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March-April Old Radio Times (#113)

Ryan Ellett
 

Welcome to issue #113 of the Old Radio Times. It can be downloaded here. Regular contributor Larry Maupin grabs the lead spot with a piece on 1975's Radio Playhouse. Joe Adams continues relating his time producing audio drama, Denise Noe reviews the Suspense episode "Fugue in C Minor" and Martin Grams talks about the Shadow's Margot Lane. Also, get the latest on the internet station Stay Tuned America and some updated purchasing group information. Enjoy!

Your editor,
Ryan Ellett


Re: program that does a good job transcribing audio text

Walden Hughes
 

Thank you

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Hingson
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 9:00 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] program that does a good job transcribing audio text

 

Walden,

 

I use otter.ai with Zoom. I haven’t tried OTR programs, but will do so. I am sure you will have to plug in names and such, but I have found Otter to do extremely well with actual transcription of presentations.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Michael Hingson

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io On Behalf Of Walden Hughes
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 8:53 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] program that does a good job transcribing audio text

 

Hi I am looking for a good program that will transcribe audio in to text formate.  We have tried youtube but it does not handle OTR very well.  Take care,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 6:07 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot

 

These old-time religious programs have not been very popular through the history of the hobby but I suspect it's really a wide-open field for an aspiring researcher to make a big contribution to the field. I can't imagine how many  runs of records and scripts from these old programs are hidden and forgotten in denomination and ministry libraries and individual attics and basements. I attend a Mennonite church and discovered a radio program (I think a drama) done by a Mennonite committee from the late 1940s-early 1950s if I remember correctly. I haven't looked for audio but I know the scripts survive in a denominational building in central Kansas. It's been on my radar for ten years or so to go look at them. 

Ryan

 

 

 

The Old Time Radio Researchers

"Saving the Past for the Future"

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 06:22:48 PM CDT, not.serious@... <not.serious@...> wrote:

 

 

So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.

 

The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


Re: program that does a good job transcribing audio text

Wild West Designs
 

There are some web based options that can be run locally.  Nice thing about that is that it would be cross platform and depending on what codecs your browser has, even niche audio formats may be supported as well (just depends on if you want to deal with node and the web platform).  A lot of them are touted for interviews, so being a scripted audio drama, that may present some challenges when having to deal with sound effects etc.  But that in all honesty, would be the issue with any transcription software as you have found out with YouTube.

---

Evan West

otrDB and otrDBPlayer programs using Godot and Qt framework


On 2021-04-30 10:54 AM, Litsey, Alan wrote:

Walden, you might try Microsoft stream. It does have a transcription function. I'm not sure how accurate it is, as I've not looked at this function.

 

Best, alan

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Walden Hughes via groups.io <waldenhughes@...>
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:52 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] program that does a good job transcribing audio text

Hi I am looking for a good program that will transcribe audio in to text formate.  We have tried youtube but it does not handle OTR very well.  Take care,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 6:07 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot

 

These old-time religious programs have not been very popular through the history of the hobby but I suspect it's really a wide-open field for an aspiring researcher to make a big contribution to the field. I can't imagine how many  runs of records and scripts from these old programs are hidden and forgotten in denomination and ministry libraries and individual attics and basements. I attend a Mennonite church and discovered a radio program (I think a drama) done by a Mennonite committee from the late 1940s-early 1950s if I remember correctly. I haven't looked for audio but I know the scripts survive in a denominational building in central Kansas. It's been on my radar for ten years or so to go look at them. 

Ryan

 

 

 

The Old Time Radio Researchers

"Saving the Past for the Future"

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 06:22:48 PM CDT, not.serious@... <not.serious@...> wrote:

 

 

So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.

 

The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.

 


Re: program that does a good job transcribing audio text

Michael Hingson
 

Walden,

 

I use otter.ai with Zoom. I haven’t tried OTR programs, but will do so. I am sure you will have to plug in names and such, but I have found Otter to do extremely well with actual transcription of presentations.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Michael Hingson

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io On Behalf Of Walden Hughes
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 8:53 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] program that does a good job transcribing audio text

 

Hi I am looking for a good program that will transcribe audio in to text formate.  We have tried youtube but it does not handle OTR very well.  Take care,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 6:07 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot

 

These old-time religious programs have not been very popular through the history of the hobby but I suspect it's really a wide-open field for an aspiring researcher to make a big contribution to the field. I can't imagine how many  runs of records and scripts from these old programs are hidden and forgotten in denomination and ministry libraries and individual attics and basements. I attend a Mennonite church and discovered a radio program (I think a drama) done by a Mennonite committee from the late 1940s-early 1950s if I remember correctly. I haven't looked for audio but I know the scripts survive in a denominational building in central Kansas. It's been on my radar for ten years or so to go look at them. 

Ryan

 

 

 

The Old Time Radio Researchers

"Saving the Past for the Future"

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 06:22:48 PM CDT, not.serious@... <not.serious@...> wrote:

 

 

So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.

 

The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


Re: program that does a good job transcribing audio text

Litsey, Alan
 

Walden, you might try Microsoft stream. It does have a transcription function. I’m not sure how accurate it is, as I’ve not looked at this function.

 

Best, alan

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Walden Hughes via groups.io <waldenhughes@...>
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:52 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] program that does a good job transcribing audio text

Hi I am looking for a good program that will transcribe audio in to text formate.  We have tried youtube but it does not handle OTR very well.  Take care,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 6:07 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot

 

These old-time religious programs have not been very popular through the history of the hobby but I suspect it's really a wide-open field for an aspiring researcher to make a big contribution to the field. I can't imagine how many  runs of records and scripts from these old programs are hidden and forgotten in denomination and ministry libraries and individual attics and basements. I attend a Mennonite church and discovered a radio program (I think a drama) done by a Mennonite committee from the late 1940s-early 1950s if I remember correctly. I haven't looked for audio but I know the scripts survive in a denominational building in central Kansas. It's been on my radar for ten years or so to go look at them. 

Ryan

 

 

 

The Old Time Radio Researchers

"Saving the Past for the Future"

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 06:22:48 PM CDT, not.serious@... <not.serious@...> wrote:

 

 

So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.

 

The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


program that does a good job transcribing audio text

Walden Hughes
 

Hi I am looking for a good program that will transcribe audio in to text formate.  We have tried youtube but it does not handle OTR very well.  Take care,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 6:07 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot

 

These old-time religious programs have not been very popular through the history of the hobby but I suspect it's really a wide-open field for an aspiring researcher to make a big contribution to the field. I can't imagine how many  runs of records and scripts from these old programs are hidden and forgotten in denomination and ministry libraries and individual attics and basements. I attend a Mennonite church and discovered a radio program (I think a drama) done by a Mennonite committee from the late 1940s-early 1950s if I remember correctly. I haven't looked for audio but I know the scripts survive in a denominational building in central Kansas. It's been on my radar for ten years or so to go look at them. 

Ryan

 

 

 

The Old Time Radio Researchers

"Saving the Past for the Future"

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 06:22:48 PM CDT, not.serious@... <not.serious@...> wrote:

 

 

So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.

 

The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


Re: Sky Pilot

Walden Hughes
 

The OFRH has over 500 broadcast  preserve many from private  collectors.  Read Burgan is one of the true historian in this field.  Take care,

 

Walden

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Ellett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 6:07 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot

 

These old-time religious programs have not been very popular through the history of the hobby but I suspect it's really a wide-open field for an aspiring researcher to make a big contribution to the field. I can't imagine how many  runs of records and scripts from these old programs are hidden and forgotten in denomination and ministry libraries and individual attics and basements. I attend a Mennonite church and discovered a radio program (I think a drama) done by a Mennonite committee from the late 1940s-early 1950s if I remember correctly. I haven't looked for audio but I know the scripts survive in a denominational building in central Kansas. It's been on my radar for ten years or so to go look at them. 

Ryan

 

 

 

The Old Time Radio Researchers

"Saving the Past for the Future"

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 06:22:48 PM CDT, not.serious@... <not.serious@...> wrote:

 

 

So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.

 

The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


Re: Sky Pilot

Ryan Ellett
 

These old-time religious programs have not been very popular through the history of the hobby but I suspect it's really a wide-open field for an aspiring researcher to make a big contribution to the field. I can't imagine how many  runs of records and scripts from these old programs are hidden and forgotten in denomination and ministry libraries and individual attics and basements. I attend a Mennonite church and discovered a radio program (I think a drama) done by a Mennonite committee from the late 1940s-early 1950s if I remember correctly. I haven't looked for audio but I know the scripts survive in a denominational building in central Kansas. It's been on my radar for ten years or so to go look at them. 
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"




On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 06:22:48 PM CDT, not.serious@... <not.serious@...> wrote:


So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:
Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.
 
The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


Re: Sky Pilot

not.serious@comcast.net
 

So the recordings were made for what purpose? possibly for replay at a different time of the day?

joe salerno

On 4/28/2021 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io wrote:
Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.
 
The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


Re: Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Bill.  The article was published in the January/February issue of Old Radio Times, but I appreciate your identifying radio station KEZU as being located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Larry

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bill Clough via groups.io"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday April 28 2021 7:27:04PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

Larry,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/kezu-radio-fort-smith

Bill Clough

On 1/7/2021 12:59 PM, Larry Maupin wrote:
A number of fellow researchers have contributed important background information for the article I intend to submit to Ryan which will be entitled :"The 1965 Revival of Old-Time Radio."  I have started composing the first draft, and would like to ask the following questions of our sterling group of scholars, several of whom will be given credit in the body of the article:

1. Is it now the general consensus that the final year of old-time radio was 1962, not 1960?  If so, do you think any other series except Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar should be mentioned as having broadcast their final episode in 1962?

2. Does anyone know where radio station KEZU was located?

3. Brian Kavanaugh writes that there were radio stations in Glen Falls, New York and Rapid City, South Dakota that aired Big Sister and Pepper Young's Family in 1965.  I would like to know from Brian or anyone else the call letters of those stations.

4. I do not see in my notes the name and call letters and log of the radio station that aired the two soap operas during the evening.  Will the person who contributed that fact please resend it, including the time that each program was aired (I think it was 8:30 and 8:45)?

5. If anyone can locate newspaper logs that show broadcast times of the other old-time radio programs that were part of the 1965 revival (The Fat Man, Dear Dorothea Dix and Hollywood Talking) I would like to include those in the article.

I do think that the logs several members have contributed will make great visuals in the article.  Thanks again to Ryan Ellett, Randy Watts, Bob Pederson, Jim Jones, Joe Webb, Rick Davenport and others who have contributed such a wealth of material to be incorporated into the article.

If you have an answer to any of the above questions, just post it here or send it to me personally if you would prefer.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

Jim Jones
 

Larry 
I sent this info to Pete a few days ago, but I don't see it here. It might have been a private correspondence.

Anyway, there lots of listings for Pepper Young's Family and Big Sister in 1965. I even found some listings for them in 1966.

I have attached some sample listings.

jj


Re: Sky Pilot

Richard Davenport
 

If possible I’d like to get more info on sky pilot., first / last day of broadcast.  When it was broadcast , date/time and the actors, directors etc .  If anyone has this I can update my master library reference record on all shows.

Rick


On Apr 28, 2021, at 12:53 PM, Steve Arndt via groups.io <treefity35063@...> wrote:


Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.
 
The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


Re: Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

Larry Gassman
 

If you do mention Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, then do not omit Suspense which ended its radio broadcast on the same day.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Clough via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:27 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

 

Larry,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/kezu-radio-fort-smith

Bill Clough

On 1/7/2021 12:59 PM, Larry Maupin wrote:

A number of fellow researchers have contributed important background information for the article I intend to submit to Ryan which will be entitled :"The 1965 Revival of Old-Time Radio."  I have started composing the first draft, and would like to ask the following questions of our sterling group of scholars, several of whom will be given credit in the body of the article:

 

1. Is it now the general consensus that the final year of old-time radio was 1962, not 1960?  If so, do you think any other series except Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar should be mentioned as having broadcast their final episode in 1962?

 

2. Does anyone know where radio station KEZU was located?

 

3. Brian Kavanaugh writes that there were radio stations in Glen Falls, New York and Rapid City, South Dakota that aired Big Sister and Pepper Young's Family in 1965.  I would like to know from Brian or anyone else the call letters of those stations.

 

4. I do not see in my notes the name and call letters and log of the radio station that aired the two soap operas during the evening.  Will the person who contributed that fact please resend it, including the time that each program was aired (I think it was 8:30 and 8:45)?

 

5. If anyone can locate newspaper logs that show broadcast times of the other old-time radio programs that were part of the 1965 revival (The Fat Man, Dear Dorothea Dix and Hollywood Talking) I would like to include those in the article.

 

I do think that the logs several members have contributed will make great visuals in the article.  Thanks again to Ryan Ellett, Randy Watts, Bob Pederson, Jim Jones, Joe Webb, Rick Davenport and others who have contributed such a wealth of material to be incorporated into the article.

 

If you have an answer to any of the above questions, just post it here or send it to me personally if you would prefer.

 

Larry


--
Larry Maupin


Re: Request for Fact-Checking Assistance

Bill Clough
 

On 1/7/2021 12:59 PM, Larry Maupin wrote:
A number of fellow researchers have contributed important background information for the article I intend to submit to Ryan which will be entitled :"The 1965 Revival of Old-Time Radio."  I have started composing the first draft, and would like to ask the following questions of our sterling group of scholars, several of whom will be given credit in the body of the article:

1. Is it now the general consensus that the final year of old-time radio was 1962, not 1960?  If so, do you think any other series except Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar should be mentioned as having broadcast their final episode in 1962?

2. Does anyone know where radio station KEZU was located?

3. Brian Kavanaugh writes that there were radio stations in Glen Falls, New York and Rapid City, South Dakota that aired Big Sister and Pepper Young's Family in 1965.  I would like to know from Brian or anyone else the call letters of those stations.

4. I do not see in my notes the name and call letters and log of the radio station that aired the two soap operas during the evening.  Will the person who contributed that fact please resend it, including the time that each program was aired (I think it was 8:30 and 8:45)?

5. If anyone can locate newspaper logs that show broadcast times of the other old-time radio programs that were part of the 1965 revival (The Fat Man, Dear Dorothea Dix and Hollywood Talking) I would like to include those in the article.

I do think that the logs several members have contributed will make great visuals in the article.  Thanks again to Ryan Ellett, Randy Watts, Bob Pederson, Jim Jones, Joe Webb, Rick Davenport and others who have contributed such a wealth of material to be incorporated into the article.

If you have an answer to any of the above questions, just post it here or send it to me personally if you would prefer.

Larry

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Sky Pilot

Steve Arndt
 

Yes, 'Sky Pilot' on KPRC in Houston was a religious program featuring morning devotions, poetry and organ music.  It was presented by Charles C. Hard of Radio Religious Activities, Inc.  The 15-minute program debuted sometime around 1933 and aired daily for at least 20 years.  Charles C. Hard died in 1961.
 
The Amarillo 'Sky Pilot' on KGNC was another religious program, and was hosted by a Rev. H. A. Somerville.  I do not believe he was associated with Charles C. Hard or Radio Religious Activities, Inc.


looking for some help

Michael Hingson
 

Last week we all participated in a discussion of old TV shows and where to find them. Most seem to be quite familiar with DC++. I downloaded the program, but I find that for blind people with screen readers the software is inaccessible as none of the hub information speaks through the screen reading software. Anyone have any ideas of other ways to access public and private hubs? Thanks.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Michael Hingson


Re: Sky Pilot

Jim Jones
 

Did a quick check of Sky Pilot. There are a lot of articles about a popular evangelist during the 1940's known as "Sky Pilot".
 
Here is a clipping from the Amarillo Daily News dated 44.06.21.
Amarillo-Daily-News-Jun 21, 1944-p-11
 
I do not know it this is the show you are looking for or not.
Given the time slot it might be a morning devotional.
 
jj
 
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: not.serious@...
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 6:39 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Sky Pilot
 
Hello Researchers,
 
Has anyone heard of a program called Sky Pilot? It appears to have been
a local creation of KPRC radio, in Houston, in the '40s, back when it
was an NBC affiliate. I've seen the transcriptions, glass based and
laminate all over the container for many of the discs.
 
Nothing turned up online and no one at the library had any info.
 
Just thought someone might have heard of it. I haven't looked in the
local newspapers of the era.
 
Thanks,
 
Joe Salerno
 
 
 
 


Disc recordings available online

Joe Webb
 

A disc collector has been putting recordings up on MixCloud
https://www.mixcloud.com/LupineAssassin/

Some really nice sounding programs and some audio curiosities, too!

--


Re: The Sealed Book

Joe Webb
 

nice profile of David Kogan
http://www.radiospirits.info/2015/12/22/happy-birthday-david-kogan/


--


Re: Which is Better Radio Version or Movie Version or Maybe Both?

BrianWest2@...
 


I always liked the adaptations. Yea, they're usually shorter by about 30 minutes, but they got the main points in.

Brian West

-----Original Message-----
From: Wild West Designs <evan@...>
To: OTRR Group <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 12:48 pm
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Which is Better Radio Version or Movie Version or Maybe Both?

The oscars having just happened and my thinking directly about Academy Award Theatre (then Lux), I have to wonder what every one thinks about the radio show versions of movies?
Sure, there are time differences that affect amount of action versus quick exposition (or total removal), and then everyone imagines the scenes differently versus whats on screen.
But in general, good or bad to have radio adaptations? Do the make the grade in still delivering the story considering the given constraints?
For instance, I am a huge fan of the movies of Red River and Maltese Falcon.  I enjoyed both Lux and AAT version of the respective movies.  Both for the most part had the same principle performers (which is really a plus in my mind), but I enjoyed Lux a little bit more.  I'm not sure if it's just due to the longer time format versus AAT or maybe the production was just better or both?
What are y'all thoughts on this?  Makes no never mind, better to have one over the other (I'm sure the preference of one over the other may affect this as well) or can they both be treated separately and thus be enjoyed (I have to wonder if it's the last bit, does it help or hurt to have the original performers in this regard?).
I was just wanting to get y'alls thoughts on it.
I do definitely prefer when they are designed for the respective medium.  I do have a set of R/B SH movies with just audio and that is nowhere near the same.  So I do think that to do it right, they have to be produced for the respective media, not made in one and shoehorned to fit into another.  But knowing/liking one version over the other, does that ruin your enjoyment of the other?  Either your visual doesn't line up with theirs (or maybe if going from movie to audio, was your vision corrupted by theirs?) or too much is edited out etc.
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Evan West
otrDB and otrDBPlayer programs using Qt framework

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