Category Archives: Historic

Charlie McCarthy Premiers on Royal Gelatin Hour

Seventy seven years ago, on Dec 17, 1936, Edgar Bergen brought his companion, Charlie McCarthy, to the radio waves for the first time. The show was The Royal Gelatin Hour hosted and directed by Rudy Vallee. Better known as The … Continue reading

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Return From Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo: Doolittle Fliers

The ability or Radio to capture history is a continual source of amazement. Some moments are somewhat obscure, but meaningful nonetheless. For our consideration today we have an episode of Your AAF,¬†Doolittle Fliers. The program was a weekly presentation of … Continue reading

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Horse Racing Radio Broadcasts & The Kentucky Derby

Somewhere in the dewy mists of time one of caveman ancestors rose from around the communal fire and befriended one of the equine beasts with which he shared the prehistoric steppes. Much to the surprise of his mates, the caveman … Continue reading

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Good Night, Norman Corwin

  One of radio’s great artistic voices was silenced today, October 18, 2011 at the age of 101. Norman Corwin is widely regarded as the “Poet Laureate” of Radio. Perhaps no writer since Shakespeare used as much skill crafting the … Continue reading

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Space Race Remembered

July 8, 2011 is scheduled to be the launch date of the final Space Shuttle Mission. This will mark the end of the first Space Race that took place as a manifestation of the Cold Wat between the US and … Continue reading

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