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The Progress City Radio Hour

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Disney history, music, and more - broadcasting from beautiful downtown Progress City, U.S.A.

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Disney history, music, and more - broadcasting from beautiful downtown Progress City, U.S.A.

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By TTATraveler - Aug 03 2014
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This was such a great show, I wish they would make more episodes.

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By hawaiian mickey - Aug 03 2012
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Need you guys to come back. Found out about you guys on WEDWAY radio. You guys very informative.

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
2
0
0
0

Please make more!

By TTATraveler - Aug 03 2014
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This was such a great show, I wish they would make more episodes.

Need more

By hawaiian mickey - Aug 03 2012
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Need you guys to come back. Found out about you guys on WEDWAY radio. You guys very informative.

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The Progress City Radio Hour

Latest release on Jan 12, 2021

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Rank #1: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 16 - Liberty Square and the Presidents!

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The Progress City Radio Hour powders its wig for a look at Liberty Square and Disney's relationship to the presidency! We'll stroll the halls of history examining how Walt interacted with the presidents, look at how his Imagineers created the Hall of Presidents, recount important presidential moments at Walt Disney World, and Remember the Magic™ of Liberty Square's past. History, music, and more - buckle your breeches and summon the electors, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Jan 12 2021

2hr 39mins

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Rank #2: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 15 - A Very Merry 1986 Christmas Parade!

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The Progress City Radio Hour strikes up the band and hits the parade route for a retro Christmas viewing party! In this trip down holiday memory lane we discuss a classic Progress City favorite, the 1986 Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade. See what the resort was like as it celebrated its 15th anniversary, as well as the 50th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. History, music, and more - open up the Jungle Berk and set sail on Herbie the Love Boat, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Dec 22 2020

1hr 39mins

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Rank #3: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 14 - A Progress City Christmas!

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The Progress City Radio Hour decks the halls and dishes the figgy pudding for our very first Christmas episode! In this festive spectacular we welcome some very special guests including Director of the Walt Disney Archives Becky Cline and historian and author Jeff Kurtti. Our wacky neighbor Jay even drops in with some wintery film recommendations for the Disney fan. History, music, and more - dontcha kinda love December? It's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Dec 08 2020

2hr 14mins

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Rank #4: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 13 - Town Hall: Randy Thornton

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The latest installation of the Progress City Town Hall features our interview with Disney music producer and historian extraordinaire, Randy Thornton. Randy walks us through his career at the Disney studio, including some of his big projects and how he evolved the theme park soundtrack album. You'll also hear stories about the greats from Tutti Camarata to Annette to Richard Sherman, and get a hint at where he'd like to take Disney music in the future. Straight from the vaults in an undisclosed salt mine - it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Nov 24 2020

2hr 5mins

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Rank #5: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 12 - The 1980 Park Soundtrack! Side B

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The Progress City Radio Hour keeps the hits coming and flips the disc for a new trove of musical treasures! We return to 1980's The Official Album of Disneyland/Walt Disney World, this time examining the musical influences and historical development of each track on side B. Our aural odyssey takes us from brass bands to America Sings to Mr. Lincoln, and features some clips from our interview with Disney Records impresario Randy Thornton. History, music, and more - come home Bill Bailey, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Nov 10 2020

2hr 16mins

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Rank #6: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 11 - Town Hall: Don Dorsey

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This episode of the Progress City Town Hall features our interview with musical maestro and entertainment producer extraordinaire Don Dorsey. Don walks us through his career of legendary entertainments, beginning in the days of America on Parade and culminating in EPCOT's iconic IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. You'll get the inside scoop on the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Electrical Water Pageant, Carnival de Lumiere, the original IllumiNations, Don's solo projects, and more. Coming at you in electrosynthomagnetic musical sound - it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Oct 27 2020

1hr 54mins

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Rank #7: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 10 - The 1980 Park Soundtrack! Side A

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The Progress City Radio Hour warms up the hi-fi and spins a platter full of musical delights! We take a deep dive into side A of 1980's The Official Album of Disneyland/Walt Disney World, complete with in-depth looks at the musical influences and historical development of each track. From the Main Street Electrical Parade to the Country Bear Jamboree we hit all the stops, and feature a few choice clips from our interview with Disney musical legend Don Dorsey. History, music, and more - in high fidelity stereophonic electro-syntho-magnetic musical sound, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Oct 13 2020

2hr 15mins

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Rank #8: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 9 - Town Hall: Bob Baranick

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This episode of the Progress City Town Hall features our interview with themed entertainment veteran and former Imagineer Bob Baranick. Bob takes us from his days before Disney working on regional attractions such as the Six Flags Power Plant through his time as a model builder for Disneyland Paris's Phantom Manor and beyond. You'll hear tales of his stint as an art director at Disneyland, including many unbuilt attractions from the "Disney Decade" as well as legendary experiences such as the Indiana Jones Adventure. Memories and insights from an industry pro - it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Sep 22 2020

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 8 - Ah, Wilderness!

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The Progress City Radio Hour grabs its musket and coonskin cap and heads off into the wilderness! We have a wide frontier of adventure awaiting you including the life and lore of Davy Crockett, a visit to Frontierland circa 1956, a trip through Marc Davis's unbuilt Fort Wilderness attraction Adventure House, a stop at Trail's End, and a bit about a never-built Frontierland attraction from former Imagineer and veteran designer Bob Baranick. History, music, and more - butter up the cornbread and set down the mighty Mississippi, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Sep 08 2020

2hr 7mins

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Rank #10: The Progress City Radio Hour - Episode 7 - Town Hall: Frank Stanek, Part II

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This episode continues the Progress City Town Hall featuring part two of our interview with long-time Disney executive Frank Stanek. In this episode, Frank takes us from the construction of Walt Disney World through his time leading the development of the Tokyo Disneyland project, and gives us a rare insight into the transition from Ron Miller's time at Walt Disney Productions to the dawn of the Eisner age. More tales from a legendary career - it's the Progress City Radio Hour!

Aug 25 2020

2hr 2mins

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