Great story shows us radio production behind the scenes at Radio City in New York.
Titles read: "MAGIC OF THE ETHER!"
New York, United States of America.
All aspects of radio production shown, including office work & concert broadcast.
General view of exterior of the Radio City skyscraper superimposed over a shot of a woman and young girl tuning in their radio. More shots of the famous skyscraper. General views of the lobby area. A group of visitors are shown around the NBC studios inside Radio City; they see the sound effects departments where a guide demonstrates the sound of marching feet (natural sound), a studio where a rehearsal of a radio play is in progress and the complicated control rooms.
Radio producers in conference about programmes. Montage of shots showing all the people and the work that go into the production of a radio programme - a broadcast of music by Wagner (Lohengrin). Good shot of microphones, technicians and musicians, although all short shots quickly cut together or optically overlaid to give impression of the speed at which a programme is produced. The final shots of musicians playing the Wagner piece have clouds / smoke overlaid, to suggest the music is being sent out over the ether.