Sunday, 24 June 2018

William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:28 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Abbott and Costello

Vintage Slapstick Comedy From Two of the Masters

William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello were an American comedy duo whose work in vaudeville and on stage, radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and early 1950s. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits.

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Going Live Tonight

After a busy few days setting up a stable broadcasting environment things are coming together and we are raising the bar.

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We Have Beaten the Beep Hour Marker Issue

By allowing 6 seconds for the sound file and 15 seconds for streaming the hourly directive was set for the beeps at 39 seconds and we sat back and waited patiently. To our absolute delight they “Beeped” right on cue and consequently been ticked off the “To Do” list which is shrinking daily.

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First Big Broadcast Test

Hour Long Glenn Miller Test Broadcast

We know it has all looked quiet on the western front but we have been busy testing our scheduling software and adding relative content to the broadcast material. The culmination of this experience is being broadcast tonight with an hour long Glenn Miller tribute complete with period advertising.

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Challenge of the Yukon

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:16 Published in 1940s Radio Adventure Series

Challenge of the Yukon 1940's Action Packed Adventure

40's Radio at its best ....

Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938.

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Gunsmoke Vintage Western Series

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:35 Published in 1940s Vintage Westerns

Gunsmoke Brings The West To Radio

1940's Western Adventure Based Around Dodge City

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.

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Dr Christian Radio Plays

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:33 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Radio Drama With Dr Christian

Dr. Christian 1940's Radio Soap Opera

Dr. Christian is a long-running radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS Radio from November 7, 1937, to January 6, 1954. In 1956, the series was adapted for television where it aired in syndication until 1957.

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The Dinah Shore Show

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:32 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

A Truly Great American Variety Show

The Dinah Shore Show

The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which was broadcast by NBC from November 1951 to July 1957, sponsored by General Motors' Chevrolet division. For most of the program's run, it aired from 7:30 to 7:45 Eastern Time on Tuesday and Thursday nights, rounding out the time slot which featured the network's regular evening newscast (John Cameron Swayze's Camel News Caravan), which, like all such programs of the era, was then only 15 minutes in length.

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Radio City Playhouse

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:30 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Radio City Playhouse 1940s Radio Drama

Bringing The Stage To Your Living Room

Radio City Playhouse was a live half-hour anthology series that aired on NBC from July 3, 1948 to January 1, 1950. Directed by Harry W. Junkin, with music by Dr. Roy Shield, and announcers Bob Warren (1948-49) and Fred Collins (1949-50), the series presented original radio dramas regardless of the fame of the author, so long as they were considered 'good'.

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