courtesy of ‘curtis.kennington’
Ed Walker, American University graduate and DC radio legend, has been nominated to the National Radio Hall of Fame in the category “Local or Regional — Pioneer.” With his soothing voice and radio history expertise, Walker has hosted The Big Broadcast, a four hour radio show featuring classic radio programming from the 30s, 40s and 50s, since 1990. These classic shows (Suspense, Flibber McGee and Molly, Dragnet, Gunsmoke, Lux Radio Theater, etc.) offer us a weekly reprieve from computers and TV, and transport us back to a time when big movie stars like Orson Welles, Gary Cooper, Gene Harlow and Jack Benny communicated their acting and comical talents to the American public over the airwaves.
What you may not know about Mr. Walker is that he’s one of the original founders of WAMU and has been in radio broadcast for more than 50 years. If you haven’t tune in to Ed Walker and The Big Broadcast, you NEED to! It’s on WAMU 88.5 FM, Sundays from 7-11pm and is a delightful experience. Also, be sure to cast your vote to put Ed Walker into the National Radio Hall of Fame! He is truly a radio and DC legend, and is definitely a big reason Why I Love DC.
Oh, I love The Big Broadcast. Johnny Dollar makes me giggle.
Ed Walker is the man. I laugh out loud to myself during this program. Really sets me up for work week. My favorite is Suspense and the classic commercials/sponsorships. They can so cheesy and sexist/dated. Hilarious.
Ed’s the best broadcaster and always makes you relax and take a break from our fast pace world when he hosts The Big Broadcast on Sundays. It’s so nice to remember an era gone by and appreciate the talent of the day.
Ed Walker is amazing. There was a great article on him in last week’s Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/28/AR2009072802846.html