio history. And this collection is available for at Radio Archives!
Saturday, October 17, 1936 - 30:00 - CBS
The Happy Prince
Saturday, December 26, 1936 - 30:00 - CBS
Saturday, March 12, 1938 - 30:00 - CBS
Saturday, July 30, 1938 - 30:00 - CBS
Thursday, November 17, 1938 - 30:00 - CBS
A Trip to Czardis
Thursday, December 15, 1938 - 30:00 - CBS
Nine Prisoners
Monday, February 20, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
The Winged Victory
Monday, March 6, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
In the Train
Monday, March 13, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
A Letter From Home
Monday, March 20, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
Pepito Inherits the Earth
Monday, March 27, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
Rendezvous With Kit Carson
Monday, April 3, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
They Fly Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease
Monday, April 10, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
Ear Essay on Broadcasting
Monday, April 17, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
Wild Man
Monday, May 8, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
The Law Beaters
Monday, May 15, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
Private Throgg
Monday, May 29, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
Monday, June 5, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS
A Handful of Dust
Monday, June 12, 1939 - 30:00 - CBS

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5 of 5 Always up for exploring drama from the past... November 13, 2023
Reviewer: Ivan G Shreve Jr from Winterville, GA United States  
I have only a faint familiarity with the preeminent dramatic experiment of the 1930s/1940s so when this RA collection went on sale I grabbed it tight and didn't let go. Incredible radio!

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5 of 5 June 23, 2022
Reviewer: James Mote from Woodbury, TN United States  

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Radio adaptations of innovative writing styles... May 25, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
The Columbia Workshop is a prelude to the later CBS Radio Workshop, continuing to provide innovative Episodes of varying story content that are amazing for their unusual and intellectual writing styles written to test the limits of The Theater of the Mind. Radio Archives has again as with all of their products produced CD's or Download with crystal clarity and excellent sound and tonal quality. The sound is probably better than when originally aired or certainly equals the sound initially heard by listeners at the time of the original Broadcast. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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