Jeff Kallman's excellent The Easy Ace: A Journal of Classic Radio
is a wonderful place to spend hours on end, rediscovering the Golden Age of Radio
as it's meant to be discovered and celebrated. Article after article
is filled with a wonderful new vignette about Golden Age Radio History.
---The Digital Deli Online.

[I]n his matchless on-this-day approach to chronicling “yesteryear,”
he easily aces out a less organized mind like mine,
which promptly lapsed into a more idiosyncratic mode of relating the past.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Relax: The Way It Is, 22 July

There still seem to be those summer days on which nothing of major import/impact upon classic radio occurred. The only thing you can do on such days? Relax. Listen. That's the beauty of old-time radio. It'll never leave you dangling on even the worst of hot days.


1959: TOUR OF A ROAD SIGN---A change of plans for the monthly fish fry, the status of the Great Bird, a road sign company tour, and "Lawrence Fechtenburger, Interstellar Officer Candidate" arrive at Planet Polaris, provoking the usual cheerful insanity on today's edition of Bob & Ray Present the CBS Radio Network. (Gee, I dunno . . . )

Writers: Bob Elliot, Ray Goulding.


1913---Licia Albanese (singer: The Treasure Hour of Song), Bari, Italy.
1917---Lou McGarity (trombonist: Eddie Condon's Jazz Concert; Arthur Godfrey Time), Athens, Georgia.
1922---Jason Robards, Jr. (actor: Pepper Young's Family), Chicago.
1924---Margaret Whiting (singer: Philip Morris Frolics; The Barry Wood Show; The Bob Hope Show), Detroit.
1928---Orson Bean (as Dallas Frederick Burroughs; actor: The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street; Sez Who?), Burlington, Vermont.


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