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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old-time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star

Jun 1, 2023

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we are going to take a close look at the old time radio series The Columbia Workshop. This was a unique show that was one of the pioneers of modern radio. We have a bigfoot story from a listener in Buffalo, New York. It takes place in the area of Washington state I am very familiar with, The Pacific Crest Trail. The show begins with a review of the audiobook Selected Stories of Harry Bates. Who was he? Press that play button and find out.

Featured Story - Columbia Workshop July, 1936

Our featured story this week isn't a story at all. It was an experiment by CBS that began in July of 1936. Radio was still a very new thing and early pioneers wanted to find out what the boundaries were of this new medium. It was called The Columbia Workshop. I found the very first episode of the show and cleaned it up as best I could. This one tells two stories while showing what radio sound could do. I hope you like it. My suggestion to you is this: As you listen, imagine yourself listening to an old tube radio, on the porch, on a warm night on July 18, 1936. 

Other Stories Include - The Principle Murder,  The Day the Earth Stood Still And Selected Stories of Harry Bates, Bigfoot Calling Bigfoot, A Comedy of Danger, and The Finger of God

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Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

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