By the end of World War II, Bob Hope was one of the world’s biggest stars of show business, but he got his start on radio, taking his vaudeville show on the road to entertain troops. Join us for this discussion on the tools of the trade that made Hope famous: radio.
All day, members of the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club will be stationed throughout campus to interact with visitors and explain how amateur radio works. Also, catch a special appearance by WTUL Kids Show DJ Liz E (Kids Director Liz Elliot).
Program supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, with special thanks to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.
Girls Innovation Studio: Radio Workshop
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
STEM Innovation Gallery in the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion
Make and take your own crystal radio and produce a WWII-era radio comedy using scripts, sound effects, and music. The workshop takes participants through the many stages of radio production, including casting, microphone and sound effects training, and a cue rehearsal, before they put on a "live" broadcast. Bob Hope was one of the most recognized talents in the world, and he used radio to spread joy to the masses. Girls will have fun exploring technology and radio while participating in hands-on, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities in the Museum’s STEM Innovation Gallery. Radio Workshop is free for all girls and their caregivers.