Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Howard Koch

Recorded October 06th, 1988 - 28 min

He wrote the script for one of the most talked-about radio plays of all-time, “The War of the Worlds” for The Mercury Theatre on the Air.  He was born December 2, 1902 and was 85 when we spoke with him on the phone just a few weeks before the 50th anniversary of that classic broadcast. He died August 17, 1995 at age 92.

Mercury Theatre On The Air - 10/30/38 - War Of The Worlds

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Howard Koch's script used in one of the most famous radio broadcasts of all time, the "War Of The Worlds" over CBS on October 30th, 1938.

One Comment

  1. Dorothy says... comment left on October 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    It was very interesting to hear the authers prespective of his play, “War of the Worlds.” It was aired 5 1/2 months before my birth. I would have liked to have known my parrents reaction if they had listened. Unfortunatly they are not longer living.

    I really enjoy the oppertunity to listen to these interfiews.
    Thank You,