War Of The Worlds, 1971


Probably the best Radio Drama I’ve ever heard.

No actors – New York radio station WKBW used their actual news and DJ staff, presenting the original Orson Wells story in a contemporary 1971 radio news-style.  Once in 1968, and again, in 1971.


The accompanying news stories are real-world news stories (Ireland’s terrorist attacks, public protests to the Attica State prison riots, Nixon & the Peace Corps), reported just as heard on their regular station news during that current day (Oct 31st, 1971).

DJ Jackson Armstrong and commercial sponsor Keyhole Fashions provide fantastic nostalgic 1970s backdrop.

Treat yourself.  Put this on & let it run in the background, just like having the radio on.  You’ll be glad you did!



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