As soon as radio became a mass medium in the 1920s and 1930s, broadcasting organizations aired programmes on literary topics. This article explores the function of literature in De radiogids, the weekly periodical of the Dutch socialist broadcaster VARA. Focusing on the pre-war period, the article shows that literary radio programmes received little attention in De radiogids, despite the efforts of literary program maker Martien Beversluis to establish a literary feature in the magazine. Although these findings suggest that literary radio programmes were of little interest, De radiogids contains valuable cultural-historical sources concerning the relation between radio and literature in the interwar period.
How to Cite:
Dera, J., 2013. In de catacomben van de omroep. Aandacht voor literatuur in De radiogids (VARA, 1929-1941). Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies, (33), pp.19–36. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/ts.264