NEWARK, NJ: The recent 35th annual Friends of Old Time Radio Convention presented an Award to composer/producer David Lucas (pictured left) for his contributions to Radioâ€™s Golden Age.â€? A Clio Award-winning jingle writer, Lucas has created memorable commercial music for AT&T’s â€œReach Out and Touch Someone,â€? GE’s “We Bring Good Things To Life” and many other iconic campaigns. Also pictured is author, performer Brian Gari.
Held at Newarkâ€™s Ramada Plaza Hotel, the four-day celebration of the Golden Age of Radio (Oct. 21-24), featured live recreations of classic shows, celebrity interviews, panel discussions and historical presentations. Among the attendees at this yearâ€™s convention were Chuck McCann, Joe Franklin, actor Will Hutchins, Dick Heatherton and ABC, NBC, CBS, news anchor Bob Gibson.