Karl Schmidt

Karl Schmidt, far right, conceived of the radio drama Earplay in the early 1970s and remained project director throughout the series’ duration. Edward Albee, seated in foreground, was among the playwrights who penned original work for the nationally distributed broadcast. They’re pictured with Tom Vogeli, far left, and John Tydeman of the BBC during production of Albee’s radio play, Listening. (Photo courtesy of WPR and the UW-Madison Archives)