Monthly Archives: March 2011

Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore premiered on radio after Lou Costello’s heart attack, 3-25-1943

Today in 1943, Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore premiered on network radio. The pair replaced the popular Abbott and Costello following Lou Costello’s heart attack. Durante and Moore stayed on the air for four years. Enjoy this broadcast of “Garry’s … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor: Remembered in Radio

Too many of the current generation only know Elizabeth Taylor as a character from the tabloid covers. Truly her Hollywood lifestyle drew that type of attention, along with her eight marriages to seven different husbands (including Eddie Fisher). Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Code-o-graphs Ready! It’s Time for Captain Midnight

In 1938, Captain Midnight debuted to a limited Midwest audience. Created by Wilfred G. Moore and Robert M. Burn, the show was initially sponsored by the Skelly Oil Company. The products featured by the sponsor forced the series to focus on … Continue reading

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Exploring the Post-Apocalypse with Atomic Radio

During the early years of the Atomic Age, many became concerned not only with the effects of Atomic War, but the after effects. The power of Atomic weapons is so overwhelming that it seems logical to wonder if civilization itself … Continue reading

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Atomic Radio Film

This month’s investigation of Atomic Radio has been an eye opener on many levels for us, and we hope for you.  The early days of the Atomic Age were not part of the “Video Age.” But film is very important in the … Continue reading

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Atomic Radio Asks Who is the Master, Technology, or Man?

A longtime theme of Science Fiction is the story of the Mad Scientist’s creation taking a will of its own, usually with tragic results. This happened in one of the earliest Science Fiction novels, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The theme took … Continue reading

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Exploring the Red Scare with Old Time Radio Science Fiction

In many ways the Cold War was a period that Americans can be extremely proud of. Her scientists and servicemen made progress and sacrifices that boggle the mind. But not everything from the period is a source of pride for … Continue reading

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What Good is an Atom if you can’t Laugh at It?

There is a story told around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Eastern Washington State. Hanford was the site were much of the plutonium used in America’s Cold War Arsenal, the Fat Man bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, and the … Continue reading

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Duck and Cover, Atomic Radio

We all chuckled when I had to clean up after the cat in the garage. I was able to get the ’74 Civic mostly put back together, but I just don’t want to be around when Uncle Steve decides he … Continue reading

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Hollywood sex symbol dies: Jane Russell remembered in radio…

Primarily known as a Movie Actress and singer, Jane Russell made several appearances on Old Time Radio. She had been a favored pin-up girl with GI’s, but unlike contemporaries like Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe, Ms. Russell‘s personal life remained … Continue reading

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