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As most Joy Boys fans know, Ed Walker hosted an old-time radio program called The Big Broadcast for over 20 years on WAMU. We recently received a large number of Big Broadcast recordings, mostly of complete shows, recorded off the air between 1993 and 1999. Ed Walker hosts each show, and some also include John Hickman, the founder of The Big Broadcast. (For more about Ed and his last show on WAMU, scroll down to the bottom of this page.)

Thanks to Ismail "Turk" Nuri, Major USAF (Retired) for providing these tapes.

Here is a sample:

The Big Broadcast - show intro from March 6, 1994

Please contact us if you are interested in obtaining copies of any of these shows. A complete listing is included below.

(Click any heading to see the shows from that year. To search, click View All, then press Control-F, type in what you are looking for, and press Enter.)

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Shows from 1993
Shows from 1994
Shows from 1995
Shows from 1996
Shows from 1997
Shows from 1998
Shows from 1999
Shows from 2015



More About Ed Walker's Work at WAMU

As you have probably heard, Ed Walker passed away on October 26, just hours after his last edition of The Big Broadcast aired on WAMU. Washington DC radio will never be the same. For more information, or to hear the final show, please visit these links:
           WAMU article about Ed
           The Big Broadcast page at WAMU
           Washington Post coverage of the final show


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