Skip to comments."The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/23 7-11pm est
Posted on 06/23/2013 2:10:12 PM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
I've got to catch a later dinner in DC so I can't be around as much tonight. But will be listening in the car and posting from the smartphone.
How is everyone?
I went to AU with Ed in the ‘50’s. The program is fine; his and its politics are as left as one can get.
These brief synopses are used by permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2013 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. March 6, 1956. Part 2. CBS net. "The Plantagenet Matter". Sustaining. How can you help a dead girl? The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Michael Ann Barrett, Jeanne Bates, Marvin Miller, Frank Gerstle, Lawrence Dobkin, Jack Kruschen, Ken Peters, Herb Butterfield, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 14:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. March 7, 1956. Part 3. CBS net. "The Plantagenet Matter". Sustaining. A dead girl's .38 automatic comes to life! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Michael Ann Barrett, Jeanne Bates, Marvin Miller, Frank Gerstle, Lawrence Dobkin, Jack Kruschen, Ken Peters, Herb Butterfield, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 13:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.
7:30 Dragnet. August 9, 1951. Program #113. NBC net. "The Big Screen". Sponsored by: Fatima. With the help of the Los Angeles News, the police tackle a new and growing problem, crooked TV repairmen. The target: "Chaney's Video Repair." After the story, Jack Webb and George Fenneman explain some of the police terms used on the program. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, George Fenneman (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. September 20, 1954. CBS net. "The F. U.". Sponsored by: Chesterfield, L & M. It appears that Al Clovis has shot Onie Becker in the back, killing him. Clovis leads Marshal Dillon and Chester out of town so the bank can be robbed. A good story. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on March 14, 1959. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, John Meston (writer), John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 The Life Of Riley. April 3, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Prell Shampoo, Lava Soap. Riley attends a meeting of the "Neighborhood Betterment League" to complain about juvenile delinquency. William Bendix, Irving Brecher (producer), Tommy Cook, Paula Winslowe, Alan Lipscott (writer), Reuben Ship (writer), Mitch Lindeman (director), Lou Coslowe (music), John Brown, Ken Niles (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:00 The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre. July 22, 1946. CBS net. "The Glass Key". Sponsored by: Lady Esther cosmetics. Murder and double-cross in the sordid world of machine politics. Alan Ladd, Marjorie Reynolds, Ward Bond, Ted Meyers (host), Dashiell Hammett (author), Bill Lawrence (producer, director), Harry Cronman (adaptor), Wilbur Hatch (music arranger), Lud Gluskin (conductor). 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 The Adventures Of Sam Spade. August 2, 1946. ABC net. "Sam and Psyche". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. The fourth show of the series. The story title above is possibly correct, although it's announced indirectly. The program has also been referred to as, "The Death Of Dr. Denoff." A psychiatrist being blackmailed is killed by doing a "Brody" from his apartment window. His blackmailer is later found strangled! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dick Joy (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director), Fred Esler. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10:00 The Fat Man. July 8, 1946. ABC net. "The Black Angel". The Fat Man becomes involved with a blackmail plot involving $100,000 in stolen bank money. J. Scott Smart, Bernard Green (music), Ed Begley, Gene Kirby (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10:30 The Adventures Of The Thin Man. October 6, 1944. Program #40. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Suspicious Hangover". Nora has been drugged and used as a murder alibi. Time to fill with an excerpt from an "Ellery Queen" broadcast. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." Parker Fennelly, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator), David Gothard, Claudia Morgan, Himan Brown (producer, director), Fred Fradkin (music). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
I’m surprised to hear that. Ed seems pretty level, and these shows are classic Americana.
Happy Sunday Gina. Was it a good week?
It’s been a busy week, and very hot! All is well, though.
How about you?
Things have been good. Roasting pork loin, boxing, beer...the sun is out.
I take it today was easier than last Sunday?
Well, that sounds really nice! Beer and barbecue—that’s hard to beat. We barbecued catfish last night, and it was primo. Today was not quite as rough as last Sunday, but we’re still busy with out-of-the-ordinary things.
We’re moving to a different house about 5 minutes away from where we are now, so that’s why we’ve been even busier this month than normal. Next weekend is “critical mass,” since we’re paid only through June 30th. I don’t know if our Internet will be up and running next Sunday or not. It’s supposed to be, but there has been some confusion on the transfer, dealing with these phone customer service people. We’ll see. If I’m not here next week, that’s probably the reason.
thanks for the heads up. So is this a good move?
Yes, it’s good, although there are things we will miss about this place, including our dear friend neighbors in several houses around us, and the wonderful covered porch with a little view of the water—we sit on it every evening. The new place is different, a little inland, but it’s much nicer and bigger.
it sounds great.
It really is, Vision. I could write you a long paper on our time here since Katrina and the bad elements that have developed on this street, our crummy landlord and the poor old house we live in, and this other place is really, really so much nicer, yet our hearts are still breaking at finally deciding to leave. The Lord has given us an amazing opportunity to move into a much nicer place, but we’re still sad to leave a million things here. Plus, we’re sad to have to move our cats. They’re already wondering what the heck “mom” and “dad” are doing emptying out their home these past couple of weeks—this place is an awesome place for the cats with the field and all. It will be interesting, to say the least.
Goodnight, Vision. I hope your week is a good one, and I hope to see you next Sunday, but if not, if the Lord is willing, we’ll be up the following week.
It’s change but it’s for the better.
I’ll tell you, you simply cannot have The Thin Man without Powell and Loy. Very disappointing.
Have a good night. Best of luck with the move, and hope to see you soon.