Thank you, Mr. Foley!

“Jack Donovan Foley was born in Yorkville, New York, on April 12, 1891. He was a grandson of Irish immigrants and grew up in the Seagate section of Coney Island,” according to Martin Chalakoski. Little did he know that he would invent a method of sound effects creation that is still used today. According to Media…

Adventures in Sound!

How many of you recognize this radio broadcast? On Halloween in 1938, radio listeners experienced the scare of their lives when they heard that Martians had landed on Earth.  The broadcast of Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds supposedly caused a mass panic because it was presented as a news broadcast, so listeners believed it…

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