Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bill Ring Old Time Radio

“If you’re too busy to go fishin’, You’re TOO busy!” This philosophy was popularized by Country Music legend Bill Ring. Ring appeared on the California Hayride TV program with Cottonseed Clark. He also became part of the Ralph D. Foster’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Ring, Musical, Old Time Radio, Western | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Old Time Radio for a Happy Father’s Day

According to the US Census Bureau there are 8,111 clothing stores across the US, many of which will sell you a very nice tie for Father’s Day. There are 16,010 Hardware Store which sell hammers, screwdrivers and power tools that … Continue reading

Posted in A Date with Judy, Aldrich Family, Old Time Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Old Time Radio Father’s Day Shows

Mom gets all the credit. Maybe that’s fair; she had the really tough part for the first nine months of the project. It seems like Dad is there mostly for the fun parts. Learning to ride a bike, going to … Continue reading

Posted in Comedy, Detective Radio, Dragnet, Father Knows Best, Old Time Radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Father Coughlin: Radio Priest

Father Coughlin’s radio show started in the 1920s and his career continued well into the 1960s, before a culmination of anti-Semitic and anti-capitalist views – topped off by sympathetic leanings towards the Nazi regime – ultimately warranted the man’s return … Continue reading

Posted in Father Coughlin, Radio Preacher, Religious | Leave a comment

“I Was a Communist for the FBI” Radio Show Broadcast 58 Years Ago Today

The series capitalized on America’s Second Red Scare and the era of McCarthyism. In many ways the series reflected the Film Noir genre of Detective movies; the radio show was actually a takeoff on a film of the same name. … Continue reading

Posted in Detective Radio, I Was A Communist For the FBI, McCarthyism, Red Scare | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Jerry Dugan Stories: “Jerry of the Circus” & “Jerry at Fair Oaks”

In 1937-38 Bruce Eells and his Broadcasters Program Syndicate put together a pair of charming serials about an orphaned boy, Jerry Dugan. At the beginning of Jerry of the Circus we learn that Jerry is all alone in the world … Continue reading

Posted in Childrens Shows, Jerry At Fair Oaks, Jerry of the Circus, Old Time Radio | Leave a comment

Aimee Semple McPherson: Mistress of Media

The interesting, charismatic and ever so controversial Foursquare Gospel evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson gained fame from her fiery, dramatic and spectacular sermons. Born Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy on a Canadian farm in 1890, Aimee grew up in a household devoted to … Continue reading

Posted in Aimee McPherson, Old Time Radio, Radio Preacher | Tagged , | Leave a comment