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"The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/13 7-11pm est
WAMU ^ | 4/13/14 | Ed Walker

Posted on 04/13/2014 1:01:32 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.

Listen Live

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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 04/13/2014 1:01:32 PM 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...


2 posted on 04/13/2014 1:02:08 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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3 posted on 04/13/2014 1:02:37 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Evening folks. We have a tax show tonight. I’m mostly interested in Archie Andrews and Lux.

LOTS of yard work this weekend...


4 posted on 04/13/2014 1:03:13 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision
Hello, FRiends! Thanks, Vision!

It's a tax time lineup. Oh boy. But, we have a Lux!

The WAMU entries for tonight's Johnny Dollar episodes are the ones we heard last week, so I'll put the next two up, assuming tonight's JD lineup is in error. Also, the Gunsmoke episode listed is the one we heard last week, so we'll have to wait and see what the episode will be. The air dates given for Fibber McGee and Lux conflict with the RadioGOLDINdex's dates given.

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

7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 28, 1956. Part 4. CBS net. "The Long Shot Matter". Sustaining. A study in reactions. Three of them. One by a man who should know, one by a man who doesn't, and another by a bullet! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Tony Barrett (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Lillian Buyeff, Russell Thorson, James McCallion, Edgar Barrier, Don Diamond, Herb Butterfield, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 14:0. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 29, 1956. Part 5. CBS net. "The Long Shot Matter". Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. If you want to hide something, put it in plain view. Only don't go overboard on the system if you're hiding a murderer! The opening is upcut, the system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Tony Barrett (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Lillian Buyeff, Russell Thorson, James McCallion, Edgar Barrier, Don Diamond, Herb Butterfield, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 13:1. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7:30 Dragnet. June 12, 1952. Program #157. NBC net. "The Big Donation". Sponsored by: Fatima. Sergeant Friday sets out to break a racket that consists of requests for contributions to phoney charities. George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Gibney (host), Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Ken Peters, Victor Rodman, Virginia Gregg, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:3. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:00 Gunsmoke. Mystery episode!

8:30 Fibber McGee and Molly. January 11, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. Fibber does his income tax. The closet is heard. Harry Von Zell returns to try to get paid for appearing on the show the preceding week. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harry Von Zell, Shirley Mitchell, Ransom Sherman, Arthur Q. Bryan, Harlow Wilcox, The King's Men, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, Don Quinn (writer), Phil Leslie (writer). 28:2. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

9:00 Maxwell House Coffee Time. January 15, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. Gracie "helps" George fill out his income tax forms. The Maxwell House production number is based on, "Down By The Old Mill Stream." George Burns, Gracie Allen, Elliott Lewis, Hans Conried, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Keith Fowler (writer), Paul Henning (writer), Tobe Reed (announcer), Bill Goodwin, Gale Gordon. 29:4. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9:30 The Adventures Of Archie Andrews. March 10, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Archie mails the family's income tax return. Now, how to get that letter back and save $50. Bob Hastings, Harlan Stone, Alice Yourman, Arthur Kohl, Gloria Mann, Rosemary Rice, Carl Jampel (writer), Nat Polen, Donald Bayh, Kenneth MacGregor (producer, director), Wendell Holmes, Dick Dudley (announcer). 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10:00 The Lux Radio Theatre. April 16, 1939. CBS net. "Bullets Or Ballots". Sponsored by: Lux. A tough cop pretends to leave the force to break up a gang. Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart, Cecil B. DeMille, Chester Clute, Edward Marr, Galan Galt (doubles), Lindsay MacHarrie, Melville Ruick (announcer), Otto Kruger, Wallis Clark, Wally Maher, Seton Miller (author, screenwriter), Martin Mooney (author), Frank Gomphert (intermission guest: criminologist and motion picture technical advisor), Lou Merrill (doubles), Earle Ross, Ross Forrester (doubles), Frank Nelson (program opening announcer), Frank Woodruff (director), George Wells (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 1 hou. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5 posted on 04/13/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Evening Gina. How you doing? I’ve got a new bbq cook for you...pork burnt ends.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 2:21:32 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

MMMMMM, very good! Send it on to me.

We’re doing fine, Vision. It’s been great weather. I’m just trying to get the laundry done, and we’re trying to decide what to put on the grill. How about you?


7 posted on 04/13/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

If I haven’t said so lately....THANKS!


8 posted on 04/13/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: WXRGina
Did so much yard work, I've barely stopped moving. Gonna grill some juicy lucy's with maybe a few burnt ends on the side (:

It was sunny and 80 here today. Am looking forward to a relaxing evening...

9 posted on 04/13/2014 3:42:45 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Huskrrrr

You got it. Hope you stop by more.


10 posted on 04/13/2014 3:44:07 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

It feels good to do the yard work. You’re nicely tired, and then you can enjoy sitting back with a beer admiring how nice your work looks.

You can’t believe this. I guess I’m stupid in a “fool me twice” sort of way. AGAIN, at the same Walmart, today I bought the pork ribs, and they’re spoiled, just like last time. AGAIN, I ran over to the near-by grocery store to get some good ones. Shame on me, and I will never buy ribs from Walmart again. The new, good ones have just gone on the grill, and we just watched Bubba win the Masters.


11 posted on 04/13/2014 3:59:15 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Hey, Gina, I’m here, and the show just began. If you get any BBQ recipes, feel free to send them to me! Walker just listed all the tax shows coming up, and I might have to shot off the show to avoid getting depressed.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 4:18:04 PM PDT by bsf53 (bsf53)
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To: bsf53; Vision

BSF53, Welcome! Vision is the true barbecue connoisseur, and he can share the very best with you.

You should ask Vision to add you to the Big Broadcast ping list.

Vision, here’s our newest BB recruit! I talked him into coming on with us when he mentioned the Big Broadcast to me! Wow! :-)


13 posted on 04/13/2014 4:28:32 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bsf53

PS: I got your e-mail on the a capella groups, and I’ll check out those links you sent. Thanks!


14 posted on 04/13/2014 4:31:24 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina; bsf53

Hi bsf53, welcome. If there’s anything you need let me know. Don’t be a stranger. Have you listened before?


15 posted on 04/13/2014 4:57:56 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: WXRGina
Gunsmoke time...
16 posted on 04/13/2014 4:58:16 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision; bsf53

A double agent “banker”! This should be an interesting Gunsmoke! :-)


17 posted on 04/13/2014 5:01:55 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

...have you ever faced grapeshot...


18 posted on 04/13/2014 5:08:56 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision; bsf53

HAHAHA! Yeah! I believe the General. :-)


19 posted on 04/13/2014 5:12:35 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision; bsf53

What’s grapeshot, about 50 cal?! WOW!


20 posted on 04/13/2014 5:13:20 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Nasty stuff.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 5:15:44 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: WXRGina

Bless my ignorance, but this is my first time on Free Republic. What is a ping?


22 posted on 04/13/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by bsf53 (bsf53)
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To: WXRGina

I’ve been listening to the Big Broadcast for years live on WAMU. I live in northern Virginia.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by bsf53 (bsf53)
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To: WXRGina
I love how GS leaves endings a little open like that...it captures the mystery of the west. One of the best OTR programs ever.

BTW, this week on 20th C there was a GS that was really, REALLY sad. I fell asleep towards the end. Dillon faced off on a gunman and was shot. Chester was talking about him losing his arm with the Doc. It was deep.

24 posted on 04/13/2014 5:25:12 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: bsf53
Ha. Cool. Where? I grew up in Cheverly and have family in Bethesda now. I'm in Baltimore.
25 posted on 04/13/2014 5:26:20 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: bsf53; Vision

BSF53, a “ping” is a notification that you have a message, which is different than a “FReepmail,” the e-mail system. It’s the thing that gives you a red-type message at the top of the main Free Republic page: “New Posts to You.” A ping is just what each of these replies is to you. A ping from Vision’s Big Broadcast thread each week will notify you when he has posted the BB thread for Sunday afternoon.

You and Vision are possibly the only two Big Broadcast thread members who actually listen to it on the radio. :-)


26 posted on 04/13/2014 5:27:15 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Oh, I’ll bet that was an intense episode! Gunsmoke has some GREAT, gut-wrenching writing.


27 posted on 04/13/2014 5:28:20 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

What is it about Fibber McGee & Molly that you like? If I remember correctly you like it, unlike me.


28 posted on 04/13/2014 5:44:19 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

No, Vision, we don’t really like Fibber McGee and Molly. We’re not wild about the comedies, although all of them have clever, funny writing. Our Miss Brooks is okay. I guess we’re just cynical, because we like the detective shows, the “scary” shows and such...


29 posted on 04/13/2014 5:58:46 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

...except Jack Benny?


30 posted on 04/13/2014 6:03:00 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Jack Benny is okay, Vision. I know you love him. As I said, all the comedies are cleverly written. We’re just not all that jazzed by them. I really hate the “little girl” voice on—I think it’s Jack Benny. “Hey, little girl, I’m busy.” “Yeah, mister, I betcha I know what... blah blah blah.”


31 posted on 04/13/2014 6:10:48 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Huh. I’m not sure what girl voice you’re referring to. It sounds like the girl from Fibber tonight.

Ok, well keep an open mind. A good Phil Harris show is really funny.


32 posted on 04/13/2014 6:16:07 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

No, it’s not Jack Benny. Keith just corrected me. The silly, little girl voice is from Fibber McGee. That makes sense!

I do like Jack Benny, Phil Harris and all the rest okay. I just like the “meatier” stuff more.


33 posted on 04/13/2014 6:17:54 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Burnt ends recipe looks good.


34 posted on 04/13/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Vision

Please add me to your ping list!


35 posted on 04/13/2014 6:23:52 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: logitech

It’s pretty good Keith. I followed the recpie and waited until the big hunks in the middle were 200. Next time I’ll probably start checking for probe tender around 185 and see where the cook ends.


36 posted on 04/13/2014 6:33:31 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: pax_et_bonum
You got it. Welcome, be sure to stick around.
37 posted on 04/13/2014 6:34:43 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

I’m looking forward to E.G. Robinson to finish off the evening.

“You dirty rats!” :)


38 posted on 04/13/2014 6:41:47 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: logitech

Yea, EGR is the best. But not only him, a whole cast...Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart, Cecil B. DeMille..


39 posted on 04/13/2014 6:51:53 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: WXRGina

Gina, I’m heading to the radio and may check in later. Talk with you later...Lux time!


40 posted on 04/13/2014 6:58:30 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Good night, Vision! See you next week, Lord willing.


41 posted on 04/13/2014 6:59:56 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Hey, if you didn't make it through Lux Sunday, give it a try. It's pretty good. Good story, great talent. An ending they don't make anymore.
42 posted on 04/15/2014 6:33:57 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision; logitech

We didn’t make it, Vision, but thanks for the tip. We’ll try to pull it back up and listen this week!


43 posted on 04/15/2014 7:57:57 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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