Category Archives: Radio

1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’

April 10, 1944: Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com. About these ads

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’

April 5, 1944: Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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March 2014 Reader Survey

Here are the results as of Saturday. I’m guessing the figures may change a bit, but not too much.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘First Nighter’

March 29, 1944: “The Chinese Gong” on “The First Nighter” with a script by Arch Oboler. Sponsored by Campana! Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 29, 1944

March 29, 1944 The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter The following is an editorial from the St. Louis Star-Times titled: “Dies Committee’s Un-American Investigation of Winchell” … “The Dies committee to investigate Un-American activities, in the course of its … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Brian Aherne on ‘Burns and Allen,’ March 28, 1944

March 28, 1944 It’s Tuesday in  1944, which means we have: — Brian Aherne is the guest on “Burns and Allen.” Listen for the Frank Sinatra jokes. Courtesy of Otrrlibary.org via Archive.org. — The Great Gildersleeve visits “Fibber McGee and … Continue reading

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In 1944 in Print — Walter Winchell vs. Rep. Martin Dies

March 27, 1944 Rep. Martin Dies (D-Texas), the head of the House un-American Activities Committee, goes on the radio to accuse Walter Winchell of being used by “one of the most sinister forces this nation ever faced.” Dies called this … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Fred Allen and Jack Benny, March 26, 1944

March 26, 1944 It’s Sunday in 1944, which means we have: — Rochester sings the current hit song “Besame Mucho” on “The Jack Benny Show.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org. — Ed Gardner of “Duffy’s Tavern” is Fred Allen’s guest … Continue reading

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World War II on the Radio — Eric Sevareid Reports From Italy, March 26, 1944

March 26, 1944 It’s Sunday in 1944: — Eric Sevareid reports from Naples on fighting in Italy on CBS’ “World News Today.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Winston Church speaks on the BBC. Courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — Roy Rogers on ‘Command Performance,’ March 25, 1944

March 25, 1944 It’s Saturday in 1944, which means we have: — Jim is wounded while fighting the Japanese in Malaya in “The Adventures of Jungle Jim.”  Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.or via Archive.org. — Don Ameche is the host with Carmen … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Victor Moore Visits ‘Amos ‘N’ Andy,’ March 24, 1944

March 24, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944, which means we have: — Victor Moore is the guest on “Amos ‘N’ Andy.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org.

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World War II on the Radio — March 24, 1944

March 24, 1944 Background on T. Sgt. Fred Welker, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 5, 1942. — “A Night in a Foxhole” recorded on one of the Marshall Islands. The names are a bit difficult to discern, but the recording was apparently … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Linda Darnell Visits ‘Abbott and Costello,’ March 23, 1944

March 23, 1944 It’s Thursday in 1944, which means we have: — Linda Darnell is the guest on “The Abbott and Costello Show,” with the current popular hit “Speak Low.” Courtesy of Otrrlibary.org via Archive.org. — “The Dinah Shore Program.” … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Betty Hutton Visits ‘Orson Welles Radio Almanac,’ March 22, 1944

March 22, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944, which means we have: — Betty Hutton is the guest on “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Earl Wrightson is the guest on “To Your Good Health,” a musical program, from … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Rita Hayworth on ‘Burns and Allen,’ March 21, 1944

March 21, 1944 It’s Tuesday in 1944 and today we have: — Rita Hayworth is the guest on “Burns and Allen.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org — “Fibber McGee and Molly.” Courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Lux Radio Theatre’ and ‘The Lone Ranger,’ March 20, 1944

March 20, 1944 It’s Monday in 1944, which means we have: — Franchot Tone, Chester Morris, Anne Baxter and Miriam Hopkins in “The Hard Way” on Lux Radio Theatre. Courtesy of Archive.org. — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — Jack Benny and Fred Allen, March 19, 1944

March 19, 1944 It’s Sunday in 1944, which means we have: — “The Jack Benny Show.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org —“The Texaco Star Theater” with Fred Allen. Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org.

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World War II on the Radio, March 19, 1944

March 19, 1944 — CBS’ “World News Today” reports on Allied bombing of Germany and the battle for Cassino. “This is still a battle of yard by yard annihilation.” Courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Adventures of Jungle Jim,’ March 18, 1944

March 18, 1944 It’s Saturday in 1944 and today we have: — Jungle Jim and the crew evade Japanese soldiers.  “The Adventures of Jungle Jim.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — Constance Bennett Visits ‘Bill Stern’s Sports Newsreel,’ March 17, 1944

March 17, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944 and today we have: — Andy finally located Madam Queen in “The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Constance Bennett is the guest on “Bill Stern’s Sports Newsreel.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org … Continue reading

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