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Introducing HENRY MORGAN

Introducing HENRY MORGAN He auctioned off a network—vice-president by vice-president! WHAT is this Henry Morgan —the brash young man who has injected the first real touch of originality into radio comedy with his wit, sharp satire? The only way to find out—because interviewing him won’t tell you—is to listen to his program on ABC , Wednesdays at 10:40 PM, EST. A good looking, blue-eyed, brown-haired chap, neatly dressed, Morgan might be mistaken for what he likes to call “the average man.” That is, until he opens his mouth. According to Morgan, he was born if mixed parentage—man and woman—on the day before April Fools Day, 1915 . A native New York er, he started poking fun at radio years ago when, at the age of 17, he went to work as a page boy’s opinions concerning programs, announcer or talent were not only not solicited, they were not welcome. In spite of a bit of discomfort here and there on the staff, however, Morgan did work himself up to an announcer’s job at W

Top 10 Reasons to Listen to Spooky Old Time Radio!

Top Ten Reasons to Listen to Spooky Radio Shows 1.) Have a Halloween Party? Get instant download to your order and pop in those spooky shows for all your guests! 2.) Radio shows are the perfect solution to waiting for Trick or Treaters. Listen to a great scary radio shows while you wait for the little goblins and ghouls to some get their treats.  3.)  Have a radio listening party! Pick your favorite spooky radio show and listen by the fire with some warm apple cider.   4.) Best of old time radio! Many consider mystery and horror radio shows to be the the best for the theater of the mind. Check out our best of collections:  5.) Lights out Everyone - There is nothing scarier than lis

Tom Scott

Tom Scott CBS, 8:15 Mon, - Fri. WQXR, 11:45 A.M. Mon, - Fri. TOM SCOTT, American troubadour, whose broadcasts are heard over CBS from 8:15 to 8:30 A.M. Monday through Friday and daily over WQXR from 11:45 to 12 Noon, features folk songs that almost all Americans are glad to hear and didn’t know they had as part of their national heritage. The first time you hear this Kentucky born six-footer you somehow get the impression of meeting and talking with a young beardless edition a Abraham Lincoln . It’s not so much a matter of skin-deep facial resemblance as heart-deep love of people and the love of the land. Tom gives to the simplest folk songs the dignity of a sound musicianship, plus a sincere and natural interpretation. His musical education was obtained at the University of Kentucky and the Louisville Conservatory of Music. Before that, he had learned to play the saxophone, clarinet, violin, tuba, guitar and piano. Scott first learned many of his songs during his boyhoo

Oct 14: First Broadcast Wedding

“Do you, James Fowlkes, take Cora Dennison to be your lawfully wedded wife, to....”  October 14, 1928. James Fowlkes married Cora Dennison in Des Plaines, IL.  It was the first wedding ever broadcast over the radio in the USA.

Radio Sound effects for ghosts

The Milwaukee Journal – May 25, 1941 BILL HOFFMAN has the strangest job in radio. His task is to create sound effects giving life to Yehudi, the little man who wasn’t there, and to various assorted ghosts , goblins and ghouls on Mutual’s “Who Knows,” a dramatization of psychic phenomena . Radio has many sound effect men, but none with a job like Bill’s. People can disagree with authenticity of the noises he uses to identify sundry spooks, but no one can prove he’s wrong. And that’s an attractive novelty in the business of broadcasting. “After all, who really knows what a spook sounds like?” Hoffman says “When you think up sound effects for ordinary everyday things, you have something to go by. If you have to imitate the sound of horses’ hoofs, you know what a real horse’s hoofs sound like. But ghosts and goblins? You just have to have a lot of imagination, and then some.” One of Hoffman’s most frequent assignments is to get the sound of a “voice from the dead.” At f