The Ace

(1987) 10-minute radio drama about the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. Broadcast nationally and internationally by MonitoRadio.

Claire Schoen: Producer, sound record/edit/designer
Tales Spinners: Executive Producer

Program Summary: They said it couldn’t be done. Spanning the gap in the California coast, where the ocean surges into San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge took extraordinary skill, ingenuity and courage to build. Those who worked in driving winds, high above the turbulent waters, faced danger beyond the usual risks of bridge work. On the 50th anniversary of the Bridge’s completion, this radio drama tells the true story of Al Zampa, a steelworker who fell while building the Bridge’s south tower — and lived to tell the tale.