+ The thirtieth anniversary of the National Broadcasting Company took place in the mid 1950s. To honour the occasion a special program celebrating many "old time radio" broadcasts from the far back as 1927 was created. A look back at the early days of radio. This program highlighting the program stars, songs, and great moments in sports and special events from the 1927 on, included were true stars such as Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Red Skelton, Rudy Vallee, Connie Boswell, as well as Dinah Shore and Judy Garland's debuts. It also includes programs from Vic and Sade, Bergen and McCarthy, Lights Out, and more. In addition listeners were encouraged to write in and request old time radio shows. Some requested old children's programs, others requested such things as the earliest broadcast they could find in their sound library - which turned out to be the daily broadcast from June 11, 1927. Click here to read more about Recollections At 30
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 41 old time radio episodes:
|04.17.1957||irving berlin tribute|
|04.10.1957||information please greta garbo marian anderson||
+ Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, vocal by The Rhythm Boys (1928), Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymo...
|04.03.1957||tribute to h v kaltenborn|
|03.27.1957||pending attack by japan dec 1 1935 jack benny||
+ Arthur Tracy, The Street Singer (1934), Nellie Revel appears on her program, "Neighbor Nell" (19...
|03.20.1957||1933 connie boswell ed wynn||
+ NBC net, WCKR, Miami aircheck. An all 1933 Show. President Roosevelt's inaugural speech, Richard ...
|03.13.1957||happy saint patricks day||
+ Mary Martin's first radio appearance on, "The Rudy Vallee Fleischmann Variety Hour" (January, 1...
|03.06.1957||dinah shores debut||
+ This program also known as "Recollections." Dinah Shore's first appearance on "The Eddie Cantor ...
|02.27.1957||harriet hilliard bob burns||
+ Harriet Hilliard on "Shell Chateau" (November, 1935), Bob Burns' second appearance on "The Rudy ...
|02.20.1957||helen hayes perry como al jolson||
+ Jessica Dragonette sings on "The Cities Service Concert (February, 1936), Helen Hayes and Vincen...
+ Raymond Massey on "The Rudy Vallee Show" (1938) does the conclusion of " Abe Lincoln In Illinoi...
|02.06.1957||american album of family music||
+ The American Album Of Familiar Music with Frank Munn, Bertrand Hirsch and His Magic Violin and M...
|01.30.1957||irene dunne joan davis||
+ Irene Dunne sings (1935), Joan Davis on "Shell Chateau" (1936) with Ben Blue. Wrong Way Corrigan...
|01.09.1957||speed reading contest||
+ Sponsored by: Sustaining (an NBC promo is done by Al Kelly in doubletalk!). Gene Autry sings. Tom...
+ Ethel Merman (1938), Judy Holliday (then Judith Tuvim) with The Revuers (1940), Bea Wain sings w...
|12.26.1956||june 11 1927 broadcast day||
+ Graham McNamee introduces Charles Lindbergh returning from Paris (1927). President Coolidge awar...
|12.19.1956||red skelton debut|
|12.12.1956||connecticut river flood 1936||
+ Lanny Ross on The Maxwell House Showboat sings "Dream Lover." Jack Pearl and Rudy Vallee on "The...
+ Professor Kaltenmeyer's Kindergarten (December, 1936), Fanny Brice and Teddy Bergman as Baby Sno...
|11.21.1956||town hall tonight benny allen feud||
+ Fred Allen, Jack Benny and Portland Hoffa on "Town Hall Tonight" (1937). Helen Kane sings. Rudy ...
|11.14.1956||bergan and mccarthy debut judy garland||
+ Judy Garland sings on "Shell Chateau" (November 16, 1935), introduced by Wallace Beery. Rudy Val...
|11.07.1956||veterans day wars from the past|
|10.24.1956||sophie tucker vic and sade al jolson||
+ Sophie Tucker sings "The Lady In Red" (November 2, 1935), Vic and Sade talk about the Congress a...
|10.17.1956||judy garland at 12 years old||
+ Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks and singing "My Man" (1936), Joe Penner tells jokes and sings, "When ...
|10.10.1956||the big bands|