Ed Walker has hosted WAMU 88.5's Big Broadcast, a popular show featuring rebroadcasts of vintage radio dramas, for more than two decades. But that's only the most recent phase of his long career behind the microphone, which earned him a spot in the Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ed Walker has hosted WAMU 88.5's Big Broadcast, a popular show featuring rebroadcasts of vintage radio dramas, for more than two decades. But that's only the most recent phase of his long career behind the microphone, which earned him a spot in the Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ed Walker helped found WAMU as a tiny college AM station in 1951. He’s been a fixture of Washington D.C. radio ever since, entertaining and educating audiences as a member of the “Joy Boys” and as a disc jockey. For the past 19 years, he’s hosted the “Big Broadcast,” bringing drama classics from the 1930s, 40s and 50s to new listeners. Kojo sits down with hometown radio pioneer Ed Walker.

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  • Ed Walker Host of WAMU's "The Big Broadcast"

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