Skip to comments."The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/4 7-11pm EST
Posted on 05/04/2014 2:43:40 PM PDT by WXRGina
Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic
*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.'"
Happy Sunday Night...Classic Radio Time...
It looks like a great lineup with a "Box 13" and an "Escape" with William Conrad! We also have a boating theme running through the last few shows.
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. July 6, 1956. Part 5. CBS net. "The Midas Touch Matter". Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. Sometimes justice is done by strange and devious means! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Shepard Menken, Johnny Jacobs, Roland Winters, Herb Butterfield, Parley Baer, Barney Phillips, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 13:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. July 9, 1956. Part 1. CBS net. "The Shady Lane Matter". Sustaining. A quiet little New England town, with elm shaded streets, picket fences, flower beds, and a killer on the loose! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Jeanette Nolan, Bert Holland, Forrest Lewis, Shirley Mitchell, John Dehner, Will Wright, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 13:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:30 Dragnet. July 31, 1952. Program #162. NBC net. "The Big Signet". Sponsored by: Fatima. The restaurant and bar that is run by Mr. and Mrs. Ryner has been robbed. Mr. Ryner's diamond signet ring has been taken too. The title is possibly incorrect, or the date is possibly July 24, 1952. George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Gibney (host), Harry Bartell, Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Ralph Moody, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. July 23, 1955. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Ben Tolliver's Stud". Ben Tolliver is accused of stealing a stud horse from Jake Creed, and Creed threatens to kill him...or worse! The script was used again on the series on June 2, 1957 (see cat. #54846). The script was also used on the Gunsmoke television show on November 26, 1960. See cat. #61890 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Rex Koury (composer, performer), Sam Edwards, William Conrad, George Walsh (announcer), Bill James (sound patterns), Eleanor Tanin, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, James Nusser, John Meston (writer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Ray Kemper (sound patterns). 27:15. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:30 Maxwell House Coffee Time. February 7, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Jell-O. George and Gracie have made the finals in the contest for "Hollywood's Ideal Married Couple." George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Mel Blanc. 27:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:00 Tales Of The Texas Rangers. February 11, 1951. NBC net. "The Hatchet". Sustaining. Based on events of May 16, 1941. The murder of a high school teacher leads Ranger Jace Pearson to a cattle water tank and the murder weapon at the bottom of it. Gerald Mohr, Hal Gibney (announcer), Joe Dubov, Joel McCrea, Michael Ann Barrett, Parley Baer, Sam Edwards, Stacy Keach (producer, director), Tommy Cook, Tony Barrett. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe. July 30, 1949. CBS net. "Mexican Boat Ride". Sustaining. "A girl who hated the water took a boat ride in old Mexico." Gerald Mohr, Gene Levitt (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mary Shipp, Harry Bartell, Nestor Paiva, Bill Bouchey, Ralph Moody, Bill Shaw, Jerry Farber. 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:00 Box Thirteen. September 26, 1948. Program #6. Mutual net origination, Mayfair syndication. "Shanghaied". Commercials added locally. Dan takes a blackjack on the head and finds himself on the high seas to adventure! Alan Ladd, Sylvia Picker, Ted Hediger (director), Frank Hertosig (writer), Rudy Schrager (composer, conductor), Vern Carstensen (production supervisor). 27:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.
10:30 Escape. July 19, 1953. CBS net. "Open Boat". Sustaining. Four men in a small boat try to make land. William Conrad (narrator), Stephen Crane (author), Roy Rowan (announcer), Bob Sweeney, E. Jack Neuman (adaptor), Tom Tully, Edgar Barrier, David Young, Jack Carroll, Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Antony Ellis (director). 30:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
Yes, it’s a wonderful program, and Ed Walker is a national treasure!
Hey, Gina, are you out there?
Got it! JimRob fixed you right up! He wrote back saying it is done. Here we go with a new matter for Johnny Dollar!
Whoa! That was an intense Gunsmoke!
Hi Gina, greetings from Bermuda! I’ve got a very slow expensive connection but I’m tuned in for a little while. We just got back from dinner. It’s a little rainy today. The escape sounds good I’ll be sure to listen later. Hope you and all have a wonderful Sunday night.
Marvelous, Vision! Bermuda, wow! Have a good, safe time.
This Burns and Allen is FUNNY! :-)
Agree on Burns and Allen. I’ve grown to love Burns and Jack Benny, thanks to the Big Broadcast. Nothing quite like it available nowadays.
Right, BF! Nothing at all. Vision loves Jack Benny. The writing was to beat the band back then, for sure!