Saturday, October 9, 2021

Debut of Cavalcade of America

Today in 1935, Cavalcade of America was first broadcast this very day. The CBS show featured some of  Hollywood and Broadway's most famous stars in leading roles in the half hour dramas. Thomas Chalmers narrated the stories about obscure incidents and people in American history. The orchestra was led by Donald Voorhees. The show aired from 1935 to 1953, changing from CBS to NBC in 1939; with one sponsor for its entire duration. The DuPont Company introduced its slogan on Cavalcade of America ... "Better things for better living through chemistry..."

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October 5, 1952: Inner Sanctum' continues it's 11 year run

 October 5, 1952: The well-known mystery series Inner Sanctum remained on air for 11 years. The notion of the program’s characteristic sound of a creaking door actually came from a door in the studio. One of the staffers innocently oiled the door before transmission, which compelled the sound man to produce the sound physically.

The anthology series was almost better known for its puns and morbid jokes. Sanctum captivated audiences with sound effects, a grim host in Raymond Johnson, and guest stars. Humor was added to keep listeners engaged.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Old Time Radio Easter with Ozzie and Harriet

Wishing you a happy Easter, Ozzie is determined to get Harriet, and the boys, David and Ricky Nelson, to wake up bright and attend the Easter services which begin at the crack of dawn... literally.