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Posted on 12/30/2012 11:15:56 AM PST by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
I'll be back later after a family dinner...
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these brief synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 26, 1955. Part 1. CBS net. "The Forbes Matter". Sustaining. Sheldon Forbes, the book-keeper of a New York fashion company has obviously been an embezzler. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Lillian Buyeff, Parley Baer, Junius Matthews, Howard McNear, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bruce, Sandra Gould, Jack Edwards, Herb Ellis, James McCallion, John Stevenson. 15:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
7:15 PM Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 27, 1955. Program #2. CBS net. "The Forbes Matter". Sustaining. What makes a man steal? Johnny tries to come up with an answer. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Lillian Buyeff, Parley Baer, Junius Matthews, Howard McNear, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bruce, Sandra Gould, Jack Edwards, Herb Ellis, James McCallion, John Stevenson. 15:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
7:30 PM Dragnet. December 14, 1950. Program #79. NBC net. "The Big Break". Sponsored by: Fatima, Chesterfield. After a shoot-out, George Hoffman is arrested but escapes at his arraignment by climbing down the side of a building! After joining the army, Hoffman borrows $5 from Friday and Romero. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, Bob Hope (Chesterfield commercial), Bing Crosby (Chesterfield commercial). 29:23. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.
8 PM Gunsmoke. April 3, 1954. CBS net. "Mr. and Mrs. Amber". Sustaining. After Neil Amber is caught stealing seeds from the General Store, Pete Fletcher (a wealthy rancher), accuses Amber's wife of stealing one of his calves. The script was used again on February 21, 1960 (see cat. #52930) and the Gunsmoke television series on August 4, 1956. William Conrad, Howard McNear, John Dehner, Ralph Moody, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, James Nusser, Helen Kleeb, Frances Drew, Georgia Ellis, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer). 24:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 PM Our Miss Brooks 06/29/49 Why is Everyone Arguing? (Colgate) (CBS) (29:16). Synopsis is missing from RadioGOLDINdex.
9 PM The Fat Man. January 2, 1948. ABC net. "Murder Plays Hide and Seek". Sponsored by: Pepto Bismol. Double murder starts with a corpse in a cab. The second stiff had the same initials..."C. H."! The middle commercial has been deleted. J. Scott Smart, Clark Andrews (director), Lawrence Klee (writer), Bernard Green (music director), Helen Flint, Joe Harding, Charles Irving (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.
9:30 PM Suspense. January 18, 1945. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "To Find Help". An old woman is terrorized in her own house by a homicidal maniac. The story was subsequently produced on "Suspense" on January 6, 1949 (see cat. #49786). Frank Sinatra, Agnes Moorehead, Mel Dinelli (writer), John McIntire, Wally Maher, William Johnstone, Joseph Kearns ("The Man In Black"), William Spier (producer, director), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10 PM The Lux Radio Theatre. September 9, 1940. CBS net. "Manhattan Melodrama". Sponsored by: Lux ("Scarlet O'Hara" brooch premium). A gangster classic about two boyhood friends who take different paths, one to the Governor's office, the other to the electric chair. The first show of the season. William Powell, Myrna Loy, Don Ameche, Cecil B. DeMille, George Wells (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Lois Collier (commercial spokesman), Nancy Leach (commercial spokesman), Sanford Barnett (director), Bobby Winkler, Bud McAllister, Byron Shores, Earle Ross, Edward Marr, Franklyn Parker, Kane Whitman, Jim Bannon, Joseph Pope, Lou Merrill, Louis Silvers (music director), Melville Ruick (announcer), Ruth Rickaby, Tommy Lane, Tony Hughes, Tristram Coffin, Wally Maher, Oliver T. Marsh (screenwriter), H. P. Garrett (screenwriter), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenwriter), Arthur Caesar (author). 59:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
Hey Gina. How was Christmas?
Hi, Vision. Christmas was fine. We managed to dodge all the tornadoes that were popping up all around us.
How was yours?
Happy New Year everyone!
Happy New Year, Doc! I would post a lovely, sparkling bottle of bubbly for us all, but I don’t have one. :-)
Asti Spumante is very good. Let’s have some of that!
Yes, let’s! It’s good.
Happy new year ladies? I had some spumante yesterday? Sweet.
Any plans for new years eve? Me, no.
It’s amazing how young Sinatra is here...
We’re going out with a group of friends from Lion’s Club tomorrow night,
Dinner & nice live music...
Will probably be home before midnight...
Are you still reading The Secret Race?
Yes, Sinatra was a creepy creep!
Excellent! Healthy family and a fun time is a great blessing.
We have everything we need for Christmas; we're blessed beyond measure to be saved and forgiven by Jesus.
We have plans to lay fairly low on Amateur Night 2012, other than a brief, after-work visit with some of our friends, and we'll also be having lunch on New Year's Day with some of our friend-neighbors. Everyone has to eat the black-eyed peas, cabbage and roast for the "good luck and prosperity" food tradition. :-)
How did your fatty turn out? (from last week if I remember correctly)
I'm heading to the radio...night Gina...
The fatty was excellent! We realized we could have cooked it a little less, since it had lean ground beef instead of sausage, it was not as moist, but it was still massively good!
Goodnight, Vision! Happy New Year! Maybe we’ll see you on New Year’s Evening for Ed’s special Big Broadcast.
Ed said he was doing a show New Year’s Day evening. It sounds like that is the only one he’s doing.
We didn’t use a meat thermometer, just winged it, even though we cooked it about half an hour longer than recommended. We’ll get it right next time.
Happy New Year, FRiends!
The Big Broadcast New Year’s Day edition is underway with a great lineup, including Gunsmoke, Dragnet, The Shadow, and The Mysterious Traveler!
Thanks, WXRGina! Almost missed it!
Recording as we speak!
Happy New Years, All!
On Sunday evening, Ed didn’t say what time the New Year Night show would start, so I checked in right at 7 PM (Central), and he was just signing on.
Happy New Year!
No, Vision. Ed only announced that he would do a show tonight maybe once on Sunday evening, and when he signed on tonight, he just gave a rundown of shows, no specifics, and I just wrote what I remembered. The last hour is The Shadow and The Mysterious Traveler.
And, I don’t know why they never updated the website when they first decided to do a New Year’s show...
Did you have fun last night?
HA! Last night, Keith and I drank beer and listened to music and talked with fireworks going off all around us. We didn’t mean to stay up till midnight, but with the music, conversation, Keith’s homemade beer and all, we looked up and it was 12:10 AM. We are a little tired today (had a nice New Year’s Food lunch with our friends next door) but the beer of the dog has helped smooth it out this evening.
What did you do last night?
I watched the LSU game and listened to otr while falling sleep...which is when fireworks started going off in the neighborhood.
Had smoked a maple syrup/jack daniels brined turkey earlier in the day.
This ms brooks routine is hilarious.
Yes, the Ms. Brooks shows are always clever.
Your turkey sounds awesome! I hope you enjoyed your New Year’s Eve, even though LSU lost—we don’t mind that a bit! :-)
Mary, how do you record these? We would love to give my husband’s elderly Mom copies of these shows (she is not computer literate), but we aren’t set up to record the shows. What do you do to capture them?
Is this going to midnight tonight?
Yes, it is going to midnight. Ed said the last hour has the mysteries.
Thanks for the reminder Gina, I’m going to listen to the radio...
See you Sunday...
I like the TuneIn Radio app.
Listen to and record tens of thousands streaming radio stations, including WAMU.
Luckily, there are many radio stations that play old time radio 24/7.
Don’t need to be computer literate, just pick up an old iPod touch for your Mother-in-law.
If she doesn’t have acsess to wifi, fill the iPod with record shows for her.
I bet she’d love it!
Oh, okay. Thanks, Mary!
I thought you might be recording them to an external hard copy source, like CD. We already give her old time radio shows that my husband burns to compact disc. His mom knows how to play a CD player, but that’s about it. She has no Internet or computer.
We’ve been trying to figure out a way to record the Big Broadcasts and burn them to CD so she can hear Ed Walker and the whole presentation.
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