Every Saturday evening for the last 20 years, radio enthusiasts Mark Magistrelli and Mike Martini have been entertaining thousands of listeners with their Big Broadcast radio program. Covering four solid hours each Saturday beginning at 7:00 pm, Mark and Mike dig deep into the vaults of classic radio comedies, dramas and mysteries to bring you rarities, fun stories and witty banter. Join them for The Big Broadcast and prepare to be entertained.
In the words of veteran journalist and TV personality Nick Clooney,
Big Broadcast is “an amalgam of comedy, music and drama that, in entertainment terms, blows away anything on radio!”
Blending vintage radio comedy, drama and music into a weekly five-hour show, Big Broadcast is produced and hosted by the Peabody and Emmy award-winning team of Mark Magistrelli and Mike Martini, who provide insight, interviews and background on these timeless shows. In addition to regularly showcasing favorites such as Jack Benny, each week’s Big Broadcast devotes its second hour to a monthly theme. Whether it’s hearing legendary stars in shortlived shows (“Fabulous Failures”) or never-before-heard “backstage” rehearsal recordings of Gunsmoke or Orson Welles (“Behind the Microphone”), there’s always a surprise in store every week on Big Broadcast!
Hour 1: The Great Gildersleeve
You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx
Hour 2: Big Broadcast Special
Hour 3: The Jack Benny Program
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show
Hour 4: Richard Diamond, Private Detective
The Bing Crosby Show
Big Broadcast can be heard on Public Radio Station WMKV 89.3 FM in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturdays from 7 PM – 11 PM