That Was Radio
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Leon Smothers is the creator, writer and host of “That Was Radio.”
In addition to providing an overview of radio programs from the 1930s through 1950s, “That Was Radio” will go behind the programs to explore the personalities and events that inspired and shaped those programs. Along the way, the series will examine how the shows were made, and discuss their importance and impact on radio.
Smothers is a retired civil engineer who lives with his wife Molly on a small farm in Rowan County. In addition to raising sheep, his interests include watching old B-movies, traveling scenic back roads, collecting vintage radios and listening to old-time radio programs.