Skip to comments."The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/25 7-11pm est
Posted on 11/25/2012 1:32:17 PM PST by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Note: I'll be traveling this week and won't be home until 12/3. I will try to get a BB thread up next Sunday, but it might not happen.
Ed's starting Christmas early.
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these synopses.
7 Pm EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 12, 1955. Part 1. CBS net. "The Lansing Fraud". Sustaining. A man with a $50,000 policy dies...from malnutrition! Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Barney Phillips, Bob Bailey, Howard McNear, Hy Averback (announcer), Jack Johnstone (director), Jean Tatum, John Dawson (writer), Mary Jane Croft, Roy Rowan (announcer), Russell Thorson, Vivi Janis. 14:54.
7:15 PM Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 13, 1955. Part 2. CBS net. "The Lansing Fraud". Sustaining. $50,000 is a good price for a killing...most anyone will listen for that kind of money! Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Barney Phillips, Bob Bailey, Howard McNear, Hy Averback (announcer), Jack Johnstone (director), Jean Tatum, John Dawson (writer), Mary Jane Croft, Roy Rowan (announcer), Russell Thorson, Vivi Janis. 14:55.
7:30 PM Dragnet. November 23, 1950. Program #76. NBC net. "The Big Betty". Sponsored by: Fatima. A bunko gang has been working the obituary racket, selling worthless merchandise to the relatives of the deceased. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:24.
8 PM Gunsmoke. March 13, 1954. CBS net. "Confederate Money". Sustaining. Neil Butler is fired by his boss Fate Ender when Lee Shin comes to town. Fate is bushwacked and wounded. He swears to get Neil for the crime. Barney Phillips, George Walsh (announcer), Georgia Ellis, Harry Bartell, Howard McNear, Jimmy Ogg, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Rex Koury (composer, performer), Vic Perrin, William Conrad. 24:42.
8:30 PM The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 26, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. Jack is throwing a Christmas party for his friends. Don sings a commercial to the tune of, "Jingle Bells." Jack plays "Love In Bloom" on his violin. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Butterfly McQueen, Andy Devine, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), John Brown, Minerva Pious, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:35.
9 PM The Adventures Of Archie Andrews. December 13, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Swift's Premium Meats. Mass confusion results when Archie and his parents and all his friends go Christmas shopping at the same time in the same department store. Bob Hastings, Harlan Stone, Alice Yourman, Ian Martin, Gloria Mann, Rosemary Rice, Arthur Kohl, Ray Hedge, Kenneth MacGregor (producer, director), Bob Sherry (announcer). 29:35.
9:30 PM Tales Of The Texas Rangers. December 24, 1950. NBC net. "Christmas Present". Sustaining. The "Santa Claus Stickup" of December 31, 1931, a crime story with a happy ending. Joel McCrea, Tony Barrett, Victor Rodman, James Nusser, Virginia Gregg, Hal Gibney (announcer), Shepard Menken, Byron Kane, Stacy Keach (producer, director). 29:33.
10 PM The Lux Radio Theatre. December 20, 1948. CBS net. "Miracle On 34th Street". Sponsored by: Lux. The script was used again on "The Lux Radio Theatre" previously on December 22, 1947 (see cat. #45155) and subsequently on December 21, 1954 (see cat. #272). William Keighley (host), Edmund Gwenn, Joseph Kearns, Willard Waterman, Marlene Ames, William Johnstone, Herb Butterfield, Norman Field, Gil Stratton, Cliff Clark, Lawrence Dobkin, Louise Fitch, John McGovern, Sara Berner, Edward Marr, Herb Vigran, June Whitley, Jeanine Roos, George Seaton (screenwriter), Valentine Davies (author), Helena Sorrell (20th Century Fox diction coach: Intermission guest), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, John Milton Kennedy (announcer). 58:51.
Sounds neat. Do they ever air George Burns and Gracie Allen radio shows?
Yes, Ed has occasionally re-broadcast a Burns & Allen episode on the Big Broadcast.
A feast of old time radio here:
I had an audiotape(part of a “Radio Reruns” release) of one of their episodes with Jack Benny as their special guest star. I played it for friends who weren’t familiar with them and they found it hilarious.
Evening Gina, how was Thanksgiving?
Hi, yes they run them every so often. If you go to the archives you will find them.
Love that site, thanks.
Thanksgiving was really nice, and the trip, although an eleven-and-a-half-hour pain was smooth.
Did you have a good one?
Hi, Doc! I hope you had a lot to eat on Thanksgiving.
But my Obama worshiping relatives don't believe the country has a debt problem. Sigh. All is well don't ya know.
Hey Doc. How was the holiday.
Thanksgiving was very nice. Wow, you had a long drive.
It is amazing and sickening to behold the ignorance of Obama believers. Their heads are scary-wrong.
Michael Connelly’s new book will be downloaded to my Kindle tomorrow. Finally!
Cold here...Going down to the 20’s tonight...
Nice on the book. Don't forget The Secret Race. I'll be listening to the Kindle on my flight tomorrow to LA.
Not possible to listen to the Paper White...They took that feature away.
They screwed up with that.
Because of Obamacare coming,I scheduled surgery on one shoulder in Jan. Eventually there’s going to be rationing, but liberals are too dumb to understand that.
Bless your heart (shoulder), Doc! It’s good that you’re doing it soon, for sure. You’re right about the idiot liberals.
It really is insanity. The worst part is trying to stay out of arguments with people that should know better.
At least we have the Bible to warn us that evil insanity will indeed rule in the last days. Forewarned is forearmed, even though it does not take away the pain of watching unnecessary idiocy.
Ain’t nothing like the smoothness of Bing.
Did you know about how he got his nickname “Der Bingle” because he read U.S. propaganda for the Germans during the War?
Didn’t know that.
And it was more than the amazing voice, he exuded Americanism.
From the quasi-reliable Wikipedia:
“Crosby made numerous live appearances before American troops fighting in the European Theater. He also learned how to pronounce German from written scripts, and would read propaganda broadcasts intended for the German forces. The nickname “Der Bingle” for him was understood to have become current among Crosby’s German listeners, and came to be used by his English-speaking fans. In a poll of U.S. troops at the close of World War II, Crosby topped the list as the person who had done the most for G.I. morale, ahead of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, General Dwight Eisenhower, and Bob Hope.”
I love First Noel...
Downloaded sample of Secret Race...
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