Category Archives: NBC Chimes

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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The Fourth NBC Chime: Facts and Urban Legends

Like so many things in life that are familiar to us all, the NBC Chimes are known by everyone, but surrounded by myth and legend, some of it true, some of it with no basis in fact. Another Urban Legend … Continue reading

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“Bong…BONG…bong. The NBC Chimes”: Quick History of an Elegant Solution of Station Identification

Like so many things in life that are familiar to us all, the NBC Chimes are known by every fan of old time radio shows, but surrounded by myth and legend, some of it true, some of it with no … Continue reading

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