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THEA 12000: Theatrical Design


Sound Effects:

  • Zapsplat: "the fastest growing free sound effects library online. We’ve 30,177 professional, free sounds to download instantly in mp3 or original WAV file format and upload hundreds more every week. We also have hundreds of royalty free music tracks. Our sfx and music can be used in almost any project be it non-commercial, commercial and even for broadcast."
  • Freesound: "Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to:
    • browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
    • upload and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
    • interact with fellow sound-artists!"
  • soundsnap: "soundsnap focuses solely on professional sound effects. We are the first and most popular sfx library to allow unlimited download. You can use any sound as many times as you like, without any extra fees." Requires login. Contact Prof. TenEyck for more information.



Old Time Radio: Contains archived radio programs back to 1930

1950s Radio Personalities (DJs): Try the following names in search engines such as Google, Bing, and DuckDuckgo to find audio and video on the following big names in 50s radio:

  • Al Benson "The Godfather of Black Radio" of WGES (sample recordings) on Youtube
  • Dick Clark (Philadelphia)
  • "Lucky" Cordell (Chicago, WVON)
  • Frantic Ernie Durham (Flint, MI  WJLB)
  • Alan Freed (Cleveland, WJW)
  • Jack "The Rapper" Gibson (Atlanta, WERD)
  • "Joltin Joe" Howard (Detroit, WCHB)
  • Maurice "Hot Rod" Hulbert (Baltimore, WBEE)
  • George "Hound Dog" Lorenz (Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY, WXRA , WKBW, and Cleveland,   )
  • Sid "The Real" McCoy
  •  Nathaniel "The Magnificent" Montague (including Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles)
  • Robert "Wolfman Jack" Smith (Del Rio, Texas, XERF)
  • Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinburg (Detroit, WCHB)
  • "Honey Boy" Thomas
  • Georgie Woods

Classic TV and Film Classic TV

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