+ 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.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 41 old time radio episodes:
|03.20.1957||1933 connie boswell ed wynn||
+ NBC net, WCKR, Miami aircheck. An all 1933 Show. President Roosevelt's inaugural speech, Richard ...
|08.15.1956||a and p gypsies pick and pat||
+ The A & P Gypsies (1933), Pick and Pat (1934), Eddie Cantor Father Coughlin (February 6, 1938), ...
|09.19.1956||abdicatation of king edward viii||
+ Ruth Etting sings "You," from a "Magic Key" program (June, 1936). King Edward VIII abdicates (De...
+ 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...
|11.14.1956||bergan and mccarthy debut judy garland||
+ Judy Garland sings on "Shell Chateau" (November 16, 1935), introduced by Wallace Beery. Rudy Val...
|09.05.1956||bon voyage to king george vi||
+ Excerpts from the June 11, 1939 special broadcast saluting the King and Queen of England who wer...
+ Professor Kaltenmeyer's Kindergarten (December, 1936), Fanny Brice and Teddy Bergman as Baby Sno...
|12.12.1956||connecticut river flood 1936||
+ Lanny Ross on The Maxwell House Showboat sings "Dream Lover." Jack Pearl and Rudy Vallee on "The...
|08.01.1956||crash of the hindenburg||
+ Herbert Morrison describes the crash of the Hindenburg (1937), Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson ...
|03.06.1957||dinah shores debut||
+ This program also known as "Recollections." Dinah Shore's first appearance on "The Eddie Cantor ...
|07.25.1956||gene and glen||
+ Gene and Glenn (also known as "Jake and Lena") sing. Jack Benny, Kate Smith, Harry Von Zell, and...
|03.13.1957||happy saint patricks day||
+ Mary Martin's first radio appearance on, "The Rudy Vallee Fleischmann Variety Hour" (January, 1...
|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...
|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...
|01.30.1957||irene dunne joan davis||
+ Irene Dunne sings (1935), Joan Davis on "Shell Chateau" (1936) with Ben Blue. Wrong Way Corrigan...
|04.17.1957||irving berlin tribute|
|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 ...
|12.26.1956||june 11 1927 broadcast day||
+ Graham McNamee introduces Charles Lindbergh returning from Paris (1927). President Coolidge awar...
+ Al Jolson introduces Bing Crosby at the dedication of NBC's Hollywood studios (December 7, 1935)...
+ Ethel Merman (1938), Judy Holliday (then Judith Tuvim) with The Revuers (1940), Bea Wain sings w...
+ Vincent Lopez (1938), Lights Out: Boris Karloff in "Cat Wife" (1938), Freddy Rich and His Orche...
|09.12.1956||mary martins first radio appearance||
+ Mary Martin's first radio appearance on, "The Rudy Vallee Fleischmann Variety Hour" (January, 19...
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- Broadway talks back
- Something to think about
- Call Back The Past - SA
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