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1944 on the Radio — Alan Hale appears on ‘Abbott and Costello,’ March 16, 1944

March 16, 1944 It’s Thursday in 1944, and today we have: — Alan Hale is the guest on “The Abbott and Costello Show.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary via Archive.org. — Laird Cregar is the guest with Hans Conried in “Narrative about … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Charles Laughton on ‘Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac,’ March 15, 1944

March 15, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944, and today we have: — Charles Laughton is the guest on “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” More jokes about the income tax. Courtesy of Archive.org. — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Baritone … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Duffy’s Tavern’ and ‘Fibber McGee and Molly,’ March 14, 1944

March 14, 1944 It’s Tuesday night in 1944, which means we have “Duffy’s Tavern” and “Fibber McGee and Molly.” — Gertrude Lawrence is this week’s guest on “Duffy’s Tavern.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Fibber McGee and Molly hire Beulah. Courtesy … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Roy Rogers and ‘In Old Oklahoma,’ March 13, 1944

March 13, 1944 It’s Monday in 1944 and today we have: — “In Old Oklahoma” with Martha Scott, Albert Dekker and Roy Rogers! on “Lux Radio Theatre.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “The Tuttles of Tahiti” with Charles Laughton, John Hall, … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Amos ‘N’ Andy’ and ‘The Lone Ranger,’ March 10, 1944

March 10, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944, and today we have: — Andy is still looking for Madam Queen on “Amos ‘N’ Andy.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. “The Lone Ranger.” … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Letter,’ With Bette Davis and ‘Gay Divorcee’ With Frank Sinatra, March 6, 1944

March 6, 1944 It’s Monday in 1944, and today we have a nice lineup: — “The Letter” with Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall in their original roles and Vincent Price as Howard Joyce, is this week’s production of “Lux Radio … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Kate Smith on ‘Command Performance,’ March 4, 1944

March 4, 1944 It’s Saturday in 1944, and today we have: — Rona turns traitor in “The Adventures of Jungle Jim.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org. — Kate Smith is the guest on this week’s “Command Performance,” which salutes the … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Amos ‘N’ Andy,’ March 3, 1944

March 3, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944 and today we have: — After not seeing her for several years, Andy is searching for Madam Queen in this week’s episode of “Amos ‘N’ Andy.” Courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Abbott and Costello’ and ‘Kraft Music Hall,’ March 2, 1944

March 2, 1944 It’s Thursday in 1944, and today we have: — Hedda Hopper is the guest on “Abbott and Costello.” This week, the boys decide to start a newspaper. Listen for the line about the L.A. Examiner. Courtesy of … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac,’ March 1, 1944

March 1, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944, and today we have: — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “To Your Good Health,” a musical program, from the House of Squibb. From … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Guadalcanal Diary,’ Feb. 28, 1944

Feb. 28, 1944 It’s Monday in 1944 and today we have: — Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan and William Bendix appear in “Guadalcanal Diary” on “Lux Radio Theatre.” Courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — Kay Kyser on ‘Amos ‘N’ Andy,’ Feb. 25, 1944

Feb. 25, 1944 It’s Friday in 1944 and today we have: — Kay Kyser and the writers of “Sunday, Monday or Always” on “Amos ‘N’ Andy.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — “The Rainmaker” on “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org. — … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac,’ Feb. 23, 1944

Feb. 23, 1944 It’s Wednesday in 1944 and today we have: — “The Lone Ranger.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — It’s Ash Wednesday in 1944, according to “Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac.” With guest Hedda Hopper and gags about bobby-soxers! Courtesy of … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Loretta Young and Frances Langford on ‘Command Performance’

Feb. 19, 1944 It’s Saturday in 1944 and today we have: — Jungle Jim tries to rescue his friend from a Japanese prison camp. Ethnic stereotype alert. Courtesy of Archive.org. — “Britain Has Become a Fortress.” If you haven’t noticed … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Dorothy Lamour on ‘Abbott and Costello’

Feb. 17, 1944 It’s Thursday in 1944 and today we have: — Dorothy Lamour is the guest on “Abbott and Costello.” Abbott has been elected mayor of Sherman Oaks! (Sherman Oaks is so small the motorcycle cops go around on … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Duffy’s Tavern’

Jan. 4, 1944: “Duffy’s Tavern,” with guest Fred Allen, courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 on the Radio — Jan. 3, 1944

Jan. 3, 1944: We have three programs on today’s schedule: “Information Please,” with John Kieran, Franklin P. Adams, Oscar Levant and Louis Bromfield, hosted by Clifton Fadiman. “Lux Theater,” with the radio version of “Shadow of a Doubt” with Teresa … Continue reading

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Christmas on the Radio — Jack Benny

Jack Benny at the microphone, a photo listed on EBay for $9.97. Here are some of Jack Benny’s Christmas shows, courtesy of Archive.org. From 1936 | 1938 | 1941 | 1944 | 1947 | 1948

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Christmas on the Radio — Fred Allen and Jack Benny

A photo of Jack Benny, left, and Fred Allen from “Love Thy Neighbor,” listed on EBay at $14.80. Christmas with Fred Allen and guest Jack Benny, from 1937, courtesy of Archive.org.

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Christmas on the Radio — ‘Fibber McGee and Molly’

A photo of Fibber McGee (Jim Jordan) and Molly (Marian Jordan) listed on EBay at $9.99. While we are twirling the radio dial looking for Christmas shows, here are some episodes from “Fibber McGee and Molly.” From 1941 (Dec. 16, … Continue reading

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