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"The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/2 7-11pm est
WAMU ^ | 2/2/14 | Ed Walker

Posted on 02/02/2014 1:17:12 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 02/02/2014 1:17:12 PM PST 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 02/02/2014 1:17:33 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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3 posted on 02/02/2014 1:18:22 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Superbowl Sunday! The thread may be quiet; I expect to be back in front of the computer around halftime.

A great lineup tonight, one worthy of re listening if you’re all football this evening. Lucille Ball (Women’s Rights Pt. 1 was hilarious) in My Favorite Husband, Boston Blackie, Suspense and ending with a Lux. Good stuff...

How is everyone?


4 posted on 02/02/2014 1:19:37 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision
Your reminder is always welcome here. Thank you, my friend.
5 posted on 02/02/2014 1:39:12 PM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Vision; All
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, FRiends! Thanks, Vision!

We may have sparse participation because of the Big Game, but here's the lineup anyway that includes a Lux and a Suspense!

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

7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. May 31, 1956. Part 4. CBS net. "The Matter Of Reasonable Doubt". Sustaining. The pressure hits the top and the whole mess starts to crack. The system cue has been deleted. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bailey, Carl Fortina (music supervisor), Forrest Lewis, Inge Adams, Jack Johnstone (director), Jean Tatum, Jeanette Nolan, Les Crutchfield (writer), Paul Richards, Richard Crenna, Roy Rowan (announcer), Susan Whitney. 14:3. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 1, 1956. Part 5. CBS net. "The Matter Of Reasonable Doubt". Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. The pitched is pegged too late and the runner comes home, the score 1 to 0, favor death. The system cue has been deleted. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bailey, Carl Fortina (music supervisor), Forrest Lewis, Inge Adams, Jack Johnstone (director), Jean Tatum, Jeanette Nolan, Les Crutchfield (writer), Paul Richards, Richard Crenna, Roy Rowan (announcer), Susan Whitney. 13:3. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

7:30 Dragnet. April 3, 1952. Program #147. NBC net. "The Big Streetcar". Sponsored by: Fatima. Wally Radford has been shot by his wife, who is tracked down with the help of a trolley. Barney Phillips, Helen Kleeb, Herb Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:2. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:00 Gunsmoke. April 23, 1955. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Born To Hang". Joe Digger is lynched by two ranchers, but he's cut down before he dies and swears to kill the men who tried to kill him. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on November 2, 1957. See cat. #51585 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Joseph Kearns, James Nusser, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, John Meston (writer), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Ray Kemper (sound patterns), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), George Walsh (announcer). 25 minute. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:30 My Favorite Husband 03/10/50 Women's Rights Pt. 2 (Jello) (CBS) (29:32). Syopsis is missing from the Index.

9:00 Boston Blackie. April 22, 1947. Program #106. ABC net origination, Ziv syndication. Commercials added locally. Millicent Bromley has been kidnapped, "The Professor" has been murdered, and a dog is the most important member of the gang. An interesting show in which Blackie never appears! Shorty solves the case with the help of telegrams and (unheard) phone calls from Blackie! Tony Barrett, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin. 28:2. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

9:30 Suspense. January 27, 1944. Program #37. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Locked Room". Murder stalks the owner of the second largest diamond in the world. See cat. #61468 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Allyn Joslyn, Virginia Bruce, Will Wright, William Johnstone, John Dickson Carr (writer), William Spier (adaptor, producer, director), George Zucco, Hans Conried, Joseph Kearns ("The Man In Black"), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor). 1/2 hou. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

10:00 The Lux Radio Theatre. February 11, 1946. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Now Voyager". A woman finally breaks free from her domineering mother and winds up in an asylum with the daughter of her true love...by another woman. AFRS program name: "Radio Theatre." See cat. #44900 for a network, sponsored, quality upgrade version. The story was produced on The Lux Radio Theatre previously on May 10, 1943 (see cat. #47002) and on The Lux Video Theatre on October 4, 1956. Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, William Keighley (host), Janet Scott, John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Thomas Hanlon (second announcer), Louis Silvers (music director), Joseph Kearns, Gloria McMillan, Norman Field (doubles), Duane Thompson, Melville Ruick, Frances Robinson, Charles Seel (doubles), Dorothy Scott (doubles), Casey Robinson (screenwriter), Olive Higgins Prouty (author), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 55 minute. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6 posted on 02/02/2014 1:43:10 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: varon

That’s very nice of you. Thanks. Hope you enjoy and stick around.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 2:16:58 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: WXRGina
A woman finally breaks free from her domineering mother and winds up in an asylum with the daughter of her true love...by another woman

Yikes, heavy drama.

Hey Gina, what's happening? We've been in the 50's and the pit has been turning out some good ribs this weekend. I'm predicting a Broncos win by 3-7 points.
8 posted on 02/02/2014 2:19:34 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Yeah, that Lux looks good, intense!

I’m glad your weather is better. Ribs sound great. I know your barbecue is excellent. We’re glad the freezing air has moved on for now. We’re under a blanket of heavy fog, grill going with chicken wings.

Go Broncos! They have to avenge the Saints. :-)


9 posted on 02/02/2014 2:54:04 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Fastest Super Bowl score in NFL history. I feel bad for that center. Just a mistake. “JUST” a mistake—whoo boy!


10 posted on 02/02/2014 3:51:32 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

This game is awful.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 4:59:06 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

On my way home. Worst Super Bowl ever?


12 posted on 02/02/2014 5:07:51 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Ever.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 5:23:14 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Poor Peyton. He's wants it so bad he's choking in front of the world. He's a much better QB than this. (and the commercials are weird).

Time for Lucille Ball...

14 posted on 02/02/2014 5:26:04 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Yeah, we’re about ready to tune out. A Coke commercial royally pissed us off (we found the TV game feed on the computer). It had a girl singing “America the Beautiful,” and they cut the song up with others singing the damned thing in about ten different languages. THIS IS AMERICA, NOT A DAMNED POLYGLOT CESSPOOL! Makes me sick. Multiculturalism will be a great part of our downfall, because there is strength in UNITY, NOT DIVERSITY.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 6:03:28 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
My friend's immigrant African wife came out of the kitchen saying America the Beautiful should only be sung in English.

Well Pt 2 of Favorite Husband wasn't as good as the first...

16 posted on 02/02/2014 6:06:31 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Biggest spanking in SB history.

Seattle did the same thing to Drew Brees, twice!

We’ll listen to the BB.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 6:08:29 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Vision

What’s with this Jack Benny? It’s supposed to be Boston Blackie.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 6:14:37 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: logitech

I tuned out at halftime.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 6:16:47 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: WXRGina

Huh? Do you have 20th Century on?


20 posted on 02/02/2014 6:17:17 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

HAHAHA!!! Yes, Keith just turned the Grace radio on, and it WAS on 20th Century Radio. Thank you for catching that for us! :-)


21 posted on 02/02/2014 6:21:04 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Ahh Lux....and with Bette Davis and Gregory Peck...


22 posted on 02/02/2014 6:59:28 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: WXRGina
I'm heading to the radio Gina. Isn't it amazing how much character and soul people had then. It's like people today are empty and politically ravaged.

Talk to you soon,

23 posted on 02/02/2014 7:20:50 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Good night, Vision. Yes, our world today is a cesspool.

We’ll have to re-listen to this show tomorrow, maybe. I hope you have a good week.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 7:24:33 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

I’ve always been meaning to give the “Boston Blackie” radio series a chance, but just haven’t ever gotten around to it. Always enjoyed the 1940s Columbia film series with Chester Morris, and the early-1950s Ziv tv-series with Kent Taylor even more. And in fact, just recently grabbed a dvd of the silent film “The Return of Boston Blackie” (1927), which starred cowboy star Bob Custer in the role, although he was actually billed under a different name, Raymond Glenn.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 8:44:45 PM PST by greene66
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To: greene66

I’ve only ever heard the Boston Blackie radio shows, and I like them. There’s so much good stuff out there from the past!


26 posted on 02/03/2014 7:28:06 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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