Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Mutual Broadcasting System

Years ago, I worked at our local Mutual Broadcasting System affiliate, WMRK. I have always been enamored by the magic of radio and figured I'd one day work in radio. MBS was the classic radio network. All the big historic names in radio worked for MBS: Rod Serling, Edward Murrow, Dick Clark, Larry King, and we can't forget Orson Welles, who played the 'Shadow', a show my father liked as a boy in the 1930s. When I worked there, Jim Bohannon anchored the late night talk show slot.

My career in radio was cut short when I finally figured out I wasn't going to get a real shot at it, and there was practically no money in it. MBS was bought out in 1999 and eventually the network was integrated and renamed. Our local station now carries CNN radio. You can still hear Jim Bohannon every week night, though.