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Posted on 03/23/2014 2:18:38 PM PDT by Vision
Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
Good evening...when is it ever going to warm up?
A solid lineup tonight...not sure I’ve heard of My Friend Irma before...with an Escape and Lux with William Holden.
It looks like a great lineup with a Lux, an Escape and This is Your FBI.
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 20, 1956. Part 3. CBS net. "The Perling Matter". Sustaining. The trap is all baited, and guess who walks in! The system cue and the closing credits have been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), John Dawson (writer). 12:4. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 21, 1956. Part 4. CBS net. "The Perling Matter". Sustaining. Once you get in on a joke, you do what they tell you...you go along with the gag. The closing credits and system cue have been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), John Dawson (writer). 13:0. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:30 Dragnet. May 22, 1952. Program #154. NBC net. "The Big Shakedown". Sponsored by: Fatima. On the trail of Ray Williams, who impersonates a cop and extorts money from gamblers. George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Gibney (host), Harry Bartell, Herb Ellis, Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), June Whitley, Victor Rodman, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:2. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. June 11, 1955. CBS net. "Trust". Sponsored by: L & M, Chesterfield. Marshal Dillon is forced to give a gun to his prisoner to help capture a stagecoach robber. See the program of October 31, 1952 (cat. #39952) for a similar script. William Conrad, John Meston (writer), Vic Perrin, Joseph Kearns, John Dehner, Clayton Post, James Nusser, Parley Baer, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Bill James (sound patterns), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer). 30:3. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:30 My Friend Irma 02/09/48 Richard Loans Al $1000 (Swan) (CBS) (29:28). Synopsis is missing from the Index. Talent generally listed: Marie Wilson, Cathy Lewis, John Brown, Cy Howard (creator, producer, director, writer), Hans Conried, Parke Levy (writer), Frank Bingman (announcer).
9:00 This Is Your FBI. April 6, 1951. ABC net. "The Soybean Shakedown". Sponsored by: The Equitable Life Assurance Society. Two children from "broken homes" are drawn toward delinquency. In later life, their protection racket centering on farmers leads to a kidnapping. The system cue is added live. Stacy Harris, William Woodson (narrator), Larry Keating (announcer), Jerry D. Lewis (writing), Frederick Steiner (composer, conductor), Jerry Devine (producer), Herb Butterfield, Walter Catlett, Herb Ellis, Ken Peters, Richard Reeves, Jeffrey Silver, Peggy Webber. 29:4. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.
9:30 Escape. March 11, 1954. CBS net. "The Bird Of Paradise". Sustaining. An adventurer finds an island of riches and promptly becomes its prisoner. John Dehner, John Russell (author), Norman Macdonnell (director), John Meston (adaptor), Lawrence Dobkin, Jeanne Bates, Ben Wright, Edgar Barrier (narrator), George Walsh (announcer), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor). 1/2 hou. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:00 The Lux Radio Theatre. May 6, 1940. CBS net. "Our Town". Sponsored by: Lux. A classic American play about life in a small town. This broadcast took place two years after the play opened, but only seventeen days before the premier of the film. This was the last program that The Lux Radio Theatre broadcast from Hollywood's "Music Box Theatre." Melville Ruick (announcer), Sidney Newman, Mary Lansing, Stu Erwin, Thornton Wilder (author, screenwriter), Walter White, Duane Thompson, Frank Craven (screenwriter), Cecil B. DeMille, Barbara Jean Wong, Bobby Winkler, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, James Eagles (doubles), Lou Merrill, Louis Silvers (music director), Frank Craven, William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, Virginia Sale, Duane Thompson, Morton Scott (chorus), Lyman Patterson (chorus), Robert Bradford (chorus), Larry Murphy (chorus), Ralph Leon (chorus), Winona Black (chorus), Catherine Rue (chorus), Betty Rome (chorus), Julie Bannon (commercial spokesman), Frederick Shields (commercial spokesman), Margaret McKay (commercial spokesman), Sanford Barnett (director), George Wells (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Harry Chandlee (screenwriter). 60:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
I think I remember Ed playing “My Friend Irma” before, but it’s a fuzzy memory.
Spring is slow to get where you are. Is it at least dry for now? It’s perfect here today, but a cold front is on the way, not nearly as cold as where you are, though.
Hi Gina, this weekend was dry and yesterday was beautiful, but now the temp will drop again for the week. Was talking to the local radio garden show host and he says everything is behind a month.
Did some nice burgers today but no major cooks happened. Did lots of yard work.
I’ve got lots going on, am about to start a new job and next Sunday will be in Dallas. Are you able to post the thread?
Anything noteworthy this week?
Sure, Vision! Just remind me, and I’ll post it.
Not much news here, just a very busy work week. We’re trying to get a bunch of jobs wrapped up before March 31 when Keith starts a new job.
Are you saying you have a brand new job, or just a new one that’s part of your same company?
We’re going to slow smoke some baby back ribs...
It’s a new job. Can’t wait for this to start. What’s Keith up to?
I hope you love it, Vision!
Keith’s new job is in bio-med tech. It’s good, because the sun and hard outdoor work are wearing him out.
Wow. Good for him. That’s a big change.
Really big change!
It’s time to get the grill going. He just got home from working today.
Hi, good to see you. How’s life?
Hi, Viking! How’s it going?
The pits! I just had to run to grocery store, because I opened the package of baby back ribs I bought today at Walmart, and they were slimy and smelled bad! The expiration date is not till March 27th. So, I went to a nearby store and bought some more! I’ll be taking the others back to Walmart tomorrow. Gads!
Not fun. But you’re back in the game now...
Yep! I got the very last package, and they were frozen, but we put them in warm water, and they’re going on the grill now.
Hey, that’s really good news, Viking! I know it’s not the best you can imagine, but I’m very glad for you both!
Cool. And the house is good?
My Friend Irma isn’t the worst family comedy, but it isn’t great.
Baby back ribs! YUM! Keith’s smoking them now!
AND, you know there’s always a cold thingy around Easter...
Remind me later to tell you about our signature Three-Beast meatloaf, farmhouse chili, and a crock-pot spaghetti sauce that's so good, the leftovers are re-purposed for deep-dish, five cheese lasagna.
WOWZER and TRIPLE-YUM! Please come down here and cook for us, Viking, or at least mail me your recipes. :-)
I’ve been looking for a couple of years, while doing my landscaping. I’m blessed to get this gig. I’ll be working on dialysis machines. God is good to us.
Glad to hear of your new job.
Escape sound great!
And you got ribs on...
All so good! :-)
I’m heading to the radio Gina. See ya soon.
Good night, Vision. Break a leg on your new job! And remind me to post the thread next week.