Skip to comments."The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 10/27 7-11pm est
Posted on 10/27/2013 2:42:56 PM PDT by WXRGina
Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
"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.' "
7:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar 05/02-03/56 Calliclese Matter Pts. 3-4 (Sus.) (CBS) (26:42)
7:30 p.m. Dragnet 01/10/52 #135 Big Red Part 2 (NBC) (26:10)
8:00 p.m. Gunsmoke 01/29/55 #146 Young Love (CBS) (26:46)
8:30 p.m. Jack Benny 10/31/48 Trick or Treating (NBC) (23:46)
9:00 p.m. Suspense 12/05/46 The House in Cypress Canyon w/Robert Taylor (Roma Wines) (CBS) (29:50)
9:30 p.m. Escape 03/17/50 Three Skeleton Key (Sus.) (CBS) (29:32)
10:00 p.m. Mercury Theater 10/30/38 #17 War of the Worlds (Sus.) (CBS) (59:34)
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2013 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. May 2, 1956. Part 3. CBS net. "The Calicles Matter". Sustaining. Trouble comes early and stays late. System cue deleted, apparently otherwise complete. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bert Holland, Bob Bailey, Carleton Young, Harry Bartell, Herb Vigran, Jack Johnstone (director), Jeanne Bates, John Dawson (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Lillian Buyeff, Marvin Miller, Roy Rowan (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Will Wright. 13:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. May 3, 1956. Part 4. CBS net. "The Calicles Matter". Sustaining. Calicles was a Greek, maybe the greatest Greek of them all! System cue deleted, apparently otherwise complete. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bert Holland, Bob Bailey, Carleton Young, Harry Bartell, Herb Vigran, Jack Johnstone (director), Jeanne Bates, John Dawson (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Lillian Buyeff, Marvin Miller, Roy Rowan (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Will Wright. 13:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:30 Dragnet. January 10, 1952. Program #135. NBC net. "The Big Red" Part 2. Sponsored by: Fatima. Sgt. Friday goes under cover to try to trap the head of a heroin ring. Barney Phillips, George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Gibney (host), Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Stacy Harris, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. January 29, 1955. CBS net. "Young Love". Sponsored by: Chesterfield, L & M. Jesse Wheat is shot in cold blood by two drifters who plan to take over his cattle, his wife, and his ranch. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on January 3, 1959. Don Diamond, Eleanor Tanin, Frank Cady, George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, John Meston (writer), George Walsh (announcer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Ray Kemper (sound patterns), Rex Koury (composer, performer), Sam Edwards, Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Vic Perrin, William Conrad. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:30 The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny. October 31, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Lucky Strike. Jack and the Beavers go trick-or-treating on Halloween. Jack hears the yodelling echo. Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Artie Auerbach, Phil Harris, Don Wilson, The Sportsmen, Mel Blanc, L. A. Speed Riggs (tobacco auctioneer), Del Sharbutt (commercial spokesman), Gilbert Barnett, F. E. Boone (tobacco auctioneer), Frank Nelson, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Bob Stevens, Herb Vigran, Jerry Farber, Verna Felton, John McGovern, Jeffrey Silver, Doris Singleton, George Balzer (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Mahlon Merrick (music director). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:00 Suspense. December 5, 1946. CBS net. "The House In Cypress Canyon". Sponsored by: Roma Wines. A chilling story of the supernatural with werewolves, screams in the night and impossible happenings. The third anniversary show of the series. Cathy Lewis, Hans Conried, Jim Backus, Joseph Kearns (announcer), Paul Frees, Robert L. Richards (writer), Robert Taylor, Wally Maher, Howard Duff, William Spier (producer, director), Ken Niles (commercial spokesman), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 Escape. March 17, 1950. CBS net. "Three Skeleton Key". Sustaining. The rats return to the lighthouse. The story was previously produced on Escape on November 15, 1949 (see cat. #11353) and subsequently on August 9, 1953 (see cat. #47007). The story was also heard on Suspense on November 11, 1956 (see cat. #72348) and October 19, 1958 (see cat. #2230). Radio and Television Life Magazine has awarded the sound effects on the show, "Best Of The Year." Harry Bartell, Jeff Corey, James Poe (adaptor), Cliff Thorsness (sound effects creator, executioner), Jack Sixsmith (sound effects executioner), Gus Bayz (sound effects executioner), William N. Robson (producer, director), Vincent Price, George Toudouze (author), Harry Esman (control engineer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:00 The Mercury Theatre. October 30, 1938. Program #17. CBS net. "The War Of The Worlds". Sustaining. The most famous radio show of all time. Mars invades New Jersey. Orson Welles (producer, director, host, performer), Dan Seymour (announcer), H. G. Wells (author), Howard Koch (adaptor), Paul Stewart (associate producer, adaptor, performer: doubles), Frank Readick (doubles), John Houseman (producer, adaptor, script editor), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Kenny Delmar (quadruples), Ray Collins (triples), Davidson Taylor (production supervisor), Ora Nichols (sound effects), Ray Kremer (sound effects), Jim Rogan (sound effects), John Dietz (sound engineer), Carl Frank (doubles), Richard Wilson (triples), William Alland (doubles), Stefan Schnabel, William Herz, Howard Smith. 59:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
hi Gina, greetings from Las Vegas. I just took a break to rest my feet and saw the thread. What a show tonight. Jack Benny trick or treating, escape, suspense, War of the Worlds. I’m jealous. Will listen to it later in the week.
Hope all is well and people tune in; that you have a good thread. Happy Sunday everyone.
Yes, Vision, it’s Ed’s classic Halloween lineup! I hope you’re having a good time and/or taking care of business. :-)
you know me TCB. Happy Halloween.
TCB. That oughtta be the name of a song! :-)
Happy Halloween, Vision!
Thanks for stepping up and posting!
Yessir! It’s a good lineup tonight. :-)
She’s a peach!
Those were some great programs!
Yes, they were! I always love Ed’s Halloween shows.