Radio Sound Effects Night
May 31st, 2006
by Frank Rosin and the Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound
Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound (REPS) are fortunate to have the sound effect
(sfx) collection of Ray Erlenborn
and Stu Conway.
Ray, in his 90s, is still living in
and started in radio in the mid 30s working for Ed Winn, Lum and Abner, Red
Skelton, Jack Benny, and almost everyone else on radio.
Stu constructed and worked on the sfx for the CBS network in the 40s
you remember the squeaking door from Inner-Sanctum Mysteries?
The hoofbeats of the great horse, Silver?
The cash register from the Jotem-Down-Store?
These, and many more of the sfx actually used in those days, were at
the meeting to bring back some of those sounds you heard sitting in a darkened
living room listening to a program such as The Whistler with the only soft
glow of light coming from the light of the dial on the radio