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Old Time Radio
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Buddy Starcher was born Oby Edgar Starcher, March 16th 1906 in West Virginia, he died November 2nd 2001. Starcher first learned to play banjo but later became an outstanding guitarist. In 1928, he was probably the first hillbilly artist to appear on radio in the Baltimore area. Between 1930 and 1960, he continually moved around, not only playing venues in his home state, Virginia and Kentucky (especially Charleston and Fairmont), but further afield to Miami, Iowa and Philadelphia. In 1946, he...
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Topics: OTR, Buddy Starcher, Sunway Vitamins, country, hillbilly, music
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Carl Smith, George Jones, Johnny Cash,...
Old Time Radio
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A various mix of programs.
Topics: OTR, NBC, CBS, ABC, Tex Ritter, Burl Ives, Light Crust Doughboys, Red Foley, Hank Snow, Bert Parks,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Ozzie & Harriet, Gregory Peck, Raymond Burr, James Whitmore, If Freedom Fails, Great...
Old Time Radio
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All Transcriptions are from the USS Bostwick DE-103 WWII, all discs are still in the original shipping container. Some of these shows are unavailable anywhere.I'll post more here as get them encoded.I hope everyone can enjoy these historic shows.
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Topics: OTR, WWII, AFRS, Comedy, Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Bill Boyd, Bob Wills, Mail Call, Yank Bandstand, At...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Jill's All Time Jukebox, Benny Goodman, GI Jill, Purple...
Old Time Radio
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The top western stars of the silver screen were featured on the "All-Star Western Theatre", a highly entertaining series of shows first heard in 1946. First hosted by Cottonseed Clark and featured the music of Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, the broadcasts in this series is a virtual round-up of singing cowboys, including Tex Ritter, Eddie Dean, Jimmy Wakely, and Ken Curtis, as well as Saturday Matinee favorites like Tim Holt, Wild Bill Elliott, Alan "Rocky"...
Topics: OTR, CBS, Mutual, Webers Bread, Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Ken Curtis, Eddie Dean, Tim Holt,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: OTR, AFRS, WWII, Fred Allen, Orson Welles, Words With Music, Merle Oberon, Margo, Ann Richards,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Date With The Duke, Spike Jones, Frances Langford, Charlie Ruggles, Duffys Tavern,...
Old Time Radio
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A short quarter hour show from station WSM "The Air Castle Of The South" featuring folk tales of Tennessee.
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Topics: OTR, WSM, 1953, 1954, 1955
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Duffys Tavern, California Melodies, Hildegarde, Eddie Cantor, Johnny Mercer, Louis...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Kim Hunter, Eddie Canter, Charlie Barnet, Kay Starr, Bing Crosby, Jhonny Mercer, GI...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941 , six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare...
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Topics: AFRS, WWII, Bing Crosby, Mills Brothers, Mitchell Ayers, Count Bassie, Earl Hines, Dick Haymes,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Serenade For Strings, WWII, Swingtime, Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme, Concert Hall, Lionel...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Mail Call, Fanny Brice, Fred bWaring, Pearl Bailey, Music Hall, Bing Crosbey, Suspense,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Armyâs V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music especially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941,six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare Section...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Carol Bruce, Red Norvo, Tommy Dorsey, V-Disc, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Josh...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Army's V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
Topics: AFRS, WWII, Abbott & Costello, Skinnay Ennis, Hal Kemp, Vaughn Monroe, Glenn Miller, Kate...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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Crazy Water Crystals Program The program was broadcast from the lobby of the Crazy Water Hotel, about 1935-1940, both regionally and on the NBC networks. Crazy Water Crystals hired mostly country & hillbilly groups to play on the radio. A booming tourist industry grew in the town of Mineral Wells, Texas, Mineral Wells Radio in the early part of the 20th century, based on the alleged health benefits of the local waters. The program was broadcast from the Crazy Well Hotel in Mineral Wells...
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Topics: OTR, Crazy Water Crystals, 1930's, Country, Bluegrass
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Carl Smith, George Jones, Johnny Cash,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Horton, Patsy...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Duke Ellington, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, Betty Hutton, Bob Hope, Bing...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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Launched in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential broadcasters in American history. While the "Grand Ole Opry" became its best known show, WSM's pop music and public affairs programming elevated it to the top tier of NBC's national network. Meanwhile, its staff laid the ground for Nashville's music industry.
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Topics: OTR, Chet Atkins, Freedom Theater, Hospitality Time, Jimmie Rodgers, Junior Grand Ole Opry, WSM,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: OTR, AFRS, Yank Bandstand, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Jubilee, Ginger Rogers, Jills All Time Juke Box,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, WWII, OTR, Basin Street, GI Journal, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Brooks, Lena Horne, Mel Blanc,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Jazz, Big Band, Basic Music Library, Boyd Raeburn, Dizzy Gillespie, Ways of Mankind,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
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Topics: WWII, Judy Garland, Glenn Miller, Charlie Spivak, Swing, Big Band, V-Disc, OTR, Harry James, Al...
Old Time Radio
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These are just some shows I ran across, some are not available, so I thought someone would be interested in hearing them.
Topics: Bob Hope, OTR, WWII, USO, YMCA, John Daly, Churchill
Old Time Radio
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Benny Goodman, Lena Horne, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, GI Jive, GI Jill, Harry...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941 , six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare...
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Topics: WWII, Bing Crosby, AFRS, OTR, Glenn Miller, Dick Haymes, Spike Jones, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore,...
Old Time Radio
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The truth was one of the most powerful and prolific weapons used in WWII. By distorting, suppressing, or releasing it, morale fluctuated and battles were won and lost. Radio was a primary vehicle for the dissemination of information, both true and false, and played a significant role in WWII. Similarly, propaganda played its own major role in the war and in truth. Radio was used to propagate, but eventually employed the technique of propaganda through advertising.
Topics: WWII, OTR, For The Record, What Are We Fighting For, Passport For Adams, Robert Young, V-E Day,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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Various news and public service programs.
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Topics: OTR, WWII, News, ABC, NBC, CBS, WSM, Walter Winchell, Norman Corwin, Winston Churchill, Cold War,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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All Transcriptions are from the USS Bostwick DE-103 WWII, all discs are still in the original shipping container. Some of these shows are unavailable anywhere.I'll post more here as get them encoded.I hope everyone can enjoy these historic shows.
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Topics: OTR, WWII, Bob Hope, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, AFRS, Comedy, Big Band, Swing
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Basic Music Library, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Ginny Simms, Spike...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Basic Music Library, Sam Cooke, World In Music, Vincent Price, Music We Love,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, Globe Theater, Mystery Playhouse, Mail Call, One Night Stand, Personal Album, G I Jill, Harry...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Dinah Shore, Vaughn Monroe, Gracie Fields, Fred Allen, Mail Call, GI Journal, Bing...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, GI Jive, Count Bassie, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer, Helen Forrest, Dick...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Martha Carson, Lefty...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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These broadcasts are among the last regularly-scheduled live performances of popular music on radio. Featuring Count Basie & his orchestra in the earlier broadcasts. Later broadcasts featured Sam "The Man" Taylor & his orchestra with Big Al Sears. Sponsored by Camel cigarettes. April 7, 1956 - Was the first ever regularly scheduled network rock 'n' roll broadcast - Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party - with Alan Freed premiered on CBS Radio.
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Topics: Alan Freed, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Sunny Gale, The Rover Boys, The Chordettes, Tony Bennett,...