Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 12, 1941 The Life of Riley debuted on CBS


On this day in 1941, The Life of Riley debuted on CBS.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April 3, 1942: 'People are Funny' first heard on NBC

 
April 3, 1942: On this day, NBC aired 'People are Funny' for the first time.

The  People are Funny program, created by American radio and television producer John Guedel, was a game show that became very popular during its run. In this radio game show, the contestants were asked to perform tasks in public without knowing that they are being tricked on. During its entire run, from 1942-1960 and in 1984, in was hosted by three different personalities which include:
Of those three, the most remembered was Art Baker.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

April 2, 1947: 'The Big Story' heard on NBC

April 2, 1947: The Big Story went on air for the first time on NBC and continued for another 8 years.

A great success, The Big Story radio broadcast was very popular. The year it debuted, the program was even more popular than Bing Crosby's Philco Radio Time.

April 2: Happy Birthday, Jack Webb


Jack Webb, of Dragnet fame, was born on this day in 1920.