When Radio Ruled Christmas 2020

It sure has been a strange year – we could all use a dose of Traditional Christmas. And here it is!

Two Great Episodes from 1939! 

Jack Benny’s Christmas Open House

A Christmas Carol (starring Lionel Barrymore)

Featuring: Jack Benny, Rochester, Dennis Day, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris and his Orchestra, Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, and more!

Listen to the Podcast Here!

When Radio Ruled Soundscape #5, 1936 part 2

1936 Part 2

This episode spans March 4 to May 27 1936.

We are lucky that Soundscape #5 is featuring Fred Allen.

Fred was a legendary wit, his improvisational style and warmth made him a favorite in Vaudeville, on the radio and later on television.

His partner in show biz and real life, Portland Hoffa, was one of the most popular Dumb Dora character actors of her era, second only to the great Gracie Allen.

Check out the episode here!

Radio broadcasting began in Detroit when WWJ-The Detroit News played photograph records through a DeForest transmitter (center with receiving horn) on Aug. 20, 1920. From left, Howard Trumbo, Elton Plant and Keith Benand. The Detroit News
Radio broadcasting began in Detroit when WWJ-The Detroit News played photograph records through a DeForest transmitter (center with receiving horn) on Aug. 20, 1920. From left, Howard Trumbo, Elton Plant and Keith Benand.