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!
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!
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!
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!
Join us for our inaugural Progress City Town Hall, part one of our interview with long-time Disney executive Frank Stanek. In Frank's 25 years at Disney he went from part-time pancake flipper at Disneyland to corporate vice-president of research and planning, and along the way influenced such projects as the 1964/65 New York World's Fair, Mineral King, Walt Disney World, and Epcot. He also led the development of the Tokyo Disneyland project. Later he joined Universal as their president of international business development, and he was the 2013 recipient of the THEA Buzz Price Award – Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements. Tales from a legendary career - it's the Progress City Radio Hour!
The Progress City Radio Hour concocts a wintry mix to bring you Christmas in August! We have an avalanche of snowy fun with a look at Walt's history with skiing, a musical trip down an Arctic river with Marc Davis's unbuilt Enchanted Snow Palace, a journey through Epcot's proposed Switzerland pavilion, a Disney figure skating fantasy from 1992, and a tidbit about Mineral King from longtime Disney executive Frank Stanek. History, music, and more - turn down the air conditioning and stoke the fire, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!
The Progress City Radio Hour forgets to set its alarm and groggily awakes from a prolonged snooze. We shake off the cobwebs and tackle our new format with a timely look at Disney patriotism with stops under the Liberty Tree, a stroll down Liberty Street, and a trip back to 1988 with the Walt Disney World 4th of July Parade. History, music, and more - look in our eyes to see Old Glory wavin', it's the Progress City Radio Hour!
The Progress City Radio Hour returns from the wilderness with the third episode of our Original Trilogy. More discussion than dissertation, this episode finds the Progress City gang recapping recent events and discussing our last trip to Walt Disney World. News, music, discussion and more - you are not the first to pass this way, nor shall you be the last, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!
The Progress City Radio Hour faces the sophomore slump with bravado in our second episode. We continue our examination of Disneyland through the eyes of two Walt Disney World veterans, and stop by EPCOT Center for a look - and listen - at the history of Horizons. We tip our hat to Disney's animated "Robin Hood", and open the Progress City mailbag for the first time. News, music, discussion and more - please step onto the moving platform, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!
On this inaugural episode of the Progress City Radio Hour, we look at the first visit to Disneyland by two Walt Disney World veterans. The Sherman Brothers "Meet the World", Phil Hartman encounters aliens, and we all get a dose of HARD FACTS. News, music, discussion and more - welcome, foolish mortals, to the first episode of the Progress City Radio Hour!