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December 18, 2014 03:09 PM PST

Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar 1955-12-23 Nick Shurn Matter e05

The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show 1948-12-19 Jack Benny As Santa Claus

The Six Shooter 1953-12-20 Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol

The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe 1950-12-22 The Slaughtered Santas

Richard Diamond,Private Detective 1951-12-21 A Christmas Carol

Dragnet 1953-12-22 The Big Little Jesus

December 14, 2014 04:18 PM PST

The OTRNow Radio Program PC_2013-SP005 Christmas-03

Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar 1955-12-22 Nick Shurn Matter e04

The Life Of Riley 1947-12-27 Family Christmas Present

The Gulf Screen Guild Theatre 1940-12-22 Juggler of Notre Dame Ronald Coleman, Nelson Eddy

The Great Gildersleeve 1942-12-20 Christmas Woes

The Adventures Of Nick Carter, Master Detective 1943-12-25 Christmas Adventure

The Mysterious Traveler 1951-12-25 Christmas Story

December 12, 2014 03:26 PM PST

Fans Of Charlie McCarthy will love this vintage Jack Benny show. One of the funniest....Merry Christmas

December 09, 2014 10:02 PM PST

The OTRNow Radio Program PC_DATA 2013-SP004 Christmas-02

Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar 1955-12-21 Nick Shurn Matter e03

The Johnson Wax Program With Fibber And Molly 1941-12-23 A Gift Of Door Chimes

Hopalong Cassidy 1952-12-07 The Santa Claus Rustlers

The Bob Hope Show 1948-12-21 Christmas Tree with Gregory Peck

Casey, Crime Photographer 1946-12-19 Christmas Shopping

The Fatman - Murder Sends A Christmas Card

December 07, 2014 05:46 PM PST

The OTRNow Radio Program PC_2013-SP003 Christmas-01

Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar 1955-12-19 Nick Shurn Matter e01

Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar 1955-12-20 Nick Shurn Matter e02 ( Continues on the next OTRNow Radio Program )

Abbott And Costello 1944-12-14 Christmas Shopping (remove cigs)

Wild Bill Hickok 1951-12-24 e039 SirTommy,The Silver Knight

Boston Blackie 1948-12-22 Rings For Santa

21st Precinct 1954-12-22 The Giver (Xmas)

Inner Sanctum 1948-12-20 Between Two Worlds with Ann Shephard

December 04, 2014 07:16 AM PST

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Isabel Randolph's Birthday - December 04,1889

Isabel Randolph (December 04,1889–1973) was an American character actress in radio and film from the 1940s through the 1960s and in television from the early 1950s to the middle 1960s
Radio career.
Isabel Randolph gained nationwide popularity on the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly (on the air 1935-1959), where she began in various "snooty" roles January 13, 1936, eventually becoming the long-running series character, the pompous Mrs. Abigail Uppington, a snooty society matron whom Fibber addressed as "Uppy", and whose pretensions Fibber delighted in deflating. She stayed with the comedy series for seven years, but was gone when the show began its eighth season in the fall of 1943.

She also starred as the wife in NBC's soap opera Dan Harding's Wife (on the air January 20, 1936 thru February 10, 1939),] and was in the cast of another NBC soap opera One Man's Family (on the air 1932-59) during the 1940s

Fibber McGee and Molly. January 13, 1942. NBC net, WMAQ Chicago aircheck. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. "The Case of The Pulverized Pane" or "Who Threw A Rock Through Mrs. Uppington's Window?" Part one of two. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Isabel Randolph, Gale Gordon, Bill Thompson, Frank Nelson, Don Quinn (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

10315. Fibber McGee and Molly. January 20, 1942. NBC net, WMAQ Chicago aircheck. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. The mysterious case of Mrs. Uppington's window. Part two of a two part story. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Isabel Randolph, Bill Thompson, Don Quinn (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

The Story Of Doctor Kildare. April 5, 1950. Program #26. MGM syndication. Commercials added locally. Wealthy Mrs. Stanford has had a heart attack and still has angina pectoris. She has a suspicious household, with a potentially perfect crime...and a ghost! Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Schumann (composer, conductor), William P. Rousseau (director), Dick Joy (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Lillian Buyeff, Isabel Randolph, Peggy Webber, David Ellis, Max Brand (creator), Raymond Katz (producer). 28:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The RadioGoldindex.com

December 02, 2014 05:29 PM PST

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Blondie. December 25, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, as through the eyes of Dag Cratchit. Mr. Dithers is Ebenezer Scrooge, of course. Bill Goodwin (announcer), Leone LeDoux, Hanley Stafford, Billy Artz (conductor), Arthur Lake, Penny Singleton, Chic Young (creator).

Doctor Christian. December 20, 1939. CBS net. "No Crib For His Bed". Sponsored by: Vaseline. There's going to be a Christmas play at the River's End High School. The program originates from New York City. Jean Hersholt, Andre Baruch (announcer), Rosemary De Camp, Helen Claire, Carl Frank, Gloria Holden, Gloria Mann, Janice Gilbert, Kingsley Colton, Frank Bartlett, The Children's Opera Company Of New York.

The Lux Radio Theatre. December 20, 1948. CBS net. "Miracle On 34th Street". Sponsored by: Lux. The script was used again on "The Lux Radio Theatre" previously on December 22, 1947 (see cat. #45155) and subsequently on December 21, 1954 (see cat. #272). William Keighley (host), Edmund Gwenn, Joseph Kearns, Willard Waterman, Marlene Ames, William Johnstone, Herb Butterfield, Norman Field, Gil Stratton, Cliff Clark, Lawrence Dobkin, Louise Fitch, John McGovern, Sara Berner, Edward Marr, Herb Vigran, June Whitley, Jeanine Roos, George Seaton (screenwriter), Valentine Davies (author), Helena Sorrell (20th Century Fox diction coach: Intermission guest), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, John Milton Kennedy (announcer).

The Judy Canova Show. December 21, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap, Halo Shampoo. Judy Canova, Mel Blanc, Ruby Dandridge, Joseph Kearns, Ruth Perrott, The Sportsmen, Charles Dant and His Orchestra, Verne Smith (announcer), Joe Rines (producer, director), Fred Fox (writer), Henry Hoople (writer), Don Ward (writer), Hank Ladd (writer).

Inner Sanctum. December 20, 1948. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Between Two Worlds". A throughly rotten gangster about to be killed by "the mob" is given one last chance to do a decent act by the strange "Mr. Whiskers." Mason Adams, Ann Shephard, Paul McGrath (host), John Roeburt (writer), Lawson Zerbe, Alan Devitt, Santos Ortega.

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The RadioGoldindex.com

December 01, 2014 06:50 PM PST

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Ezra Stone's Birthday - December 2, 1917

Ezra Stone (December 2, 1917 – March 3, 1994) was an American actor and director who had a long career on the stage, in films, radio, and television, mostly as a director. His most notable role as an actor was that of the awkwardly mischievous teenager Henry Aldrich in the radio comedy hit, The Aldrich Family, for most of its fourteen-year run.

The Aldrich Family. September 5, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Jell-O. Henry has seen a film called, "The Generous Gentleman," which has made a big impression on him. Ezra Stone, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Clifford Goldsmith (writer), Jack Miller (composer, conductor), Alan Reed, House Jameson, Katharine Raht.

Treasury Star Parade. Program #39. Treasury Department syndication. "Tommy Tucker, Patriot". Excellent radio, fine wartime propaganda. Ezra Stone, Henry Hull (host).

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The RadioGoldindex.com

December 01, 2014 04:25 AM PST

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Mary Martin's Birthday - December 1, 1913

Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was also the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

The Lux Radio Theatre. January 18, 1943. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "My Gal Sal". A musical comedy, typical of the period: boy song writer and girl singer who hate each other, but love each other. AFRS program name: "Your Radio Theatre." See cat. #47839 for a quality upgrade, network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Written by Theodore Dreiser, based on the life of his brother Paul Dresser. Mary Martin, Cecil B. DeMille, Dick Powell, Fred MacKaye (doubles), Harry James (music fill), Helen Forrest (music fill), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Louis Silvers (music director), Norman Field, Theodore Dreiser (author), Sanford Barnett (director), George Wells (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Karl Tunberg (screenwriter), Lillian Randolph, Ernest Newton (chorus), Henry Kruce (chorus), Hobart Ebright (chorus), Ray Linn (chorus), Robert Stevens (chorus), Richard Davis (chorus), Dave Knight (chorus), Harry Stanton (chorus), Allen Watson (chorus), Noel Mills, Seton I. Miller (screenwriter), Darrell Ware (screenwriter), Howard Chandler (choral arranger), Arthur Q. Bryan (doubles), Leo Cleary, Torey Carleton, Paula Winslowe, Ken Christy, Edward Marr, Charles Seel, Harry Fleischman (doubles).

Biographies In Sound. October 16, 1956. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Meet Mary Martin: The Documentary Of A Career". A sound biography of the actress/singer. Frank Blair (host), Jinx Falkenburg, John Chapman (host), Joshua Logan, Mary Martin, Myron McCormick, Oscar Hammerstein (book and lyrics), Radie Harris, Vinton Freedley, Wally Westmore

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The RadioGoldindex.com

November 30, 2014 09:52 AM PST

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Richard Crenna's Birthday - November 30, 1926

Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American motion picture, television, and radio actor and occasional television director. He starred in such motion pictures as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Un Flic, Body Heat, the first three Rambo movies, Hot Shots! Part Deux, the remake of Sabrina and The Flamingo Kid. Crenna played "Walter Denton" in the CBS radio network and CBS-TV network series Our Miss Brooks, and "Luke McCoy" in ABC's TV comedy series, The Real McCoys, (1957–63), which moved to CBS-TV in September 1962.
Richard Crenna got his acting start on radio. In 1937, he had gained his first role that of "the kid who did everything wrong" on Boy Scout Jamboree, a show on which he continued to appear occasionally in numerous roles until 1948. In the following year, he started playing Walter "Bronco" Thompson on The Great Gildersleeve, and played it until the show's end in 1957. He appeared as a delivery boy in My Favorite Husband episode "Liz Cooks Dinner for 12", was Oogie Pringle on A Date With Judy episode "The Competitive Diet" and several other episodes from the show and as a teenager on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show episode "Watching the Neighbor's Daughter". From 1948 to 1952, he was Walter Denton on Our Miss Brooks and remained with the cast when they moved it to a television show. He guest starred on the I Love Lucy episode, "The Young Fans" with Janet Waldo and on NBC's 1955-56 anthology series, Frontier, in the lead role of the episode entitled "The Ten Days of John Leslie".[citation needed] In 1956, on the television series Father Knows Best, Crenna appeared in the episode "The Promising Young Man" as a protege, named Woody, who is uninterested in a traditional business career but is blessed with an engaging personality and gift for gab.

When the Our Miss Brooks TV series, which starred Eve Arden, underwent a change in format, his character Walter Denton was written off this series. Then, Crenna joined the cast of the comedy series, The Real McCoys as Luke McCoy. Kathleen Nolan was cast as his young wife, Kate McCoy in this series. Later, Crenna became one of the four directors of the series during its six-year run (1957-1963).

The Great Gildersleeve. January 21, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Kraft Parkay, Kraft Mustards. Marjorie has a date tonight with Keith, a high school hockey star. However, Gildersleeve won't let Marjorie go out with him on the first date. Harold Peary, Claude Sweeten and His Orchestra, John Whedon (writer), Sam Moore (writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Walter Tetley, Richard Crenna, Richard LeGrand, Earle Ross, Lillian Randolph, Louise Erickson.

A Date With Judy. February 18, 1947. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Judy and Oogie have a date at the movies and confusion reigns supreme! Louise Erickson, John Brown, Richard Crenna, Dix Davis, Myra Marsh, Hal Born (composer, conductor), Helen Mack (producer, director), Aleen Leslie (creator, writer).

Broadway Is My Beat. October 27, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. A double murder takes place in the barrio of Spanish Harlem. A knife in the alley, a shot through the window. See cat. #80291 for a network version of this broadcast. Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Richard Crenna, Sam Edwards, Harry Bartell, Lillian Buyeff, Bill Anders (announcer), Marvin Miller, Herb Butterfield, Edgar Barrier.

Our Miss Brooks. May 1, 1949. CBS net. "Stretch and Walter's Grudge Match". Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Shave Cream. There's going to be a grudge fight between Walter Denton and Stretch Snodgrass over the hand of fair Harriet Conklin. Eve Arden, Jane Morgan, Richard Crenna, Leonard Smith, Gloria McMillan, Verne Smith (announcer), Jeff Chandler, Gale Gordon, Al Lewis (writer, director), Larry Berns (producer), Wilbur Hatch (music).

SOURCES: Wikipedia and The RadioGoldindex.com

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