Saturday, 25 May 2019

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'.


Vic and Sade

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:29 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Quality 1940's Broadcasting


Vic and Sade was an American radio program created and written by Paul Rhymer. It was regularly broadcast on radio from 1932 to 1944, then intermittently until 1946, and was briefly adapted to television in 1949 and again in 1957.


The Life of Riley

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:27 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Situation Comedy With The Life of Riley

Vintage Radio Humour

The Life of Riley, with William Bendix in the title role, is a popular American radio situation comedy series of the 1940s that was adapted into a 1949 feature film, a long-run 1950s television series (originally with Jackie Gleason as Riley for one truncated season, then with Bendix for six seasons), and a 1958 comic book.


The Aldrich Family

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:26 Published in 1940s Radio Drama

Henry Aldrich Pushing Broadcasting Boundaries

Way Ahead of its Time

The Aldrich Family, a popular radio teenage situation comedy (July 2, 1939-April 19, 1953),[1] was also presented in films, television and comic books. In the radio series' well-remembered weekly opening exchange, awkward teen Henry's mother called, "Hen-reeeeeeeeeeeee! Hen-ree Al-drich!", and he responded with a breaking adolescent voice, "Com-ing, Mother!"


Duffy's Tavern 1940's Radio Variety

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:24 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Duffy's Tavern Offering A Great Mash Up of Variety

American Radio Comedy From WWII

Duffy's Tavern was a popular American radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951), concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast.


Not A Complete Disaster

Our first hour long scheduled show was certainly an interesting event and highlighted loads of errors the worst of which was the lag streaming caused.


Bob Hope Wartime Entertainment

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:21 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope

Bob Hope Was A Huge Family And Wartime Favourite

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies also starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.


Red Skelton American Radio Entertainer

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:10 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton

Red Skelton And Guest With Classic 40's Variety

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971, and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show.


Putting The Radio Station Schedule Together

Lots of Media to Sort

Getting to grips with a steady reliable stream seems to be going well with just under 3 day’s unbroken broadcasting under our belt. We will admit the current playlist was an import from one of our 1940s collections however today got a little more serious.


Studio Technical Issues

We have finally decided on a studio play-out setup after quite a bit of tinkering.


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