Category Archives: Radio

1944 on the Radio — NBC Symphony Orchestra

Nov. 5, 1944: Arturo Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, followed by Glinka’s “Caprice Brillant Jota Aragonesa.”  Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio – NBC Symphony With Marian Anderson

Oct. 15, 1944: The NBC Symphony Orchestra, with guest Marian Anderson, conducted by Frank Black. Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge

Oct. 11, 1944: Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge. Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge

Sept. 27, 1944: Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge, with Phil Harris filling in for Kyser. Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1943 on the Radio – The New York Philharmonic

Sept. 5, 1943: The New York Philharmonic with pianist Claudio Arrau, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos, performs Darius Milhaud’s (pronounced  “Mil-low”)  “Suite Provencale,” Lizst’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and a Ravel’s orchestration of  Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”  Courtesy of otronmp3.com. … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’

Aug. 7, 1944: Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge

Aug. 2, 1944: Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge, with Phil Harris filling in for Kyser. Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — The Fourth of July, 1944

July 4, 1944 ”The Make-Believe Sheriff” is the title of today’s episode of “The Green Hornet.” Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org ”Lum and Abner” are building a health resort on grandpappy’s farm. Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org. Get ready to smile with “Vic and … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’

June 26, 1944: Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! “The Lone Ranger” with Billy the Kid. Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The First Nighter’

June 7, 1944: “The First Nighter” with an episode titled “Susan Stepped Out.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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ALLIES INVADE FRANCE! JUNE 6, 1944; Complete Radio Coverage

The headline and map by Charles Owens from The Times. June 6, 1944: Complete radio coverage of the D-Day Invasion. This was pool coverage using correspondents from various news organizations. By 10 a.m., CBS had resumed regular programming with news … Continue reading

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D-Day Invasion: Full Radio Coverage of the Invasion of Europe Coming Tomorrow

Just a reminder that I will be posting full radio coverage from 1944 of the D-Day invasion starting at 12:37 a.m. Eastern Time (9:37 p.m. Pacific Time), precisely when the first radio announcement was made on June 6, 1944, citing … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The First Nighter’

May 31, 1944: “The First Nighter” with a show titled “Give Up the Ship.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The First Nighter’

May 24, 1944: “The First Nighter” in a show titled “Speak Ever So Gently.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The First Nighter’

May 3, 1944: “The First Nighter” in a show titled “Mother’s Angel Children.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’

April 24, 1944: Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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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.

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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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