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70 years of WGN Radio audio to be archived at Northwestern Libraries

Alan Kline
 

Fantastic, indeed! I can just hear Uncle Bobby Collins cackling about how his show is now deemed “culturally important”! (My official Uncle Bobby “Big Orange” cap is one of my prized possessions…). There were a few occasions where then-current management might have disagreed!

Interesting that there was no mention of WGN’s 90-year association with the Chicago Cubs. I realize that with such a vast collection, not everything can be mentioned, but Cubs baseball and other sports broadcasts are a significant part of the station’s history. 

I wonder if any of Wally Phillips’ famous sound effects discs are included?

Logically, I’d imagine that they’ll emphasize preservation of the oldest material at the beginning, while it’s still possible. The 80’s and 90’s material should be good for a number of years, but hopefully the discs can be transferred before they delaminate.

I hope that Northwestern will archive the material in a way that they’re readily available to the public. If there’s a fundraiser, count me in!

Alan 

On Aug 4, 2022, at 3:10 PM, John <cbsrmt.online@...> wrote:

Some fantastic news for radio preservationists and Chicago radio enthusiasts:

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2022/08/wgn-radio-archives-northwestern-libraries/

70 years of WGN Radio audio to be archived at Northwestern Libraries
Collection is a sampling of Chicago history, including local and national news, as well as popular culture


70 years of WGN Radio audio to be archived at Northwestern Libraries

John
 

Some fantastic news for radio preservationists and Chicago radio enthusiasts:

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2022/08/wgn-radio-archives-northwestern-libraries/

70 years of WGN Radio audio to be archived at Northwestern Libraries
Collection is a sampling of Chicago history, including local and national news, as well as popular culture

August 1, 2022 | By Drew Scott

The archive, with materials covering 1941 to 2011, includes more than 15,000 items, primarily magnetic media (open reel tapes, compact cassettes, continuous-loop “carts,” U-matic videocassettes and VHS tapes) as well as other media.

For 100 years, WGN Radio has been a source of all-talk programming that has connected Chicagoland — and well beyond, thanks to the impressive broadcast range of the 50,000-watt station at 720 AM. Its lineup of memorable hosts, long-running cultural programming and avid local sports coverage has enshrined WGN Radio as a cherished companion for generations of listeners in cars and kitchens.

Thanks to a gift from Nexstar Media Group, Inc., parent company of WGN Radio, a 70-year swath of the radio station’s audio archive now resides at Northwestern University Libraries in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives.
Chicago history and WGN’s most popular voices

The archive, with materials covering 1941 to 2011, includes more than 15,000 items, primarily magnetic media (open reel tapes, compact cassettes, continuous-loop “carts,” U-matic videocassettes and VHS tapes) as well as other media such as grooved discs, CDs and minidiscs. The bulk of the audio dates to the 1980s and 1990s, a period of innovation and surging popularity for the station.

The archive contains thousands of hours of audio that will need to be cataloged and, where necessary, digitally preserved before they can be made publicly available, said Scott Krafft, curator of Special Collections at Northwestern.

“It’s a remarkable collection that represents a significant sampling of Chicago history, including local and national news,” he said. “In addition, the voices of WGN Radio’s most popular programs are represented here, making this an important archive for the history of the entire field of radio broadcasting.”

“Given the long and storied connection between WGN Radio and Northwestern University, it is most fitting that this audio collection, drawn out of 70 years of our broadcast history, will be under their care,” said Mary Sandberg Boyle, vice president and general manager of WGN Radio. “While digitizing it will be a substantial undertaking for the Northwestern Libraries, ultimately, this will be a permanent and invaluable repository and resource for years to come. We trust their expertise and are proud they are the caretakers in this endeavor.”

“The WGN Radio archive will provide a laboratory for future researchers looking at 20th century media as it intersected with Chicago’s cultural and political history.” — Sarah Pritchard, dean of Northwestern Libraries

Preserving an audio archive, to say nothing of just listening to it, poses a particular challenge to a cultural heritage institution, Krafft said. For example, magnetic media like audio tape is notoriously unstable. Tapes relay information by storing patterns of magnetic particles on an acetate or polyester base; over time such materials can break down on their own, even in the ideal climate-controlled storage libraries can provide.

In addition, the archive contains other fragile media like glass “transcription discs,” a radio recording solution common during World War II. The lacquer coating on such discs can separate from the glass over time, a process called “delamination,” after which the recording is lost. Couple these issues with the obsolescence and precarity of aging playback equipment, and even listening to analog audio can be a challenge.

“Navigating the preservation of this archive will take time,” Krafft said. “But in the end, it will be worth it to preserve the cultural record represented by WGN Radio.”
Milt Rosenberg and Wally Phillips were longtime WGN Radio hosts. Their voices are some of those archived in the vast collection of WGN recordings (1941–2011) recently gifted to Northwestern Libraries by Nexstar Media Group, Inc., WGN’s parent company...

Founded in 1922 as WDAP, the station was purchased in 1924 by Chicago Tribune publisher Col. Robert McCormick, who changed its call letters to WGN, an acronym of the Tribune’s slogan, “World’s Greatest Newspaper.” WGN Radio continues to broadcast talk shows, news, sports coverage and traffic updates through its transmitting tower in Elk Grove Village — one of the tallest structures in the Chicago area. It is currently the radio home of Chicago Blackhawks hockey games and Northwestern University football and men’s basketball.

The litany of hosts represented in the archive include well-remembered Chicago mainstays such as Wally Phillips, a quick-witted mischief-maker who bantered with callers during a top-ranked morning show that ran from 1965 to 1986; the folksy, funny Bob “Uncle Bobby” Collins, who succeeded Phillips in the morning slot and extended WGN Radio’s reign as Chicago’s top-rated morning station until Collins’ death in 2000; Roy Leonard, who interviewed nationally revered musicians, actors and writers for 30 years in a popular midday show; Milt Rosenberg, the 40-year host of the long-form interview program “Extension 720” that brought in notable newsmakers from Jimmy Carter to Carl Sagan; and Kathy O’Malley and Judy Markey, whose riotous midday talk show debuted in 1989, providing a then-rare showcase for women’s voices in radio.

The collection also includes Northwestern games called by alumnus Dave Eanet ’77, who has been WGN’s voice of Wildcats football and basketball games since the 1990s.

“When WGN first approached us 10 years ago about taking on this collection, I knew the longitudinal coverage of such an archive would be just astounding,” said Sarah Pritchard, dean of Northwestern Libraries. “Our role as a library at a research institution is to collect and preserve culturally important materials like this. The WGN Radio archive will provide a laboratory for future researchers looking at 20th century media as it intersected with Chicago’s cultural and political history.”

The arrival of this rich journalism archive is a natural fit at Northwestern because of the University’s own entwined history with the one of the founders of the Tribune, said Charles Whitaker ’80, ’81 MS, dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

“In 1921, family members connected with the Chicago Tribune provided funding to establish the journalism school at Northwestern, which was named in honor of their grandfather, Joseph Medill. We have proudly built on that gift for more than a century to make Medill the best school of its kind in the world,” Whitaker said. “This new gift of the WGN Radio archives enhances this longstanding relationship and allows scholars studying journalism or other topics to access critical interviews and reports. It’s often said journalists record the first draft of history, and this archive is an important capture of that draft.”


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

Hi Jim.  I did not realize that my reply to Alan went to the OTRR message board instead of only to him.  Thank you for pointing that out, and I will take better care in the future.

I would like to add that ever since you signed up for a REPS distro several months ago, I have hoped you would become a member.  The REPS Summer Special has so much great material in it that you can't get anywhere else, and a membership would entitle you to everything I release from the library for the next full year without your even needing to ask for it.

If you have any interest or any questions, please write me back.

Best regards,

Larry

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From: "Jim Wood"
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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Should this be moved over to the REPS group.

 

Thanks,

 

Jim

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:10 AM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

 

Hi Alan.  I think you can pay your 2022 dues any time this year and still keep your membership intact.  But it's interesting that you ask, because about this time last year a large number of people joined, and if you were one of them now would be a good time to renew.  I paid mine last month.

 

Please let me know if you have any problems, and I will be glad to help out.

 

Best regards,

 

Larry

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From: "Litsey, Alan via groups.io"
To: "main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io"
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Sent: Wednesday August 3 2022 2:39:37PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Hi Larry 

How do I check on when my annual dues should be submitted?  

 

Is it due this week? Thanks! 

 

On Aug 3, 2022, at 1:33 PM, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:



 

 

Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

 

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

 

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

 

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

 

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

 

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.

 

 

II. List of Episodes

 

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

 

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

 

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

 

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

 

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

 

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

 

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

 

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

 

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

 

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

 

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

 

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

 

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

 

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

 

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

 

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

 

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

 

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

 

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

 

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

 

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

 

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

 

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

 

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  

 

26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

 

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

 

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

 

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

 

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

 

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

 

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

 

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

 

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

 

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

 

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

 

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

 

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

 

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

 

BEHIND THE STORY

 

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

 

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

 

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

 

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

 

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

 

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

 

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

 

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

 

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

 

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

 

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

 

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

 

FOUR STORY THEATER

 

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

 

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

 

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

 

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

 

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

 

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

 

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

 

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

 

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

 

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

 

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

 

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

 

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

 

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

 

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

 

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

 

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

 

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

 

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

 

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

 

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.

 

 

 


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Larry Maupin


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Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Jim Wood
 

Should this be moved over to the REPS group.

 

Thanks,

 

Jim

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:10 AM
To: 'main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

 

Hi Alan.  I think you can pay your 2022 dues any time this year and still keep your membership intact.  But it's interesting that you ask, because about this time last year a large number of people joined, and if you were one of them now would be a good time to renew.  I paid mine last month.

 

Please let me know if you have any problems, and I will be glad to help out.

 

Best regards,

 

Larry

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From: "Litsey, Alan via groups.io"
To: "main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday August 3 2022 2:39:37PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Hi Larry 

How do I check on when my annual dues should be submitted?  

 

Is it due this week? Thanks! 

 

On Aug 3, 2022, at 1:33 PM, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:



 

 

Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

 

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

 

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

 

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

 

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

 

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.

 

 

II. List of Episodes

 

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

 

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

 

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

 

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

 

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

 

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

 

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

 

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

 

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

 

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

 

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

 

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

 

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

 

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

 

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

 

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

 

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

 

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

 

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

 

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

 

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

 

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

 

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

 

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  

 

26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

 

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

 

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

 

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

 

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

 

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

 

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

 

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

 

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

 

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

 

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

 

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

 

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

 

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

 

BEHIND THE STORY

 

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

 

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

 

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

 

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

 

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

 

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

 

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

 

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

 

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

 

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

 

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

 

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

 

FOUR STORY THEATER

 

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

 

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

 

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

 

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

 

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

 

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

 

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

 

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

 

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

 

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

 

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

 

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

 

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

 

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

 

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

 

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

 

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

 

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

 

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

 

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

 

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.

 

 

 


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Larry Maupin


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Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

Hi Alan!  I have you registered, and you will begin receiving the distro tomorrow.

Larry

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Count me in!

Alan

On Aug 3, 2022, at 10:51 PM, garym@... wrote:

Hey Larry, As far as I know I'm still a member of REPS, would love the download...


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Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

Hi Gary.  You just received this distro when it passed through the REPS group late last month.   Are you sure you want the exact same thing again?

Larry

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Hey Larry, As far as I know I'm still a member of REPS, would love the download...

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Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction
 
This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 
 
1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.
 
2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.
 
3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").
 
4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.
 
5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.
 


II. List of Episodes
 
1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)
 
JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:
 
   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."
 
   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."
 
   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 
 
Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)
 
Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)
 
Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.
 
Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)
 
Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)
 
Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."
 
On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)
 
Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."
 
Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)
 
You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.
 
Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.
 
Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)
 
19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.
 
20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].
 
21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.
 
22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)
 
23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.
 
MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:
 
1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.
 
2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.
 
The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  
 
26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.
 
27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."
 
29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 
 
30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.
 
31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.
 
32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)
 
33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.
 
ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
 
These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":
 
34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)
 
35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)
 
36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)
 
37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)
 
38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke
 
39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.
 
BEHIND THE STORY
 
"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":
 
40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)
 
41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)
 
42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)
 
43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)
 
44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)
 
45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 
 
47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."
 
EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE
 
Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.
 
48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).
 
49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).
 
50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 
 
51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).
 
FOUR STORY THEATER
 
Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."
 
52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.
 
53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?
 
54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  
 
55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 
 
56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  
 
57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 
 
HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.
 
58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"
 
59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"
 
60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."
 
SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.
 
61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.
 
62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland
 
63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"
 
64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.
 
YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.
 
1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/
 
2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.
 
3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."
 
4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.
 
1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.
 
2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.
 
 
 

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Larry Maupin

 


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Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

Scott, I actually enjoyed listening to those episodes while taking notes on them for the summaries!  There are so many other good ones, such as the Drew Pearson broadcast in which he predicted the outcome of the 1948 election and Morning in Maryland, a real jewel, just to mention a couple.

You will begin receiving the distro tomorrow.

Best regards,

Larry

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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Four uncirculating episodes each of Adventures in Research and Excursions in Science. Nice. Can use those any day.

I know, I know … Nerd Alert!! Can’t help it. J

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

 

 

 

Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

 

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

 

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

 

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

 

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

 

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.

 

 

II. List of Episodes

 

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

 

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

 

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

 

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

 

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

 

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

 

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

 

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

 

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

 

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

 

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

 

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

 

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

 

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

 

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

 

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

 

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

 

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

 

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

 

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

 

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

 

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

 

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

 

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  

 

26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

 

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

 

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

 

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

 

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

 

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

 

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

 

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

 

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

 

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

 

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

 

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

 

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

 

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

 

BEHIND THE STORY

 

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

 

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

 

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

 

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

 

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

 

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

 

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

 

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

 

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

 

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

 

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

 

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

 

FOUR STORY THEATER

 

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

 

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

 

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

 

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

 

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

 

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

 

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

 

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

 

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

 

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

 

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

 

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

 

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

 

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

 

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

 

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

 

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

 

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

 

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

 

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

 

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.

 

 

 


--
Larry Maupin


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Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

You just need to register, which you have just done.  I have you on the list to begin receiving the REPS Summer Special distro tomorrow.  Hope you enjoy it!

Larry

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I am a member what do I do to be included?

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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting



Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program"  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.



II. List of Episodes

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard"

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  
 
26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

BEHIND THE STORY

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York  (#060).

FOUR STORY THEATER

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.




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Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

Hi John.  You just received this distro when it passed through REPS late last month.  Are you sure you want the exact same thing again? 

Best regards,

Larry

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From: "John Nicholson"
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
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Sent: Wednesday August 3 2022 4:09:21PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Lease put me on the list to receive this Distro. Thanks.

John Nicholson 

On Aug 3, 2022, at 1:33 PM, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:





Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.



II. List of Episodes

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  
 
26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

BEHIND THE STORY

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

FOUR STORY THEATER

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.




--
Larry Maupin

--
Larry Maupin


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

Hi Mike.  Good to hear from you, and I have you set up to receive the REPS Summer Special distro that begins tomorrow.

Larry

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I already paid dues so should be good. Thanks and looking forward to receiving shows.

 

 

Mike Hingson

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Maupin
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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

 

 

 

Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

 

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

 

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

 

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

 

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

 

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.

 

 

II. List of Episodes

 

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

 

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

 

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

 

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

 

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

 

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

 

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

 

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

 

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

 

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

 

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

 

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

 

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

 

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

 

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

 

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

 

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

 

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

 

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

 

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

 

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

 

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

 

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

 

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  

 

26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

 

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

 

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

 

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

 

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

 

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

 

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

 

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

 

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

 

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

 

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

 

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

 

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

 

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

 

BEHIND THE STORY

 

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

 

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

 

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

 

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

 

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

 

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

 

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

 

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

 

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

 

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

 

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

 

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

 

FOUR STORY THEATER

 

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

 

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

 

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

 

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

 

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

 

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

 

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

 

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

 

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

 

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

 

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

 

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

 

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

 

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

 

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

 

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

 

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

 

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

 

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

 

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

 

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.

 

 

 


--
Larry Maupin


--
Larry Maupin


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Larry Maupin
 

Hi Alan.  I think you can pay your 2022 dues any time this year and still keep your membership intact.  But it's interesting that you ask, because about this time last year a large number of people joined, and if you were one of them now would be a good time to renew.  I paid mine last month.

Please let me know if you have any problems, and I will be glad to help out.

Best regards,

Larry

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From: "Litsey, Alan via groups.io"
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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Hi Larry 

How do I check on when my annual dues should be submitted?  

Is it due this week? Thanks! 

On Aug 3, 2022, at 1:33 PM, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:





Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.



II. List of Episodes

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  
 
26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

BEHIND THE STORY

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

FOUR STORY THEATER

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.




--
Larry Maupin

--
Larry Maupin


Jay Hickerson, RIP

Joe Webb
 

It is with great sadness that I must report yesterday's passing of a classic radio hobby giant, Jay Hickerson. (August 3, 2022)
If you have been on some of the hobby Facebook pages, you have learned of it there. This is the first chance that I have had to post it or comment on it here.

There may be OTRR members who may never have heard of Jay, or the FOTR conventions, or his newsletter "Hello Again." There are us old timers who have warm memories and great gratitude about such things. The final FOTR convention was in 2011, and in December 2022, YesterdayUSA marked the 10th anniversary with a lively discussion that included yours truly, Stu Weiss (involved in the convention committee from the first in 1976 to the last in 2011), and Sean Dougherty. Jay was not well enough to join us online that day, but mention of his role in our hobby was delightfully constant. That YUSA broadcast is now available at https://archive.org/details/10thannivlastFOTR and can be streamed there or downloaded. That page also has background perspective about Jay's influence in our beloved hobby and the significance of those conventions. Thank you to YUSA for their enthusiastic permission to post this recording to mark Jay's passing.

Thankfully, the OTRR library has years of PDFs of Jay's Hello Again newsletter, and there are also some in the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. If you want to see our hobby grow up, those HA newsletters show its development from a seedling to what we have today.

Please go to https://archive.org/details/10thannivlastFOTR for that retrospective summary of Jay's role in OTR and also that recording from last Fall. It's about two hours.

--


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Alan Kline
 

Count me in!

Alan

On Aug 3, 2022, at 10:51 PM, garym@... wrote:

Hey Larry, As far as I know I'm still a member of REPS, would love the download...


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

garym@...
 

Hey Larry, As far as I know I'm still a member of REPS, would love the download...

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Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction
 
This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 
 
1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.
 
2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.
 
3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").
 
4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.
 
5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.
 


II. List of Episodes
 
1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)
 
JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:
 
   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."
 
   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."
 
   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 
 
Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)
 
Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)
 
Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.
 
Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)
 
Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)
 
Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."
 
On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)
 
Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."
 
Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)
 
You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.
 
Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.
 
Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)
 
19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.
 
20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].
 
21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.
 
22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)
 
23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.
 
MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:
 
1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.
 
2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.
 
The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  
 
26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.
 
27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."
 
29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 
 
30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.
 
31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.
 
32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)
 
33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.
 
ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
 
These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":
 
34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)
 
35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)
 
36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)
 
37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)
 
38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke
 
39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.
 
BEHIND THE STORY
 
"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":
 
40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)
 
41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)
 
42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)
 
43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)
 
44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)
 
45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 
 
47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."
 
EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE
 
Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.
 
48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).
 
49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).
 
50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 
 
51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).
 
FOUR STORY THEATER
 
Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."
 
52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.
 
53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?
 
54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  
 
55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 
 
56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  
 
57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 
 
HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.
 
58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"
 
59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"
 
60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."
 
SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.
 
61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.
 
62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland
 
63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"
 
64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.
 
YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.
 
1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/
 
2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.
 
3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."
 
4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.
 
1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.
 
2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.
 
 
 

--
Larry Maupin

 


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

Scott Mahan
 

Four uncirculating episodes each of Adventures in Research and Excursions in Science. Nice. Can use those any day.

I know, I know … Nerd Alert!! Can’t help it. J

 

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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

 

 

 

Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

 

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

 

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

 

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

 

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

 

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.

 

 

II. List of Episodes

 

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

 

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

 

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

 

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

 

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

 

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

 

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

 

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

 

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

 

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

 

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

 

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

 

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

 

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

 

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

 

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

 

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

 

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

 

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

 

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

 

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

 

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

 

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

 

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  

 

26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

 

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

 

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

 

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

 

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

 

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

 

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

 

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

 

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

 

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

 

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

 

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

 

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

 

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

 

BEHIND THE STORY

 

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

 

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

 

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

 

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

 

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

 

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

 

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

 

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

 

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

 

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

 

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

 

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

 

FOUR STORY THEATER

 

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

 

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

 

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

 

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

 

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

 

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

 

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

 

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

 

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

 

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

 

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

 

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

 

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

 

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

 

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

 

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

 

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

 

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

 

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

 

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

 

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.

 

 

 


--
Larry Maupin


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

ehrbek
 

I am a member what do I do to be included?

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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting



Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program"  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.



II. List of Episodes

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard"

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  
 
26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

BEHIND THE STORY

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York  (#060).

FOUR STORY THEATER

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.




--
Larry Maupin


Re: Family Theater volunteer

Brian Kavanaugh
 

The maintained set is available at https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Maintained_Destination_Freedom. The episode should be titled Anna Zenger there. There is also an "Anna's Story" episode in the 1950 series, but it is a completely different subject. Like many of the later episodes in the 1950 series, I don't think that one was based on any specific historical events.


On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 4:12 PM Bob Stepno <Rstepno@...> wrote:

Thanks, Brian! 

I mentioned the Anna Zenger episode of Destination Freedom when I wrote about the series some years ago, but hadn't been able to find an online recording of it. Time for an update!

Now that you've revived my interest, I see that the episode now is available in the OTRR Library collection (but without Anna's last name or a plot summary) and even at YouTube!

https://jheroes.com/real-life-reporters/destination-freedom/

https://youtu.be/qImdA5i3IOU

Tipping the hat...

Bob  


Re: Family Theater volunteer

Bob@...
 

Thanks, Brian! 

I mentioned the Anna Zenger episode of Destination Freedom when I wrote about the series some years ago, but hadn't been able to find an online recording of it. Time for an update!

Now that you've revived my interest, I see that the episode now is available in the OTRR Library collection (but without Anna's last name or a plot summary) and even at YouTube!

https://jheroes.com/real-life-reporters/destination-freedom/

https://youtu.be/qImdA5i3IOU

Tipping the hat...

Bob  


Re: REPS Summer Special: Please Read Introduction and List of Episodes To See What You Will Be Getting

John Nicholson
 

Lease put me on the list to receive this Distro. Thanks.

John Nicholson 

On Aug 3, 2022, at 1:33 PM, Larry Maupin <lmaupin@...> wrote:





Friday I will begin releasing a distribution to members of this group who sign up for it.  Because it was purchased from a dealer, only dues-paying members of The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound can receive it. It is the largest and possibly most important collection that I have released so far. It has 76 episodes, all in wav. format so the sound quality is very good.

If you want this collection, as well as all the other material that I release from the REPS Online Library for the full year of your membership. you will have until Friday morning to join REPS.  To do so, follow these steps; (1) Type "Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound" into your search field; (2) click on the link to the website that appears at the top of the page; (3) Hover on "Get Involved" at the top of the page that appears; (4) click on "Become a Member" in the menu that appears; then pay using PayPal or a credit card.  After you join, please email a copy of the receipt that you will receive almost immediately in your Inbox to Jsecord@... and to me (lmaupin@...) so we can get you up and running.

Because there are so many episodes I will spread the distro over a number of days, depending how many join.

I. Introduction

This is the longest distro I have released this year, and probably will be the most important one to collectors so far.  Here are a few facts about it: 

1. All the files are in wav format and are of superior sound quality.

2. Many of the series are lesser known and many of the episodes are rare, some difficult if not impossible to obtain elsewhere.  If a series is not in the OTRR Library, not in David Goldin's Index, not in Vintage Radio Logs and not in John Dunning's On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, then I think most collectors would be comfortable in defining it as very rare.

3. Several of the shows are not even from series, but are unique special broadcasts, such as "The Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" and "The Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program."  One is an Audition tape ("Phil Crisp for Hess Shoe Stores").

4. Several are daytime series, which I recently noted that a collector remarked are under-represented among surviving OTR series.  Our day begins with two early morning talk, news, weather, and musical programs (musical variety) that help us wake up with our first cup of coffee, they being Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup and Morning in Maryland.  We also have two episodes of Matinee With Bob and Ray (the "matinee" tips us off that they were aired in the afternoon), one of Dorothy Dix (morning or afternoon according to internal evidence but no exact time available), and one of Arthur Godfrey Time, not rare but a daytime staple).  Finally, two episodes of Young Dr. Malone, our only soap opera.

5. Also included are several scientific series that are much more interesting to listen to than one might think (for example, one reports on a huge, unanticipated volcanic explosion and another on biochemical mutants of bacteria and another on population changes in the animal world); two religious programs (Hymns From Home and The Baptist Hour); a few visits to the eorld of stage, screen and romance (Four Story Theater, Sunsweet Surprise Theatre, Here's To Romance and Lux Radio Theater); two classical music presentations ("Philadelphia Orchestra" and Great Moments in Music); two news broadcasts ("Drew Pearson" and "Elmer Peterson and the News"); two sitcoms, a legal drama, a detective show and a popular juvenile series.



II. List of Episodes

1. FDR Memorial: "Network Broadcast Segments" (April 15, 1945)

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY: Jack Armstrong. The All-American Boy.  In On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (p.352), John Dunning describes the genre as "juvenile adventure serial."  He notes that "from August 31, 1942 until August 29, 1947" the program was aired "on the Blue Network of ABC as 15-minute continuations weekdays at 5:30 for Wheaties."  The dates of all three episodes in this collection fall within that time frame:

   1. "The Hidden City of Death Valley" (June 4, 1945). Recorded from Chicago as part of The Funny Paper Theater, presented by "your Chicago Sunday Tribune."

   2. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 4, 1945).  Sponsored by Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions."

   3. "The Trial of the Silencer" (September 6, 1945).  Premium offer of the Wheaties Library of Sports. 

Phil Crist: "Audition For Hess Shoe Stores" (July 19, 1945)

Showstoppers: "Abbott&Costello" (February 20, 1946)

Lux Radio Theater: "One More Tomorrow" (June 8, 1947). Rehearsal.

Mr. President: "Ulysses S. Grant" (July 24, 1947)

Arthur Godfrey Time (Friday, November 28, 1947): Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes, and opens with Arthur singing "In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia."  A guest at last night's Thanksgiving party approached Arthur and said "It's dull here.  Let's go home."  Arthur replied "I can't. I'm the host!"  Jeanette Davis sings "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."  A listener has written suggesting that Arthur try comedy sometime.  After her final song of the day Arthur bids Jeanette farewell on her trip to Chicago and says "See you Monday." CBS.

The Man Called X: "Checkmate in Tahiti" (November 30, 1947)

Sunsweet Surprise Theatre: "Time In Memorium" (November 30, 1947).  [4:36].  8:25am. CBS. Sponsored by The Sunsweet Growers ("Sunsweet Tenderized Prunes and Sunsweet Prune Juice").  Introduction: "8:25, curtain time."  The series "brings you true drama, drama from real life."

On Stage America: "Guest, Paul Winchell" (December 1, 1947)

Fred Waring: "Salute To Walt Disney" (December 5, 1947).  Dunning (pp.269-70) calls this a "musical variety" that was heard on this date "on NBC Monday at 10:30 for General Electric."

Opie Cates: "Star Witness For the Defense" (December 14, 1947)

You Bet Your Life: "Outtake, Incomplete Show" (January 20, 1948).  Dunning (p.732) lists the genre as "comedy-quiz" and notes that during this time it aired Mondays at 8:30 on ABC for Elgin-American.

Dude Martin's Sunrise Roundup (February 11, 1948): According to the host, this program was aired from 6:15-6:45am weekday mornings on KGO-San Francisco.  In this, possibly the only surviving episode of the series, we hear "This is Dude Martin speakin', and here comes your Sunrise Roundup. Thirty minutes loaded with Western music, a little bit of weather, a smiddlin' of news, the correct time and anything else we can think of."  At 6:20 he invites listeners to pour themselves "a nice friendly cup of coffee" and look over the news with him.  The weather report achieves flights of poetry with the beautiful place names such as the Bay area, "the fresh, northwesterly winds [soaring] through the passes of the Sierra Nevadas," all along the coast, and the Sacramento and San Joachin Valleys.

Eddy Howard (March 28, 1948):"The Shaefer Parade." Introduction: "Here it comes! 'The Shaefer Parade' starring Eddie Howard.  On behalf of Shaefer news everywhere...The W.A.Shaefer Pen Company....invites you to join us for a colorful procession of popular melodies by the man behind the songs and his band of the year, Eddie Howard."

18. The Baptist Hour (June 6, 1948)

19. Drew Pearson: "Live From Washington, D.C." (October 30, 1948).  End clipped.  Sponsored by Lee Hats.  Commercials for The Adventurer state, "While it looks like a regulation felt hat, it is so incredibly light you scarcely know you have it on."  The price is ten dollars.  Summary: Next Tuesday the 1948 presidential election will be held.  Tonight's news is from London, Vienna, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Moscow.  The proposed expansion of NATO is being debated, as is the formation of a Scandanavian Defense Pact.  Pearson predicts that Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate, will win South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.

20. "Horace Heidt Youth Opportunity Program" (October 30, 1948): Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota [Part 2 only].

21. Dorothy Dix (January 10, 1949): "Every day at this time you are invited to listen to Dorothy Dix, the world's foremost confidante, whose great understanding of everyone's problems will help you open the door to a happier life."  The program was carried on ABC, internal evidence suggesting that it was probably heard five days every week in either the morning or afternoon because it has a promo for Kay Kaiser's College of Musical Knowledge which it states will be heard "later today."  The episode is 15 minutes in length and sponsored by Sealtest Milk.  It may be rare.  There is no entry in Vintage Radio Logs and the fact that three episodes (not this one) are summarized in David Goldin's Index does not mean those are in circulation.  I found no entry in the OTRR Library, and the series is not mentioned in Dunning's On the Air.  It is entertaining, and has the unique old-time radio aura.  Dorothy reads a letter from a young woman who is "going about" with a married man who happens to be her boss.  Their relationship is dramatized.

22. The Baptist Hour (May 9, 1949)

23. "Brookhaven, Mississippi Water Carnival Coverage" (July 7, 1949). WJMB air check.

MORNING IN MARYLAND: A weekday program aired on station WFBR in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949 and 1950.  It is structured very much like Sundial with Arthur Godfrey a decade earlier, consisting almost entirely of humor, birthday greetings to listeners, weather reports, recorded music and commercials.  The two episodes in this collection, which are wav files and of almost perfect sound quality, seem to be the only which have survived.  The program is not in the OTRR Library, or David Goldin's Index, or Vintage Radio Logs or John Dunning's On the Air:

1. Morning in Maryland (September 29, 1949): "This is the Thursday, September 29th edition of Morning in Maryland." Recorded and transcribed on WFBR-Baltimore.  The program begins at 8am with birthday greetings, a weather report, a commercial for Kool Cigarettes and the song "Your Great Big Beautiful Eyes."  The hosts are two brothers, Jim and Phil Crisp, who call themselves "The Cream Puffs" and engage in humorous exchanges.  One of the birthday greetings is for an 84-year-old woman who lives at the Snider Convalescent Center on Hartford Road.

2. Morning in Maryland (March 22, 1950): This episode was digitized on two different files, the second of which is labeled "Mennen Shave Time" and identified as "Short Segment."  It begins at 7:15am with a commercial.  Then recordings of "It Isn't Fair" by Don Cornell and "I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry" by Jeanette Davis.  Also birthday greetings and a weather report.

The other file for March 22 is labeled "15-minute Segment" and begins at 7:36am with a Colgate Toothpaste commercial and banter between the Crisp brothers.  "And so we conclude The Arnold Bakery Hour for this morning, till Friday same time.  Fifteen minutes before eight o'clock, WFBR-Baltimore, Morning in Maryland."  Murine commercial  
 
26. Your Hit Parade (September 16, 1950): John Dunning (p.738) characterizes the series as "popular music" Between April 26, 1947 and January 16, 1953 it was aired on NBC Saturdays at 9pm.

27-28. Bob and Ray (June 11, 1951); (June 25, 1951): On page 99 Dunning writes the following: "Comedy and satire 1946-51. WHDH-Boston as Matinee with Bob and Ray. Various days and times."

29. Meet Millie: "Uncle To Wed a Gold Digger" (1950).  An ethnic sitcom set in New York City.  Vintage Radio Logs lists five episodes, none of which are this one, and provides some excellent background information about the series: three of the shows were sustained by CBS, aired Tuesdays at 10:00-10:30pm and starred Audrey Totter, Bea Benaderet and William Tracy.  The other two had a slightly different cast and were sponsored by Brylcreme. 

30. Father Knows Best (October 1, 1953): "A Date Mix-up with Leonard, Ralph and Betty"  Dunning (p.243) notes that the series is a "situation comedy" and that it aired "Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC for General Foods" on this date.

31. Way Back Home: "Monday Broadcast" (December 21, 1953).  "Wherever you are, this is that special music from way back home.  Come on along as Armed Forces Radio and broadcasting stations all over the U.S.A. help to take you way back home. Two sergeants from Kingsville, Texas would like to hear from their home town radio station KINE."  A young wife dedicates "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" to her husband stationed in Okinawa.  "WAC pfc Helen M. Bower, stationed in Germany, should get a kick out of this report from Alliance, Ohio."  It begins with an air check from station WFAH-AM&FM.

32. Way Back Home: "Tuesday Broadcast" (December 22, 1953)

33. The Comic Weekly Man (July 19, 1955).  The series "aired from 1947 to 1954, and was [a series in which the main character] read the Sunday Comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects.  Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and enjoy the antics.  Strips included Blondie, Beatle Bailey, Hi and Lois as well as many others." Source: Old-Time Radio Researchers Library on the Internet Archive.

ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH

These programs "were produced in co-operation with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories":

34. "Sir William's Rocket" (#0362)

35. "The Magic Keyboard" (#0363)

36. "The Spinning Barber": Set in England in 1756 (#0546)

37. "Alexander the Great": Not the Greek Emperor (#0547)

38. American Heritage: "The Crusades." starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

39. American Heritage: "Joe College in the 13th Century." The story of life in Medieval Universities.

BEHIND THE STORY

"From Hollywood, The Armed Services Radio Service presents ... stories unusual but true, as narrated by your favorite storyteller Marvin Miller":

40. "The Crypt of Knowledge" (#306)

41. "The First Train Robbery" (#340)

42. "The Wild Bunch" (#341)

43. "Blue Streak and the Ghost Horse of the Plains" (#346)

44. "William Clark Quantrille": Set during The Civil War, and dramatizes "the Guerilla raid which destroyed the town of Lawrence, Kansas." (#347)

45. "The Cat With the Crimson Eyes": The story of "a pair of priceless rubies that played an important role in the fate of men and nations." (#348) 

47. Eddie Condon. AFRS. "Gentlemen, ladies!  All you G.I. hot fans from Ketchikan to Calcutta, it's time now to visit Eddie Condon's Jazz Band Ball by direct rebroadcast, straight from the hallowed Town Hall on the Island of Manhattan.  Now your host for this jazz bash, Fred Robbins."

EXCURSIONS IN SCIENCE

Experts answer questions about all aspects of science mailed in by listeners.

48. Excursions in Science: "Population Changes in the Animal World"  Described by science reporter Frank Singheiser (#465).

49. Excursions in Science: "Rheumatic Disease" (Frank Singheiser: #466).

50. Excursions in Science: "Biochemical Mutants of Bacteria": Guest is Dr, Bernard D. Davis, Senior Scientist in charge of the Tuberculosis Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service. (#459). 

51. Excursions in Science: "Notes About Eastman House," a recently opened museum of photography in Rochester, New York.  (#060).

FOUR STORY THEATER

Host Leo Thomas Cleary describes this series as "stories to touch your interest, your funnybone, perhaps your heart.  Real stories that could have happened to you."

52. "The Shopping Excursion": There like a little gleam in the palm of her husband's hand was the largest diamond in all the world.

53. "The Whole State of Texas": How could a high school boy think of something so amazing that a city the size of Ft. Worth is still talking about it years later?

54. Great Moments in Music: "The series presents distinguished soloists, the chorus and orchestra in distinguished selections from your favorite operas and operettas.  This evening Tosca by Puccini."  

55. "Heard at Home: "How Should Parents Discipline Their Children?"  A rebroadcast of "The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand," a discussion program heard in the United States just recently." 

56. Here's To Romance: "Here's a half-hour of enjoyable music.  Music easy to listen to.  The grand old show tunes from Broadway and Hollywood inspired by The Ray Bloch Chorus." #011 (30 minutes).  

57. Hollywood Radio Theater: "Out of the Great God's Heart." Stories by the world's greatest authors" (30 minutes): This narrative, adapted from a romantic love story by Stuart Gould, can also be described as a myth and is referred to explicitly as a fairy tale by actress Gale Sondegaarde, who introduces it and plays the leading role.  Two young people make a pact that if they ever lose their adoration for each other they will part with no regrets.  A magic ring plays a role in the story's ending. 

HYMNS FROM HOME: Old-time, Old-style hymns.

58. #0199: First hymn: "Saved, Saved, Saved"

59. #0200: First hymn: "Lead, Kindly Light"

60. Portrait of a City: "Syracuse, NY" (#004).  "The Armed Services Radio Service proudly presents a study of America through its cities which have played an important part in American progress down through the years."

SCIENCE MAGAZINE OF THE AIR: "Background information on the news of the week from science laboratories throughout the world.

61. #0438: The influence of weather, especially severe, on the scheduling of "atom bomb" testing.

62. #0439: A news event from August 1, 1952 concerning the witnessing of a tremendous volcanic eruption on the tiny, uninhabited island of San Benedicto, a barren three-mile stretch of land, by the crew of a tuna boat anchored some 300 miles off the Mexican mainland

63. Woodmen of the World: "60th Anniversary Program"

64. Woodmen of the World: "A Quest For Valor." 65th Anniversary Program.

YOU AND THE WORLD: With Dwight Cook.  A series of interviews with the leaders and the peoples of the Far East.  15 minutes each.

1. "Japan": Today's interview, held in the Katsu Hotel in Tokyo, is with Frank Matsumoto, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from Hiroshima/

2. "Indian Planning Commission": Today's topic is the 5-Year-Plan to raise the living standard of the Indian people.  The interview is held in the Southeast Wing of the President's House in New Delhi, "a huge yellow-red sandstone building."  It is in the office of Dr. Tauhit Singh, the Deputy Secretary of the commission.

3. "Music of India": From Studio 13 of AIR,  All-India Radio in Broadcasting House on Parliament Street in New Delhi.  A group of "very carefully made selections of Indian music."

4. "India:" Today is a summary of Mr. Cook's entire visit.  By tape recording from Old Delhi.

1. Young Doctor Malone: 10:30pm.  At the Three Oaks Medical Clinic, Jerry visits a troubled patient while waiting for Ann's flight to arrive from New York after midnight.

2. Young Doctor Malone: Ann counsels a headstrong young man to delay his wedding until his father returns from out of town.  Today's recipe from sponsor Crisco is for coconut custard pie.




--
Larry Maupin


Re: Inquiry from Lurker : Death Valley Days

John Nicholson
 

In the last couple of years SPERDVAC newsletter had an excellent article, but I can’t find it right now. As I remember, nobody thought it was worth recording at the time, and so the few episodes that were recorded were done by home recorders of on-air shows. If you can’t find a copy of the article, you might contact SPERDVAC.com and see if anyone can help you. Best of luck.

John Nicholson 

On Aug 3, 2022, at 2:21 PM, John K5MO <johnk5mo@...> wrote:

Thanks Bob. At least I know I'm not looking in the wrong places.   For a show that had a *lot* of episodes , it's odd by its scarcity. Anyone have any ideas why there's such a shortage of recordings in existence? 

Thanks for the comments
John

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