David Rose Orchestra KHJ Mutual Radio Now Playing: California Melodies 42 Topic: Nostalgia Radio JuanitaYears From Now SIBELIUS: Valse TristeCantcha Tell with vocalist Maxine Gray La PalomaRubyFrenesi with Maxine Gray Opus 6, Number 6 aka Jitterbug Fantasie
BOSTON BLACKIE Now Playing: $50 Shoe shine episode, podcast: Topic: Nostalgia Radio
Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. As originally created by author Jack Boyle (born before 1880; died circa 1928), he was a safecracker, a hardened criminal who had served time in a California prison. Prowling the underworld as a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television, the detective Boston Blackie was "an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend. "The Boston Blackie radio series starring Chester Morris, began June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos 'n' Andy Show. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Unlike the concurrent films, Blackie had a steady romantic interest in the radio show: Lesley Woods appeared as Blackie's girlfriend Mary Wesley. Harlow Wilcox was the show's announcer. On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap, Champagne Velvet beer, and R&H beer.
Now Playing: The Andre Kostelanetz papers Topic: Nostalgia Radio
The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelanetz' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from Kostelanetz' estate will complement the gift of scores and parts for many of his arrangements Kostelanetz made to the Library of Congress. His papers will join those of George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner, and Irving Berlin, among others in the Library's collection of material belonging to eminent American musicians.
David Rose Orchestra Now Playing: California Melodies 41 Topic: Nostalgia Radio FLOTOW's MarthaDeserted CityWalking By The River with vocalist Maxine Gray The Old Oaken Bucket RAVEL's PavanneAll I Desire with Maxine Gray Ukelele Finale Melody on notes G C E A Boomp3.com
Now Playing: California Melodies No 40 with David Rose Orchestra Topic: Nostalgia Radio
Wagner's Hymn To the Evening StarTime Stood Still Rimsky-Korsakov's Hymn To the SunIt All Comes Back To Me Now vocalist Maxine Gray Perfidia Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 10So You're The One vocalist Maxine Gray Silver Threads Among the Gold
Suspense Now Playing: Agnes Moorehead 'Sorry Wrong Mumber' Topic: Nostalgia Radio “Suspense” from February 24, 1944, broadcast on AFRS as program 41, “Sorry, Wrong Number” starring Agnes Moorehead. Lucille Fletcher's play originally aired on the Suspense radio program on May 25, 1943, with Agnes Moorehead in the lead role as Mrs. Stevenson. The show was reprised seven times, each time starring Moorehead. The final broadcast was on February 14, 1960.
Benny Goodman's Camel Caravan Topic: Nostalgia Radio Camel Caravan was a musical variety radio program, sponsored by Camel cigarettes, that aired on NBC and CBS from 1933 to 1954. Various vocalists, musicians and comedy acts were heard during the 21 years this show was on the air, including such talents as Benny Goodman, Georgia Gibbs, Anita O'Day and Vaughn Monroe. It debuted December 7, 1933, on CBS as a showcase for Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra later Benny Goodman's band until June 25, 1936. Five days later, the show was reformatted on June 30 as Benny Goodman's Swing School with vocalists Martha Tilton and Johnny Mercer with Jack Oakie's College added to the hour on December 29. While this aired on Tuesdays on CBS until June 20, 1939, another Benny Goodman Camel Caravan was heard Saturdays on NBC during 1939.
Topic: PERSONALITIES Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, known as one of the great jazz singers. Tormé was born in Chicago, Illinois to immigrant Russian Jewish parents whose name had been Torma. A child prodigy, he first sang professionally at 4 with the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, singing "You're Driving Me Crazy," at Chicago's Blackhawk restaurant. Between 1933 and 1941, he acted in the network radio serials The Romance of Helen Trent and Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. He wrote his first song at 13 and three years later, his first published song, "Lament to Love," became a hit recording for Harry James. He played drums in Chicago's Shakespeare Elementary School drum and bugle corps in his early teens. While a teenager, he sang, arranged, and played drums in a band led by Chico Marx of the Marx Brothers. His formal education ended in 1944, with his graduation from Chicago's Hyde Park High School.
Topic: OBITUARIES George Putnam, the pioneer television news anchorman and conservative commentator whose distinctive stentorian voice was familiar to millions of Southern Californians during his heyday in the 1950s and '60s, died 12 September 2008. He was 94. Putnam, who had been suffering from a kidney ailment since December, died at Chino Valley Medical Center, said Chuck Wilder, Putnam's co-host, producer and announcer.
John Thomas Ralph Augustine James Facenda (August 8, 1913 – September 26, 1984) was an American broadcaster and sports announcer. He was a fixture on Philadelphia radio and television for decades, and achieved national fame as a narrator for NFL Films. Through his work with NFL Films, Facenda was known by many NFL fans as "The Voice of God".
Topic: Nostalgia Radio ONE NIGHT STANDGene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Krupa was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 15, 1909 and was the the youngest of Bartley and Ann Krupa's nine children. Krupa made his first recordings in 1927, with a band under the leadership of banjoist Eddie Condon and "fixer" (and sometime singer, who did not appear on the records), Red McKenzie: along with other recordings beginning in 1924 by musicians known in the "Chicago" scene. In 1929 he moved to New York City and worked with the band of Red Nichols. In 1934 he joined Benny Goodman's band, where his featured drum work — especially on the hit "Sing, Sing, Sing" — made him a national celebrity. In 1938, after a public fight with Goodman at the Earl Theater in Philadelphia, he left Goodman to launch his own band and had several hits with singer Anita O'Day and trumpeter Roy Eldridge. He continued to perform in the 1960s even in famous clubs like the Metropole near Times Square in New York. Krupa retired in the late 1960s, although he occasionally played in public in the early 1970s until shortly before his death from leukemia and heart failure in Yonkers, New York at age sixty-four.
Topic: NEWS:Radio 4 SEPTEMBER 1918 - Birth of Paul Harvey, American radio commentator.
Paul Harvey Aurandt, better known as Paul Harvey, is an American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcasts News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. His listening audience is estimated at 22 million people a week. Harvey likes to say he was raised in radio newsrooms.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio The Screen Guild Theater was a popular radio anthology series during the Golden Age of Radio broadcast from 1939 until 1952 with leading Hollywood actors performing in adaptations of popular motion pictures. The show had a long run, lasting for 14 seasons and 527 episodes. It initially was heard on CBS from January 8, 1939 until June 28, 1948, continuing on NBC from October 7, 1948 until June 29, 1950. It was broadcast on ABC from September 7, 1950 to May 31, 1951 and returned to CBS on March 13, 1952. The episode below was recorded early in 1939 and starred Bette Davis. SHOP Bette Davis...
Topic: OBITUARIES The "King of Voiceovers" died Monday in Los Angeles at age 68. Don LaFontaine, whose voice was on nearly 5,000 movie trailers, died 1 SEP 2008 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He died of complications from a collapsed lung.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Claude Thornhill born August 10, 1909 at Terre Haute, Indiana. Died July 1, 1965, New York City. American pianist, arranger and bandleader. Although the Thornhill band was originally a sophisticated dance band it became known for its many superior jazz musicians and for Thornhill's and Gil Evans' innovative arrangements. The band ceased operation in 1942 when Thornhill entered the military, where he performed with Artie Shaw's United States Navy band, then was revived from 1946 to 1948 in New York and until 1953 on the road. In the mid 1950s Thornhill became Tony Bennett's musical director briefly, then toured with small groups.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Death Valley Days was a long-running American radio and television anthology about true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. It was created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman and ran on radio until 1945. It ran from 1952 to 1975 as a syndicated television series.
Topic: RE: LOS ANGELES Fred Crane, a former longtime Los Angeles classical music radio station announcer who achieved a slice of film immortality as an actor who played one of the handsome Tarleton twins in the 1939 movie classic "Gone With the Wind," has died. He was 90. Crane, who had been hospitalized for a few weeks with diabetes-related complications, died of a blood clot in his lung Thursday in a hospital near Atlanta, said his wife, Terry. Crane was the oldest surviving adult male cast member of "Gone With the Wind," producer David O. Selznick's epic production of the Margaret Mitchell novel starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Crane became a part-time announcer at Los Angeles classical radio station KFAC in 1946. He continued to act, mostly in television, until the mid-1960s, when he began working full time at KFAC.
Topic: RE: PHILADELPHIA Through most of the 1960s and well into the 1970s, Chuck Dougherty worked in Philadelphia (WIP and WPEN), except for one year in New York City (WNEW). When asked who his favorite interview was through the years, Dougherty is quick to respond that it was Tony Bennett. "This one time I did a radio show with Tony at WIP in Philly. He was great and it was a lot of fun," he started. "Fast forward to that night and I'm at the R.D.A. Club (in Philadelphia) and there's nobody there, except for two couples and me sitting at the bar. All of a sudden Tony slipped in. And on stage is a combo doing Tony's songs. Tony asks me to be quiet as he slips up behind the kid singing and takes the mic out of his hand. I thought this kid was going to faint." Bennett took over the stage with that kid's band, and proceeded to sing. "Tony gave us 30 minutes, just two couples and me," Dougherty added with a laugh. "He's such a nice guy."...READ ENTIRE ARTICLE