Tagged: Popular Culture

KDKA Press Box Microphone

She’s Not There (Ep. 054)

Why didn’t the first woman radio baseball announcer live on in the annals history? Jay Douglas tells the story, and the breakfast cereal behind her non-career.

Grace Murray Hopper and Univac

Woman’s Work (Ep. 051)

Was Jimmy Buffett right in singing, “Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame?” In Episode 51, Jay Douglas tells the story of Grace Murray Hopper’s role in Y2K.

Jingle Boxes

Always On Your Mind (Ep. 049)

In Episode 49, Jay Douglas tells the story of the man behind the modern radio jingle and that tune you just can’t get out of your head.

Tone Arm

On The Record (Ep. 048)

Iin the 1930s, two media titans fought over a replacement for the 78rpm record. In Episode 48, podcast host Jay Douglas tells the hole story of their brawl (not a typo).

Jester Magazine Laughing Lion

Whose Lion Is It Anyway (Ep. 047)

So you know Howard Dietz, who came up with the idea for M-G-M’s Leo the Lion, was inspired by the mascot of Columbia University. Well, here’s what you don’t know.