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"The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/29 7-11pm est
WAMU ^ | 6/29/14 | Ed Walker

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.

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 06/29/2014 2:36:11 PM PDT by Vision
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To: 4everontheRight; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; bsf53; Calvin Locke; citizen; Cold Heat; ...
Happy Sunday Night...Classic Radio Time...


2 posted on 06/29/2014 2:36:34 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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3 posted on 06/29/2014 2:36:53 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

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?


4 posted on 06/29/2014 2:37:34 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision
Hello, FRiends! Thanks, Vision! It's an Independence Day lineup with one of Ed's classic "Options" shows for July 4th.

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.

5 posted on 06/29/2014 2:47:26 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Hi, Vision!

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?


6 posted on 06/29/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Use this link to listen. Just Open in New Tab in your browser:

http://static.wamu.org/streams/live/1/live.asx


7 posted on 06/29/2014 3:08:07 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: WXRGina
Hey Gina, life is fine. I'm off Wed-Friday and am looking forward to lots of nothing to do. Yes, big bbq plans. I'm going to tackle beef clod. Will probably venture in to the city to see the fireworks Friday. Am warming up the grill now for a skirt steak. Did a pork butt and a few sausages yesterday.

How about you?

8 posted on 06/29/2014 3:45:46 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Thanks, I should put that in the thread.

You should come around more...


9 posted on 06/29/2014 3:46:32 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: WXRGina
I love Howard McNear. He could have been the greatest OTR actor.

We need more Howard McNear’s nowadays.

10 posted on 06/29/2014 4:06:27 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: WXRGina

Hooah! The founding fathers would be firing by now, all right.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 4:12:17 PM PDT by bsf53 (bsf53)
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To: WXRGina

Hooah! The founding fathers would be firing by now, all right.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 4:20:05 PM PDT by bsf53 (bsf53)
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To: Vision

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.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 4:49:38 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Cool. Will you take any time off?


14 posted on 06/29/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: bsf53

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 it’s 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. That’s the refresh button. I can’t imagine Mozilla ever made a version of Firefox without a refresh button. It’s just not conceivable with Internet browsers, because the “refresh” function is so vital.

Wish we could join Matt and them in Chicago!


15 posted on 06/29/2014 4:52:55 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

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.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 5:06:52 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Dream girl, dream girl...

Sigh.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 6:21:09 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

HA! Yes, I was just “thinking along” with that jingle. Lovely! :-)


18 posted on 06/29/2014 6:23:01 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
In 2014 many Americans will celebrate July Fourth by declaring dependence on the Federal government; worshiping demigod politicians instead of God.
19 posted on 06/29/2014 6:34:37 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

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.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 6:39:50 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Well don't cry. The bad guys want to break your spirit.

Remember that only 1/3 of Americans where for Independence; 1/3 were loyalists and 1/3 weren't involved.
21 posted on 06/29/2014 6:42:46 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Yes, you’re right, Vision. I am sad quite often for our nation.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

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...


23 posted on 06/29/2014 6:59:20 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

I miss him, too, Vision.

Ditto to you! Stay safe.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 7:04:36 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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