Fresh out of the Army Air Force, Jack Webb settled in San Francisco to break into radio. The post-War prosperity was beginning to be felt, leading to an upswing in the purchase of new radio sets and listenership. The West coast radio stations were struggling to keep up with the demand for content, mostly because their best talent was still in uniform, awaiting discharge.
Jack was already wearing “civvies” after receiving a hardship discharge (he was the sole source of support for his mother and grandmother), so he was able to get on with KGO as an announcer. Working with station staff writers Jim Moser and Dick Breen and producer Gil Doud, the formula for One Out of Seven was born. The program’s intro went: "24 hours make a day. Seven days make one week. And from these past seven days, the Editors here in our San Francisco newsroom have chosen the one story which they have judged "most worthy of retelling." This is 'One Out of Seven'! "
Demonstrating his growing talent, Webb provided all of the voices for the program. The show began broadcasting during the first week of February 1946 for seven weeks, although recordings for several of the episodes are missing. Click here to read more about One Out Of Seven
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 5 old time radio episodes:
|02.06.1946||senator theodore bilbo|
|02.27.1946||one out of seven (4) brotherhood week|
|03.13.1946||one out of seven (6) 3rd world war|
|03.20.1946||one out of seven (7) anti negro south|
|03.29.1946||one out of seven free men|