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Posted on 12/16/2012 2:10:05 PM PST by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Nice 10pm hour...
It's been a horrible few days for America. Our prayers are with the families and friends of the shooting victims in Connecticut.
The Dragnet is a bad one and bad to have this weekend.
Thanks to J.David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these brief synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 20, 1955. Part 2. CBS net. "The Nick Shurn Matter". Sustaining. An old lady with a broken arm, a shivering girl, and a bullet in the snow. 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. 15:14.
7:15 PMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 21, 1955. Part 3. CBS net. "The Nick Shurn Matter". Sustaining. A lonely vigil in the snow, a killer prowls the night, and a lady vanishes. 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. 15:22.
7:30 PM Dragnet. December 22, 1949. Program #30. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fatima. A young boy named Stanley Johnstone is missing, and so is the .22 caliber rifle he was going to get for Christmas. The script would be used as a Christmas program four more times over the years. Well-written, dramatic radio. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, William P. Rousseau (director), Bud Tollefson (sound effects), Wayne Kenworthy (sound effects), Walter Schumann (music), Hal Gibney (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Peggy Webber, William Johnstone, George Fenneman (commercial spokesman). 29:30.
8 PM Gunsmoke. December 25, 1955. CBS net. "Twelfth Night". Sponsored by: Chesterfield, L & M. Eban Hakes has walked all the way from the Ozarks, just to kill Joff Monger. A family feud going on for years is about to break out in Dodge...but never on Sunday! The script was used again on Gunsmoke on December 25, 1955 (see cat. #59418) and on the Gunsmoke televiion series on December 28, 1957. The system cue is added live. William Conrad, Parley Baer, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), John Dehner, George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), Vic Perrin, Helen Kleeb, Howard McNear, Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Bill James (sound patterns), Georgia Ellis, George Walsh (announcer). 25:47.
8:30 PM Night Beat. December 21, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Randy Stone gets a 5 day Christmas vacation and doesn't know what to do with it. A well-written story! Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad, Warren Lewis (writer, producer, director), David Ellis (writer), Larry Marens (editor), Robert Armbruster (music), Don Rickles (announcer), Kate McKenna, Sammy Ogg, Ralph Moody, Jan Arvan, Gail Bonney, Lou Rusoff (writer). 29:30.
9 PM Nick Carter. December 25, 1943. Mutual net. "Nick Carter's Christmas Adventure". Sustaining. Lon Clark, Helen Choate, Ed Latimer, John Kane. 1/2 hour.
9:30 PM Big Town. December 21, 1948. NBC net. "Prelude To Christmas". Sponsored by: Rinso, Lifebuoy. "The story of a child's simple faith." Edward Pawley, Fran Carlon, Jerry McGill (producer, writer), Casey Allen, Donald McDonald, Larry Haines, Bill Adams, Stefan Schnabel, Michael O'Day, Jimsey Sommers, Gloria Stegney (?), Jack Payne (engineer), John Powers (sound effects), Westin Conan (sound effects), James Hayes (NBC producer), Jon Gart (music arrangement), Hugh James (announcer). 29:51.
10 PM Escape. December 24, 1947. CBS net. "Back For Christmas". Sustaining. A botany professor digging a "Devil's Garden" in the basement, decides to kill his wife and bury her in it. John Collier (author), Paul Frees, Robert Tallman (adaptor), William N. Robson (director). 1/2 hour.
10:30 PM The Whistler. December 25, 1949. CBS Pacific net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Letter From Cynthia". It's Christmas Eve and a doctor in a small hospital suddenly gets an unusual responsibility. See cat. #49671 for a quality upgrade, network, sponsored version of this broadcast. David Ellis, Edward Bloodworth (writer), George W. Allen (producer), Isabel Jewell, Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Wilbur Hatch (music). 25:40.
Are they preempting the Big Broadcast? Surely not!
BB is being broadcast on the “Intersection 88.5-3” tonight...
Yes, thanks for that, Vision. We tuned right in, but I’ve been super-busy with housework and making our first fatty. We’re not doing the traditional sausage, but instead, a bacon weave with ground beef. Inside, I put bell pepper, onion, mushroom, Greek olives and sharp cheddar, pepper and garlic. Keith’s about to put it on to smoke.
Our week was smooth, how about yours?
Your first fatty! Nice.
I got a smartphone. Do you have one? This thing is freakin’ amazing.
Oh, cool, a new smart phone! No, we don’t have one. They’re little super computers! I’ll bet you’ll have lots of fun with it.
If you're in a store and see an item, you can zap the bar code and it will tell you where else (locally) you can buy it and what the prices are.
It's freakin’ nuts.
Oh, and of course there's an otr app which streams shows on demand.
This is sci fi stuff.
There's another that will identify a movie/tv show by listening to some of the audio.
We just lost the stream on all channels...
Yeah, they dumped the Big Broadcast. We’re playing the Big Town show off of Archive.org.
Vision, your phone sounds scary-high-tech. :-)
I bought the Tyler Hamilton book on Kindle. Thanks for recommending it. I’m finding it very interesting!
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