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"The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 1/12 7-11pm est
WAMU ^ | 1/12/14 | Ed Walker

Posted on 01/12/2014 2:02:45 PM PST by Vision

Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. 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 01/12/2014 2:02:45 PM PST by Vision
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To: appleseed; bbernard; bigjoesaddle; BlueAngel; Brad from Tennessee; C. Edmund Wright; Ciexyz; ...
'Today's Word with Joel Osteen' Ping!

"Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (1)"
2 posted on 01/12/2014 2:03:10 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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3 posted on 01/12/2014 2:03:42 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision
Happy Sunday!

Lots of football this weekend. Gina, sorry about the Saints.

A decent lineup tonight. Fibber McGee & Molly is disappointing but the 10pm hour has solid detective shows.

How's everyone?

4 posted on 01/12/2014 2:04:15 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: appleseed; bbernard; bigjoesaddle; BlueAngel; Brad from Tennessee; C. Edmund Wright; Ciexyz; ...
Sorry for the ping, I'm getting all the threads mixed up.
5 posted on 01/12/2014 2:06:38 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: 4everontheRight; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Calvin Locke; citizen; Cold Heat; Country Eagle; ...
Happy Sunday Night...Classic Radio Time...


6 posted on 01/12/2014 2:07:11 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision
Happy Sunday, FRiends! Thanks, Vision!

We finally have schedules posted, and it's a decent lineup tonight. We have a couple of title mismatches with The Lone Ranger and Philip Marlowe.

These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.

7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. May 23, 1956. Part 3. CBS net. "The Tears Of Night Matter". Sustaining. A curse goes with the Wendover name...wherever it goes! The system cue has been deleted. The script is similar to, "Jeff Regan, Investigator" (cat. #42397). Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, directer), Virginia Gregg, Frank Gerstle, Marvin Miller, Will Wright, William Conrad, Vic Perrin, Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello, Amerigo Moreno (musical supervisor), Carl Fortina (musical supervisor). 14:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. May 24, 1956. Part 4. CBS net. "The Tears Of Night Matter". Sustaining. The old curse comes up with an old fashioned flourish. The system cue has been deleted. The script is similar to, "Jeff Regan, Investigator" (cat. #42397). Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Frank Gerstle, Marvin Miller, Will Wright, William Conrad, Vic Perrin, Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello, Amerigo Moreno (musical supervisor), Carl Fortina (musical supervisor). 13:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

7:30 Dragnet. March 13, 1952. Program #144. NBC net. "The Big Fire". Sponsored by: Fatima. Edward Daniels signs a lease for his apartment, then threatens a couple when they try to move in. Barney Phillips, George Fenneman (announcer), Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Vic Perrin, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:00 Gunsmoke. April 2, 1955. CBS net. "Bloody Hands". Sponsored by: L & M Cigarettes, Chesterfield. Marshal Dillon gets sick of killing and resigns his job. See cat. #47827 for the program broadcast two years later using the same script. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on February 16, 1957. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Ray Kemper (sound patterns), George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), George Walsh (announcer). 30:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8:30 Fibber McGee and Molly. March 5, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. The famous Fibber McGee closet is heard for the first time. Gracie Allen appears as a guest to promote her candidacy for President. Gracie Allen, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Isabel Randolph, Bill Thompson, Mel Blanc, Billy Mills, Don Quinn (writer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9:00 The Lone Ranger. December 15, 1939. Program #1075/299. Syndicated. "Mullins" "Red". Music fill for local commercial insert. Earle Graser, John Todd, Brace Beemer (announcer), Fran Striker (writer), George W. Trendle (creator, producer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

9:30 X Minus One. October 31, 1956. NBC net. "Sam, This Is You". Sustaining. A telephone lineman gets a phone call from himself...in the future! Murray Leinster (author), Larry Haines, Pat Hosley, Ernest Kinoy (adaptor), Daniel Sutter (director), Fred Collins (announcer), William Welch (producer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10:00 Nick Carter. April 1, 1944. Mutual net. "The Professor's Secret". Sustaining. "Nick Carter and The Mystery Of The Z-Rays." The announcer misreads the opening announcement. Next week, the program is moving to 10:15 P. M. Saturday evening. The program is referred to as, "The Return Of Nick Carter." Lon Clark, Helen Choate, John Kane, Humphrey Davis, Jock MacGregor (director, writer), Lew White (organist). 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10:30 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe. November 26, 1949. CBS net. "The Birds On The Wing". Sustaining. "The Plunging Comets" are a parachute exhibition act on the midway. A mashed comet results when a chute fails to open. Gracie Allen appears on the story to ask Philip Marlowe's help to get George Burns a radio show on which he could sing. Don Randolph, Gene Levitt (writer), Gerald Mohr, Gracie Allen, Jack Moyles, James Eagles, Junius Matthews, Lois Corbett, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Rita Lynn, Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer). 29:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

7 posted on 01/12/2014 2:10:13 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Hi, Vision! Yes, that was a painful game yesterday! I didn’t have my hopes too high, but it was still a bummer when they lost to Seattle.

All’s well here. We’re very glad that bitter cold has moved on. How’s it going with you?


8 posted on 01/12/2014 2:11:57 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Hi Gina, it was freezing cold here, like a low of 5f for a few days, lots of rain yesterday, but today was sunny and almost 50. Took the scooter for a drive after it looked like SF had set the win in place.

How did yesterday go for you? It was like God was against the Saints. Just awful.

Due to the rain I braised chicken yesterday and it was pretty good.

9 posted on 01/12/2014 2:31:24 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

That was definitely a whole-team loss yesterday. It wasn’t on any one guy, from the kicker, to Drew Brees to Ingraham’s fumble for a score and the other dropped passes, lots of them helped bring on the loss.

We have the Denver-San Diego game on now. We heard that SF game earlier. You’re right about SF.

I know you’re darned glad that terrible cold has moved on! I’m baking more of my giant chocolate chip cookies to give to more people who didn’t get any of the first Christmas batches. Keith just took some chicken out of the freezer and put it in some brine to thaw. Guess it’ll go on the grill.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 2:56:41 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Denver will win this dominantly.

After watching these four games I'll say it's a Broncos vs Seahawks Superbowl with the Seahawks winning.

11 posted on 01/12/2014 3:19:32 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

I’ll be rooting for Denver. :-)


12 posted on 01/12/2014 3:27:29 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

William Conrad on JD...


13 posted on 01/12/2014 4:03:37 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Excellent!


14 posted on 01/12/2014 4:05:29 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

A pitcher of scotch and soda...

Interesting.


15 posted on 01/12/2014 4:15:54 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

A sturdy pitcher!


16 posted on 01/12/2014 4:29:14 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Love the Andrew Sisters. They were/are America.


17 posted on 01/12/2014 4:54:57 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

I loved that song. The Andrews were great, indeed!


18 posted on 01/12/2014 5:03:46 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Matt CAN’T quit! :-)


19 posted on 01/12/2014 5:19:32 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Meh. I’m starting to not buy this storyline. They had me until Matt resisted stopping the killing of the woman/bartender.


20 posted on 01/12/2014 5:22:28 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: WXRGina

That’s it?!

Huh.


21 posted on 01/12/2014 5:23:32 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Yeah! I thought Chester would say he didn’t send the wire to Washington, after all. And, I certainly thought they would follow through with his dealing with the bad guy!


22 posted on 01/12/2014 5:30:07 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Agreed. While anti climactic it is kinda poetic to end it as Matt walks back into the fight...

I can't take this stupid show. I'm tuned into 20th Century until 9pm. Gunsmoke is on BTW...

23 posted on 01/12/2014 5:36:23 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

They’ve made some pretty darned funny jokes on this Fibber McGee and Molly. It strikes me about as funny as the other comedies like Our Miss Brooks, Jack Benny and Duffy’s Tavern.


24 posted on 01/12/2014 5:41:43 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Ok, I’m glad.


25 posted on 01/12/2014 5:46:31 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: WXRGina

I’m not a big SciFi fan but X Minus One is one of the better ones.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 6:28:49 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

This sounds like a cool one, for Halloween, too! :-)


27 posted on 01/12/2014 6:30:30 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Women can be so difficult.


28 posted on 01/12/2014 6:34:38 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision; WXRGina
Evening, folks. And I hope Manning smokes the Seahawks like a cheap cigar.


29 posted on 01/12/2014 6:47:06 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

Hi Viking, good evening. How are you? Things?


30 posted on 01/12/2014 6:48:22 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Viking2002

Happy New Year, Viking! :-)


31 posted on 01/12/2014 6:57:30 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Gina, all, I’m heading to bed but will be listening...I may post again.

Have a great week!


32 posted on 01/12/2014 6:59:13 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

See you later, Vision!


33 posted on 01/12/2014 7:10:19 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina; Vision
And Happy New Year to you. Well, we're still vertical and the NSA thugs haven't kicked my door in yet, so things are about as good as I could ask for. Besides a job. The wife and I both got laid off within a month of each other right at the holidays. But hey, I look at it this way: we're getting things done around the house and I have a chance to work on reducing my middle-aged waistline. LOL!


34 posted on 01/12/2014 7:15:40 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

I hope Manning smokes the Seahawks like a cheap cigar.

I agree, except that evokes the spectre of “slick willi and the blew dress” :)


35 posted on 01/12/2014 7:35:29 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Viking2002

Hey, the Democrats said unemployed means you can spend more time with your family!

Seriously, I’m sorry to hear about that, Viking! I pray you both find what you need and soon. As you noted though, upright and sniffing air is still a very good thing! :-)


36 posted on 01/12/2014 7:38:45 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Viking2002

PS: Yeah! I want Seattle to go down! The Saints must be avenged. :-/


37 posted on 01/12/2014 7:40:42 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: logitech
Urgh.....had to dredge that up, didn't ya? LOL


38 posted on 01/12/2014 7:40:47 PM PST by Viking2002
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