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"The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 3/24 7-11pm est
WAMU ^ | 3/24/13 | Ed Walker

Posted on 03/24/2013 2:07:55 PM PDT by Vision

Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...

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"The Big Broadcast is a Sunday night tradition for families throughout the WAMU listening area. Each week, Big Broadcast host Ed Walker offers listeners priceless recordings of popular radio programs from the '30s, '40s and '50s. Priceless, especially, for a man whose first sentence as a child was, 'Turn the radio on.' "
1 posted on 03/24/2013 2:07:55 PM PDT by Vision
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To: 4everontheRight; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Calvin Locke; citizen; Cold Heat; Country Eagle; ...
Happy Sunday Night...Classic Radio Time...


2 posted on 03/24/2013 2:08:15 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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3 posted on 03/24/2013 2:08:34 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
Evening all. Hope you're doing well...

A night of crime...has anyone heard of Marriage before? Not me. But really like I Was a Communist for the FBI...

4 posted on 03/24/2013 2:10:21 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
Hello, Vision and FRiends!

It looks like "I Was a Communist for the FBI" is telling the story of how our schools and colleges have been invaded by the commie brainwashers.

Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these brief synopses.

7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. January 26, 1956. Part 4. CBS net. "The Duke Red Matter". Sustaining. Sometimes a dead man can answer a lot of questions! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Barbara Fuller, Barbara Eiler, Forrest Lewis, Herb Butterfield, John Stevenson, Parley Baer, Will Wright, Robert Bruce, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 14:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. January 27, 1956. Program #5. CBS net. "The Duke Red Matter". Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. A decent man who knows that he's loved and he's never said goodbye. The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Barbara Fuller, Barbara Eiler, Forrest Lewis, Herb Butterfield, John Stevenson, Parley Baer, Will Wright, Robert Bruce, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 14:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

7:30 Dragnet. May 3, 1951. Program #99. NBC net. "The Big Casing". Sponsored by: Fatima. Marie Robertson has been shot dead with a .45 automatic. Her husband says it was suicide, but it looks like murder. A good example of Dragnet's dramatization of police lab techniques. Jim Moser, script writer of the show, is presented with an "Edgar" award by the Mystery Writers Of America. Barton Yarborough, Jack Webb, James Moser (writer). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:00 Gunsmoke. July 3, 1954. CBS net. "Word Of Honor". Sustaining. After treating a wounded man, Doc gives his word of honor not to reveal the identities or hiding place of his criminal patients. The same script as cat #39962 (January 10, 1953) and #47826 (July 7, 1957). The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on October 1, 1955. William Conrad, Howard McNear, Parley Baer, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, George Walsh (announcer), Norman Macdonnell (director), John Meston (writer), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer). 24:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:30 Fort Laramie. May 20, 1956. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Gold" ("Black Hills Gold"). A group of men head up the Bozeman Trail into Indian territory, searching for gold and breaking the treaty. The date and story title are subject to correction. The program was recorded April 26, 1956. Raymond Burr, Kathleen Hite (writer), Frank Gerstle, Virginia Gregg, Ralph Moody, Howard McNear, Clayton Post. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9:00 The Marriage. November 15, 1953. NBC net. Sustaining. Elizabeth finds herself an expert on traffic safety, and very much in the limelight. The program is followed by five minutes of news read by Edward Cassidy. The first story is: Vice President Nixon will extend his Asian tour and visit Iran. Abby Lewis, William Zuckert, Bob Dettin (? announcer), Edith Gresham, Edward King (director), Ernest Kinoy (writer), Fran Carlon, Henry Cassidy, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Reginald De Koven, Ted Osborne. 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9:30 The Adventures Of Sam Spade. August 8, 1948. CBS net. "The Bluebeard Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Ned Towers needs help with his sister. She's about to marry Jefferson Davis Calhoun, who's been married and widowed three times. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Lud Gluskin (music director), Dick Joy (announcer). 28:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

10:00 Crime Club. April 10, 1947. Mutual net. "The Grey Mist Murders". Sustaining. A pleasure cruise to Hawaii on a private yacht becomes the scene of several murders. Constance Baker (writer, billed as Constance Little), Gwenyth Hemming-Jones (writer, billed as Gwenyth Little), Sidney Smith, Helen Shields. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10:30 I Was A Communist For The FBI. April 13, 1952. Program #3. ZIV Syndication. "Little Red Schoolhouse". Commercials added locally. Plans are made to subvert a small American college. This program was also used as an audition program for the series. Dana Andrews, Truman Bradley (announcer), Henry Hayward (director), David Rose (music). 26:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

5 posted on 03/24/2013 2:24:18 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Happy Sunday Gina. How are you?
6 posted on 03/24/2013 2:39:05 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

Doing fine, Vision.

I just stepped across the alley to our neighbors’ house. I saw that the cops were there, and I figured it was because the house alarm was going off. I was right. I went over and told the police I would reset the alarm (the neighbors are our close friends, so I have a key and the code). Her husband occasionally messes up when they leave and doesn’t set the darned thing right.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 2:53:55 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Huh. I don't know if that would have worked with the cops up here.
8 posted on 03/24/2013 2:57:48 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
I've been catching a few episodes of the Bible this week. You should check it out. It's draining to watch.
9 posted on 03/24/2013 2:58:49 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

Well, I just asked them if the alarm was going off; they said yes, and I said I can turn it off and reset it, and they said good, since they had another call to go to anyway. They had checked and said the house was secured and left. I told them the husband sometimes screws up setting the alarm and it goes off.


10 posted on 03/24/2013 3:01:28 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

I’ve read some reviews about The Bible, some saying that it doesn’t quite get it right on some of the Scriptures. Of course, I can’t watch it anyway with no television.


11 posted on 03/24/2013 3:02:43 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
I thought you had a tv so you can watch movies.
12 posted on 03/24/2013 3:43:35 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

We have computers, and we sometimes rent steaming movies off Amazon or buy DVDs. We’ve been renting episodes of The Walking Dead (Season 2) lately. Kinda hooked, just a little.


13 posted on 03/24/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Oh, if you're using amazon you can stream the first season of bbq pitmasters. Classic stuff.

BTW, I smoked a naked fatty yesterday and it was amazing. It's just a jimmy dean sausage chub smoked at 300 with pecan wood until 180. Freakin’ great! At 180 you render out a lot of fat.

14 posted on 03/24/2013 3:52:38 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

Sounds awesoooooome! :-) LOW AND SLOW!


15 posted on 03/24/2013 3:56:35 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
“A women so beautiful men kill for her.”

That's my type of girl.

16 posted on 03/24/2013 4:31:41 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

The drop-dead gorgeous type!


17 posted on 03/24/2013 4:44:27 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Loved Master-puss Theater, Ed!


18 posted on 03/24/2013 5:22:43 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: WXRGina

This Joy Boys skit is great to hear! A younger Ed and his buddy Willard!


19 posted on 03/24/2013 5:27:03 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Huskrrrr

The into was funny...


20 posted on 03/24/2013 5:27:06 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

The intro was funny...


21 posted on 03/24/2013 5:30:18 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
...a very lively Ed...
22 posted on 03/24/2013 5:31:41 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
I listened to and enjoyed Johnny Dollar, Dragnet and Gunsmoke.

Interestingly, there is another NY station that has their own show called "The Big Broadcast" on Sunday evenings from 8PM to midnight. It's on WFUV (Fordham University), and it consists of music from the 30's and 40's. You can tune in at http://wfuv.org/listen.

Coincidence, or is there some back-story of which I am unaware?

23 posted on 03/24/2013 5:57:00 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

Hi, it’s a coincidence. Someone else pointed that out to us before. Just tuned in for a moment...it sounds great. I have no idea what there are not more 30s and 40s programs/stations around. The music was great.


24 posted on 03/24/2013 6:03:36 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
Jessica Tandy was the bitchy mother in The Birds.
25 posted on 03/24/2013 6:05:40 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

The Marriage...an interesting idea for a show but it needs something more...


26 posted on 03/24/2013 6:29:54 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

27 posted on 03/24/2013 6:33:41 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

gosh I miss matchbooks.


28 posted on 03/24/2013 6:46:27 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup
Yea, they've disappeared.
29 posted on 03/24/2013 6:50:34 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
Night everyone, I'll be listening by the radio...

Make the new week count.

30 posted on 03/24/2013 7:19:22 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

Goodnight, Vision. I hope you have a good week.


31 posted on 03/24/2013 8:11:06 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

I’m sorry I didn’t see all of your comments until now. I was watching my “ping” list mostly, because a Mississippi State Rep woman from here on the Coast was found dead of a gunshot wound today, so I was checking into that story, because I was on that thread. You wrote most of your comments to yourself tonight, so I didn’t see them until now.

Have a good week, Vision.


32 posted on 03/24/2013 8:16:19 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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