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Radio, TV and movie buffs talk about the Golden Age of Commercial Communication, including segments on old-time technology, radio/TV personalities, pre-Internet and Cable news, American pop history, collectibles and collecting, and much more. Each episode presents American Pop Culture, family trends, products, notables and celebrities that, to this day, signifies they the rite of passage for those born between 1946 and 1964. Our hosts, guests hosts and historians weave a rich tapestry from archives, as well as first-hand memories of the people that lived the growing years of the Baby Boomer Generation. Each episode also profiles the collectibility and value of items that listeners find in attics, old boxes, and garage sales. Our listening community is not limited to Baby Boomers. We have young people who love Big Band and Swing, we have older listeners who check in to talk about the Great Depression. We have WWII veterans, as well as Viet Nam era draft dodgers. All come together to share, or simply listen to an America long past. Since its inception in 2009, Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site is the spark to the neurotransmitters of the brain that bring forth memories that many of us thought we had long forgotten. Relive those memories once again, with Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site!

The Baby Boomer Radio, TV, Movies, Magazines, Music, Comics, Fads, Toys, Fun, and More Show! Smitty, Mike, and The Galaxy Gang

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    • 3.5, 4 Ratings

Radio, TV and movie buffs talk about the Golden Age of Commercial Communication, including segments on old-time technology, radio/TV personalities, pre-Internet and Cable news, American pop history, collectibles and collecting, and much more. Each episode presents American Pop Culture, family trends, products, notables and celebrities that, to this day, signifies they the rite of passage for those born between 1946 and 1964. Our hosts, guests hosts and historians weave a rich tapestry from archives, as well as first-hand memories of the people that lived the growing years of the Baby Boomer Generation. Each episode also profiles the collectibility and value of items that listeners find in attics, old boxes, and garage sales. Our listening community is not limited to Baby Boomers. We have young people who love Big Band and Swing, we have older listeners who check in to talk about the Great Depression. We have WWII veterans, as well as Viet Nam era draft dodgers. All come together to share, or simply listen to an America long past. Since its inception in 2009, Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site is the spark to the neurotransmitters of the brain that bring forth memories that many of us thought we had long forgotten. Relive those memories once again, with Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site!

    The Return of Vinyl Records and Cassette Tapes

    The Return of Vinyl Records and Cassette Tapes

    The Galaxy Guys look back on 2019, and on holidays of the past. Also we look forward to the coming better days of 2020, the tenth anniversary of Galaxy Nostalgia Network, and upcoming programs. We recall how technology has changed our everyday world, also how shopping has changed with advances of technology. How things come and go full circle is also examined as the increase in vinyl records and analog audio has gained popularity in today's digital world. Looking back on the "feel" that many of us experience each season as annual holidays arrive is remembered as well. Join us for this look back, and a look forward on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network! #vinylrecords #audiocassettetrends #babyboomermemories Click to listen: https://bit.ly/2WXBjti

    • 32 min
    "Dad Can Fix It"

    "Dad Can Fix It"

    On this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, we remember the days of being with dad when he went to the local neighborhood hardware store. Long before today's "Big Box" stores, there were small hardware and specialty stores to help handymen accomplish those weekend projects. Be it a carpentry, plumbing, fencing, gardening, or any other kind of job, many dads preferred to do these projects themselves instead of hiring someone else to do them. As kids, we went with dad to the hardware store and watched him pick out the materials needed to get the job done. Once home, we watched and learned as the work got underway. The helpfulness of neighbors and sales people who had special knowledge on the types of things being worked on was always a welcome help. The memories of going to these smaller shops is vastly different from going to hardware stores today. Join us as we look back. It's going to be a fun workday on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network! Click Here: http://bit.ly/BabyBoomerMemoriesofDad #babyboomer #nostalgia #mid20thcentury

    • 30 min
    We Remember Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethons

    We Remember Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethons

    From Labor Day 2019, the Galaxy Guys look back to the end of Summer, and how Labor Day signaled the upcoming end of vacation and return to school. We also look back on another tradition from those Labor Day weekends of the past, the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethons. Every year at that time, we were treated to a spectacular 20-plus hour parade of stars and guests who joined Jerry as they pitched, asked, and pleaded for donations to help those afflicted with this disease. Whether you stayed up all night watching or just watched a little while, you were bound to catch a favorite star of yours making an appearance. We remember the other holidays from this time period too. Apart from Labor Day which marked the end of Summer we had Memorial Day officially marking the start of the Summer season. And right in the middle we had Independence Day, which added a patriotic holiday to our Summers. Memories of Summertimes past and the holidays that went with them are sure to bring back a few memories of yours too. Join us on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network! http://bit.ly/JerryLewisTelethon

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    • 29 min
    Today Marks 30th Anniversary of the Last Issue of The Los Angeles Herald Examiner

    Today Marks 30th Anniversary of the Last Issue of The Los Angeles Herald Examiner

    On November 2, 1989, the world-renowned Los Angeles Herald Examiner newspaper published its last edition. Known throughout Southern California (and beyond), The Herald was known for award-winning editing, stories, and photos, along with a stable of world-class reporters and photographers. Many media experts feel that the close of the Herald Examiner in 1989 marked the beginning of the end of major newspaper media domination across the country. Newspaper historian, former San Diego radio personality, and Galaxy Good Guy Jeff Prescott, takes us back to a time when reading newspapers such as The Los Angeles Herald Examiner/Herald Express were how most Americans obtained their daily news, sports and stock market information. Jeff, and Mike B. also share fond memories of early teen years, delivering The Herald door-to-door, and selling newspapers at bars and barber shops to earn extra money. The presses are running at Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site! (Note: This show originally aired in 2011.) #heraldexaminer #heraldexpress #losangelesnewspapers http://bit.ly/HeraldExaminer1989

    • 57 min
    Creepy Things and Scary Monsters (From 2016)

    Creepy Things and Scary Monsters (From 2016)

    What would Halloween be without a ghost story, and a tale or two of the macabre? Just for the occasion, we've swept off the spider webs and crawly things from our 2016 award-winning "Creepy Things and Scary Monsters" show. Tune in as author/historian, and Galaxy Good GuyMike Bryant shares some haunting folklore, and recalls his visit to the notoriously spooky Whaley House in Old Town San Diego. Ghosts, unexplained happenings, paranormal events and strange sightings or sounds are all part of what makes us pause and ask "what was that"? There are many places that are haunted, or at least, places where there is unexplained phenomenon. Perhaps in your area, there are places such as this that could be explored. If you have interest in this, we offer some suggestions to get your ghost-hunting off the ground. It's a fascinating topic that whether you believe in or not, is entertaining and thought-provoking. Our Retro-Commercial is a 1970s vintage commercial from Woolworth Department Store featuring Halloween costumes, candy, and even a record of scary ghost sounds! Join us on this fun visit to the unknown here on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network!

    • 57 min
    All Aboard the Galaxy Moonbeam Express!

    All Aboard the Galaxy Moonbeam Express!

    All Aboard! It's train time on this episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site! We are joined by train aficionado Mike Curran, who shares his extensive knowledge of both real and model trains. Mike recalls his days growing up when his dad worked on the Santa Fe Railroad, sharing details of earlier trains and how they operated, and what it was like to be aboard them. He also shares his knowledge of model train collecting, the different scales, types, accessories, and layouts that were found back in the day. Mike Curran's unique knowledge in all facets of trains, real or model, makes him a great resource for those who share the fascination of trains and train travel. For many kids, it began with a small train layout around the Christmas tree, and that interest continues to this day for young and old. All aboard the Galaxy Special on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site, on the Galaxy Nostalgia Network! #modeltrains #santafetrain #trainpodcast Click here to listen: http://bit.ly/ModelTrainPodcast

    • 59 min

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