OLD TIME RADIO...Broadcast Dramas, Comedy, Music, News, Documentaries and interviews about old time radio series and celebrities from the golden age of radio broadcasting. Primarily in the United States. Enjoy!
LET GEORGE DO IT "Christmas In January"
January 29, 1951 on the Don Lee Mutual Network. Bob Bailey stars as George Valentine with veteran radio dramatic actor Virginia Gregg. The celebrated and glamorous movie star, Charity de Frane, has purchased an oil painting for Mr. Francis Xavier Wick, a critic in a Santa Claus suit. He celebrates Christmas in July, and there's murder under the Christmas tree. Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954.
CHRISTMAS FANTASY "Scarlet clothed Santa"
Episode 6 of Robin Morrow's series Christmas Fantasy. The first appearance of a modern Santa Claus, complete with what we consider to be the Santa suit was in drawings by Thomas Nast. Nast's original drawings were of a small Santa who could slide down chimneys, but his later works made him full size. He was also the first to draw Santa wearing a red suit with fur lining, a nightcap, and a black belt with a large buckle. Hear this and other stories of Christmas.
EDWARD R. MURROW "CBS Tribute"
Murrow died at his home on April 27, 1965 two days after his 57th birthday. His colleague and friend Eric Sevareid said of him, "He was a shooting star; and we will live in his afterglow a very long time." CBS carried a memorial program, hosted by Robert Trout, which included a rare appearance by CBS chairman William S. Paley.
DAVE GARROWAY SHOW "Hugh Downs"
July 8, 1949 NBC Radio Network. Downs worked as a radio announcer and program director in 1939 at WLOK in Lima, Ohio, after his first year of college. In 1940, he moved on to WWJ in Detroit. Downs served in the United States Army during World War II in 1943 and then joined the NBC radio network at WMAQ as an announcer in Chicago, where he lived until 1954. Origination of the early Dave Garroway Show. While at WMAQ, Downs also acted, including as the "co-pilot", along with famed Chicago children's program personality Ned Locke, on the Uncle Ned's Squadron program in 1951 https://garrowayatlarge.com/index.php/2021/03/10/remembering-hugh-downs/
CONCERT CAMEO "Charles Ancliffe"
Charles Ancliffe (188https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ancliffe0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ancliffe– 20 December 1952) was an Irish born composer of light music, chiefly remembered for his marches and waltzes.
CLASSICAL MUSIC Podcast "Beethoven Pastoral Symphony"
Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. ABBADO Vienna P O - Pastoral Symphony No 6 Op 68 - BEETHOVEN