THANK YOU SO MUCH, Mike: Orson Welles' Radio career has always seemed to me the most satisfying of all his many endeavors. So much good that he did came directly or indirectly from the medium. Not only did he produce a triumph, "The War of the Worlds" in America, from which flowed much of his initial public recognition across America and around the World, but the roots of many a subsequent masterpiece, many an artistic association may be found there. He pioneered in radio dramatic form, partook in its Golden Age, and left the medium in America on a note brave defiance. I've just spent over an hour musing over the archive you've brought us.
Radio, unlike the other art forms Welles was part of, has almost entirely disappeared from public understanding or knowledge.
I particularly became enthralled with the capsule biographies of radio people with whom he worked. If they did not have movie or stage careers (as many did, often with Welles help), so many of them are now unknown or forgotten: people like William N. Robson and Wilbur Hatch.