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Posted on 07/06/2014 10:52:54 AM 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.
What a beautiful Independence Day weekend. Have you been having fun? I’m off to a family thing and will try to be back within the first hour...
A good lineup tonight...comedy and detective shows ending with a long drama...
See you soon...
We're back to normal programming with a good lineup.
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. August 31, 1956. Program #298. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Cranesburg Matter". Episode #6 (conclusion). A fiance and his intended are made for each other. Both broke, both frauds. 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. September 3, 1956. Program #299. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Curse Of Kamoshek Matter". Episode #1. An expedition is forming, but family conflicts are, too. Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
7:30 Dragnet. September 21, 1952. Program #170. NBC net. "The Big Shot". Sponsored by: Chesterfield. Mr. Kelby, the manager of the Pink Rat Cafe, has been shot and killed by the Evans brothers during a robbery. Ben Alexander takes the part of Frank Smith for the rest of the series. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Virginia Gregg, Jack Kruschen, Hal Gibney (announcer), John Robinson (writer), Walter Schumann (music). 29:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. September 17, 1955. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Thoroughbreds". Jack Portas comes to Dodge, with two beautiful horses and a pocket full of money with which to buy friends. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on October 18, 1958. See cat. #61820 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Bill James (sound patterns), Ray Kemper (sound patterns), George Walsh (announcer). 25:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:30 My Friend Irma. April 11, 1947. CBS net. "Irma Meets Jane". Sustaining. The first show of the series; how Jane met Irma. Irma invites Jane's wealthy boss to dinner, and Al shows up, Irma's impoverished boyfriend. Cathy Lewis, Marie Wilson, John Brown. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:00 The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. September 12, 1948. CBS net. "The Lazarus Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Mr. Lazarus hires Spade to "bring him back from the dead." Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director), Dashiell Hammett (creator), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:30 Tales Of The Texas Rangers. July 29, 1950. NBC net. "The Broken Spur". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on the events of June 5, 1948. A dead man found in a burned out house, a broken spur and a fat man with small feet! Joel McCrea, Stacy Keach (producer, director), Tony Barrett, Frank Martin (commercial spokesman), Hal Gibney (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:00 The Theatre Guild On The Air. October 20, 1946. ABC net. "The Green Goddess". A rehearsal recording. The program is announced as originating from the Vanderbilt Theatre, New York, with piano bridges and music only. A plane crash places three Englishmen in the hands of a demented Indian Rajah determined to sacrifice them to the natives who worship, "The Green Goddess." The recording contains no open, close or commercials. The series is also known as, "The United States Steel Hour." Ronald Colman, Anita Louise, Walter Abel, William Archer (writer). 54:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
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Hey Gina, I’m in the car listening. How are you doing?
Hey, Vision! Doing fine here. We’ve had great weather, too, just pretty warm, though.
How’ve you been?
Evening, folks! Just tuned in.......
I had a great week. Only worked a few days, didn’t get to barbecue as much because the weather seemed a little iffy. But overall just been nice, relaxing, great weather. Did you have a nice Independence Day ?
We both had to work on July 4th, so we just did our usual evening. Keith grilled hamburgers and we listened to the “war zone” all around us, but we didn’t get to see any fireworks.
Hi, Viking! Happy Independence weekend!
Hi, Gina. Right back at you. Just kicking back on a pleasant Sunday evening. Dinner’s in the oven, the wife is doing well, the cats are all agreeable, the wine is chilled, and the stars are all in their place in the heavens. Decent Gunsmoke rolling at the moment.
Perfect! It sounds just like our place! Good cats, wine (and beer), dinner on the grill and nice weather!
Ahh nuts. Sorry to hear that. But knowing you two you had fun.
Anything new? Going to see America?
Tonight it’s cheddarwurst baked in a dish of scalloped potatoes with extra diced onion, Parmesan cheese, and cracked peppercorns. Dinner on the grill was Friday. Two obscenely priced New York Strip steaks. The price of beef is getting absurd.
Cool, I’ll check it out.
Hey, how you doing?
Yes, beef price is nuts! It’s like the weirdo insane price of red, yellow and orange bell peppers. What the heck is with that?!
We just have chicken on the grill and a sausage to put on in a little while. I’ll have to whip up a side dish.
It was just a normal day, so it was alright.
I can’t wait to see America! Have you seen it yet?
I hope to see it next weekend.
This My Friend Irma has some decent one liners.
2016 was excellent.
Yes, we saw 2016 in the theater. Excellent. This one will be even better.
The green pepper I bought yesterday was just .88 cents, which is in the usual ballpark. We’re lucky my wife’s cousin owns a farm and her brother manages it, so we can get fresh veggies on the cheap. What blew my mind was when I looked at the price of cheese - I almost got the vapors and passed out. I’ve only been intermittently shopping this year due to my leg, and haven’t done my usual grocery runs, and the prices of so many items have gone completely ape since my last outing.
Hey, buddy! Status quo here. Hope the same’s with you?
Same here. It’s been hovering around 90 here, but the humidity has been virtually nil. I was actually able to go outside yesterday and get some yardwork done for the first time this year. I’m paying for it today, but brother, did it ever feel good. I’m in my 50’s now, but I swear, if the Good Lord lets me live to be 300, I’ll still consider tending to my land a pure joy. Google ‘Callaway Gardens’. That’s the goal the missus and I are shooting for. Our own little piece of God’s gift.
Yes, cheese is freaky high, as are so many other food staples. I guess this is a result of the “necessarily skyrocketing” prices agenda of the commie bastards running our nation.
You know, they could have improved Sam Spade by giving the character more of Borgart’s style from the film.
I haven’t seen the picture.
You’ve never seen The Maltese Falcon?
Put it on your list...
Night Gina, all, I’m heading to the radio...
See you next week!
No, I’ve not seen it.
Good night, Vision!
Second on the Maltese Falcon. Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Ward Bond. It’s tough to put together a better cast for a film noire detective movie.
I MUST see it! Thanks, Brian!
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