Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23: Happy Birthday, John Nesbitt

John Nesbitt's father collected interesting news clipping. And today, the world, and particularly fans of vintage radio, are richer for it. Nesbitt found these clippings--and we're talking a whole trunk full, and was inspired by them. He was inspired so much that he created a radio series called John Nesbitt's Passing Parade on which he presented these news oddities and strange tales.


Nesbitt's chief virtue was a writing style that maximized the value of the stories. Though he was a radio announcer, he didn't have a spectacular voice.

He did, however, have a commitment to carefully researching his stories and to bringing enlightening and interesting ideas into the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of radio listeners. Bravo, John, and Happy Birthday.

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