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July 12, 2012

Sixteen Inches Of Radio

Guest host Sean Cole visits old audio collector Randy Riddle in his Mebane, N.C., home. Riddle lets us listen to selections from his massive collection of sixteen-inch transcription disks, a recording format from the 1930s. Duke University has acquired more than 200 radio programs from Riddle's personal collection. They preserve moments in time like World War II and the period when America was worried about socialism.

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