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Posted on 06/29/2014 2:36:11 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.
Happy Forth of July week people! Are you taking any time off?
Unfortunately, unless my memory is off, we have a lackluster lineup tonight. I can’t remember if You Are There and Options are strong, but I’m thinking they’re not. There’s one historical program with an amazing segment of Jimmy Steward calling the ratification of the Constitution, but I’m not sure this is it.
Anyway...who’s listening tonight?
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. August 29, 1956. Program #296. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Cranesburg Matter". Episode #4. A murdered pearl thief and that gun again. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Howard McNear, Forrest Lewis, Paul Richards, Mary Jane Croft, Virginia Gregg, James McCallion, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. August 30, 1956. Program #297. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Cranesburg Matter". Episode #5. Johnny learns that the society girl is out and her maid is in. More female visitors. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Howard McNear, Forrest Lewis, Paul Richards, Mary Jane Croft, Virginia Gregg, James McCallion, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
7:30 Dragnet. July 3, 1952. Program #160. NBC net. "The Big Trio". Sponsored by: Fatima. A portrait of the death and destruction on Los Angeles streets on the 4th of July weekend, including "Hit and Run Logan." Good radio. George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Gibney (host), Harry Bartell, Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Stacy Harris, Vic Perrin, Victor Rodman, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. September 10, 1955. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Alarm At Pleasant Valley". A band of renegade Kiowa Indians attacks the Clayburn family. Sam Fraser decides to give up and leave the territory. See cat. #50729 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on August 25, 1956. Rex Koury (composer, performer), Sam Edwards, Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Vic Perrin, William Conrad, George Walsh (announcer), Bill James (sound patterns), Eleanor Tanin, Helen Kleeb, John Dehner, John Dunkel (writer), John James, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:30 The Great Gildersleeve. June 9, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Kraft Parkay. Gildersleeve recalls a Fourth of July picnic held by The Jolly Boys, at which they sang, "In The Good Old Summertime." Tommy Bernard as Craig Bullard. A good show, the last one of the season. The last Sunday program as the show switches the next season to Wednesday (on September 11, 1946). Arthur Q. Bryan, Earle Ross, Harold Peary, Jack Meakin (music), John Laing (announcer), John Whedon (writer), Ken Christy, Lillian Randolph, Louise Erickson, Richard LeGrand, Sam Moore (writer), Shirley Mitchell (?), Tommy Bernard, Walter Tetley. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:00 Our Miss Brooks. July 3, 1949. CBS net. "The 4th Of July At Eagle Springs". Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Shave Cream. Plans for the July 4th weekend at Eagle Springs aren't as easy as they sound! Eve Arden, Jane Morgan, Gale Gordon, Gloria McMillan, Verne Smith (announcer), Richard Crenna, Jeff Chandler, Larry Berns (producer), Al Lewis (writer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music), Bob Lemond (announcer), Howard McNear (doubles), Parley Baer (?), Joseph Kearns (?). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:30 CBS Is There. March 21, 1948. CBS net. "The Declaration Of Independence Is Adopted". Sustaining. The events of July 4, 1776. Will the Continental Congress delegates vote for a break with England? The program is to be pre-empted next week for the second broadcast of "The Son Of Man" by Archibald MacLeish. John Daly, Robert Lewis Shayon (producer, director, writer), Quincy Howe, Ken Roberts, Quentin Reynolds, Michael Sklar (writer). 28:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10:00 Options 07/04/78 The 4th of July w/Ed Walker (NPR) (60:00) No synopsis for this show is available on the Index.
I think the Independence Day story from CBS is a good one, if I remember correctly. Ed’s “Options,” is good, too, I think.
What’s going on with you? Are you going to go into hyper-barbecue drive for the 4th?
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How about you?
Thanks, I should put that in the thread.
You should come around more...
We need more Howard McNear’s nowadays.
Hooah! The founding fathers would be firing by now, all right.
Hooah! The founding fathers would be firing by now, all right.
That sounds like a nice short week for you, Vision. I love Fireworks. This is the first year we don’t live just a couple of blocks off the beach. Now we’re about half a mile or so off the beach. We can’t just walk down and see them on the beach quite as easily as before. :-)
Just doing laundry, and Keith is smoking some baby back ribs and a thing of pork/venison sausage my aunt and her husband brought us from Texas Friday. I’m not wild about deer, but with the pork and doctoring it should be pretty good. They swear by it.
Cool. Will you take any time off?
Hi, Brian! I just replied to your FReepmail, and in case you don’t get it right now, here’s the reply:
Brian, in Firefox you do have a refresh button. It will be in the same place that its in other browsers. Up in that white bar where you type in a website address, INSIDE that address bar at the right edge, you should see a circular arrow. Thats the refresh button. I cant imagine Mozilla ever made a version of Firefox without a refresh button. Its just not conceivable with Internet browsers, because the refresh function is so vital.
Wish we could join Matt and them in Chicago!
The radio station is closed on Friday, but I’ll have to work some anyway. There’s supposed to be a remote late in the afternoon, and I’ll need to run the board for it, plus I have a ton of production each week on Thursdays and Fridays, which I often have to finish on Saturdays.
Dream girl, dream girl...
HA! Yes, I was just “thinking along” with that jingle. Lovely! :-)
Yes, each year it gets worse, and this year it will make me cry to think of Independence Day and what it meant and should mean.
Yes, you’re right, Vision. I am sad quite often for our nation.
I miss Paul Harvey.
Gina, I’m heading to the radio. Have a great Fourth, deal with what you have to but keep your powder dry...
I miss him, too, Vision.
Ditto to you! Stay safe.
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