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Edward R Murrow (Old Time Radio)

On Netflix’s World War II in Colour ep3 Britain at Bay, there is a snall section on Edward R Murrow’s impact on shifting American public opinions into supporting Great Britain; ❝ … in particular the broadcasts by the CBS London … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #279 – Old Time Radio Christmas

♫ Andrew Sisters Christmas Special 1945 ♫ Sherlock Holmes – The Night Before Christmas (December 24, 1945) ♫ Burns & Allen Christmas 1949 Santa’s Workshop ♫ Nick Carter – 431225 037 Nick Carters Christmas Adventure ♫ CBS Radio Mystery Theater … Continue reading

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And we’ve both got Fogerty!

Comedian and Voice Actor Stan Freberg Dies at 88 Satirist Stan Freberg, who influenced generations with his witty comedy albums and cartoon voices and memorable advertising campaigns, died Tuesday in Santa Monica. He was 88 and had been suffering from … Continue reading

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The War Of The Worlds H G Wells (October 30, 1938)

The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia … Continue reading

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Halloween OTR

Halloween :: the ancient festival of Samhain Halloween, the light-hearted modern festivity of ghosts and ghoulies, frights and feast, trick or treat, has much more serious (and scary!) origins in the ancient Celtic Feast of the Dead. This festival has … Continue reading

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World Radio Day

The 13th of February is World Radio Day (UNESCO), 13th February also marks the anniversary of United Nations Radio which was launched in 1946. The World Radio Day seeks raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information … Continue reading

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Day of Infamy, 70 years on

The United States has marked 70 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, which drew America into World War II. * FDR’s speech to Congress asking to declare war on Japan, December 8, 1941 (Day of Infamy Speech) MP3 … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie Week 2010

This week, coinciding with the birthday of Agatha Christie, is the sixth annual Agatha Christie Week. This year is; the 120th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth Hercule Poirot’s 90th anniversary, having been introduced to us in Agatha Christie’s very first … Continue reading

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Christmas OTR – The Cinnamon Bear

The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program produced by Transco (Transcription Company of America), based in Hollywood, California. The series was specifically designed to be listened to six days a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was first … Continue reading

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*chuckle* xkcd ~ Twitter regressions Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small, consecutive highway billboard signs. – wikipedia Burma-shave jingles and Burma-shave signs If you remember… … Continue reading

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