Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sgt Joe Friday’s Dragnet Christmas

“TUM de Dumdum, Tum de Dum Dum DUMMM!” Christmas is found on the mean streets of Los Angeles. One of the saddest possible Christmas stories is Dragnet‘s “Twenty Two Rifle for Christmas.” The story about an unsupervised boy whose friend … Continue reading

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Jewish Old Time Radio Programs

Although there were many Jewish radio stars, there were few old time radio series dedicated to Jewish family, faith, and tradition during the golden age of radio.  Some of the favorites old time radio series about Jews include: The Goldbergs … Continue reading

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Christmas in Wistful Vista: Part 4

Skipping down Christmas Nostaliga Lane we return to our favorite old time radio comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly: On Christmas Eve 1946 becomes special; it is one of the few times the show is broadcast on Christmas Eve.  Teeny, the young girl … Continue reading

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Christmas in Wistful Vista: Part 3

In our continuing journey down Christmas Nostaliga Lane from last year with our favorite old time radio comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly: In Christmas Radio Show episode from 1941, Fibber is determined not to spend money on a Christmas tree, so on Dec … Continue reading

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Great Gildersleeve Christmas: Part 2

The Great Gildersleeve was one of the first households in broadcasting to feature a nontraditional family- two children being raised by an uncle with no father of mother. This doesn’t make Christmas any less special. Christmas Day, 1946 would fall … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t Batman Have His Own Radio Show?

Who is the Greatest Superhero will be discussed and argued in computer labs, comic book stores, college cafeterias and Starbucks WiFi hotspots for decades to come. Whether Superman’s super strength is a match for Wolverine’s indestructible adamantium skeleton or if  … Continue reading

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