Broadcast - A Man and His Dream

Director: Jordan Nance
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Running Time:
56:00

Screening Info:
Sunday, November 17
10:45 AM
Thalian Black
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Credits:
Producer:
Beth Crookham
Ralph Epperson grew up in the 1920s and 30s as the son of a tobacco farmer in the hills of Southwestern Virginia/Northwestern North Carolina, and dreamed of a different life. As a boy he discovered radio and from then on was led by a desire to understand how to transmit sound through the airwaves. This love of technology was coupled with a passion for the music native to his growing up. In 1948 Ralph realized his dream with the opening of his first station, WPAQ 740 AM, Mt. Airy, NC, "the voice of the Blue Ridge." Today more than 150 radio stations around the nation, as well as countless musicians, owe their beginnings to Ralph Epperson. Produced by industry veteran, Beth Crookham.

Screening with Still Life