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"The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/12 7-11pm est
WAMU ^ | 5/12/13 | Ed Walker

Posted on 05/12/2013 9:27:47 AM PDT by Vision

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

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*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.


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KEYWORDS: radio; thebigbroadcast
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 05/12/2013 9:27:47 AM 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...

(((((Early Ping))))) for Mother's Day. I hope to be back by the start of the show...

Thanks out to Gina for posting last week's thread!


2 posted on 05/12/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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3 posted on 05/12/2013 9:29:58 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision

Hi All, I’m not much of a fan of Life of Riley and Our Miss Brooks, but otherwise an ok lineup...more Sherlock Holmes...


4 posted on 05/12/2013 9:30:31 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision

This isn’t exactly on topic etc BUT

Have heard several people ‘complain’ that the only TV/cable that you can find “Blazing Saddles” on has the ‘LANGUAGE’ etc bleeped or ‘cleaned up’.

This morning, IFC ran “Blazing Saddles” uncut, so called inappropriate ‘words’ and references remained in tact.

Only draw back is it does run commercials..

Oh, it is set to be run again 5/18 0730 on IFC and would imagine same ‘format’ to be used.

Unless, of course, the PC Police ‘get to them’.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 9:37:46 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: xrmusn
Yea I've seen the edits. The PC police are over these radio shows by editing out cigarette commercials or running a disclaimer if one can't be removed.

It's disgusting.

6 posted on 05/12/2013 9:56:52 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision
Ah, a big fan of Petri Wines?

FWIW, Petri, or at least the TM, is owned by Franzia, maker of those 5L box wines...

7 posted on 05/12/2013 10:27:06 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Vision; All
Hello, Everyone! Welcome back home, Vision!

Brief episode synopses are provided courtesy of RadioGOLDINdex © 2013 J. David Goldin, used with permission.

7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. February 20, 1956. Part 1. CBS net. "The Bennett Matter". Sustaining. A study in bugs...the deadly variety. Fire bugs! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director). 13:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. February 21, 1956. Part 2. CBS net. "The Bennett Matter". Sustaining. Tony Midas turns up...in the morgue! The system cue has been deleted. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bailey, Chester Stratton, Edgar Barrier, Hans Conried, Jack Johnstone (director), John Dawson (writer), Lillian Buyeff, Marvin Miller, Parley Baer, Roy Rowan (announcer), Stacy Harris, Will Wright. 13:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

7:30 Dragnet. June 21, 1951. Program #106. NBC net. "The Big Run". Sponsored by: Fatima Cigarettes. Two old women are killed by a young hit and run driver. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:00 Gunsmoke. August 9, 1954. CBS net. "Joe Phy". Sponsored by: Chesterfield, L & M. "Marshal" Joe Phy is running the town of Elkader with an iron fist, until Matt Dillon comes to town! See cat. #7073 for the same script used seven years later. The script was also used on the Gunsmoke television series on January 4, 1958. William Conrad, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, John Meston (writer), Ralph Moody, Vic Perrin, John Dehner, Parley Baer, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), George Walsh (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8:30 The Life Of Riley. May 11, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Teel, Dreft. Riley suspects that Junior has forgotten Mother's Day. William Bendix, John Brown, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Paula Winslowe, Scotty Beckett, Sharon Douglas, Irving Brecher (producer), Don Bernard (director), Lou Coslowe (music). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9:00 Our Miss Brooks. May 8, 1949. CBS net. "Connie Meets Mr. Boynton's Parents". Sponsored by: Palmolive Shave Cream, Palmolive Soap, Lustre-Creme Shampoo. A Mother's Day program. Miss Brooks has been named "Mother Away From Mother." The script was subsequently used on "Our Miss Brooks" on February 14, 1950 (see cat. #62477). Richard Crenna, Gloria McMillan, Jeff Chandler, Verne Smith (announcer), Jane Morgan, Frank Nelson, Wilbur Hatch (music), Al Lewis (writer, director), Larry Berns (producer), Myra Marsh, Bob Lemond (announcer), Eve Arden, Gale Gordon. 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9:30 Box Thirteen. October 10, 1948. Program #8. Mutual net origination, Mayfair syndication. "Double Mothers". Commercials added locally. Dan Holiday finds himself in possession of a little girl...with two mothers! A man with a gun and his henchman have some other ideas. Ted Hediger (writer, director), Rudy Schrager (composer, conductor), Alan Ladd, Sylvia Picker, Vern Carstensen (production supervisor). 27:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

10:00 The Mercury Theatre. September 25, 1938. CBS net. "The Immortal Sherlock Holmes". Sustaining. Holmes vs. Moriarty once again. With news bulletins of the European war crisis. Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Edgar Barrier, Eustace Wyatt, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Arthur Conan Doyle (creator), Mary Taylor, Brenda Forbes, Morgan Farley, Richard Wilson, Alfred Shirley, William Allen, Arthur Anderson, Frank Gallop (announcer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8 posted on 05/12/2013 10:40:37 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Calvin Locke
Don't think I've ever had a Petri wine but love their old radio sponsorships.
9 posted on 05/12/2013 11:01:57 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: WXRGina

Hey Gina, how’s things? Bermuda was amazing...


10 posted on 05/12/2013 11:02:47 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision

All’s well here, Vision. I’m glad your ship didn’t get swallowed in the Triangle! :-) Glad to know you had a great time.


11 posted on 05/12/2013 11:20:35 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision; WXRGina; Dr. Scarpetta
Evening, folks.


12 posted on 05/12/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

Howdy, Viking! I’m glad to see you.

Is all well with you and Mrs. Viking?


13 posted on 05/12/2013 3:53:12 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Vision, do you know the title/artist of Ed’s opening theme song? We heard it this past week, I think it was on the 1920s Radio Network feed, but it was cool hearing the whole song. I know I could e-mail Mr. Walker and find out.


14 posted on 05/12/2013 3:59:43 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
All’s well here, Vision. I’m glad your ship didn’t get swallowed in the Triangle! :-) Glad to know you had a great time.

On the way back, while not in the Triangle, the ship stopped to answer a distress signal from a small sail boat. The ship stopped and they ran a small boat over there, sharks were circling the bobbing boat, but nobody was there. We later learned the sailor had been picked up by the coast guard earlier that morning. Apparently, with the drifting boat being a threat to navigation, it was free for anyone to take before the coast guard returned to sink it.
15 posted on 05/12/2013 4:32:31 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Viking2002

Hey, where have you been? Where are you living now?


16 posted on 05/12/2013 4:33:13 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: WXRGina

Nope I don’t know what it is, if you find out let me know. On another note, didn’t you identify Lux’s theme a few weeks ago?


17 posted on 05/12/2013 4:34:25 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision; All
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Bob Bailey



18 posted on 05/12/2013 4:35:10 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Bob was the best. I have a hard time placing that voice with that picture for some reason.


19 posted on 05/12/2013 4:36:58 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: WXRGina

One photo has already disappeared. We’ll see if the other one stays.


20 posted on 05/12/2013 4:37:03 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

The other picture went away, him with with a mic. I agree that Johnny Dollar does not match that face.


21 posted on 05/12/2013 4:37:50 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

You’re right—Bob Bailey is the best Johnny Dollar. Here’s that other picture that went away: http://vint-rad.blogspot.com/2012/02/yours-truly-johnny-dollar.html


22 posted on 05/12/2013 4:40:17 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Life of Riley...so annoying...


23 posted on 05/12/2013 5:58:11 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision
William Bendix was good in Life Boat

I don't like "Life of Riley" much, either.

24 posted on 05/12/2013 6:08:18 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Where they too cheap to get a real little girl actress? The voice is awful.


25 posted on 05/12/2013 6:45:46 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision

Yeah, it’s a pretty bad “little girl” voice. I remember Ed playing this one last Mother’s Day.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 6:58:55 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

It’s a shame they would use such a cheap voice when using talent like Ladd.


27 posted on 05/12/2013 7:00:29 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: WXRGina
I love Box 13's concept...

To seek out new ideas for his fiction, Holliday ran a classified ad in the Star-Times newspaper where he formerly worked: "Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything -- write Box 13, Star-Times." The stories followed Holliday's adventures when he responded to the letters sent to him by such people as a psycho killer and various victims.


28 posted on 05/12/2013 7:03:57 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision

Box 13 Rocks. Alan Ladd is da bomb! We love it, even though this was a re-run from last year.


29 posted on 05/12/2013 7:13:38 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Orson Welles as Sherlock Holmes? I don’t know...why reinvent the wheel...

I’m heading to the radio Gina...good talking with you...have a great week.


30 posted on 05/12/2013 7:27:27 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vision

Yeah, the story is fine, but we’re with you. Orson Welles is so-so as Holmes. He apparently has not read all of Conan-Doyle’s works, or he would know that Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.” It’s just like the Casablanca misquote of “Play it again, Sam.” Bogart didn’t say that. He just said, “Play it.”

Goodnight, Vision. See you next week, Lord willing.


31 posted on 05/12/2013 7:40:05 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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