|Mutual network is proud to present the caped marvel -- Superman!|
|Back in the days when
heroes only spoke and listeners invented what they looked
like, the Superman radio show debuted on February 12,
The Superman radio show created at least two permanent contributions to the Superman legend; Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen and Superman's bane --Kryptonite.
|Everything from the sound
of footsteps to Superman flying was performed by what
today would be called foley artists (named for sound
effects pioneer Jack Foley). While sound effects are
added in post production today, they were performed live
during radio's heyday.
|Buy Kellogg's Pep! Superman says, "It's super delicious!"|
|When the Superman radio
program originally debuted, it aired three times a week
in 15 minute installments. It was a "sustained"
program. That meant it had no national sponsor.
However, when local advertisers discovered how profitable Superman was, Kellogg's stepped in and finally gave the Man of Steel a national sponsor.
Superman radio program sound files
|Jorel foretells the fate of Krypton|
|Superman's origins Part 1|
|Superman's origins Part 2|
|Lois and Clark are introduced|
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