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Posted on 12/09/2012 1:19:34 PM PST by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Here's another Christmas lineup for December.
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these brief synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 16, 1955. Part 5. CBS net. "The Lansing Fraud". Sustaining. Conclusion of the story. $50,000 worth of murder! 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. 14:45.
7:15 PM Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 19, 1955. Program #1. CBS net. "The Nick Shurn Matter". Sustaining. A nightclub owner is found shot to death. His insurance beneficiary is his business partner, who has a perfect alibi. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Jack Kruschen, Ken Christy, Amerigo Moreno (musical supervisor), Sam Edwards, Peggy Webber, Don Diamond, Ben Wright, Barney Phillips. 15:15.
7:30 PM Dragnet. December 7, 1950. Program #78. NBC net. "The Big Picture". Sponsored by: Fatima Cigarettes. Sergeant Friday breaks a vicious Los Angeles pornography ring. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 1/2 hour.
8 PM Gunsmoke. March 27, 1954. CBS net. "Blood Money". Sustaining. Joe Harp is a likeable fellow who turns out to have a price on his head. Harry Speener has been helped by Joe, but isn't very grateful. The script was used again on the program on March 6, 1960 (cat. #62623) and on the Gunsmoke television series on September 28, 1957. William Conrad, Harry Bartell, James Nusser, John Dehner, Parley Baer, Norman Macdonnell (director), John Meston (writer), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer), Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear. 24:38.
8:30 PM The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny. December 19, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Lucky Strike. Jack goes Christmas shopping and buys a wallet for Don Wilson. The very clever middle commercial is sung to the tune of, "Jingle Bells," by The Sportsmen appearing as elevator operators in a department store. Mel Blanc, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Phil Harris, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Frank Nelson, Artie Auerbach, The Sportsmen, Gurney Bell, Bill Days, Jerry Farber, Elliott Lewis, Frank Martin (commercial spokesman), John McGovern, L. A. Speed Riggs (tobacco auctioneer), Earle Ross, Del Sharbutt (commercial spokesman), Marty Sperzel, Bob Stevens, George Balzer (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Mahlon Merrick (music director). 29:32.
9 PM The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. December 23, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor. After a visit to a department Santa, Phil meets a 5-year-old girl and a little boy in the parking lot. Then, the Harris' Christmas presents disappear. Phil sings, "Jingle Bells." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Robert North, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Anne Whitfield, Paul Phillips (producer, director), Hans Conried, Sheldon Leonard. 29:29.
9:30 PM Let George Do It. December 25, 1950. Mutual-Don Lee net. "Santa Claus in Glass". Sponsored by: Standard Oil. A Christmas celebration features roasting duck and "another woman" with a surprising identity. Bob Bailey steps out of character to give Christmas greetings to listeners. Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Irene Tedrow, Robert Griffin, Lawrence Dobkin, Bob Bruce, Barney Phillips, Bud Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Jackson Gillis (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (music). 29:43.
10 PM The Lux Radio Theatre. March 10, 1947. CBS net. "It's A Wonderful Life". Sponsored by: Lux Soap, Spry. Tired of his life on Earth, a man finds out what it's like never to have been born. Edwin Maxwell, Janet Scott, Noreen Gammill, Cliff Clark, Norma Jean Nilsson, Leo Cleary, Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Victor Moore, William Keighley (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Louis Silvers (music director), William Johnstone, John McIntire, Philip Van Doren (author), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Frank Capra (screenwriter), Frances Goodrich (screenwriter), Albert Hackett (screenwriter), Jo Swerling (screenwriter), Susan Blanchard (intermission guest), Norman Field, Franklyn Parker, Ann Carter, Charles Seel, Doris Singleton (commercial spokesman: as "Libby"), Edward Marr. 1 hour.
My back’s killing me. Think I’ll go lie down and give it a listen. BTW, WAMU is available on http://tunein.com/ , but not iheart.
Oh, that’s the pits, Vision. I hope you got all charged back up. :-)
It’s been really nice weather here, but we’re getting ready for a cold front moving in tomorrow. It should bring rain.
Otherwise, no news, which is good news, I suppose.
Hope you like it. What does tune in do for you?
Didn’t know about this and usually nap (nothing worth listening to) until 10 PM when Cunningham comes on to finish the night.
Have you made any fatties yet? This weekend I've been raiding the freezer for bbq and made some chili.
Yeah, everything’s gone up, and it’s not done climbing.
We have not made a fatty yet. We were fascinated with the bacon weave (it doesn’t take much for us :-) and watched a short video of a guy doing one. I thought it was very cool.
Welcome. Hope you stay around.
We might just do that!
Or I might like to make one with mushrooms, onions, peppers, and feta cheese—something like that! It’s a project, either way.
Keith went to get the grill ready and found that someone had stolen our new bag of charcoal briquettes off our front porch. This is an evening ruiner. What might be next?
Someday I'll be making the pecan pig!
Do you live in an urban area? Is it easy to get to the porch?
We live right off the beach just south of the railroad tracks. We live one street from a nice neighborhood between our house and the beach (our street is so-so with rentals and some dirtbaggish people on it), but just north of the tracks is a predominantly “Democrat” neighborhood (one that votes 97 percent for Obama) with steady crime.
Oh, and yes, it’s easy to get to our porch. It’s not quite but almost a wrap-around type of porch, and the bag of charcoal would have been visible from the street. We don’t really have anywhere to store things, like a shed, so it’s hard not to have things visible on the porch. We’re pretty bummed. It’s been a long time since we were stolen from.
I hate to call the police over a bag of charcoal, but I may just call and give them a heads-up. The nice homes in the neighborhood we live in/near is a regular burglary target of the Democrats north of the tracks.
Call just to file a report.
Last week, capturing the stream from WAMU as always, my podcatcher produced hundreds of mp3 files, each one exactly 32 seconds long. I wrote to WAMU about the problem. I noted that the problem arose at the same time that they somehow had started creating long filenames: “Ed Walker’s Big Broadcast” and “WAMU something something.”
So far this week, it seems to be working right. And the long filenames are gone.
Glad to hear it’s working again. I dont know anything about podcatchers.
Sorry to hear about your back hurting you, wsgilcrest.
(Hey, I see we signed up on the exact same day in 2000! Happy belated FR anniversary!)
I’m a fan of TuneIn Radio too.
It features many old time radio radio shows that play 24/7.
Easy to record programs for later listening.
Really a great app for an OTR fan.
I highly recommend it.
I know I don’t post much on these threads, but I do enjoy knowing I’m listening to programs along with my Freeper buddies!
Thanks for posting these threads, Vision!
Hi Mary. This is a good site too...
I spoke too soon. The problem is not fixed. I sent a complaint to five or six e-mail addresses at WAMU.
Do you like detective shows? Check out http://audionoir.com/
Arthur McGowan, I'm catching The Big Broadcast on WAMU on TuneIn and it's been fine.
If I don't catch it live, I record it. Don't know if it's an option for you, but being free, you can't beat the price!
I love this...Jimmy Stewart is America to me.
This episode puts me in heaven...
To me too!
I’m enjoying listening this program more than I would have watching it!
Yes, motion lights are a good thing. We have lights on our house at night, front and back.
The method for bad guys here is also daytime thefts. These brazen dirtbags sometimes prefer not to confront homes at night, since homeowners are armed. They hope to hit when they believe no one is home.
I go to sleep at night listening to talk radio on my Android tablet with the TuneIn app. Also, I have a “pillow speaker” that let’s me listen comfortably in bed without disturbing my wife.