Showing posts with label Night Beat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Night Beat. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February 7: Night Beat made its radio debut

On this day in 1950, Night Beat made its radio debut. Frank Lovejoy starred as a journalist named Randy Stone and works for the Chicago Tribune.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28, 1912 Frank Lovejoy was born

On this day in 1912, Frank Lovejoy was born. As Randy Stone, he was your favorite newspaperman on trail of crime and corruption in Night Beat.

Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 1912: Frank Lovejoy is Born, today is his 101st Birthday!

March 28: Happy Birthday, Frank Lovejoy!

Today is Frank Lovejoy's 101st birthday! A film and television star, he was also well known for his on air roles in the old time radio series Night Beat, Blue Beetle, and This is Your FBI.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday, May 9, 2014

May 9: Happy Birthday, Mike Wallace

While Massachusetts was Mike Wallace's 1918 birthplace, Michigan was the birthplace of his broadcasting career. Wallace was a writer and newscaster at WOOD in Grand Rapids, and then an announcer at Detroit's WXYZ. After his tour of duty in the Navy during the WWII, Wallace returned stateside and found employ as radio announcer in Chicago, doing the emcee duties for such shows as Sky King and Curtain Time. He got a higher-profile gig announcing for Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life.

It was then on to broadcast journalism with an interview show called Night Beat. Mike Wallace radio life was concluding as he would go on to television super-stardom, with his claim to fame being 60 Minutes. Wallace died in 2012.