Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter with Burns and Allen

Easter Program from March 25, 1948

Starring Hans Conrad, Gale Gordon, Frank Nelson, and of course George Burns and Gracie Allen: Gracie only has two shopping days left before Easter and she needs a new schmancy Easter Dress!

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 16: Happy Birthday Mercedes McCambridge

Today is the birthday of Mercedes McCambridge. Well know for her distinctive voice, she was usually cast on CBSRMT as an emotionally unstable character. She had quite the radio drama pedigree, having performed in dozens of shows and with a seal of approval from Orson Welles. The best bit of trivia is that she was also the voice of the demon possessing the girl in the movie The Exorcist.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 8, 1912 David Friedkin was born

On this day in 1912, author David Friedkin was born who penned many of the great radio detective scripts including episodes Broadway is My Beat, Escape, The Line-Up, Suspense, Bold Venture, Crime Classics, Hallmark Hall of Fame, and more!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 4, 1877: Emile Berliner Invented the Microphone

March 4, 1877: The microphone was created for telephone communications by inventor Emile Berliner.  Bell telephone later purchased the patent from Berliner for $50,000.

Berliner was awarded his patent for his "gramophone" which recorded sound on cylinders.  This same method was used by Edison.  Berliner later invented a method to record sound on discs which he marketed to toy companies.